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:

  • Octavian-Dragomir Jora, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

International markets have been severely disrupted by the pandemic, which affected supply and demand conditions as well as productivity. At the same time, the new economic model across the world will be fundamentally linked to the digital transformation and the climate economy. Both public and private stakeholders can contribute to and benefit from the new financial instruments aimed at the massive investments required for a greener economy. The panel aims to discuss the latest evolutions as well as the outlook for the recovery of international markets, while also looking at new developments brought by the emphasis on climate goals discussions. It will analyze the resilience of the international markets in the face of crisis and transformation. We welcome papers that look at such issues as the climate economy, green finances, disruptions in supply chains, international cooperation in economic transformations, clean technologies and sustainable development.

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

  • Climate economy

  • Green finances

  • Disruptions in supply chains

  • International cooperation in economic transformations

  • Clean technologies and sustainable development

Octavian-Dragomir Jora, b. 1980, is economist, scholar, writer, editor, and a settled presence in the Romanian (as well as abroad) marketplace of academic and journalistic debates.

He is Professor, Ph.D., Habil. at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the Faculty of International Business and Economics, where he has cultivated and developed interests in, among others, comparative economic systems, critical and creative thinking, and geo-politics and geo-economics of cultures and civilisations. Dr. Jora is active within epistemic communities – i.e., board member of the Romanian Economic Society (serving as director of the Œconomica journal), the Research Center in International Business and Economics, and president of Asociația Piața Ideilor [The Market for Ideas Association] (and founding editor-in-chief of The Market for Ideas magazine – a publication that currently gathers readers/writers from 215/50+ countries and territories of the world). He is (co-)author of numerous books and other published and/or presented scientific papers (more than 100 titles), as well as of journalistic op-eds, essays, pamphlets (more than 1000 titles). His true (a)vocation is the freedom of expression in writing and speaking outlets, graphic layouts, as well as football fields.

Dr. Jora was privileged by the attention paid to his works. A sample of academic distinctions: 2014 – 1st Prize, the Association of Economics Faculties from Romania (AFER), for the best economic book (Avatars of Multinational Corporation…); 2017 – The “Eugeniu Carada” Prize for Economics, granted by the National Grand Lodge of Romania and the Romanian Academy (for the volume Spirituality, Materiality and Property…); 2017 – The Best Paper in Economics Award at the 6th CUDES Congress, Istanbul, Turkey (for Is There a Market for Statehood or Ought It To Be?…); 2018 – The Management & Marketing Award, at the 12th ICBE, Bucharest, Romania (for Cultural Heritage Markets: Are Traders Traitors?…); 2019 – The Best Paper Presenter at 24th ICBELLP, Dubai, UAE (for Outer Space Incentives and Home Planet Institutions: Teleology, Thymology, Technology, and Tractology…). He received reputed prizes for journalism from guild associations (of economists and journalists) and from international organizations (e.g., Freedom House, the European Commission, the European Parliament etc.).

In 2022, between July 1 and September 30, he was visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C., benefiting from a scholarship from the Romanian Cultural Institute, undertaking a research project entitled Creatorship and Craftsmanship 4.0. Afterthoughts and Foresights on Industrial Revolutions’ Cultural Economy.

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 (

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 (

Selected papers will be published, subject to review, in a Special Issue of Sustainability journal (

A selection of the submitted papers will be published, subject to review, in the Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting (

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

Submission of full paper due for review February 1st 2023
March 1st 2023
March 10th 2023
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) March 7th 2023
March 15th 2023
Final paper due (with changes implemented) March 10th 2023
March 18th 2023
Final Author registration date March 12th 2023
March 20th 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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