Call for Papers2023-10-04T09:00:12+00:00

The 18th International Conference on Business Excellence
Smart Solutions for a Sustainable Future

21-23 March 2024, Bucharest, Romania

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

Business excellence is about achieving superior business results in relation to the competitors by means of developing and strengthening the management systems and processes of an organization; it is targeted at improving performance and delivering value for all the stakeholders, in a three-dimensional space characterized by uncertainty, complexity and dynamism.

The first goal of this international conference is to reunite specialists from the triple-helix fields: university and research, consultancy and business, and policy making pursuant to optimizing the business added value by providing a stimulating environment for knowledge and knowhow business excellence transfers and alliance formation.

The second goal of this international conference relates to bridging the Romanian business environment with the international business environment by ensuring a better understanding of new challenges, opportunities and threats generated by globalization and competition in general and in fields like energy, social entrepreneurship and others.

The third goal is to place in this newly emergent context the architecture of the business administration higher education by championing new and challenging programs meant to equip the students for a more aggressive competitive business ecosystem.

The main topics of the conference are focused on but not limited to the following sections:

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 (https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/picbe/picbe-overview.xml

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:  https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-19886-1  

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).

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 (https://revista.isfin.ro/en/).

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).

ICBE Conference Founders

Constantin BRĂTIANU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Nicolae Al. POP, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Honorary President

Nicolae ISTUDOR, Rector of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Conference President

Alina Mihaela DIMA, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Conference Honorary Chair

Constantin BRĂTIANU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Academic Coordinator

Tănase STAMULE, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Conference Director

Mihail BUŞU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Editor in Chief

Carmen PĂUNESCU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

International Relations Manager

Anca BOGDAN, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

PR Manager

Georgiana Oana STĂNILĂ, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Financial Manager

Sorin ANAGNOSTE, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Oana POPOVICI, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Roxana PĂTĂRLĂGEANU, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

NAME INSTITUTION COUNTRY
Andrzej Marjański University of Social Sciences Poland
Anikó Csepregi University of Pannonia Hungary
Constantin Bratianu  The Bucharest University of Economic Studies Romania
Cristian Badarinza  National University of Singapore & Institute of Real Estate Studies U.S.A.
Daniel Glaser-Segura Texas A&M University-San Antonio U.S.A.
Emil Papazov University of National and World Economy Bulgaria
Fabrizio D’Ascenzo University of Sapienza Rome Italy
Marco Savastano University of Sapienza Rome Italy
Flory Anette Dieck Assad  Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico
Francesco Bellini University of Sapienza Rome Italy
Gamze Karayaz Isik University Turkey
Gene Epstein City University of New York U.S.A.
George Darie University of Politehnica of Bucharest Romania
Giuseppe Gramigna U.S. Small Business Administration U.S.A.
Ivan Mihajlovic  Management Department of Technical faculty in BorUniversity of Belgrade Serbia
Jay Mitra University of Essex UK
Justyna Matysiewicz University of Economics in Katowice Poland
Kim Tokarski University of Applied Studies Switzerland
Łukasz Sułkowski University of Social Sciences Poland
Lyudmila Mihaylova University of Rousse “Angel Kanchev” Bulgaria
Marius Profiroiu The Bucharest University of Economic Studies Romania
Adriana AnaMaria Davidescu The Bucharest University of Economic Studies Romania
Marius Stan Argonne National Laboratory & Chicago and Northwestern University U.S.A.
Michael Stoica University of Washburn U.S.A.
Nezameddin Faghih UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship

Editor-in-Chief Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research  (JGER)

Iran
Radu Dudău Energy Policy Group Romania
Robert Ferguson  Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University U.S.A.
Santanu Roy Institute of Management and Technology UAE
Sarah Sheard  Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Mellon University U.S.A.
Sergio Arzeni OECD, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Local Development France
Slawomir Smyczek University of Economics in Katowice Poland
Stefan Bratosin  Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 France
Stephane Ganassali University of Savoie Mont Blanc France
Valeriu Binig  E&Y Romania
Walter E. Block Loyola University France
Wioletta Wereda  Warsaw Technical Military University & Siedlce University Poland
Ciprian Preda Institute for Economic Forecasting Romania
Alin Marius Andieș Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi Romania

Prof.Dr. Alexeis Garcia-Perez, University of Coventry, UK. He is Vice-President of IAKM. He is known for his contributions in the domain of cybersecurity and knowledge risk and security. He is an author and a reviewer for the mainstream journals in knowledge management. He is the President of the 2020 Edition of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, organized by the University of Coventry, UK.

Milestone Date
NEW Submission of full paper due for review March 7th 2022
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes)  March 10th 2022
Final paper due (with changes implemented) March 17th 2022
Final Author registration date March 20th 2022

The template paper can be downloaded by clicking here.

Should you encounter problems when trying to upload files, please email the conference organizers at office@bizexcellence.ro.

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    STEP 1 – Payment

    Please consult the list below in order to acknowledge the registration and payment terms.

    Registration and payment*

    EARLY BIRD – by December 1st 2023
    Academics 220 euro 1100 lei
    Student (PhD or Post-doc) 175 euro 875 lei
    REGULAR – By March 1st 2024
    Academics 300 euro 1500 lei
    Student (PhD or Post-doc) 250 euro 1250 lei
    LATE – By March 20th 2024
    Academics 400 euro 2000 lei
    Student (PhD 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).

    Payment methods

    Bank transfer

    Money transfer

    Transfer information:

    Name of the non-profit entity: Society for business excellence/ Societatea pentru excelenta in afaceri Fiscal code of the entity: 25635440 Bank account in ROL: RO69RZBR0000 0600 11875443 Bank account in euro: RO58RZBR0000060018290639 Raiffeisen Bank, Dorobanti SWIFT RZBR ROBU Address: Calea Dorobanti 134, Sector 1

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    Day 1

    Thursday, 21 March 2024

    14:30-15:00 Registration of participants, Hall of Aula Magna, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies
    15:00 – 15:30 Conference’s Opening, Aula Magna, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

    Keynote speakers:

    • Alina Mihaela DIMA – Vice-Rector of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
    • Tănase STAMULE – Dean, Faculty of Business Administration in foreign languages
    • Mihail BUȘU – Conference Director, Faculty of Business Administration in foreign languages
    15:30 – 17:00 Plenary Session, Aula Magna, Bucharest University of Economic Studies

    Keynote speakers:

    • Constantin BRATIANU – Prof. univ. dr. dr. Emeritus – Bucharest University of Economic Studies
    • Alexeis GARCIA‐PEREZ – Prof. univ. dr. ‐ Aston University, Birmingham, UK
    17:00 – 18:00 Reception (Hall of Aula Magna, Bucharest University of Economic Studies)

    Day 2

    Friday, 22 March 2024
    PARALLEL SESSIONS,
    FABIZ Building, Calea Griviței 2-2A

    09:00-17:00 Conference’s Parallel Sessions
    13:00-14:00 Lunch (Calea Grivitei, no 2‐2a)
    19:00 – 23:00 Gala Dinner & Award ceremony, Radisson Blue Hotel Bucharest (Calea
    Victoriei 63‐81, București 010065)

    Day 3

    Saturday, 23 March 2024

    10:00 – 18:00 Networking trip, Vinalia Winery including lunch and transportation
    10:00 Departure Piața Romană 6, București 01037
    18:00 Return to Bucharest

    Download the extended Conference Programme here:

    In case you desire to rent a hotel room directly from the hotel’s website, we’ve compiled a list with some ideas of accommodation for the duration of your stay:

    1. Golden Tulip Victoria Bucharest Hotel**** – Calea Victoriei 166, București

    • situated between Universitatii Square and Romana Square

    • 5 minutes away from Romana Square subway

    • free wi-fi, restaurant, bar/lounge

    2. Hotel Ambasador Bucharest**** – Magheru Blvd. no 8-10 *special price*

    3. Athenee Palace Hilton Bucharest***** – Episcopiei Street, no 1- 3

    • situated between Universitatii Square and Romana Square

    • 10 minutes away from Romana Square subway

    • free wi- fi, restaurant, fitness center with gym, pool, hot tub, spa, bar/ lounge

    • single room- 106 euros/ night

    4. Sheraton Hilton Bucharest*****– Dorobanti Avenue no 5- 7, Romana Square

    • 2 minutes away from Romana Square subway station and the University of Economic Studies of Bucharest

    • free wi- fi, fitness center with gym, restaurant, bar/ lounge

    • single room- 110 euros/ night

    5. Duke Hotel***– Dacia Boulevard no 33, Romana Square

    • 2 minutes away from the Romana Square subway station and the University of Economic Studies of Bucharest

    • free wi- fi, restaurant, access to parking

    • single room- 75 euros/ night (prices include breakfast also)

    Discover Bucharest

    Bucharest is one of the most important industrial and commercial centre of Romania, being the most populated city of the country. It is very well known for its wide boulevards, its old belle epoque buildings from the Old Town and architectures dating for two or three centuries.

    Here are some idea of what you should visit in our city:

    1. Ateneul Roman (The Romanian Athenaeum)

    The building of Athenaeum is a concert hall in the centre of Bucharest and it was finished around 1888, mostly with money coming from general public. The architecture of the Romanian Athenaeum is a different one from what you will see in Bucharest, resembling with an ancient temple through its Doric styled columns and high dome. Worldwide known for its outstanding acoustics, it is the host of “George Enescu” festival.

    2. Palatul ParlamentuluiPalace of the Parliament)

    Built at the orders of Nicolae Ceausescu, the las communist leader or Romania, the construction of the Palace of the Parliament( or former known as People’s Palace) began in 1984. It is known for being the second largest administrative building in the world after The Pentagon in the United States, and the third biggest building in the world after the Vehicle Ssembly Building in Kennedy Space Center from Florida. It is a very good late interpretation of neoclassical architecture, with 1,100 rooms and 12 floors.

    3. Palatul RegalThe Royal Palace)

    The Palace was build in the XIXth century by Dinicu Golescu. It was home to many succedors, rulers of Romania like Alexandru Ioan Cuza or Carol I. An important part of the building was destroyed in 1927 by a fire, right before King Ferdinand’s death. The reconstruction of the building was happening between 1930- 1937. The Royal Palace was also the home of King Carol IInd and his son, Mihai I. Finished in 1937 with the help of the architect, Nicolaie Nenciulescu, the building has a lot of history behind, as for example, the coup against Germany in the IInd World War was led from this palace, by king Mihai I, 18 at that time.
    The Royal Palace currently hosts the National Art Museum.

    4. Casa Presei LibereHouse of Free Press)

    An important building of the history of Bucharest, House of the Free Press was built with the purpose of housing all of Bucharest printing presses and newspapers and the staff. It represented a new level of architecture at the time, in 1956, when the construction was completed, a symbol of the ’50s. The building was designed by Horia Maicu in the style of Soviet Socialist realism, wanting to be a replica of the well known Moscow State University.

    5. Calea VictorieiVictory Avenue)

    Piata Revolutiei (Revoultion Square)
    It’s one of the most famous streets of Bucharest, being a main avenue in the central part of the town. It was named so in 1878, after the victory of Romania in the War of Independence. Full of fashion boutiques and restaurants, take a walk down this street to find also more beautiful places and buildings like the CEC Palace( headquarter of the CEC Bank), National Museum of the Romanina History, Museum of Art Colletions, Revolution Square and more.

    6. Centrul Vechi- LipscaniOld Town)

    Once a residencial area, now the home of many art gallery, fashion shops, restaurants and more especially, coffeehouses. At it’s young ages, it was known as a commercial place. Many merchants and traders would sell their merchendise here. It god the name of ”Lipscani” from the many german traders from Leiptzig or Lipsca. The area still keeps it’s old architecture through it’s old buildings that cand be found on the paved streets of Lipscani.

    7. Bucharest City Tour

    Designed especially for tourists, Bucharest City Tour is a line that covers the main attraction of the city in just one hour. The bus has an audio guide that speaks romanian, french, english and italian, and it stops at 14 stations, including the one from Piata Romana. The bus leaves from Piata Unirii and leads to Piata Presei Libere, the time between one bus and another being around 15 minutes. You can buy the tickets directly from the bus.

    Best Paper Award

    Award of Management & Marketing. Challenges of the Knowledge Society

    Business Excellence Awards

    De Gruyter Conference proceedings indexed in various international databases (submitted to Web of Science)

    • Baidu Scholar

    • Cabell’s Directory

    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)

    • CNPIEC

    • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

    • EBSCO Discovery Service

    • EconBiz

    • Google Scholar

    Management&Marketing. Challenges for Knowledge Society, indexed in 35 international databases

    • Clarivate Analytics – Emerging Sources Citation Index

    • Clarivate Analytics – Web of Science

    • Elsevier – SCOPUS

    Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics indexed in various international databases

    • Clarivate Analytics – Web of Science

    • Elsevier – SCOPUS

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