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:

  • Ovidiu Ioan Dumitru, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Simona Chirică, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Patrick Sensburg, University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Management of North Rhine-Westphalia (FHÖV NRW), Münster

The recent evolutions of the international markets forced the companies, big or small, international or national, public or private, to adapt to the new dimensions of business environment. They had to adapt, to change their way of dealing with the market, but they, also, started requesting from the states to offer them the right environment to develop, so more and more legislators, at state or federal level, struggle to find the right legal path for the business organisation in this the new economy.

The International agreements were the main form to help trade in the last decades, but now, we can see those are not enough. The markets are much more complex, they act as a living organism and the companies must adapt fast to this way of doing business. No matter we talk about their legal forms, their agreements or the specific legislation in different fields they activate, we can notice continuous transformation which implies new business models and innovation to a new economy, one based more on knowledge and less on trade.

The aim of this mini track is to analyse how much the proposals coming from the governments can help business organisations to adapt to the new economy and where should we, as specialists in business law, look for in our quest of offering a better framework for them. Also, it aims to discover how much the new digital revolution will affect the traditional way of regulating business activity, no matter we talk about creating, managing, ceasing a business or solving disputes.

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

  • Boards & Shareholders

  • Public companies v. Private companies

  • Liability of Managers

  • Shareholders Rights

  • Models of corporate governance around the world

  • Corporate governance regulation in EU

  • Employee involvement in the management of the companies

  • The European Company (SE) and its future

  • EU policies for business and social change

  • European Union Freedoms

  • Right of establishment

  • GDPR and its effects on companies

  • Corporate Restructuring

  • The new economy and its new rules in competition

  • Business Contracts

  • The new rules in Transfer Pricing

  • Tax avoidance and tax evasion

Ovidiu Ioan DUMITRU is Lecturer PhD. of Business law European Law and Contract Law in the Law Departament of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. He is a member of the Board of the Departament and has been teaching law in English for the last 15 years. He is the General Secretary of the Romanian Society of Business Law and the President of European Society of Construction Law. He has been a member of the Education Commission of the Romanian Parliament for 4 years. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Romanian Construction Law Review and is a member of the organising teams of different international conferences. Ovidiu holds a Phd in Law, a PhD in Mine, Oil&Gas and a MBA from WU Executive Academy. He is author and co-author of more articles and books in the field of Business Law and European Law

Simona CHIRICĂ is a lecturer within Academy for Economic Studies Bucharest. She is fluent in English and German and started to work with the Academy for Economic Studies Bucharest in 2004. She teaches contract law, European and Business Law and she lectures at Romanian German MBA within Academy for Economic Studies Bucharest in copoeration with Fachhochschule Gelsenkirchen. She is frequently invited to business conferences and events where she holds presentations on the business law novelties. She is meber of the Bucharets Bar since 2005 and she heads the real estate practice group within the international law firm Schoenherr in Bucharest. She has a wide experience in real estate transactions, domestic mergers and acquisitions, green field projects, corporate, tax and operational and fiscal leasing matters. Simona holds a PhD in legal sciences from the University of Bucharest and she published several articles in the academic and business magazines.

Patrick Sensburg is a Professor of Administrative Law, Constitutional and European Law at the University of Applied Sciences for Police and Public Administration in North Rhine-Westphalia (HSPV NRW) and a German politician. He studied law and political science and graduated with his first state examination in law and a master’s degree in political science in 1997. In 1999 he completed his second state examination in law. He was research assistant at the University of Hagen, where he completed his doctorate. From 1999 to 2004, Patrick Sensburg was chief executive officer of the German Association for Mediation (DGM). Since 2005 he is a member of the steering committee of the DGM. From 2000 to 2006 Sensburg has been working as a lawyer with the main focus on local tax law at the Law Firm Maslaton & Kollegen. From 2006 to 2008 he was a professor at the Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences in the Department Branch of Federal Criminal Police. Sensburg was also member of the senate of the university. Since 2008 he is professor of Public Law and European Law at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and management of North Rhine-Westphalia in Münster. From 2009 since 2012 Sensburg was Lecturer for European Law at the Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration (RISEBA). Since 2018 he is visiting professor at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies and since 2018 also at the University of Vienna.

Sensburg is member of the German Parliament since 2009. He was Chairman of the European Law Committee from 2009 to 2017. From 2014 until 2017 he was also Chairman of the NSA inquiry Committee. From 2017 on he is chairman of the Committee for the Scrutiny of Elections, Immunity and the Rules of Procedure. He is member of the German-Romanian parliamentary friendship group.”

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.

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