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Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS), in collaboration with its partners, is pleased to announce the inaugural virtual international conference on Ukraine and its future developments.

Use of evidence-based research in Ukraine’s development

August 22-23, 2024

The online conference brings together researchers, academics, development agencies, and industry practitioners to discuss and present ideas related to Ukraine's reform process (evidence-based policy making), addressing implications of research findings for the challenges faced by the Ukrainian people during the ongoing conflict and for post-war economic recovery. As such, we are calling for original evidence-based theoretical, methodological, empirical, and policy-oriented research papers for presentation at the conference. See the Call for Papers for full details and submission process.

The conference will take place virtually, allowing for full participation via Zoom.

The conference organisers welcome evidence- based papers on the following topics (though not limited to these):

  • Future drivers of growth in Ukraine
  • EU accession process, regional cooperation and integration, security, and safety
  • Reconstruction, rehabilitation, and repatriation
  • Welfare programs and policies, poverty, inequality, vulnerability, and well-being
  • Productivity, efficiency, inclusive growth, and their social dimensions
  • International trade, opportunities, challenges, and barriers for Ukraine
  • Entrepreneurship, private sector development, and small business management
  • Competitiveness and growth of firms, industry, and innovation
  • Corporate governance, leadership, and organizational behavior
  • Strategic, supply chain, and service management
  • Migration, labor market dynamics, human resources, and human and social capital
  • Financial management, micro-finance, and financial development
  • Industrial development, manufacturing, policy, and management
  • Information technology and knowledge-based economic development
  • Accountable and efficient institutions, good governance, and development
  • Women in management and leadership

Important dates:

Deadline for submission of full paper or extended abstract: June 30, 2024

Deadline for participation registration: 15th July 2024.

Publication of conference program and zoom links: 31st July 2024

Virtual Conference 22-23 August 2024

Submission of selected Revised Full Papers for publication: 30th September 2024

Keynote Speakers:

Questions relating to the submission and registration process as well as the conference program should be directed to Almas Heshmati External link, opens in new window. (pictured below).

Organising Committee:

Almas Heshmati External link, opens in new window., Jönköping International Business School, E-mail:
Lars Hartvigson External link, opens in new window., Jönköping International Business School, E-mail:
Olena Nizalova External link, opens in new window., University of Kent, UK, E-mail:

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Almas Heshmati, Professor of Economics

Scientific Committee:

  • Oleg Badunenko, Brunel University London, UK.
  • Olof Brunninge, Jönköping University, Sweden.
  • Almas Heshmati, Jönköping University, Sweden.
  • Artura Juodis, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Younghoon Lee, Sogang University, South Korea.
  • Hans Lööf, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
  • Jaan Masso, University of Tartu, Estonia.
  • Olena Nizalova, University of Kent, UK.
  • Paul Nystedt, Jönköping University, Sweden.
  • Robin Sickles, Rice University, USA.
  • Ragnar Tveterås, University of Stavanger, Norway.
  • Volodymyr Vakhitov, Institute for Behavioral Studies, American University, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • Marcel Voia, University of Orleans, France.
  • Valentin Zelenyuk, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Klaus F. Zimmermann, Bonn University and Global Labor Organization, Germany.

The conference is organized by Jonkoping International Business School, Jonkoping University, Sweden, with support from the University of Kent, Great Britain, PH Capital, Ukraine, ProMova, Ukraine and Frontier Institute, Ukraine.

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