21 – 23 March 2024

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

Mini Track Chair:

  • Mina IVANOVICI, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Boris DZIURA, The University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Christian NĂSULEA, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

The ongoing macroeconomic challenges are manifold, such as: changes in monetary and fiscal policies, migrationary phenomena, labor market disequilibria, war and acute the geopolitical tensions, (early) signs of recession, persisting inflation, energy crisis and a redesign of energy polices and interdependencies, technological pressure and digitalization in a metaverse era. All these challenges affect the business environment and the ease of doing business, and entrepreneurs need to find the best solutions as to how remain competitive and survive in an everchanging environment where predictability is an issue. This topic is meant to attract the work of researchers, doctoral students, policy makers, academics and practitioners in the fields of Business Studies, Macroeconomics, World Economics, but not only. The minitrack will benefit from the experience of Economics professors, on the one hand, and from the international perspective, on the other hand.

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

  • The impact of the recent monetary policies conducted by central banks in emerging economies

  • New taxation rules and their impact on SMEs and large corporations

  • Labor markets at the crossroads of migrationary flows, lack of skilled workers and unemployment

  • War and its impact on free trade and cross-border businesses and trade

  • Geopolitical tensions and their repercussions on the energy market

  • (early) signs of recession and macroeconomic resilience

  • The role played by central banks in fighting inflation

  • Transition towards renewable energy sources and current trade-offs involving non-renewable energy sources

  • Transition to the circular economy

Mina Fanea-Ivanovici is a Professor and a doctoral supervisor within the Department of Economics and Economic Policies at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. She has a PhD in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Finance and Management Control from the University of Orléans. Mina has 18 years’ experience in teaching and research, and has authored academic textbooks, articles, conference papers, books and book chapters in the field of Economics. Her main research interests revolve around crowdfunding, cultural & creative industries, digital literacy and digitalization. At the same time, she is a reviewer of several prominent WoS and Scopus indexed journals. In 2016 she worked as an independent expert for the Ministry of Culture and was a member of the team in charge of revising Romania’s Strategy for Culture and National Heritage.

Dr. Boris Dziura is active with the University of Economics in Bratislava (UEBA) since 2014. In years 2014-2017 active as the lector of Business German courses within the Faculty of Applied Languages of UEBA.
Doctorate studies with the Faculty of International Relations of UEBA during the years 2014-2017. Successfully obtained the PhD. title in 2017. Since 2017 leading the courses of the subject „World Economy“ (Faculty of International Relations of UEBA) . Author has published more than 40 scientific articles and publications within the topics of:

  • Sustainable ecological development of the economies
  • Research of alternative economic models of the functioning of the economy
  • International conflicts, political radicalism and their economic impact on the economy of states

Christian Năsulea teaches economics at the Faculty of History of the University of Bucharest and is an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. His courses cover topics such as Global Economics, Globalisation, History of Economic Thought, Business Administration, Economics of Information, Innovation Management, and Product Management. He holds a PhD in management with a thesis on complex adaptive systems. He is the Executive Director of the Institute for Economic Studies – Europe and a fellow of the Institut de Recherches Economiques et Fiscales. His research interests mostly focus on economics and technology.
In addition to his academic work he is also a tech entrepreneur currently holding positions as CEO or CTO in several businesses. His business work deals with software development, blockchain,information security, online education and media production.

Publication Opportunities:

The conference is organized by Society for Business Excellence and Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages on the 21-23 of March 2024 at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages (FABIZ) in partnership with the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Economics (EAM) and the Faculty of International Economic Relations (REI). 

The papers accepted at ICBE 2024 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 (

The last 7 editions of the Proceedings of the ICBE volumes have been indexed in ISI Web of Science.

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 ICBE2022:  

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 (

Submitted papers will also be considered for publication in the Journal of Risk and Financial Management (ISSN 1911-8074). JRFM is ranked B in the 2022 ABDC Journal Quality List and indexed by a number of databases, including Scopus (CiteScore = 2.8), EconBiz/ECONIS, EconLit, EconPapers (RePEc), etc. JRFM is now #10 on the list based on the citation index (H5) for finance. In addition, two best paper awards (300 CHF each) will be published in the conference’s special issue “Smart Solutions for Sustainable Economics and Finance” of JRFM

Selected papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Financial Studies (ISSN: 2559-1347). JFS has been published by the Institute of Financial Studies since 2016. In its pages, works by professional practitioners, but also by authors from the scientific and university world in the country and abroad, as well as young researchers, will be published, concerning issues in the financial field such as: insurance-reinsurance, capital market, private pensions but also in other fields such as the academic field, the business field etc. The journal is indexed in DOAJ, RePEc, CEEOL, ERIHPLUS and Google Scholar (

Submission Details

Submission of full paper due for review February 25th 2024
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) March 1st 2024
Final paper due (with changes implemented) March 15th 2024
Final Author registration date March 15th 2024

Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD – by December 1st 2023
Academics 220 euro 1100 lei
Student (Ph.D. or Post-doc) 175 euro 875 lei
REGULAR – by March 1st 2024
Academics 300 euro 1500 lei
Student (Ph.D. or Post-doc) 250 euro 1250 lei
LATE – by March 20th 2024
Academics 400 euro 2000 lei
Student (Ph.D. or Post-doc) 350 euro 1750 lei
  • SUPPLEMENTARY PAPER = 150 euro / 750 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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