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
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Business excellence is about achieving superior business results in relation to the competitors by means of developing and strengthening the management systems and processes of an organization; it is targeted at improving performance and delivering value for all the stakeholders, in a three-dimensional space characterized by uncertainty, complexity and dynamism.

The social market economy is a model providing an appropriate framework of orientation. We promote though our conference the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung guidelines for prosperity, social justice and sustainable economic activity: legal framework, property ownership and employment, competition as the basis, application of the principle of liability, stability of the economic environment, provision of public goods by the state, solidarity and social security, incentive compatibility, sustainability, open markets.
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The first goal of this international conference is to reunite specialists from the triple-helix fields: university and research, consultancy and business, and policy making pursuant to optimizing the business added value by providing a stimulating environment for knowledge and knowhow business excellence transfers and alliance formation.

The second goal of this international conference relates to bridging the Romanian business environment with the international business environment by ensuring a better understanding of new challenges, opportunities and threats generated by globalization and competition in general and in fields like energy, social entrepreneurship and others.

The third goal is to place in this newly emergent context the architecture of the business administration higher education by championing new and challenging programs meant to equip the students for a more aggressive competitive business ecosystem.

The main topics of the conference are focused on but not limited to the following sections:

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

Submitted papers will be also considered for publishing under Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, series indexed by Scopus and ISI. Here you can access the last the edition published following ICBE2020: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030599713

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

NEW Submission of full paper due for review 15 February 2021
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) 22 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 22th 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.

ICBE Conference Founders

Constantin BRĂTIANU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Nicolae Al. POP, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Honorary President

Nicolae ISTUDOR, Rector of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Conference President

Alina Mihaela DIMA, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Conference Programme Chair

Constantin BRĂTIANU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Academic Coordinator

Tănase STAMULE, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Conference Director

Roxana CLODNIȚCHI, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Editor in Chief

Carmen PĂUNESCU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

International Relations Manager

Anca BOGDAN, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

PR Manager

Georgiana Oana STĂNILĂ, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Financial Manager

Sorin ANAGNOSTE, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

NAME INSTITUTION COUNTRY
Andrzej Marjański University of Social Sciences Poland
Anikó Csepregi University of Pannonia Hungary
Constantin Bratianu  The Bucharest University of Economic Studies Romania
Cristian Badarinza  National University of Singapore & Institute of Real Estate Studies U.S.A.
Daniel Glaser-Segura Texas A&M University-San Antonio U.S.A.
Emil Papazov University of National and World Economy Bulgaria
Fabrizio D’Ascenzo University of Sapienza Rome Italy
Flory Anette Dieck Assad  Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico
Francesco Bellini University of Sapienza Rome Italy
Gamze Karayaz Isik University Turkey
Gene Epstein City University of New York U.S.A.
George Darie University of Politehnica of Bucharest Romania
Giuseppe Gramigna U.S. Small Business Administration U.S.A.
Ivan Mihajlovic  Management Department of Technical faculty in BorUniversity of Belgrade Serbia
Jay Mitra University of Essex UK
Justyna Matysiewicz University of Economics in Katowice Poland
Kim Tokarski University of Applied Studies Switzerland
Łukasz Sułkowski University of Social Sciences Poland
Lyudmila Mihaylova University of Rousse “Angel Kanchev” Bulgaria
Marius Profiroiu The Bucharest University of Economic Studies Romania
Marius Stan Argonne National Laboratory & Chicago and Northwestern University U.S.A.
Michael Stoica University of Washburn U.S.A.
Nezameddin Faghih UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship

Editor-in-Chief Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research  (JGER)

Iran
Radu Dudău Energy Policy Group Romania
Robert Ferguson  Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University U.S.A.
Santanu Roy Institute of Management and Technology UAE
Sarah Sheard  Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University U.S.A.
Sergio Arzeni OECD, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Local Development France
Slawomir Smyczek University of Economics in Katowice Poland
Stefan Bratosin  Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 France
Stephane Ganassali University of Savoie Mont Blanc France
Valeriu Binig  E&Y Romania
Walter E. Block Loyola University France
Wioletta Wereda  Warsaw Technical Military University & Siedlce University Poland

Luis Miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca, PhD, is Professor at ISEP, Porto School of Engineering, of Quality and Organizational Excellence, Business and Industrial Management and Sustainability, at MSc and BSc courses, since 1989. He is also Professor (invited) of Sustainability and Social Responsibility at University, Department of Production, and Systems | School of Engineering, from 2103. Luis Fonseca holds a PhD in Management (ISCTE-IUL, 2012), an MBA (IEP/ESADE, 1993), a Specialization in Quality Engineering (UNL/ISQ, 1987) and is Electrical Engineer (UP, 1982). He is presently President of the North Delegation of APQ (Portuguese Association for Quality), is an ASQ (American Society for Quality) Fellow Member, and is Senior Member and Industrial Engineer and Management Specialist by Ordem dos Engenheiros (Portuguese National Association of Engineers). Luis Fonseca was CEO of the leading Portuguese systems certification body (APCER) for more than 10 years, and Vice-President of the IQNet Association, following a previous career (since 1982), as Quality and Process Control Manager and engineer at several multinational companies. He is a researcher at CIDEM- Centre for Research and Development in Mechanical Engineering with the main primary research focus on Quality and Organizational Excellence, Business and Industrial Management, Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Circular Economy. Luis Fonseca is a regular presenter and speaker to both academic audiences and practitioners and published more than 20 academic papers in Scopus indexed journals, and authored several chapters, related to his research and practitioner fields. He is also an active reviewer for relevant Journal in his areas of expertise.

lmf@isep.ipp.pt; luismiguelcfonseca@gmail.com
http://paginas.isep.ipp.pt/lmf; http://pt.linkedin.com/in/luismiguelciravegnafonseca
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5668-0656; Researcher ID: L-4285-2014; Scopus Author ID: 56356558600
LMF.2017.08.15

Prof.Dr. Alexeis Garcia-Perez, is Professor of Management Information Systems at the Centre for Business in Society, Coventry University (UK), and Visiting Research Scholar at the Department of Communication, Culture & Technology of Georgetown University (USA). His research focuses on the relationships between people and technology, with particular emphasis on cyber security management and data-driven innovation.
Prof Garcia-Perez’s original background in Computer Science was complemented by a PhD in Information Systems and Knowledge Management. This socio-technical understanding of information technologies and information systems has enabled a focus on the wider challenges of data, information and knowledge management in organisations and society. Professor Garcia-Perez is Vice-President of the International association for Knowledge Management.

Cristian Badarinza, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, a Research Fellow of the Institute of Real Estate Studies, and a Network Associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London.

His research interests are in the areas of real estate finance, household finance and financial economics. Previously, he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, a Research Assistant in the Monetary Policy Research Division of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main, and he has obtained a PhD and an MSc in Economics from Goethe University. He is also part of the Initiative for International Comparative Household Finance. This research initiative connects academics from around the world which seek to explore how household financial markets (such as mortgage, pension, and risky asset markets) are set up, and whether there are international best practices that can be established. Further details are available here: http://www.badarinza.net/

Keynote Speech: “PropTech: Innovation in Real Estate”

Milestone Date
NEW Submission of full paper due for review 15 February 2021
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) & Due date for payment – Early Bird Discount 22 February 2021
Final paper due (with changes implemented) 1 March 2021
Final Author registration date 1 March 2021
Due date for payment – regular prices 9 March 2021
Conference 18-19 March 2021

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

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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.

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Day 1

18 March 2021

Plenary Session

10:45-11:00 Conference Opening

Professor Nicolae Istudor, PhD., Rector, Bucharest University of Economic Studies (TBC)

Professor Alina-Mihaela Dima, PhD., Conference President, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Assoc. Professor Tanase Stamule, PhD., Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

11:00-14:00 Plenary Session:

Moderator: Professor Emeritus Constantin Bratianu, PhD., Bucharest University of Economic Studies

  • Professor Alexeis Garcia-Perez, PhD., Coventry University, United Kingdom
  • Professor Luis miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca, PhD, ISEP, Porto School of Engineering, Portugal
  • Assistant Professor Cristian Badarinza, PhD, National University of Singapore, Institute of Real Estate Studies, and a Network Associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London
14:30-16:00 Knowledge Coffee

Moderator: Lector Roxana Clodnitchi, PhD., Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Day 2

19 March 2021 

8:00 – 15:00 Parallel Sessions

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Conference Programme

Best Paper Award

Award of Management & Marketing. Challenges of the Knowledge Society

Business Excellence Awards

De Gruyter Conference proceedings indexed in various international databases (submitted to Web of Science)

  • Baidu Scholar

  • Cabell’s Directory

  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)

  • CNPIEC

  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

  • EBSCO Discovery Service

  • EconBiz

  • Google Scholar

Management&Marketing. Challenges for Knowledge Society, indexed in 35 international databases

  • Clarivate Analytics – Emerging Sources Citation Index

  • Clarivate Analytics – Web of Science

  • Elsevier – SCOPUS

Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics indexed in various international databases

  • Clarivate Analytics – Web of Science

  • Elsevier – SCOPUS