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:

  • Mihaela-Cornelia DAN, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

The Corona Crisis that started in 2020 emphasized once more the importance of making strategic decisions to adjust to new business realities. Production flows, delivery models, or consumption patterns are under ongoing change and adaptation to immediate and sometimes dramatic public policy decisions.
Being an entrepreneur today seems to be more challenging than in the past. New business models bring disruptive changes in society. Digitalization and the inclusion of artificial intelligence force companies to rethink their entire operational management. Customers are more demanding than ever.
In this context, it is relevant to research the chances of entrepreneurs to survive in an uncertain future, with high pressure on costs, short product and market lifecycles, and the possibility of becoming a green player in the market.
We encourage participants as academic researchers, PhD students, specialists from the business sector, NGO’s, professional associations, etc. to submit papers on the topic of Strategic options for entrepreneurs in an uncertain future.

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

  • New business models
  • Scenario planning
  • Strategic options for entrepreneurs
  • Strategic management in crisis time
  • Market data analytics in a disruption era
  • Competitiveness approaches during crisis time
  • Changes in consumption patterns
  • Implications of digitalization on consumer behavior
  • The impact of digitalization in a crisis time
  • The marketing long-term cost for companies
  • Challenges in operations management
  • The influence of artificial intelligence on new business creation

Univ. Prof. Mihaela-Cornelia DAN, Ph.D. – member of the UNESCO Department for Business Administration is currently teaching European Business Environment and International Business. Her professional interests and experience focus on issues in management and marketing, European business environment, the role of universities in the regional development process. She has been a member or a director of several research projects financed with European and national funds, with focus on the link between regional development and entrepreneurship, the impact of entrepreneurship on less developed regions in Romania, the behavior of Romanian young entrepreneurs in an emergent economy, challenges of young start-ups. Prof. Dan has published more than 40 scientific articles and conference papers. The most cited articles regard the topics of clusters, regional and urban development. Since 2015 Prof. Dan is the coordinator of the business incubator of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and develops support programs for students interested in an entrepreneurial career. The main goal is to strengthen the infrastructure of the business incubator and to attract established entrepreneurs and business angels for an ongoing support and cooperation.

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

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: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030599713

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).

Selected papers will be published, subject to review, in a Special Issue of Sustainability journal (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Post-Industrial_Design_Sustainability_Development_Goals).

A selection of the submitted papers will be published, subject to review, in the Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting (https://ipe.ro/rjef.htm).

At the final ceremony, based on a selection of the international committee, there will be granted three Best Paper Awards Management&Marketing (https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/mmcks/mmcks-overview.xml, 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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