We are happy to announce you that the new date for

The International Conference on Business Excellence. Business Revolution in the Digital Era is

June 11-12, 2020.

Given the fact that the COVID-19 situation is not over yet and we don’t have the certainty that the circumstances will allow us to have a live conference, we are going to opt for live online streaming of the papers’ presentations. More details about the streaming procedure and a full programme will be sent soon.

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The 14th International Conference on Business Excellence
Business Revolution in the Digital Era

19-21 March 2020, 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 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 January 2020 31 January 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes) 31 January 2020 16 February 2020
Final paper due (with any changes) 19 February 2020 29 February 2020
Final Author registration date 29 February 2020 5 March 2020

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT – By February 28th 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 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

PR Manager

Tănase STAMULE, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

International Relations Manager

Georgiana Oana STĂNILĂ, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Financial Project Manager

Roxana CLODNIȚCHI, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Conference Manager

Vanesa Mădălina VARGAS, 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

Ettore Bolisani graduated with “Laurea” in Electronic Engineering, and got his PhD in Innovation Studies at the University of Padua. He was Researcher at the University of Trieste, EU TMR Research Associate at the University of Manchester, and Researcher at the University of Padua. He is Associate Professor (with habilitation to Full Professorship) at the School of Engineering of the University of Padua, Department of Management and Engineering, where he teaches “Innovation Management” and “ICT in Business” at post-graduate level, and he is member of the Board of the Doctoral School of Management Engineering. He was Erasmus visiting teacher at the universities of Cov\entry (UK), Kaunas Technological University (LT), Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena (E) and Technische Hochschule Köln (D). He was Chair of the 10th and 19th Editions of the European Conference on Knowledge Management (2009 and 2018). He is among the founders and was the first president of the International Association for Knowledge Management (IAKM). He is Co-editor with Meliha Handzic of the Book Series on “Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning” (Springer Publishing). He is Editor of the “Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management”. He is member of the Management Committee of the EU “INDCOR” Cost Action. He has authored more than 200 papers, chapters, and books on knowledge management and innovation management. He has participated in research projects at national and international level, and he provided consultancy and training courses to international institutions, multinationals, and small corporations.

Ralf Andreas Wilke is a Full Professor of Applied Econometrics in the Economics Department at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, since 2014. He is also Research Professor at the Institute for Employment Research at Nuremberg, Germany, Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Research at Mannheim, Germany and Foreign Expert at the North China Electric Power University, People’s Republic of China. He worked as a Reader in Mircoeconometrics at the University of York, UK, from 2011 to 2014 and as Associate Professor and Lecturer at the University of Nottingham, UK, from 2007 to 2011. He obtained his PhD in Economics at the University of Dortmund in 2002. His main areas of research are applied econometrics and microeconometrics with a focus on distributional methods such as survival analysis, copula models and quantile regression. His empirical research is often about the labour market. He has published more than 30 papers in international journals in the areas of Economics, Econometrics and Statistics, including Journal of the European Economic Association, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Econometric Theory, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society and Statistical Methods in Medical Research. He serves as an associate editor for Empirical Economics.

WORKSHOP ON KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

International Association for Knowledge Management (IAKM)

Aim: The purpose of this Workshop is to promote the trends and challenges of Knowledge Management in the emergent economies. In the knowledge economy, knowledge becomes a strategic resource and its management is critical in the organizational performance and firm’s sustainability. Promoting Knowledge Management is necessary especially in the emergent economies, like that of Romania, due to its capacity of being a driving force for a firm in achieving competitive advanatge.

Moderator: Professor Emeritus  Constantin Bratianu, UNESCO Department of the Bucharest University of Rconomic Studies, Romania,  who is the President of the International Association for Knowledge Management (IAKM).

Invited speakers: The Guest Speakers for this Workshop are known international experts in Knowledge Management and they are members of the IAKM Board.

Participants: The Workshop is open to all participants of ICBE who are interested in the topic of Knowledge Management and in its challenges for the firms in emergent economies.

Professor Emeritus Constantin Bratianu, UNESCO Department of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. He is professor of Strategic Management and Knowledge Management and the President of IAKM.  He is known for his contributions in the theory of knowledge fields, knowledge dynamics in organizations, and knowledge strategies. He is Associate Editor of the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management.

Prof. Dr. Ettore Bolisani, University of Padua, Italy. He is the founder and Past President of IAKM. He is known for his contributions in the domain of knowledge intensive business services (KIBS), communities of practice, social media in KM, and knowledge strategies. He is Co-Editor of the Book Series Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning (Springer). He is Editor of the Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management.

Prof.Dr. Malgorzata Zieba, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland. She is Vice-President of IAKM. She is known for her contributions in the domain of knowledge intensive business services (KIBS) and knowledge risks. She is an author and a reviewer for the mainstream journals in knowledge management. Also, she wrote several chapters in books published by Springer.

Prof.Dr. Alexeis Garcia-Perez, University of Coventry, UK. He is Vice-President of IAKM. He is known for his contributions in the domain of cybersecurity and knowledge risk and security. He is an author and a reviewer for the mainstream journals in knowledge management. He is the President of the 2020 Edition of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, organized by the University of Coventry, UK.

Prof.Dr. Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro, Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena, Spain. He is a member of the Board of IAKM. He is known for his contributions in the domain of organizational learning and unlearning. He is Associate Editor of the journal Knowledge and Process Management, and Regional Editor of the Journal of Knowledge Management.

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

The 14th International Conference on Business Excellence
Business Revolution in the Digital Era

19-21 March 2020, Bucharest, Romania

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

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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).

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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) 
13:30-14:15 Conference Opening
14:15-16:00 Plenary Session:

Ettore Bolisani, President International Association for Knowledge Economy, Professor School of Engineering, University of Padua, Italy

Ralf Andreas Wilke, Professor of Applied Econometrics in the Economics Department at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

16:00-16:30 Release of the book: “Financial Accounting: an IFRS Perspective in Romania”, coordinated by Adriana Dutescu, 2019, Palgrave Macmillan (Springer Nature)

Robin Jarvis, Brunel University, UK

Adriana TIRON-TUDOR, Babeș-Bolyai University

Florin TOMA, President of Accountancy Europe

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break
17:30-18:30 Workshop on Knowledge Economy – Virgil Madgearu Room:

Professor Emeritus Constantin Bratianu

Prof. Dr. Ettore Bolisani

Prof.Dr. Malgorzata Zieba

Prof.Dr. Alexeis Garcia-Perez

Prof.Dr. Juan Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro

18:30-20:00 Reception (First Floor Piata Romana Building- ASE)

Day 2

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

8:30 – 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 Griviței, no. 2-2A)
14:00 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00 Parallel Sessions
19:00 – 22:00 Conference Dinner and Award Ceremony, Hilton Hotel

Day 3

21 March 2020 (Social Program)

10:00 Departure Piața Romană, no 9

Trip to wine cellars including lunch and transportation

19:00 Return to Bucharest

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)