21 – 23 March 2024

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

Mini Track Chair:

  • Corina Murafa TBD

Europe has committed to reach climate neutrality by 2050 and the race to net zero has spread to other geographies as well. Generous fiscal stimuli are directed towards decarbonizing our energy systems, yet the transition is rising major questions and policy dilemmas. Given technological unknowns and infant industries shaping a new energy market model, as well as the unequal pace of the transition worldwide, how can decision-makers support the competitiveness of the energy sector while advancing towards climate neutrality? What will be the socio-economic impacts of the likely transformation or even disappeatance of carbon-intensive industries? What business and policy strategies can be employed to mitigate the negative effect and to turn regions in transition into sources of economic prosperity instead of abandoned industrial sites? Last but not least, given decreasing public acceptance for green energy technologies, from offshore wind farms to massive deployment of solar PV, how can different stakeholder groups and diverging interests be aligned to reach ambitious net-zero targets?

Corina Murafa is an independent public policy expert and university lecturer in climate, energy and sustainability, having worked for the World Bank, European Commission, Frankfurt School of Management, OMV Petrom, Deloitte, Ashoka, national governments and think tanks. Her work focuses mainly on just energy transition, energy communities and energy poverty and she gives a voice to civil society organisations working in this sector through her position in the plenary of the Romanian Economic and Social Committee. She is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Business Administration at Bucharest University of Economic Studies. She acted as a team leader assisting Romania in drafting its Territorial Just Transition Plans and is now working with public authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland and the Czech Republic in similar processes. She is the National Advisor of the Environmental Defense Fund in Romania and the co-founder of the National Energy Poverty Observatory. She is a frequent speaker in conferences and media venues on energy topics.

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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