CARMA 2016

1st International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics
July  6 – 7, 2016 · Valencia, Spain

Research methods in economics and business are evolving with the increasing availability of comprehensive sources of data. As these methods become more interdisciplinary, the 1st International Conference on Advanced Research Methods and Analytics (CARMA) aims to become a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and advances on how emerging research methods are applied to different fields of social sciences as well as to discuss current and future challenges.

Track 1: Web & Big Data in Social Sciences

  • Big data in official statistics
  • Public opinion mining
  • Internet econometrics
  • Business analytics with social media
  • Big data sources & web scraping
  • Privacy and legal aspects
  • Geospatial and mobile phone data
  • Information quality and assessment

Track 2: Qualitative and Comparative Methods

  • State of the art of QCA
  • Innovation and QCA
  • Knowledge sharing and QCA
  • Business models and QCA
  • Networks and ecosystems and QCA
  • Clusters and QCA
  • Management and QCA
  • Internationalization and QCA

Track 3: Advanced Regression Methods

  • Regression analysis
  • Partial least squares
  • Factor analysis
  • Structural equation methods
  • Applications to marketing and customer relationship
  • Applications to management and industry
  • Variable selection in advanced research methods
  • Multigroup analysis

Participants from all over the world are expected to present their latest and unpublished research findings. The program committee encourages the submission of articles that communicate applied and empirical findings of interest to social sciences researchers.

The CARMA 2016 conference will be held on July 6-7, 2016 at the Faculty of Business Administration and Management of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), which  has been recently ranked as the best technical university in Spain by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2015.

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the capital city of the Comunitat Valenciana region, which is major tourist destination in summer.

The organizing committee looks forward to welcoming you all to a fruitful conference with open discussions and important networking to promote high quality research.