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The 15th International Bata Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers

The International Bata Conference for Ph.D. Students and Young Researchers (DOKBAT) is intended especially for Ph.D. students, academics, the general public and students of Master’s degree programs who want to try their own experience at a conference!

The main theme of this year’s conference DOKBAT 2019 is MANAGEMENT & ECONOMICS IN THE DIGITAL ERA.

This conference offers participants a unique opportunity to present and discuss scientific issues, to share knowledge and experience with their peers in the areas of management, marketing, finance, economics, business administration, industrial engineering, information systems, public institutions and non-profit organizations, and to establish international connections, which will last a lifetime.

The conference participants will have the opportunity to consult their scientific intentions with experts from the scientific field. Each consultant has a maximum of 30 minutes (minimum 20 minutes + short pause) per person. We believe that our consultants will help you take a right way with your research.

Through lectures and presentations of students’ research participants gain an insight into the trends of management and economics in the digital era. Scientific workshops will help you to increase the quality of work and to improve your skills. In addition, the participants can look forward to enjoying an interesting networking event in the evening.

Participants should prepare papers from their research, either practical or theoretical. We prefer primarily research papers based on your own research. We also accept literary research and conceptual papers. All papers will proceed through the review process. The papers will be published electronically as conference proceedings. The best papers will be offered to editors of scientific journals International Journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge or The Journal of CompetitivenessIn case of passive participation, papers not presented at the conference will not be offered to editors of these scientific journals.


DOKBAT conference proceedings has been indexed in Web of Science Core Collection database.


Important dates

Registration opens 1st April 2019
Last date for registration 6th October 2019
Extended date for registration 13th October 2019
Last date for submission of full papers 6th October 2019
Extended date for submission of full papers 13th October 2019
Date of the conference 6th and 7th November 2019

Conference Thematic Areas

    Enterprise and Enterprise Environment for SME, Cost Behaviour, Budgeting and Planning, Management Accounting in Healthcare, Tools and Methods of Managerial Accounting and Controlling, Knowledge-based Activities and Services
    Industry 4.0, Minimization of Negative Impacts of Manual and Machine Work on Human Organism, Information Systems Aimed at Performance Improvement and Improvement of Production and Administrative Processes, Systems of Product and Process Quality Management, Building Successful Logistics Partnerships, Manufacturing Planning and Control for Supply Chain Management, Environmentally Responsible Logistics Systems
    Financial Performance Determinants of Organizations, Financial Performance Predictive Models of Firms and Sectors, Trends in Formation and Use of Business Models Increasing Firm Performance, The Quality of Account Information and Its Impact on Performance Measurement, Tax Aspects of Economic Activities, Networking and Managing Cluster Organisations and Their Performance
    Relation Marketing, Electronic Marketing, Querilla Marketing, Neuromarketing, Personnel Marketing, Marketing in Healthcare, Social Network Marketing
    Knowledge Management, Leadership, Risk Management, Lean Management, Management in Healthcare, Human Resource Management and Personnel Controlling, Corporate Social Responsibility
    Use of EU Funds and Their Impact on Regional Development, Spatial Aspects of Regional Development, including Use of GIS, Smart Cities, Public Policies and Their Impact on Regional Development, Law in Public Sector Administration
    Labour Market and Employment of Graduates, Economic Effects of Migration Policies, The Impact of BREXIT

Scientific Council

The Specialist Scientific Council is composed of leading professionals focused on individual thematic areas.

RNDr. Pavel Bednář, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Zuzana Dohnalová, Ph.D.
prof. Dr. Ing. Drahomíra Pavelková
doc. Ing. Boris Popesko, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. Pavla Staňková, Ph.D.
doc. Ing. David Tuček, Ph.D.