Call for Papers for the Communication Management Forum 2017

International academic conference Communication Management Forum 2017 to be held in May in Zagreb, Croatia


Communication Management Forum 2017 is an international academic conference whose aim is to gather various researchers and professionals from public relations, management, media and intercultural communication. This year’s conference, which will be held on 12 and 13 May 2017 at the Edward Bernays College of Communication Management, is the second edition of Communication Management Forum and its goal is to become a traditional biennial gathering of professionals and researchers from the communications industry, a place where they will exchange ideas, knowledge and insights, as well as present the results of diverse research in the previously defined areas.  

This year's topics are crisis. The crisis concept does not have a unique meaning, nor is it reserved for a particular academic discipline. While there are many definitions of crisis, common to all of them is that a crisis generates unpredictability, insecurity, uncertainty, time pressure, stress, tangible and intangible losses, and requires the timely adoption and implementation of decisions. In order to understand the nature and context of crisis situations and the procedures undertaken by individual actors, it is logical to question the definitions and meanings of crisis that provide a framework for the understanding of events in practice that indicate to us certain progress in understanding the crisis concept itself.

The programme’s focus is on the last two years, on 2015 and 2016, which were marked by major political, economic and social crises at all levels, and whose aspects can be explored from the aspect of public relations, media, management, marketing, political science, psychology, sociology and other related disciplines. Obvious crises at the international level, such as Great Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, the debt crisis, Eurozone crisis, refugee crises, terrorist attacks, major natural disasters, political, as well as many other crises at the level of nation states and lower levels within the local or business community, have shown that the established and available instruments and mechanisms are not functional and do not provide timely and long-term solutions. This is why it is important to analyse and question whether we are permanently living in crisis mode and whether it is time to consider definition, meaning and practice.

The Programme Committee invites 250 – 300 word abstracts on public relations, management, media and intercultural communication by no later than no later than 31 January 2017. The applicants will be notified of the acceptance of their abstracts by the Programme Committee by 28 February 2017 at the latest. Full papers will need to be submitted by 11 June 2017 and will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registrations and double blind peer review. Please note that the best papers from Communication Management Forum 2017 will be invited for the special issue of Communication Management Review (