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:

  • Violeta Mihaela Dincă, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

  • Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu, The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration

The emergence of knowledge economy and knowledge-based organizations created the necessary conditions for the emergence of knowledge management, as a new managerial process able to deal with knowledge workers and knowledge processes. Knowledge management does not replace the classical management, but brings a new type of processes within the framework of organizational management: the knowledge-based processes. These processes are distinguished from the industrial processes based on tangible and limited resources, since they operate with intangible resources like data, information, knowledge, theories, images, brands, and intellectual properties. These intangible resources cannot be seen, cannot be touched and as a consequence they cannot be measured in the same way like tangible resources. There is a significant shift from the logic based on linearity and tangibility to the logic based on nonlinearity and intangibility. Knowledge management is the management of organizational knowledge dynamics which is composed of processes of knowledge creation, acquisition, sharing, storing, retrieving, transferring, loosing and embedding into products and services.

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

  • The emergence of knowledge management.

  • Knowledge metaphors and metaphorical thinking.

  • Knowledge creation and acquisitions processes.

  • Knowledge sharing and communities of practice.

  • Data, information, and knowledge processing.

  • Knowledge loss and knowledge risks.

  • Organizational learning and learning organizations.

  • Knowledge strategies.

  • Implementing and developing knowledge management in SMEs.

  • Knowledge intensive business services and knowledge intensive organizations.

  • Intellectual capital and intellectual property.

  • Specific activities for the knowledge managers, with practical examples.

  • Case studies in knowledge management.

Violeta Mihaela Dincă is a Professor and Doctor in Business Administration at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of Business Administration, in foreign languages teaching in all three sections of the Faculty. She has graduated in 2007 the Faculty of Business Administration (FABIZ) – the French Section, within Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and in 2012 the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures (German and Japanese specialisations) within the Dimitrie Cantemir University. She has a Master degree in Economics, International Relations in English language and a PhD in Economics since 2011 specialization in Business Administration. The 3 main fields of interest are: International Business, European Policies and Knowledge Management. She took part in the development of five national research projects related to SMEs management, entrepreneurship and higher education in Romania. She has presented various papers at academic conferences in Romania and internationally and she published more than 40 articles, books and papers in prestigious national and international journals.

Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Management (SNSPA), Bucharest, Romania. She is Head of the Management Department, Head of the Centre for Research in Management and Editor of Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy. She holds two PhDs in Communication Sciences (SNSPA) in 2011 and in Economics and International Business (Bucharest University of Economic Studies) in 2017. In June 2018, she received her habilitation in Management. She is the Director of Business Systems Laboratory (BSLab) Romania and Board Member of the International Association for Knowledge Management. She has been serving as Assistant Editor and Associate Editor for Kybernetes (Emerald) since 2018. Between February and June 2017, she was Visiting Professor at University of Insubria, Italy, being actively involved in scientific research on business internationalization, knowledge management, intellectual capital, sustainability. She has authored and edited 12 books and published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Her main research interests are knowledge management, intellectual capital, international business and internationalization, organizational dynamics, relationship marketing, sustainability and organizational diagnosis.

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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