Faculty of Economics

November 5, 2020 – November 6, 2020

The 14th International Conference INPROFORUM 2020

Business Cycles – more than Economic Phenomena

The International Scientific Conference INPROFORUM is a traditional event held by the Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (USB). It is focused on the research achievements in the fields of Innovations, Enterprises, Regions and Organizations.

International Conference offers the opportunity to discuss relevant topics among Academic and practising Economists. The Conference is organized under the auspices of doc. Dr. Ing. Dagmar Škodová Parmová, Dean of the Faculty of Economics, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice.

Aim of the Conference is to respond to the symptoms in current phase of business cycle not only economy. Discussion can be led about possible causes and impacts of fluctuations in all fields, for example economic, business, social, legal, spatial, institutional, environmental etc.

Conference Topics:

  • Circular Economy – the Chance Not Only for Region
  • Economics of Agriculture
  • Economic Impacts of Changes and Policies in the Fields of Finance, Accounting, and Taxation
  • Management of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Times of Turbulent Changes
  • Market Research and Sustainable Marketing in Trade and Tourism
  • Mathematical-Statistical Modelling and Optimization in Practice
  • The Updated View of Business Cycles Causes and Impacts

Preliminary Programme:

  • November 5, 2020 – Plenary Sessions, Parallel Sessions, Social Programme
  • November 6, 2020 – Roundtable Discussion (academics, experts, companies, students)

Keynote Speakers 2020:

  • Jaroslav Sixta (University of Economics, Prague)
  • Michael Wenz (Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago)

Conference Committee:

  • Dagmar Škodová Parmová (Head), University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
  • Ladislav Beránek, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
  • Eva Cudlínová, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
  • Ilona Kiausiene, Vilnius University (Lithuania)
  • Eva Kislingerová, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
  • Jana Klicnarová, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
  • Michaela Krechovská, University of West Bohemia (Czech Republic)
  • Milan Jílek, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
  • Richard McGrath, Georgia Southern University (USA)
  • Ryozo Miura, Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
  • Kamil Pícha, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
  • Petr Řehoř, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice (Czech Republic)
  • Labros Sdrolias, University of Thessaly (Greece)
  • Neringa Stončiuvienė, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
  • Gintarė Vaznonienė, Agriculture Academy of Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)

Conference Fee:

  • CZK 3500 / EUR 140 - the standard fee
  • CZK 2000 / EUR 80 - PhD students*

Account number: 104725778/0300

Variable symbol: 920112


IBAN: CZ20 0300 0000 0001 0472 5778

Bank Connection: ČSOB, Hroznová 1, 370 01  České Budějovice

Name of participant is as the remittance information (information for the beneficiary)

* the participant should send a scanned copy of their valid confirmation of study to before the payment to be entitled as students’ fee.

Participation for home participants is without fee.


Registration Form including abstract submission

Abstract submission and registration deadline: September 30, 2020 (extended)

Paper Requirements:

Authors are invited to submit full papers of no more than 6 pages in length including results, figures and references according to APA style. It is necessary to write the paper according to the instructions using the full paper templates provided below.

Please follow the provided templates and do not make any changes to the templates.

Full paper templates:

Template for papers in English language

Template for papers in Czech or Slovak language

Paper submission deadline: September 30, 2020 (extended)

Please, send the paper until September 30, 2020 on email:

Papers received later will not be taken into consideration.

Organizing Committee

Jiří Alina (Head of Organizing Committee)

Antonín Šmejkal

Nikola Soukupová

Martina Matějčková


Useful Links:

Call for Papers

Registration Form

Previous conference (INPROFORUM 2019)


  • (2020-07-01) Registration is ongoing.
  • (2020-03-01) Webpages go to life.



Indexing in Journals / Databases

After successful review will be selected papers in English language offered to the conference proceedings which will be submitted to Web of Science, Thomson Reuters for evaluation.

Conference Proceedings of volume 2015 is already indexed in Web of Science. Conference Proceedings of volumes 2016,2017, 2018 and 2019 have been sent for evaluation and we are awaiting for results.

Other papers in English language and papers in Czech and Slovak language accepted by reviewers will be published in secondary proceedings on  with special ISBN. Both proceedings will be sent to participants after the conference.

The best papers  will be offered an opportunity to be published in the scientific journal for economics and management Acta Universitatis Bohemiae Meridionalis.


Important Dates

➢ Abstract submission and registration deadline: September 30, 2020

➢ Paper submission deadline: September 30, 2020

➢ Payment deadline: September 30, 2020

➢ Conference: November 5 - 6, 2020