21 – 23 March 2024

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

  • Ieva BUŽIENĖ , Vilnius university Business School,Lithuania

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.

Ieva Bužienė is an Associate Professor at Vilnius University Business School, where she also serves as the Director of the Bachelor’s Study Programme in Business Finance and the Master’s Study Programme in Sustainable Corporate Finance and Investments.

With over a decade of experience in overseeing corporate finance functions in both family-owned enterprises and large corporations, Ieva has honed her expertise as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Her keen insight into financial management has contributed significantly to the success of these businesses.

Passionate about promoting financial literacy from an early age, Ieva is one of the co-founders of the Financial Literacy Academy for school children at Vilnius University Business School. Through this initiative, she aims to instill sound financial principles in the next generation.

Ieva is a co-author of more than ten esteemed scientific publications, reflecting her dedication to advancing knowledge in the field of finance. Her research interests encompass a wide spectrum of topics including corporate finance, financial markets, personal finance, and financial literacy.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Ieva periodically imparts her knowledge and expertise abroad, sharing insights on financial management in various international settings. This exchange of ideas and experiences further enriches her multifaceted perspective.

With her extensive background in corporate finance and a fervent commitment to financial education, Ieva Bužienė stands as a beacon in the realm of financial expertise, contributing significantly to both academia and practical finance management.

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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