Faculty of Economics
The future of the health care systems – 8th ISRICH conference
Co-organized by the European Business School Paris and the Faculty of
Economics, University of Pitesti, Romania
Theme 1 : how health care systems will be affected by the demographic changes?
How do the demographic changes (aging of the population) affect the future of the health care
system? What does a sustainable health care system really mean? What are the innovations in health
care systems and how do they reach patients?
Theme 2: the consequences of the globalizations and its consequences on the health care system
Globalization is at work in the health care system. While for hundreds of years, health systems have
been local or national, the late twentieth century experienced the emergence of transnational health
groups, exchanges of technology etc. These flows of money, materials, ideas, and patients have
changed the boundaries of the health system both in a material and a symbolic way. Over the past
few years, new forms of medical tourism have emerged (like cosmetic surgery, dental etc.) helping to
transform the idea of care, not only in Western countries. Medical care has become part of a
wellness movement and diverse approaches towards prevention. On the othter side, the last two
decades have seen the resurgence of epidemics (AIDS, avian flu, influenza A ...) making health an
international “problem”. Main questions are:
-The consequences of the reorganization of the health systems through health institutions. Do these
changes promote global cooperation or more competition between states?
-Medical tourism and its implications for health systems for health professionals and patients
Theme 3: Globalizations & space:
What are the consequences of the new world order when it comes to health?
What are the consequences of the specialization of territories or regions in each health care sector?
What are the new material and symbolic boundaries of care, and what is their impact on patients,
health professionals, and the practice of health care itself?
Theme 4: globalizations and relations:
-What is the role of relationships underlying the health of human individuals (mind, Self; body,
behaviors), while embedded in a larger social and natural environment; What are the values and
cultural notions of human individuals and collectives that underlie the relationships of care and
caring for health? What is the role of relationships in the creation and functioning of our healthcare
systems and organizations, embedded in social, economic and ecological systems? How to transform
relationships to close the gaps in health, service delivery, knowledge and sustainability?
Invitation to the conference is based on a paper of around 35000 signs. The paper must include
information on the relevant theories being tested, methodology, data, and (expected) results. The
proposal must provide a concise title, author details, mailing address, telephone numbers and e-mail
address. Send papers to: bertrandpauget at before june 30th, 2014.
Important dates:
-June 30th, 2014: deadline for sending full paper to Bertrand Pauget
-July 10th, 2014, notification of acceptance
-Irst September 2014 : conference in Paris at the European Business School, 37 boulevard Murat,
75016, Paris, France.
Scientific committee:
Mathieu CABROL, MCF, HDR, Université de Savoie CARLOS H. CAICEDO E., Professeur,
Universidad Nacional De Colombia, Colombia.
Ahmed DAMMAK, Professeur, Groupe Esc Troyes, France. Thomas GREBEL, Professeur,
University of Ilmenau, Germany.
Aurore POUSSIER, Doctorante, Université de Bourgogne
Xavier Parisot, Professeur, European Business School Paris, France.
Bertrand PA UGET, Professeur, European Business School Paris, France.
Rajat ACHARYYA, Professeur, University of Jadavpur, Calcutta, India. Ali SMIDA, Professeur,
Université Paris XIII, Pres Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France.Susanne D. WAGENMANN, Lecturer,
Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mannheim for Microeconomics and Social
Andreas WALD, Doyen à la recherché, EBS Paris, France.
Daniela PIRVU, Senior lecturer, University of Pitesti, Romania
Amalia PANDELICA, Senior lecturer, University of Pitesti, Romania
Marian TAICU, assistant professor, University of Pitesti, Romania