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International Conference on Management (ICoM 2020): Trends of Management in the Contemporary Society

Place of event: Brno, Czech Republic
Date: June 11 - 12, 2020

Organized by Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic, Faculty of Business and Economics
in cooperation with
Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland, Faculty of Management
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia, Faculty of Economics and Management
Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

This is the 10th event of the International Conference on Management (ICoM) conference series, which was started in 2011, with the idea to bring together scientists, researchers, students as well as the representatives of the business sector to exchange and share their experiences and research results about contemporary management issues. An additional goal of the conference is to provide a place for academicians and professionals with multi-disciplinary interests related to organization, business and management issues.

All accepted papers were published in the conference proceedings.

It is a pleasure to announce that the conference proceedings was listed in the database Web of Science.

ICOM 2021:

The International Conference on Management 2021 will be held in Nitra, Slovakia.

The International Conference on Management (2020) is organized under the patronage of the Mayor of the City of Brno, and with financial support of the City of Brno.

Conference topics

  1. Business strategies, planning and management
  2. Corporate social responsibility, ethics and sustainable development 
  3. Strategies in human resource management
  4. Knowledge management and innovation management
  5. Management of diversities (gender, career,...)
  6. Leadership and corporate governance
  7. Risk and crisis management, management of changes
  8. Quality and safety management in business
  9. Trends in marketing
  10. Nutrition marketing and management, healthy behaviour paradigm
  11. Others

Papers on other relevant topics are welcome too.

The official language of the Conference is English with no translation.

All the papers (4-5 pages) will be reviewed and published in Conference Proceedings with ISBN send for indexing in Web of Science. The materials of the Conference Proceedings will be available online and send electronically to the authors. Papers will be published only with fully confirmed registration and payment.

After the Conference, the selected extended and revised versions of the papers proposed by the Scientific Committee and the reviewers will be published in the form of monograph or in 12 different asknowledged scientific journals (Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Slovak and Lithuanian - see below) in English language. (The minimum size of the monograph and journal papers should be 20,000-22,000 characters (10-15 pages).

Important dates

Conference venue:

Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Public transport to the university campus:
Hlavní nádraží (main station - stop) -- Zemědělská (stop): tram no. 9 and bus no. 67
Zvonařka (bus station -- stop) -- Schodová (stop): bus no. 67
Česká (city center -- stop) -- Zemědělská (stop): tram no. 5, 9 or 11
Mendlovo náměstí (stop) -- Zimní stadion (stop): trolleybus no. 25 and 26
From the airport: Bus no. 76 -- to the main station, take tram no.9 to the stop Zemědělská

All the information about the ,last conference in 2019 (Gödollö) can be found at the website of the conference:


Wednesday, June 10 afternoon
17:00 -- 19:00 Registration

Thursday, June 11
08:30 -- 09:30 Registration
09:30 -- 10:00 Opening Ceremony (Q02)
10:00 -- 10:30 Plenary Session -- I. part (Q02)
10:30 -- 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 -- 11:45 Plenary Session -- II. part (Q02)
11:45 -- 12:45 Lunch (ground floor)
13:15 -- 14:45 Sessions (4th floor)
14:45 -- 15:00 Coffee Break (ground floor)
15:00 -- 16:30 Sessions(4th floor)
17:00                Common Departure to the City Centre
17:30 -- 18:00 Official Welcome by the Deputy Major Mgr. Martin Ander, Ph.D. at the Town Hall
18:20 -- 22:00 Social Evening (dinner, cultural program)

Friday, June 12
09:00 -- 10:00 Final Ceremony with Best Paper Awarding (Q02)
10:30 -- 11:30 Departure by bus to the South Moravian Region
11:30 -- 13:00 Lunch with Small Wine Tasting
13:00 -- 13:30 Transfer to Lednice
13:30 -- 15:30 Cultural Trip -- World Heritage UNESCO -- Lednice Park and Castle
15:45 -- 16:15 Transfer to Vinselekt Michlovský, a. s. Winery
16:15 -- 17:30 Vinselekt Michlovský, a. s. Winery - Excursion, Wine Tasting
17:30                Departure to Brno

Detailed program with all the sessions available later

We would like to thank our partners:


Conference Fees

Full participation: 240,- Euro (for Czech participants: 6500,- CZK)
The price includes the participation at the conference, the publication costs, refreshments, lunches on Thursday and Friday, the dinner and social gathering on Thursday evening and the cultural programmes for one person.

Accompanying persons: 180,- Euro (for Czech participants: 4800,- CZK)
The price includes the participation at the conference, refreshments, lunches on Thursday and Friday, the dinner and social gathering on Thursday evening and the cultural programmes for one person.

Fee for one publication without participation: 180,- Euro (for Czech participants: 4800,- CZK)
The price includes the costs of publication.

The accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Participants should make room reservations directly to the selected hostel/hotel.

Bank details for payment

For Czech participants:
Mendelova univerzita v Brně
Komerční banka, a.s.
Bank account number: 7200310267/0100
Variable symbol: 1160171

For international participants:
Receiver: Mendelova univerzita v Brně
Bank name: Komerční banka, a.s.
Adress: Brno-venkov, Kobližná 3, 613 32 Brno, Czech Republic
IBAN: CZ7001000000007200310267
Variable symbol: 1160171

Please, do not forget to add the variable symbol!

Welcome to Brno!

Welcome to Brno -- the city of Leoš Janáček and Johann Gregor Mendel. The city that blends rich history with modernity and innovation. The Moravian capital is a city of universities, a business hub and a great place to live, not just to visit. It's a city of galleries, museums, cafés, clubs and festivals. See for yourself that Brno is a lively and creative place to discover:

PetrovJost of Luxembourg


Barceló Brno Palace. For more information click here.
Holiday Inn Brno. For more information click here.
Special Accommodation offer for ICOM 2016: download here.

Middle Class:
Penzion Integrity. For more information click here.
Hotel Cyro. For more information click here.

Hotel Bobycentrum Brno. For more information click here.
Penzion Derivia. For more information click here.

Our university also offers accommodation for our visitors. We recommend the Academy Hall which is near the university campus:
Brno offers many opportunities for AirBnB accommodation. Please, check:
Other possibilities under:

Scientific Committee

Chair of scientific committee
- prof. Dr. Ing. Elena Horská, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Dean of Faculty of Economics and Management, Slovakia

Co-chairs of scientific committee
- prof. Ing. Iveta Ubrežiová, PhD., Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia
- Prof. dr hab. Felicjan Bylok, Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dunay Anna, Szent István University, Hungary

Members of scientific committee
- Prof. dr hab. Maria Nowicka- Skowron, Rector of Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland
- Prof. dr hab. Arnold Pabian, Częstochowa University of Technology, Dean of Faculty of Management , Poland
- Professor Michael Wenz, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, USA
- Prof. Dr. Lehota József, Szent István University, Hungary
- Prof. Dr. Fekete-Farkas Mária, Szent István University, Hungary
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tangl Anita, Szent István University, Hungary
- Prof. dr hab. Agata Mesjasz - Lech, Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland
- Prof. dr hab. eng. Waldemar Jędrzejczyk, Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland
- Prof. dr hab. eng. Robert Kucęba, Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland
- Prof. dr hab. Urszula Swadźba, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
- Prof. dr hab. Jan Franciszek Jacko, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
- Prof. dr hab. Robert Janik, Częstochwa Univesity of Technology, Poland
- prof. Ing. Pavel Tomšík, CSc., Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
- Assoc. Prof. Ing. Pavel Žufan, Ph.D., Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
- Assoc. Prof. Ing Helena Chládková, Ph.D., Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
- Ing. Hana Stojanová, Ph.D., Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
- Prof. Rifat Yilmaz, Bilecik University, Turkey

Organizing committee

Chair of organizing committee
- Ing. Sylvie Formánková, Ph.D., Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic

Co-chairs of organizing committee
- Dr Leszek Cichobłaziński, Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland
- Prof. Dr. Illés Bálint Csaba, Szent István University, Hungary
- Dr. Jana Kozáková, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Slovakia

Members of organizing committee
- Assoc. Prof. Ing. Ida Vajčnerová, Ph.D., Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
- Ing. Renata Kučerová, Ph.D., Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
- JUDr. Andrea Hrdličková, Ph.D., Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
- Dr eng. Anna Słocińska, Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland
- Dr eng. Aleksandra Czarnecka, Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland
- Dr eng. Marcin Zawada, Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland
- Dr. Łukasz Skiba, Częstochowa University of Technology, Poland
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vinogradov Sergey, Szent István University, Hungary
- Assist. Prof. Dr. Lencsés Enikő, Szent István University, Hungary
- Tatár Emese, Szent István University, Hungary

Partner Journals (others are in discussion - will be up-dated) 


European journal focused on multi-functional problems of countryside, connecting western and eastern European rural problems and streaming to the common future in unifying Europe. Free access. Reviewed International Scientific On-Line Journal in the field of rural research. Content of the journal: ecology of rural landscape, rural sociology, demography and gender, multi-functional rural development, agriculture and other branches, rural geography, rural borderland, rural and agro-tourism, rural settlement, small towns as centers of rural micro-regions, rural planning and architecture. For more see:
Together 183 papers have been published in European Countryside till this time. They have been quoted 359 times in Google Scholar, 96 times in Web of Knowledge, 86 times in SCOPUS.
European Countryside is covered by the following services: AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library), AGRIS, Baidu Scholar,CABI (over 50 subsections), Celdes, CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), CNPIEC,DOAJ,EBSCO (relevant databases), EBSCO Discovery Service, Elsevier -- GeobaseElsevier -- SCOPUSERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences), Genamics JournalSeek, GeoArchive, Google Scholar, J-Gate, JournalTOCs, Naviga (Softweco), Primo Central (ExLibris), ProQuest (relevant databases), ReadCube,Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), ResearchGate,SCImago (SJR), Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest), TDOne (TDNet), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb, WorldCat (OCLC)


The Hungarian Journal of Nutrition Marketing was established by the Institute of Marketing and Trade of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Debrecen, in September, 2014. The main goal of the new journal is to provide wider publicity and publication opportunities for researchers and professionals at different fields of food and nutrition marketing. The English summaries of the published papers and the English translation of figures and tables may help in the promotion of the new results at international level. The journal is peer reviewed and meets the scientific requirements of international scientific journals, its structure and editorial process are in compliance with the international standards.
The journal is displayed at the website on nutrition marketing ( where the readers may find additional information about our work, results, partners and events.
Language: Hungarian or English. The Editor-in-Chief is Prof. Zoltán Szakály. ISSN: 2064-8839


"Forum Scientiae Oeconomia" (ISSN 2300-5947 - printed, ISSN 2353-4435 - online) is a free of charge and open access quarterly scientific journal published by the Faculty of Management, Informatics and Social Sciences of the University of Dąbrowa Górnicza. Economic papers, with special attention to management sciences are published in English language. However original articles which inform management research and practice from outside the discipline - such as from psychology, education, sociology, research design - will also be considered.
The international character of the journal is confirmed both by the multinational membership of the Scientific Committee and authors from foreign scientific centers. A high level of content is ensured by the fact that all articles are subject to a double-blind review process by people who are recognized authorities in the given fields of science. Editors of "Forum Scientiae Oeconomia" strive to ensure that the authors of submitted texts receive information about their acceptance or non-acceptance within one month from the date of receipt.
"Forum Scientiae Oeconomia" is published under a Creative Commons BY-SA license.
Indexed: ERIH PLUS


European Journal of Business Science and Technology is an English-language, open access, double-blind refereed, multidisciplinary journal published by Mendel University in Brno, Faculty of Business and Economics.
The journal crosses traditional discipline boundaries, publishing original research papers in the fields of economics, business and technology, devoting special attention to international business and economics, management, marketing, business law, social and public policy, management information systems, and information technology.
The journal aids the application of theory developed from economics to the real business world.
For more see:
Indexed: EconLit, RePEc and Google Scholar

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS (after selection and acceptation by journal an additional publication fee has to be paid to the journal)

An international peer-reviewed journal published under the auspices of the Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences and financed by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic. Published since 1954 (by 1999 under the title Zemědělská ekonomika).

Thematic scope: original scientific papers dealing with agricultural subjects from the sphere of economics, management, informatics, ecology, social economy and sociology. An extensive scope of subjects in fact covers the whole of agribusiness, that means economic relations of suppliers and producers of inputs for agriculture and food industry, problems from the aspects of social economy and rural sociology and finally the economics of the population nutrition. Papers are published in English. For more see:
Indexed: ISI Web of Knowledge, Web of Science, Agrindex of AGRIS/FAO database, Agricola, CAB Abstracts, Czech Agricultural and Food Bibliography
Impact factor (Web of Science -- Thomson Reuters): 2014 -- 0.442
SJR (SCImago Journal Rank -- SCOPUS): 2014 -- 0,414 -- Q2 (Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)), Q2 (Economics and Econometrics)


Acta Oeconomica Universitatis Selye is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Faculty of Economics of J. Selye University in Komárno, which is registered with the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic under Reg. No. EV 4538/12. It is also registered under ISSN 1338-6581. There are original scientific papers published in the journal in the following fields: economics and economy, management and marketing, trade and business, quantitative methods and statistics, management ethics and management psychology. Website:
The Journal is indexed in Index Copernicus - ICV 28,49 Google Scholar, Universal Impact Factor - 0,1121 and in ERIH Plus.


Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science is an international, open access, double blind peer-reviewed and fully refereed scientific journal. The journal aims to publish perspectives of authors dealing with issues of efficiency and/or responsibility in education and related scientific disciplines. The authors may publish here their original works; the condition is that the work deals with at least one of the key topics of the journal: theory and methodology of pedagogy and education; theory and methodology of science; human resources and human relations management; knowledge management and knowledge engineering; systems engineering and information engineering - applications in education and/or science; quantitative methods for education and/or science. Website:
Indexed in: BASE - Bielefeld Academic Search Engine, the EBSCO database; the Directory of Open Access Journals, the list of reviewed periodicals in the Czech Republic, the Directory of Abstract Indexing for Journals, the ERIH PLUS


Journal of Lifelong Learning is an independent reviewed scientific journal presenting original scientific works of Czech and foreign authors, study overviews, discussion papers, analytical reviews and reports concerning the issues of lifelong learning and education (predominantly professional and further vocational education and senior education). Main mission of the Journal of Lifelong Learning is to present current knowledge from the field of lifelong learning and education. Website:
Journal is enlisted in the List of reviewed non-impacted periodicals published in the Czech Republic and in EBSCO and ERIH Plus databases. The medium term objective is to get the journal enlisted in database Scopus.


Littera Scripta (Economy, Management, Marketing, Linguistics, History) in its current form is a multidisciplinary journal which is published by The Institute of Technology and Business. It was originally established in 1997. A proper editorial board was put in place in 2007.Since 2008 it has been published twice a year. The journal is currently indexed on the list of reviewed non-impacted journals published in the Czech Republic and in ERIH PLUS.
Periodicity: Twice a year


Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis publishes full length papers, short communications and reviews on biological, technical, socio-economical sciences and in arts in accordance with the guiding principles established by Editorial Board. Papers should be intelligible to a broad scientific audience. Website:
The journal is scanned by the following publishers and databases:
CAB Abstracts (Cabi Publishing), SCOPUS (Elsevier B. V.), Zoological Record (Thomson Scientific, Inc.), AGRIS (FAO), Vitis - Viticulture and Oenology Abstracts (Bundesanstalt für Zuechtungsforschung und Kulturpflanzen, Institut für Rebenzuechtung Geilweilerhof), and AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library).


Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development is the international, peer-reviewed scientific journal is published by Aleksandras Stulginskis University and Lithuanian Institute of Agrarian Economic, the leading institutions of research in agricultural & rural business management and economics in Lithuania. The aim of the journal is to promote exchange in scientific knowledge by publishing scientific articles in social sciences areas: management and administration, business studies, public administration, economic, as well as application oriented, practically and / or theoretically associated with the countryside, agriculture and its infrastructure.
There could be also published theoretical articles in the previous mentioned fields. Frequency. Journal is published quarterly, in March, June, September and December. Articles are published in Lithuanian and English languages. All abstracts are in English. Website:
The journal is indexed by the international databases: EBSCO, Business Source Complete, Ulrich's, DOAJ, OAJI, IndexCopernicus, ERIH PLUS and and is on the last evaluation stage by Scopus.


Czech Hospitality and Tourism Papers (hereinafter CHTP Journal), a journal for science and information, publishes mainly scientific and survey papers focusing on the development of theoretical and practical aspects of the hotel and spa industry, gastronomy and tourism. Papers are published only in English. The CHTP Journal serves primarily as a platform for the presentation of an author's, or team of author's, original research results in the above-mentioned fields. A "Consultation and discussion" section contains survey papers and also specialized survey papers from the pedagogical and expert activities of academics, as well as reports on research project results. Website:
The ISSN was assigned to the CHTP Journal on March 31, 2005 (the date of the creation of the CHTP Journal). Since 2010 the CHTP Journal has been integrated into the EBSCO database of EBSCO Publishing, with its headquarters in Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA. Since June 25, 2015 the CHTP Journal has been integrated into the ERIH PLUS (The European Reference for the Humanities and the Social Sciences).

Some journals may require additional fee for publishing.

Few moments from the conference are captured on these photos:

All photos can be downloaded here.


Ing. Sylvie Formánková, Ph.D.
Department of Management
Faculty of Business and Economics
Mendel University in Brno
Zemědělská 1
613 00 Brno
Czech Republic
phone: +420/545 132 534