21 – 23 March 2024

  • Vanesa Vargas, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

  • Adriana DAVIDESCU, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

This mini-track is dedicated to young students who are at the beginning of their scientific research career. The track welcomes papers from undergarduate and graduate students (BA, MA, PhD candidates) with an interest in business administration or in economics.

Vanesa Vargas is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration in foreign languages, where she teaches Entrepreneurship, the European Business Environment and Business Simulations. Her field of research is focused on E-Commerce, and her doctoral thesis was centered on the use of personal data in E-Business and Consumer Protection. She is the office manager of the Higher Education and Research in Management of European Universities (HERMES) and past President of the Rotaract Deva Association. She is a graduate of the German section of the Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages and completed in 2019 the studies for the Bachelor of Laws. Vanesa is a former Konrad Adenauer Foundation scholar and in 2016 she obtained a Trainer certificate. She completed an internship in the Romanian Government, at the Ministry for Small and Medium Enterprises. Recently, she has taken on a key role in organizing the International Conference on Business Excellence, the International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences and publishing the conference proceedings. Vanesa has strong ties with the entrepreneurial network of FABIZ and actively contributes to its development. 

Adriana AnaMaria Davidescu is a Full Professor at the Department of Statistics and Econometrics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. She is the Head of the Data Science Research Lab, specialising in applications for business and economics, and a senior researcher at the Department of Labour Market Policies of the National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection. With over 17 years of experience in socio-economic research, she has been deeply involved in various analytical pursuits.For over 17 years, she has delved into informality issues at both national and international levels. She has led various national research projects and served as a senior expert for the European Commission, specifically for the European Platform that addresses Undeclared Work.Prof. Davidescu possesses extensive expertise in the evaluation of public projects and programs. Her prowess in project team management is evident, having coordinated more than 14 national projects and played a pivotal role as a senior expert in over 50 national and international endeavours. She has showcased her expertise in counterfactual methods during the assessment process, especially in empirically testing causal chains in interventions related to the Operational Program Competitiveness 2014-2020 Evaluation Plan, the Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020 Evaluation, and the Partnership Agreement Evaluation Plan. She held the esteemed position of a modelling key expert. She served as the team leader for the Operational Program Competitiveness 2014-2020 Evaluation Plan, focusing on evaluating POC interventions in research, development, and innovation. Additionally, she was a senior modelling expert, instrumental in assessing the impact of interventions for both the Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020 Evaluation Plan and the Partnership Agreement Evaluation Plan, with an emphasis on economic, social, and territorial cohesion.

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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