The 14th International Conference on Business Excellence
Sustainable Business Models and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy

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 15 October 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance 31 October 2018
Submission of full paper due for review 5 January 2019
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes) 31 January 2019
Final paper due (with any changes) 28 February 2019
Final Author registration date 28 February 2019

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 15 January 2019 – 15 February 2019
Academics 200
Practitioners 250
PhD Students 150
STANDARD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 16 January – 28 February 2019
Academics 300
Practitioners 350
PhD Students 250

* The conference fee includes conference attendance, publication, conference folder, meals during the conference and a trip in a soon to be announced destination on the 22nd of March 2019.
** Non-presenting participants are subject to a universal fee of 150 euro.
*** All confirmed SBE members (who have paid their membership fee for 2019) benefit from a 30% fee discount.

As a first step, we require a 300-word abstract which is to be received by the 15th of September 2018. Submissions must be made using the online submission form available at www.bizexcellence.ro/icbe and the final paper should be accompanied by publishing agreements and declaration of originality.

Should you have any questions please email us at office@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.

Do you have any questions?

Do not hesitate to contact us!