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:

  • Luis Miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca, Porto School of Engineering, Portugal
  • Valentina Mihaela Ghinea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Few fields are not concerned with an increase in the complexity of today’s problems and systems. Most systems today include technology controlled by software because of the range of capability it can provide, yet software introduces complexity of new types as it solves familiar types of complexity. While research into complexity is proceeding in multiple fields, awareness of the advances made and their application to other fields is lagging.

This track is seeking papers related to both broad and specific work in:

  • Complexity research

  • Complexity applications within business-related or other fields

  • Economic and legal implications of complexity
  • Complexity management

  • Complexity and risk

  • Measurement of complexity

  • Methods for reducing complexity

  • Other related topics

Academic researchers, doctoral students, industrial practitioners, and government business or management employees are especially encouraged to submit papers on Business Excellence and Complexity.

Luis Miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca, PhD, is Professor at ISEP, Porto School of Engineering, of Quality and Organizational Excellence, Business and Industrial Management and Sustainability, at MSc and BSc courses, since 1989. He is also Professor (invited) of Sustainability and Social Responsibility at University, Department of Production, and Systems | School of Engineering, from 2103. Luis Fonseca holds a PhD in Management (ISCTE-IUL, 2012), an MBA (IEP/ESADE, 1993), a Specialization in Quality Engineering (UNL/ISQ, 1987) and is Electrical Engineer (UP, 1982). He is presently President of the North Delegation of APQ (Portuguese Association for Quality), is an ASQ (American Society for Quality) Fellow Member, and is Senior Member and Industrial Engineer and Management Specialist by Ordem dos Engenheiros (Portuguese National Association of Engineers). Luis Fonseca was CEO of the leading Portuguese systems certification body (APCER) for more than 10 years, and Vice-President of the IQNet Association, following a previous career (since 1982), as Quality and Process Control Manager and engineer at several multinational companies. He is a researcher at CIDEM- Centre for Research and Development in Mechanical Engineering with the main primary research focus on Quality and Organizational Excellence, Business and Industrial Management, Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Circular Economy. Luis Fonseca is a regular presenter and speaker to both academic audiences and practitioners and published more than 20 academic papers in Scopus indexed journals, and authored several chapters, related to his research and practitioner fields. He is also an active reviewer for relevant Journal in his areas of expertise.

lmf@isep.ipp.pt; luismiguelcfonseca@gmail.com
http://paginas.isep.ipp.pt/lmf; http://pt.linkedin.com/in/luismiguelciravegnafonseca
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5668-0656; Researcher ID: L-4285-2014; Scopus Author ID: 56356558600
LMF.2017.08.15

Valentina Mihaela Ghinea, PhD, is an associate professor at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. She mainly teaches Human Resource Management and Strategic Human Resource Management, as she holds a PhD in Organizational Culture dynamics. She formerly developed a career as import-export specialist, holding also the position of coordinator of import-export department. In 2008 and 2011, she was a visiting-professor to ENSAM Cluny, France, lecturing on communication and organizational culture. Valentina Mihaela Ghinea was part of different research teams in national projects, and she authored academic papers, books and chapters in her research and practitioner areas of interests. Certified as a trainer, she trained employees from the business sector. Currently, she is also the President of the Society for Business Excellence.

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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Information about the conference could be found also on the website www.fabiz.ase.ro.

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