The 15th International Conference on Business Excellence
Digital Economy and New Value Creation

18-19 March 2021, Bucharest, Romania

 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

Mini Track Chair:

  • Adrian Dumitru Tanţău, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Dr. Holger Berg, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany

Energy is one of the most important fields of study in our contemporary society. Special focus is placed on energy research based on the recent events such as the convention for limiting global warming proposed by COP21, the multiple financing opportunities for business and research in the energy field and the sustainability efforts that companies strive for towards accomplishing the 2020 objective of the European Union.

The Society for Business Excellence jointly with The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, especially the “Entrepreneurship and Business Administration in Energy” MBA program, encourage participants as academic researchers, practitioners from the business sector, Ph.D. students, people working in public administration and in the non-governmental sector, etc. to submit papers on the topic of Business in Energy and Climate Change.

The main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related to:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy
  • Business models for energy

  • Thermal strategy

  • Entrepreneurship models in energy

  • EU energy policy developments

  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis in the energy field

  • Climate change impact

  • Decarbonisation

  • Energy poverty policies

  • Strategic thinking and sustainability in business

Adrian Dumitru Tanţău is Professor at ASE Bucharest, UNESCO Chair for Business Administration where he is coordinating since 2014 the MBA Entrepreneurship and Business Administration in Energy. Between 2012 -2016 he was Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration. During 2012-2015, he was the President of “Society for Business Excellence” association. Between 2009 and 2013 he was member in the Board of the Company Hidroserv Portile de Fier S.A., Drobeta Turnu Severin. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Politechnical University Bucharest) and a Ph.D. in Management (Bucharest University of Economic Studies). His research activity is focused on business models in energy, especially renewable energy, energy security and energy efficiency. He is member a member of the European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research, with the headquarter in Amsterdam, since 2006, member of the Commission of Economic Science and Business Administration CNATDCU since 2012, a honorary member of the National Romanian Committee of the Global Energy Council, since 2014.

Dr. Holger Berg is project co-ordinator in the department of Circular Economy of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. His scientific interests lie in the conditions of resource-conserving economic activity and Circular Economy, with a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and digitisation. His work deals in particular with the consequences and opportunities arising from the digital transformation for Circular Economy. Holger teaches at different universities. He is an international expert in the field of entrepreneurship and advises entrepreneurs and company founders.

Publication Opportunities:

The conference is organized by Society for Business Excellence and UNESCO Department for Business Administration on the 18-19 of March 2021 at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages (FABIZ) in partnership with the Romanian Academy, the University of Bucharest and the Sapienza University from Rome, Italy. The papers accepted at ICBE 2021 will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration, payment and presentation. The papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings volume under the German Publishing House De Gruyter and they will be indexed in EBSCO, Proquest, ExLibris, OCLC, Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, CELDES, CNPIE, Naviga, and will be submitted to Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index (https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/picbe/picbe-overview.xml

In addition, the best three Papers (Best paper Award Management&Marketing) will be published in the international journal Management & Marketing. Challenges for the Knowledge Society by De Gruyter Open, indexed in Web of Science- Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Proquest, Cabell’s Directory and more than 20 other international databases (www.degruyter.com/view/j/mmcks).

At the final ceremony, based on a selection of the international committee, there will be granted three Best Paper Awards Management&Marketing (https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/mmcks/mmcks-overview.xml, indexed in Web of Science) and two Excellence Awards.

Submission Details

Submission of full paper due for review 5 February 2021
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) 19 February 2021
Final paper due (with changes implemented) 1 March 2021
Final Author registration date 1 March 2021

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD – by February 19th 2021
Academics 150 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 75 euro
REGULAR – By March 10th 2021
Academics 200 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 150 euro
LATER – After March 10th 2021
Academics 250 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 150 euro
Supplementary paper 75 euro
  • The conference fee includes one conference attendance, publication, conference folder and acces to the online events during the conference.
  • All confirmed SBE members (who have paid their membership fee for 2021) benefit from a 30% fee discount.

*Please be aware that a late payment involves the possibility not to be present in the printed version of the materials (agenda, booklet).

Should you have any questions please email us at icbe@fabiz.ase.ro
Details about the payment and the SBE bank account are available at www.bizexcellence.ro.
Information about the conference could be found also on the website www.fabiz.ase.ro.

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