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:

  • Alecxandrina Deaconu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania.
  • Lavinia Rașcă, The Institute for Business Administration in Bucharest, Romania.

Nowadays, the success of individuals and organizations requires openness to change. The organizations have abandoned the traditional way of thinking about work and work environment. Being employed means more than having a job and performing the activities assigned through the job description. It means a multitude of responsibilities that the organization and the individual share, towards achieving the company’s objectives, and in alignment with the company’s values, mission and vision. Taking into consideration the importance of developing a new philosophy regarding the HR function in the present VUCA world, the Society for Business Excellence and The Bucharest University of Economic Studies jointly call for papers on “HR – a game changer of the business strategy”

The papers submitted should be related to the following topics, and not only:

  • HR and organizational strategy

  • Coaching and HR development

  • People motivation and satisfaction

  • People management

  • Talent Management

  • Work –Life Balance

  • Career management

Deaconu Alecxandrina is Professor of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Management Department; she teaches at the Faculty of Management and Business Administration Faculty, in foreign languages. She coordinates PhD students in Business Management and Human Resources Management. She is also trainer in programs for multinational companies and public institutions in Romania and researcher in numerous European and national research projects. She published scientific and professional books and participated in national and international conferences with HR topics. She is also a member of the editorial boards of scientific journals and Chair of the International Conferences Board. Between 2008-2106, Alecxandrina Deaconu was Vice- dean of the Business Administration, in foreign languages faculty, and since 2016 she has been a vice-president of The Society of Business Excellence.

Rașcă Lavinia is a professor, co-founder, Advisory Board member of The Institute for Business Administration in Bucharest; General Manager and expert of EXEC-EDU – a leading Romanian training company. She has expertise in Strategy, Entrepreneurship, HR, and other related topics. She taught courses at The University of Economic Studies, Romanian American University, Romanian British University. She worked with 10.000+ managers and entrepreneurs in EMBA and MBA programs, short courses, PHARE, ACDI, UDAID, EU programs, in consulting. Educated at HBS, Cambridge, IESE, etc. She has a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship. She authored and co-authored research papers, articles and books, was speaker in conferences, TV and radio programs. Is included Top 100 Successful Women – Capital, Top 200 Most Powerful Business Women – Business Magazin, Top 1000 most important business people – ZF, The Encyclopedia of Romanian Personalities – Who is Who, etc. Member of HR Club and of Society for Business Excellence, Co-founder and first president of Professional Women’s Network Romania.

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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