Mini Track Chair:

  • Raluca Mihaela Drăcea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
  • Jonel Subić, Institute of Agricultural Economics from Belgrade, Serbia
  • Raluca Ignat, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

The post-pandemic period requires a reassessment of priorities and approaches for sustainable development. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the vulnerabilities and inequities in our society and demonstrated the need for a more sustainable approach to health, economy and environment. In this context, technology and innovation have a crucial role in defining new horizons for sustainable development.

Sustainable development, technology and innovation are interconnected in a complex way and offer significant opportunities for building a better future in the post-pandemic era. Research in this direction can contribute to addressing pressing societal issues and developing innovative solutions for a more sustainable and prosperous future.

Raluca Mihaela Drăcea is an Associate Professor at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Agri-Food and Environmental Economics. She has a degree in Banking Finance and since 2021 she has been habilitated in Economics at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. He is the author and co-author of several scientific papers and has participated in a number of national and international conferences. His areas of interest are green finance, sustainable financing, business finance etc.

Jonel Subić, Ph.D., Principal Research Fellow is the Director of the Institute of Agricultural Economics from Belgrade, Serbia. During his scientific-research work, he was (co)author at over the 250 scientific papers (including the 9 monographs), while over the 30 papers are published within the WoS journals. In his work, he is mainly turned to agroeconomy, with special accent to economic efficiency of investments, strategic planning in agriculture, or the economics of the use of new (clean) technologies in agriculture and rural development. He was involved in realization of over the 75 scientific and professional projects.

RALUCA IGNAT, Associate Professor, PhD, and Director of Department of Agrofood and Environmental Economics, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies. She has a PhD degree in Economics since 2009, and in 2013 had the final dissertation of 28 months post-doctoral research in Environment and Quality of Life. In 2011 had a research sholarship al Univesity of Reading, Great Britain. She is author or co-author of books and books-chapters, as well as scientific papers published in different scintific journals. She was involved as team member or project manager in more than 28 research projects, all with public, national or European financing, and World Bank grants. Dr. Ignat main research area includes sustainable development, circular economy, rural economy, management and entrepreneurship in agrofood and agribusiness, resilience of entrepreneurship and business.

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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