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:

  • Magdalena Iordache – Platis, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Dumitru Miron, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Education is part of everyone’s life in different ways. Higher education institutions build strategies and face more and more challenges in the current context of global business. Main characteristics of educational sector worldwide reveal the need of new academic leadership approaches in order to consider the lack of institutional resources, the increasing competition and higher exigencies from all the economic actors, the sustainability requirements for all the actions, the increasing internationalization importance etc. A new model of education to support employability for future labour market should reflect the dynamism of the society changing from an industrial type towards a knowledge based one, with all macro-environmental factors influences. At individual level, decision making becomes more complex in terms of great educational experience, but also in terms of employability, while at institutional level, higher education institutions look for national support and fight for autonomy in order to get a stable position on the educational market. New trends in education must be identified and strategically followed for institutional and individual benefit.

The main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related but not limited to:

  • educational strategies, new challenges and new goals

  • quality assurance challenges in universities

  • marketing and rankings – pros and cons

  • the marketization and massification of education

  • quality assurance and employability link

  • reaching internationalization

  • the role of stakeholders in the global context

  • university-industry relationship

  • management vs leadership

  • classical vs modern teaching and learning

  • flexibility versus standardization in education

  • differentiation versus harmonization of contents in education

  • multifunctional skills

Magdalena Iordache-Platis is a professor at the University of Bucharest since 1992 and currently she is also a vice-rector in charge with the quality assurance and business relations. Between 2000 – 2008 she was the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Administration within the same university. She was the coordinator of the institutional evaluation process of EUA – IEP in 2012 and of the external evaluation process at national level ARACIS in 2015. She was part of different research teams in projects run at international or national level dedicated to quality placement for students, career development for students and graduates and many others.

Dumitru Miron is Professor at ASE Bucharest, International Business and Economics Department. Dumitru MIRON has an extensive experience in research (10 research and development projects), academic publishing (21 books and over 50 published papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals and proceedings) and academic governance (State Secretary for Higher Education and European integration with the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth between 2005-2007; member of national and European ERASMUS –SOCRATES Committee; member of Bologna Follow-Up Group; former vice-dean, dean and Vice-Rector of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and). He graduated numerous training programs in the field of education, in Romania and abroad and is a member of Team Europe.

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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