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:

  • Francesco Bellini, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy
  • Sorin Anagnoste, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Marco Savastano, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Technology has been the driving force for growing during the last year. We saw organization and institutions alike rapidly adopting and changing how they work and interact. While, the trend will continue what has happened recently disrupted the current way of doing business promoting as alternative services and products.
Tech companies in the developed countries have a contribution of less than 10% of the GDP, but having a market capitalization much higher they draw a lot of attention. As a consequence, we see a ferment of tech entrepreneurship initiatives across Europe where weekly new <> are announced. Universities have now developed programs focused on entrepreneurial and technology which are attracting students willing to developed a start-up. Classic industries like banking are impacted from the arrival of new comers and the emergence of market platforms has created new ways how we spend our time.
The future is tech and digital and it’s already here.

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

  • Technology entrepreneurship

  • Market platforms

  • Intelligent automation

  • Product development

  • Launching a start-up

  • Case studies in Tech Entrepreneurship

Francesco Bellini trained as an economist (Degree in Economics, MAs in Economics and Management of Technological Change, PhD in Innovation Management). He is professor of Finance at the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO and Technology Management research fellow at the Department of Management of University of Rome La Sapienza. He leads the Research & Innovation Lab in Eurokleis and he is scientific consultant for a number of private and public bodies. His professional and academic carrier developed at the crossroad between innovation management and finance. He has an extensive experience in project management and coordination, business and financial modelling of innovation and impact assessment. During his professional carrier he worked in more than 30 EC funded projects coordinating 4 of them. He is author of more than 70 papers and books.

Sorin Anagnoste is a Lecturer and Vice-Dean at Faculty of Business Administration in foreign languages (FABIZ) within the Bucharest University of Economic Studies from Bucharest (ASE). He teaches sjubjects related to strategy, online business models and entrepreneurship. Sorin has over ten years of experience in companies across different industries (FMCG, Oil&Gas, Financial Services, Consulting), in roles like Business Analyst, Finance Manager and Management Consultant.

After graduating the Bucharest University of Economic Studies in 2008 he enrolled for a PhD under the same institution from which he successfully graduated in 2011. His core competences are related to Intelligent Automation, Innovation Management, Strategic Management, Teaching and Training.

In the last three years Sorin has spent in a growing team in the Intelligent Automation department in EY, performing several roles: from business development activities to actual coding on RPA projects for global companies. Aside from these activities he has knowledge and practical experience with other technologies that help companies achieve end-to-end automation (ie. RPA, Chatbots, Process Mining, Data Mining, Intelligent OCR).

His practical experience was also covered on more than twenty academic articles in journals and at dedicated academic conferences, being so the most quoted specialist in the area of Intelligent Automation.

Sorin is frequently invited as guest speaker to workshops and seminars.

Marco Savastano, Ph.D., is Lecturer at Sapienza University of Rome – Management Department, where he obtained his PhD in Innovation Management. He is qualified as Associate Professor according to the National Scientific Habilitation (ASN). He teaches the courses “Innovation and Environmental Management – Industrial Ecology” and “Digital Innovation and Quality Management”. Visiting Professor at the University of Zagreb and Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Adjunct Professor at different Italian Universities. He was visiting research fellow at the University of Baltimore (USA), and at the TUe University of Eindhoven (NL). He actively participates in international conferences, and realized more than 50 publications as journal articles in top-rated international journals, book and encyclopaedia chapters. He is also frequently invited as guest professor to international workshops and seminars.

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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