Management and Business Academy (MBAcademy) Our vision is to create a prestigious and internationally recognised community where we can inspire, recognise and support researchers who contribute to practice by creating new theoretical frameworks. The Management and Business Academy supports the advancement of theory and practice in Organisational Studies and the Social Sciences. We welcome and encourage interdisciplinary researchers, scientists and research students from universities all around world to present their current research activities, and hence to foster research relations between universities and industry. This institute takes a lead in facilitating international collaboration, providing an independent and authoritative source of advice, and contributing to academic debate and research. The Management and Business Academy supports a range of activities which aim to stimulate curiosity, to inspire and develop future generations of scholars, and to encourage the appreciation of the social, economic and cultural value of these areas of study. The MBAcademy provides opportunities for the attendees of our conferences to share their experience, present their latest ideas and discuss issues concerning all fields of Organisational Studies and Social Sciences. We also believe that it is important to discuss the practical challenges encountered and the real-life solutions adopted.