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:

  • Ovidiu Ioan Dumitru, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Simona Chirică, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

The recent evolutions of the international markets forced the companies, big or small, international or national, public or private, to adapt to the new dimensions of business environment. They had to adapt, to change their way of dealing with the market, but they, also, started requesting from the states to offer them the right environment to develop, so more and more legislators, at state or federal level, struggle to find the right legal path for the business organisation in this the new economy.

The International agreements were the main form to help trade in the last decades, but now, we can see those are not enough. The markets are much more complex, they act as a living organism and the companies must adapt fast to this way of doing business. No matter we talk about their legal forms, their agreements or the specific legislation in different fields they activate, we can notice continuous transformation which implies new business models and innovation to a new economy, one based more on knowledge and less on trade.

The aim of this mini track is to analyse how much the proposals coming from the governments can help business organisations to adapt to the new economy and where should we, as specialists in business law, look for in our quest of offering a better framework for them. Also, it aims to discover how much the new digital revolution will affect the traditional way of regulating business activity, no matter we talk about creating, managing, ceasing a business or solving disputes.

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

  • Boards & Shareholders

  • Public companies v. Private companies

  • Liability of Managers

  • Shareholders Rights

  • Models of corporate governance around the world

  • Corporate governance regulation in EU

  • Employee involvement in the management of the companies

  • The European Company (SE) and its future

  • EU policies for business and social change

  • European Union Freedoms

  • Right of establishment

  • GDPR and its effects on companies

  • Corporate Restructuring

  • The new economy and its new rules in competition

  • Business Contracts

  • The new rules in Transfer Pricing

  • Tax avoidance and tax evasion

Ovidiu Ioan DUMITRU is Lecturer PhD. of Business law European Law and Contract Law in the Law Departament of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. He is a member of the Board of the Departament and has been teaching law in English for the last 15 years. He is the General Secretary of the Romanian Society of Business Law and the President of European Society of Construction Law. He has been a member of the Education Commission of the Romanian Parliament for 4 years. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Romanian Construction Law Review and is a member of the organising teams of different international conferences. Ovidiu holds a Phd in Law, a PhD in Mine, Oil&Gas and a MBA from WU Executive Academy. He is author and co-author of more articles and books in the field of Business Law and European Law

Simona CHIRICĂ is a lecturer within Academy for Economic Studies Bucharest. She is fluent in English and German and started to work with the Academy for Economic Studies Bucharest in 2004. She teaches contract law, European and Business Law and she lectures at Romanian German MBA within Academy for Economic Studies Bucharest in copoeration with Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen. She is frequently invited to business conferences and events where she holds presentations on the business law novelties. She is meber of the Bucharets Bar since 2005 and she heads the real estate practice group within the international law firm Schoenherr in Bucharest. She has a wide experience in real estate transactions, domestic mergers and acquisitions, green field projects, corporate, tax and operational and fiscal leasing matters. Simona holds a PhD in legal sciences from the University of Bucharest and she published several articles in the academic and business magazines.

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 (

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);

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 (

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 (

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*

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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