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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 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 19-21 of March 2020 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 2020 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)

Important! Papers presented to the International Conference on Business Excellence (ICBE 2019) will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Sustainability Journal, indexed Web of Science, Impact Factor: 1.789 (2016); 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.850 (2016); http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability.

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 international committee selection, there will be granted three Best Paper Award Management&Marketing, two Excellence Awards and two Best Paper Awards of the Journal of Economic Forecasting, indexed in Web of Science (http://www.ipe.ro/rjef.htm).

Submission Details

Abstract submission deadline 31 October 2019 15 December 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance 15 November 2019 17 December 2019
Submission of full paper due for review 15 December 2019 15 January 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes) 31 January 2020
Final paper due (with any changes) 19 February 2020
Final Author registration date 29 February 2020

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT – By February 19th 2020
Academics 200 euro
Practitioners 250 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 150 euro
REGULAR – By March 9th 2020
Academics 300 euro
Practitioners 350 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 250 euro
LATER (ON SITE*) – After March 9th 2020
Academics 400 euro
Practitioners 450 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 350 euro
  • The conference fee includes one conference attendance, publication, conference folder, meals during the conference and a trip in a soon to be announced destination on March, 21.
  • Accompanying person: € 80,00 (Only for the social dinner)
  • All confirmed SBE members (who have paid their membership fee for 2020) 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 contact@bizexcellence.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 Bratianu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Nicolae Al. Pop, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Conference President

Alina Mihaela Dima, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Program Chair

Constantin Bratianu, UNESCO Department for Business Administration, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Conference PR Manager

Tanase Stamule, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania

Conference Publication Manager

Shahrazad Hadad, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania.

Session Chairs

Fabrizio D’Ascenzo, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy
Florinda Matos, ICAA, Intellectual Capital Accreditation Association, Portugal
Francesco Bellini, University of Rome “La Sapienza”/International Telematic University Uninettuno, Italy
Luis Miguel Ciravegna Fonseca, Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Portugal
Maria Grith, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Wolfgang Härdle, Humboldt University, Germany
Adrian Dumitru Tanţău, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Adriana Dutescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Adriana Florina Popa, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Alecxandrina Deaconu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Alexandru Marin, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Balan Carmen, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Carmen Monica Păunescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Christina Marta Suciu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Corina Pelau, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Cristian PAUN, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Dumitru Miron, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Florina Pînzaru, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
Gabriela Tigu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
George Darie, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania
Georgeta-Madalina Meghisan Toma, Romanian Academy, Romania
Lavinia Rasca, ASSEBUS, Romania
Luminţa Nicolescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Magdalena Iordache – Platis, University of Bucharest, Romania
Mihaela Dan, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Simona Chirică, Schoenherr Romania
Sorin Anagnoste, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Tanase Stamule, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Valentina Ghinea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Vasile Alecsandru Strat, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Claude Chailan, EM Strasbourg Business School, France
Luis Miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca, Porto School of Engineering, Portugal
Wolfgang Härdle, Humboldt University, Germany
Holger Berg, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
Colin Haslam, University of London, Queen Mary, UK
Alexandru Minea, University Clermont Auvergne, France

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
Milestone Date
Abstract submission deadline 31 October 2019 15 December 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance 15 November 2019 17 December 2019
Submission of full papaer due for review 15 December 2019 15 January 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes) 19 February 2020
Final paper due (with any changes) 19 February 2020
Final Author registration date 29 February 2020

To submit your abstract or paper click the button below.

Abstract and Paper Submission

If you submitted the paper and did not receive any confirmation, contact us as soon as possible at contact@bizexcellence.ro!

STEP 1

Please consult the list below in order to acknowledge the registration and payment.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT – By February 19th 2020
Academics 200 euro
Practitioners 250 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 150 euro
REGULAR – By March 9th 2020
Academics 300 euro
Practitioners 350 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 250 euro
LATER (ON SITE*) – After March 9th 2020
Academics 300 euro
Practitioners 350 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 250 euro
  • The conference fee includes one conference attendance, publication, conference folder, meals during the conference and a trip in a soon to be announced destination on March, 21.
  • Accompanying person: € 80,00 (Only for the social dinner)
  • All confirmed SBE members (who have paid their membership fee for 2020) 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).

Payment methods

Bank transfer

Money transfer

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Day 1

19 March 2020

Plenary Session- Aula Magna, Piata Romana, no 6

12:30-13:30 Registration (Coffee Break, floor 1) 
13:30-14:30 Conference Opening
14:30-16:00 TBD
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:30 TBD
18:00-19:00 TBD

Day 2

20 March 2020 (Calea Grivitei, no 2-2A)

8:00 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 11:00 Parallel Sessions
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Parallel Sessions
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Calea Grivitei, no. 2-2A)
14:00 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions
14:00 – 16:00 Coffee Break
14:00 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions
14:00 – 16:00 Conference Dinner and Award Ceremony

Day 3

21 March 2020 (Social Program)

8:30 – 19:00 TBA

In case you desire to rent a hotel room directly from the hotel’s website, we’ve compiled a list with some ideas of accommodation for the duration of your stay:

1. Golden Tulip Victoria Bucharest Hotel**** – Calea Victoriei 166, București

  • situated between Universitatii Square and Romana Square

  • 5 minutes away from Romana Square subway

  • free wi-fi, restaurant, bar/lounge

2. Hotel Ambasador Bucharest**** – Magheru Blvd. no 8-10 *special price*

3. Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest***** – Episcopiei Street, no 1- 3

  • situated between Universitatii Square and Romana Square

  • 10 minutes away from Romana Square subway

  • free wi- fi, restaurant, fitness center with gym, pool, hot tub, spa, bar/ lounge

  • single room- 106 euros/ night

4. Sheraton Hilton Bucharest*****– Dorobanti Avenue no 5- 7, Romana Square

  • 2 minutes away from Romana Square subway station and the University of Economic Studies of Bucharest

  • free wi- fi, fitness center with gym, restaurant, bar/ lounge

  • single room- 110 euros/ night

5. Duke Hotel***– Dacia Boulevard no 33, Romana Square

  • 2 minutes away from the Romana Square subway station and the University of Economic Studies of Bucharest

  • free wi- fi, restaurant, access to parking

  • single room- 75 euros/ night (prices include breakfast also)

From the airport to FABIZ:

  • By bus: line 780, 783 or 784 (every 40 min). Price– 3,5 Lei/one-way ticket:

  • By Uber/Bolt/Clever Taxi Apps; Price: approx. 35 Lei

From Golden Tulip Hotel to FABIZ (3 min):

From Radisson Blu Hotel to FABIZ (6 min):

From Hotel Ambassador to FABIZ (13 min):

Attractions in the Old Center:

Discover Bucharest

Bucharest is one of the most important industrial and commercial centre of Romania, being the most populated city of the country. It is very well known for its wide boulevards, its old belle epoque buildings from the Old Town and architectures dating for two or three centuries.

Here are some idea of what you should visit in our city:

1. Ateneul Roman (The Romanian Athenaeum)

The building of Athenaeum is a concert hall in the centre of Bucharest and it was finished around 1888, mostly with money coming from general public. The architecture of the Romanian Athenaeum is a different one from what you will see in Bucharest, resembling with an ancient temple through its Doric styled columns and high dome. Worldwide known for its outstanding acoustics, it is the host of “George Enescu” festival.

2. Palatul ParlamentuluiPalace of the Parliament)

Built at the orders of Nicolae Ceausescu, the las communist leader or Romania, the construction of the Palace of the Parliament( or former known as People’s Palace) began in 1984. It is known for being the second largest administrative building in the world after The Pentagon in the United States, and the third biggest building in the world after the Vehicle Ssembly Building in Kennedy Space Center from Florida. It is a very good late interpretation of neoclassical architecture, with 1,100 rooms and 12 floors.

3. Palatul RegalThe Royal Palace)

The Palace was build in the XIXth century by Dinicu Golescu. It was home to many succedors, rulers of Romania like Alexandru Ioan Cuza or Carol I. An important part of the building was destroyed in 1927 by a fire, right before King Ferdinand’s death. The reconstruction of the building was happening between 1930- 1937. The Royal Palace was also the home of King Carol IInd and his son, Mihai I. Finished in 1937 with the help of the architect, Nicolaie Nenciulescu, the building has a lot of history behind, as for example, the coup against Germany in the IInd World War was led from this palace, by king Mihai I, 18 at that time.
The Royal Palace currently hosts the National Art Museum.

4. Casa Presei LibereHouse of Free Press)

An important building of the history of Bucharest, House of the Free Press was built with the purpose of housing all of Bucharest printing presses and newspapers and the staff. It represented a new level of architecture at the time, in 1956, when the construction was completed, a symbol of the ’50s. The building was designed by Horia Maicu in the style of Soviet Socialist realism, wanting to be a replica of the well known Moscow State University.

5. Calea VictorieiVictory Avenue)

Piata Revolutiei (Revoultion Square)
It’s one of the most famous streets of Bucharest, being a main avenue in the central part of the town. It was named so in 1878, after the victory of Romania in the War of Independence. Full of fashion boutiques and restaurants, take a walk down this street to find also more beautiful places and buildings like the CEC Palace( headquarter of the CEC Bank), National Museum of the Romanina History, Museum of Art Colletions, Revolution Square and more.

6. Centrul Vechi- LipscaniOld Town)

Once a residencial area, now the home of many art gallery, fashion shops, restaurants and more especially, coffeehouses. At it’s young ages, it was known as a commercial place. Many merchants and traders would sell their merchendise here. It god the name of ”Lipscani” from the many german traders from Leiptzig or Lipsca. The area still keeps it’s old architecture through it’s old buildings that cand be found on the paved streets of Lipscani.

7. Bucharest City Tour

Designed especially for tourists, Bucharest City Tour is a line that covers the main attraction of the city in just one hour. The bus has an audio guide that speaks romanian, french, english and italian, and it stops at 14 stations, including the one from Piata Romana. The bus leaves from Piata Unirii and leads to Piata Presei Libere, the time between one bus and another being around 15 minutes. You can buy the tickets directly from the bus.

Best Paper Award

Business Excellence Awards

Journal of Economic Forecasting Awards

Management&Marketing. Challenges for the Knowledge Society

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

Sustainability Journal, indexed Web of Science: Special Issue “Sustainable Business Models and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy”– selected papers from the 13th International Conference on Business Excellence”, 21-22 March 2019

  • Impact Factor: 2.075 (2016) ; 5-Year Impact Factor: 2.177 (2016)