"Bridging the Marketing Theory/Practice Gap and Competitiveness of the New Europe"

As marketing environment is changing due to the new technologies, more demanding, connected and empowered customers, new unconventional competitors, and new emerging markets, the companies from the CEE countries need to be well prepared to face these challenges and to survive. It becomes necessary to deepen our understanding of the market success and failure of the companies from the CEE countries, in order to improve communication between academics and practitioners related to the relevant research theme for marketing practice, and to effectively manage the individual and organizational learning process in marketing.

The theme of the 8th EMAC Regional Conference is focused upon the ways of bridging marketing theory/practice gap in CEE countries to enhance competitiveness of the firms. We invite marketing scholars from Europe and abroad to submit papers on marketing theory, strategic marketing, marketing research, consumer behaviour, product and brand management, channel and sales management, marketing communications, marketing organization, business-to-business marketing, services marketing, digital marketing, international and cross-cultural marketing, social marketing and corporate social responsibility.