The 15th International Conference on Business Excellence
Digital Economy and New Value Creation

18-19 March 2021, 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

Digitalisation impacts the business environment in various ways and generates opportunities s and has long-term consequences. The ongoing expansion of digitalisation is generated by the increasing need of connectivity and higher information speed, which is developing and reshaping business models and generates new openings for financial services. Business intelligence and Business Analytics are transforming the paradigms companies are using to define their strategy and to analyze their performance, both for management and integrated financial reporting perspectives. Financial reporting and business sustainability are becoming synergic with new advance technology, as part of this development. New communication technologies and innovation are forcing the classical business models to adapt and accounting and financial services are playing a crucial role in supporting these changes and challenges. How will the digital economy impact the financial profession? We look forward to you joining the accounting minitrack to discuss this subject. 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:

  • Integrated Financial Reporting

  • Business models in the era of new advance technologies

  • International Financial Reporting Standards challenges in the new business environment
  • Non-Financial reporting and digitalisation
  • Integrated Thinking and Business Models

  • Business Sustainability

  • New Technologies and accounting reports

  • Corporate governance for sustainable businesses

  • Innovation and technology in financial services

  • Performance management and new technology

  • The Enterprise Risk Profile – a financial and managerial health indicator

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 18-19 of March 2021 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 2021 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 15 February 2021
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) 22 February 2021
Final paper due (with changes implemented) 1 March 2021
Final Author registration date 1 March 2021

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD – by February 22th 2021
Academics 150 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 75 euro
REGULAR – By March 10th 2021
Academics 200 euro
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 150 euro
LATER – After March 10th 2021
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.
  • All confirmed SBE members (who have paid their membership fee for 2021) 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).

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