The 16th International Conference on Business Excellence
New Challenges of the Century. Digital Economy and the Green Revolution

24-26 March 2022, Bucharest, Romania

 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

Mini Track Chair:

  • Robin Jarvis, Brunel University, UK

  • Adriana Dutescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

The development of economically sustainable circular economy practices is of increasing importance.  The role of accounting  in this theme is significant, not only in the area of costs estimation  shifting to a green agenda, but also on the scalability of the solutions proposed. Environmental management systems, corporate social responsibility, financial reporting, accountability and other environmental accounting practices are impacting the capabilities of economic entities. The role of social and environmental accounting in setting a new perspective within of the  circular economy of economies. This is an important  and attractive research topic for academics and researchers. Big Data, Business Analytics and other digital tools, that can be integrated into the accounting endeavour, are providing additional-value-added.The Accounting minitrack chairs, jointly with The UNESCO Department for Business Administration, encourages participants as academic researchers, practitioners from the business sector, PhD students, people working in public administration (central bank, controlling authorities) and in the non-governmental sector, etc. to submit papers on the proposed topic.

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

  • Financial models in the era of digitalisation and circular economy

  • Financial reporting and smart cities

  • Integrated Thinking and business models

  • Business Sustainability and ecological transitions

  • Social and environmental accounting for circular economy

  • Scalability of the circular economy

  • Environmental management accounting systems and the circular economy

  • Circular Economy indicators

  • Innovation and technology in financial services

  • Performance management as a support of the circular economy

  • Circular Economy disclosure and communication.

  • Big Data Analytics and data-driven decision-making processes for Circular Economy

Robin Jarvis is Professor of Accounting and Finance at Brunel University. In 2013 he was awarded the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the advancement of accounting and finance to the academic community. He is the Special Adviser to European Federation of Accountants and Auditors (EFAA) and a Board Member of the Genesis Initiative. Robin was a member of the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) group in the development of IFRS for SMEs followed by membership of the IASB’s SME Implementation Group. For 11 years up until 2015 he was as a member of European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG) Supervisory Board and their Research and Policy Committee. In 2013 he was appointed as a Jury Member of the Ethics and Trust in Finance Prize and more recently Robin was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Registry Trust Ltd. where he chairs their Audit and Risk Committee. Robin’s current research interest are on SME Standard Setting, Intangible Assets and Payday Lending.  Robin is the author of 10 books and numerous research papers.

Adriana Duțescu is a professor of Accounting at Department of Accounting and Audit, the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), Romania. Adriana has more than 23 years of academic experience, both as researcher and lecturer, alongside with a strong business experience in corporate reporting, strategic management and financial analysis. Full Professor and PhD Tutor, Adriana is the author of several professional and academic books on accounting topics and the author of several relevant articles and scientific papers upon financial reporting based on IFRS, auditing, financial instruments, performance systems in specific industries etc. She is a chartered financial auditor and a chartered tax advisor, with relevant business experience and expertise. At the international level Adriana has contributed to the activity of the Federation of European Experts, within the Accounting Working Group, to the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, as a member of the Supervisory Board and to HERMES (Higher Education and Research in Management of European Universities) She currently supervises several doctoral theses in the areas of financial reporting, performance management and risk models.

Publication Opportunities:

The conference is organized by Society for Business Excellence and UNESCO Department for Business Administration on the 24-24 of March 2022 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 2022 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 (

Submitted papers will be also considered for publishing under Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics, series indexed by Scopus and ISI. Here you can access the last the edition published following ICBE2020:

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 (

At the final ceremony, based on a selection of the international committee, there will be granted three Best Paper Awards Management&Marketing (, indexed in Web of Science) and two Excellence Awards.

Submission Details

NEW Submission of full paper due for review TBD
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) TBD
Final paper due (with changes implemented) TBD
Final Author registration date TBD

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD – by February 22th 2022
Academics 150 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 75 euro
REGULAR – By March 10th 2022
Academics 200 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 150 euro
LATER – After March 10th 2022
Academics 250 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 150 euro
Supplementary paper 75 euro
  • The conference fee includes one conference attendance, publication, conference folder and acces to the online events during the conference.

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