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

Mini Track Chair:

  • Robin Jarvis, Brunel University, UK

  • Adriana Dutescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Globalisation materialy impacts the business environment and the way organizations bound with their stakeholders and the environment. “Datafication” of the business environment has an important role in reshaping future managerial behavior and business models. These challenges arise specifically from new drivers of performance improvement and strategic development, such as cloud computing, big data, and data analytics. Business intelligence and Business Analytics are transforming the paradigms companies are using to define their strategy and to analyze their performance, both for management and integrated financial reporting scope. Financial reporting and business sustainability are becoming synergic with new advance technology. The future of accounting shall be dramatically reshaped, on order to help businesses think holistically about their strategy and plans, make informed decisions, manage key opportunities and risks, in order to build investor and stakeholder confidence. New communication  technologies and innovation are forcing the classical business models to adapt and accounting is  playing a crucial role in supporting this changes and challenges. How would the business future look like ? The Accounting minitrack chairs, jointly with The UNESCO Department for Business Administration, encourage participants as academic researchers, practitioners from the business sector, PhD students, people working in public administration (central bank, controlling authorities) and in the non-governmental sector, etc.  to submit papers on the proposed topics.

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

  • Integrated Financial Reporting

  • Business models in the era of new advance technologies

  • International Financial Reporting Standards

  • Non-Financial reporting

  • Integrated Thinking and Business Models

  • Business Sustainability Drivers

  • New Technologies and accounting reports

  • Corporate governance for sustainable businesses

  • Innovation and technology  within the integrated reporting

  • Performance management and new technology

  • The Enterprise Risk Profile – a financial and managerial health indicator.

Robin Jarvis is Professor of Accounting and Finance at Brunel University. In 2013 he was awarded the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the advancement of accounting and finance to the academic community. He is the Special Adviser to European Federation of Accountants and Auditors (EFAA) and a Board Member of the Genesis Initiative. Robin was a member of the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) group in the development of IFRS for SMEs followed by membership of the IASB’s SME Implementation Group. For 11 years up until 2015 he was as a member of European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG) Supervisory Board and their Research and Policy Committee. In 2013 he was appointed as a Jury Member of the Ethics and Trust in Finance Prize and more recently Robin was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Registry Trust Ltd. where he chairs their Audit and Risk Committee. Robin’s current research interest are on SME Standard Setting, Intangible Assets and Payday Lending.  Robin is the author of 10 books and numerous research papers.

Adriana Duțescu is a professor of Accounting at Department of Accounting and Audit, the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), Romania. Adriana has more than 23 years of academic experience, both as researcher and lecturer, alongside with a strong business experience in corporate reporting, strategic management and financial analysis. Full Professor and PhD Tutor, Adriana is the author of several professional and academic books on accounting topics and the author of several relevant articles and scientific papers upon financial reporting based on IFRS, auditing, financial instruments, performance systems in specific industries etc. She is a chartered financial auditor and a chartered tax advisor, with relevant business experience and expertise. At the international level Adriana has contributed to the activity of the Federation of European Experts, within the Accounting Working Group, to the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, as a member of the Supervisory Board and to HERMES (Higher Education and Research in Management of European Universities) She currently supervises several doctoral theses in the areas of financial reporting, performance management and risk models.

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 6 December 2019
Notification of abstract acceptance 15 November 2019 15 December 2019
Submission of full paper due for review 15 December 2019 5 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).

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