The 17th International Conference on Business Excellence
Rethinking business: Sustainable leadership in a VUCA world

23 – 25 March 2023

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

Mini Track Chair:

  • Raluca Georgiana Lădaru, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Mariarosaria Lombardi, University of Foggia, Italy

The COVID-19 pandemic, Russian invasion of Ukraine, growing global population, increasing of food prices, reducing rural poverty, protecting the environment, climate change and the biodiversity crisis are just some of the challenges currently facing the agrifood systems around the world. Main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related to solutions in order to achieve resilient and sustainable agri-food systems under global change.

Lădaru Georgiana Raluca is the Director of the Doctoral School Economics II within The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, also being associate professor in the Department of Agrifood and Environmental Economics at the same university. She has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented works at many national and international conferences. Her main areas of expertise comprise agricultural marketing, marketing research, competitiveness of food chain etc.

Mariarosaria Lombardi has been associate professor in the scientific area of Commodity Sciences at the Department of Economics, University of Foggia (Italy) since 1 April 2022. Graduate in Economics, she took Ph.D. in Commodity Sciences at the University of Bari (Italy). She mainly deals with economic and environmental aspects of innovations applied to production processes. Since 2015, she has been member of the rural hub Vazapp, that is applying social innovation in agriculture. In 2019, she became “climate shaper” as certificated by FAO and Future Food Institute. 

Publication Opportunities:

The conference is organized by Society for Business Excellence and Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages on the 23-25 of March 2023 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 2023 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

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: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030599713

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).

Selected papers will be published, subject to review, in a Special Issue of Sustainability journal (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Post-Industrial_Design_Sustainability_Development_Goals).

A selection of the submitted papers will be published, subject to review, in the Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting (https://ipe.ro/rjef.htm).

At the final ceremony, based on a selection of the international committee, there will be granted three Best Paper Awards Management&Marketing (https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/mmcks/mmcks-overview.xml, indexed in Web of Science) and two Excellence Awards.

Submission Details

Submission of full paper due for review February 1st 2023 
March 1st 2023
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) March 7th 2023
Final paper due (with changes implemented) March 10th 2023
Final Author registration date March 12th 2023

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD – by December 31st 2022
Academics 170 euro 850 lei
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 125 euro 625 lei
REGULAR – By February 28th 2023
Academics 250 euro 1250 lei
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 200 euro 1000 lei
LATER – After February 28th 2023
Academics 350 euro 1750 lei
Student (PhD or Post-doc) 300 euro 1500 lei
Supplementary paper 100 euro 500 lei
  • The conference fee includes one conference attendance, publication, conference folder and acces to the online events during the conference.

*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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