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:

  • Adrian Dumitru Tanţău, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Dr. Holger Berg, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany

Energy is one of the most important fields of study in our contemporary society. Special focus is placed on energy research based on the recent events such as the convention for limiting global warming proposed by COP21, the multiple financing opportunities for business and research in the energy field and the sustainability efforts that companies strive for towards accomplishing the 2020 objective of the European Union.

The Society for Business Excellence jointly with The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, especially the “Entrepreneurship and Business Administration in Energy” MBA program, encourage participants as academic researchers, practitioners from the business sector, Ph.D. students, people working in public administration and in the non-governmental sector, etc. to submit papers on the topic of Business in Energy and Climate Change.

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

  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy
  • Business models for energy

  • Thermal strategy

  • Entrepreneurship models in energy

  • EU energy policy developments

  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis in the energy field

  • Climate change impact

  • Decarbonisation

  • Energy poverty policies

  • Strategic thinking and sustainability in business

Adrian Dumitru Tanţău is Professor at ASE Bucharest, UNESCO Chair for Business Administration where he is coordinating since 2014 the MBA Entrepreneurship and Business Administration in Energy. Between 2012 -2016 he was Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration. During 2012-2015, he was the President of “Society for Business Excellence” association. Between 2009 and 2013 he was member in the Board of the Company Hidroserv Portile de Fier S.A., Drobeta Turnu Severin. He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering (Politechnical University Bucharest) and a Ph.D. in Management (Bucharest University of Economic Studies). His research activity is focused on business models in energy, especially renewable energy, energy security and energy efficiency. He is member a member of the European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research, with the headquarter in Amsterdam, since 2006, member of the Commission of Economic Science and Business Administration CNATDCU since 2012, a honorary member of the National Romanian Committee of the Global Energy Council, since 2014.

Dr. Holger Berg is project co-ordinator in the department of Circular Economy of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. His scientific interests lie in the conditions of resource-conserving economic activity and Circular Economy, with a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and digitisation. His work deals in particular with the consequences and opportunities arising from the digital transformation for Circular Economy. Holger teaches at different universities. He is an international expert in the field of entrepreneurship and advises entrepreneurs and company founders.

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).

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.

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