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  4-5 July, Guimaraes, Portugal
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12th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies
University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal
4-5 July 2013


Isabel Ramos

Anabela Mesquita

Gill Green

João Álvaro Carvalho


Winners at ECRM 2013 Guimaraes, Portugal

The winners for Best Poster are:




Validating Staff Opinion Using Institutional Data; Identifying Processual Issues With Module Evaluations

Lees Rebecca, Kingston University, UK



Development and Testing of Scoring Systems for Quantifying Qualitative Data through Structural Equation  Modelling: A Pilot Study.

Fakis Apostolos, University of Derby, UK



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Abstract Booklet

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2013 Abstract booklet



Participating author certificate

Non-author Participating certificate



Conference Chair:

Isabel Ramos, Minho University, Guimaraes, Portugal

Programme Chair:

Anabela Mesquita, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Gill Green, University of Bolton, UK

Dr João Álvaro Carvalho, University of Minho, Portugal

“Going one step back - what scientific method are you following?”


We extend our thanks to all participants at the conference, both presenters and attendees and gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of Minho and the assistance provided by the Conference Chair, Programme Chair and keynote speakers. The stream and mini track chairs are to be applauded for their efforts in ensuring that timekeeping requirements were respected by all participants and the chairs and discussants of the PhD Colloquium are thanked for their invaluable contribution to this important part of the conference.

Finally, we value and unreservedly acknowledge the essential role performed by the executive and programme committees in respect of the double blind review process.


Isabel Ramos and Anabela Mesquita
Conference and Programme Chairs

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Conference status

The conference is now closed.  ECRM 2014 was launched at the close of ECRM 2013 in Guimaraes, Portugal.

Publication opportunity

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. Selected papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods. (ISSN: 1477-029) The latest issue of the journal is available to read online. Selected papers that have been presented at the conference in the Mixed methods research (MMR) mini track will be considered for publication in a special issues of the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches (IJMRA)ranked C in the ERA. ISSN 1834-0806 In addition, a prize will be awarded by the journal publisher to the best paper in the Mixed methods research mini track.

Conference and Journal Accreditations



ECRM conference proceedings are:

§      indexed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation

§      indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.

§      listed in the EBSCO database

§      indexed by Google Books

§      indexed by Google Scholar


Conference publications are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body, this process can take several months.


The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods is:

§         rated level 1 in the Danish Government bibliometric lists

§         rated level 1 in the Norwegian register of scientific journals and publishers

§         listed in the Ulrich directory of periodicals

§         listed in the Open Access Journals database

§         listed in the EBSCO database of electronic journals

§         listed in the Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities

§         indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.


§         Ranked C in the Australian Research Council ERA Journal list

§         Listed in the ProQuest database


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Who was there

We have received several requests to make available the author pictures that were posted up at the Conference Registration desk. We hope this (along with the participant list in your conference pack) will help facilitate your personal networking efforts.



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ECRM 2012 Full conference proceedings


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