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:

  • Alexandru Minea, University Clermont Auvergne, France
  • Petre Caraiani, Institute for Economic Forecasting, Romanian Academy, Romania

The recent years in the aftermath of the last financial crisis saw many challenges for macroeconomics. New issues that were mostly neglected appeared at the forefront of concerns for policy makers and the academia, e.g. liquidity trap, crisis spillover, unconventional monetary policy, austerity measures, slow recoveries. In the light of these challenges, this session aims at putting together papers looking at such issues.

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

  • Business Cycles Models

  • Monetary Policy (Including post-crysis)

  • Fiscal Policy

  • The interaction between Fiscal and Monetary Policies

  • Aggregate Fluctuations

  • Macroeconomic effects of Financial Development

  • Open Macroeconomics

Petre Caraiani is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Economic Forecasting as well as a PhD advisor and professor at the School for Advanced Studies, Romanian Academy. His research focuses on modeling macroeconomic and financial phenomena with a focus on the links between the two. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Economics Letters, Journal of Macroeconomics, Empirical Economics, Economic Modelling and International Review of Economics & Finance. His main topics of interest include business cycles, forecasting, nonlinear modeling and networks.

Alexandru Minea is professor of economics at the University Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand (France), and member of CERDI research department. His work focuses on different aspects of macroeconomics, from a theoretical and empirical perspective.

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?

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