21 – 23 March 2024

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

Mini Track Chair:

  • Vlad Roșca, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

This track is dedicated to scholars, practitioners, professionals and students who want to share their knowledge and experience about the growing global sports industry. Although the global sports industry declined about 15% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 slowdowns, it is still evaluated at nearly $400bn, being expected to reach $500bn by 2025. We invite participants to submit their works on relevant and current sports management, sports business or sports marketing topics, in national or international cases.

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

  • The Changing Digital Landscape in Sports Business

  • The Covid-19 Crisis and the Business of Sports

  • Team, Club or League Management

  • Media and Sports

  • Broadcasting Rights and Sports

  • The Use of Topical Media (such as TikTok or Instagram) in Sports Marketing

  • Sports Club and Sports League Branding

  • How Brands Use Sports to Communicate with Their Consumers

  • Sports Business Best Practices

  • The Business of e-Sports

  • Sports Hospitality

  • Sports Sponsorship

  • Sports Entrepreneurship

Vlad I. Roșca, PhD in Sports Marketing (2014) with a thesis on Customer Relationship Management and Branding in Football, and Executive MBA (Romanian-Canadian MBA, class of 2021), is a teaching assistant the Faculty of Business Administration, in foreign languages (FABIZ), where he delivers lectures on Digital Business, Communication and Media, and Customer Relationship Management, in German and English. Apart from the academic career, Vlad has worked as fellow magazine editor and columnist at “Sport Magazin” (2008-2010), a leading weekly sports magazine in Romania, then at “Economistul” (2011-2016) and “The Market for Ideas” (2017-currently), where he continued to publish articles on the business of sports in the economic press. Passionate follower of all that can be played with a round or an oval ball and occasional groundhopper having attended football or rugby matches at more than 200 stadiums worldwide. Published 40+ articles on the business of sports, his research areas including sports marketing, sports management, sports economics, and sports branding.

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 (

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

Submission Details

Submission of full paper due for review January 15th 2024
Notification of paper acceptance (incl. requests for changes) February 15th 2024
Final paper due (with changes implemented) March 1st 2024
Final Author registration date March 5th 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 February 1st 2024
Academics 250 euro 1250 lei
Student (Ph.D. or Post-doc) 200 euro 1000 lei


LATER – by March 10th 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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