CALL FOR Mini Track on Business Internationalization and Globalization

The 12th International Conference on Business Excellence
Innovation and Sustainability in a Turbulent Economic Environment

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

22-23 March 2018, Bucharest, Romania

Mini Track Chairs: 

Luminiţa Nicolescu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Mariana Nicolae, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania


At global level trends such as increased liberalization of trade, intensification of and changes in regional economic integration, technological developments in information and transportation infrastructure, increasing international migration are factors that contribute to the globalization of the business environment. In this context, new opportunities and new forms of international cooperation are developed. International relations between nations and international relations between corporations unfold new developments in the present changing environment. International business strategies for companies operating in different fields are influenced by the new evolutions in the global, regional and local environments. Academics, business practitioners, research students and people working in public administration and non-governmental sector are invited to submit papers on the topic International Perspectives on Future Developments.

The main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related, but not limited to:

  • Business strategies in foreign markets,
  • International versus global approaches,
  • Internationalization of services,
  • New trends in regional economic integration,
  • The future of European union,
  • The development of international markets,
  • Factors, challenges and obstacles for internationalization,
  • Country level internationalization policies,
  • Strategic thinking in the international context,
  • Challenges of the new international environment for business,
  • Policies and practices in the new international circumstances.

Luminiţa Nicolescu is Professor at ASE Bucharest, Faculty of International Business and Economics with over 25 years of experience in teaching and researching at this higher education institution.  She has a PhD and two masters (Master of Arts by Research in Management and an MBA) received at universities from United Kingdom (University of Kent and University of London). Her research interests unfold in a number of fields among which international business, international marketing, higher education, management and Small and Medium Size companies. She participated either as a project director/coordinator or team member in over 30 research projects. She is the author and co-author of over 50 books and book chapters and over 70 articles published in Romania and abroad. She participated in a number of councils at institutional level and she activated as reviewer, editor and co-editor for a number of journals.

Professor Mariana Nicolae teaches business communication at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies.She is passionately creative about teaching, research and academic management, coaching and mentoring, institutional building, networking with people and organizations, publishing, travelling to attend conferences and seminars and organizing (inter)national conferences in Romania.She is the head of the Department of Modern Languages and Business Communication and the director of the Master in Internal Communication.She was a Fulbright senior scholar in 2005 and in May 2013 has been appointed a Fulbright ambassador for higher education institutions.She participated as an expert evaluator in the Framework Programme FP7 of the European Union.

Publication opportunities

The conference is organized by Society for Business Excellence and UNESCO Department for Business Administration on the 22-23 of March 2018 at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages (FABIZ). The papers accepted at ICBE 2018 will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration, payment and presentation.

The presented 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.

In addition, a selection of the best papers will be published in the international journal Management & Marketing. Challenges for the Knowledge Society by De Gruyter Open, indexed inEmerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Proquest, Cabell’s Directory and more than 20 other international databases (

At the final ceremony, for scientific merits and rigour there will be granted two Excellence Awards, and for each section a Best paper award.


 Submission details

Abstract submission deadline 30 October 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance 15 November 2017
Submission of full paper due for review 15 December 2017
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes) 31 December 2017
Final paper due (with any changes) 19 February 2018
Final Author registration date 28 February 2018


Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 14 December 2017 – 15 January 2018
Academics 160 euro
Practitioners 200 euro
PhD students 120 euro
Academics 200 euro
Practitioners 250 euro
PhD students 150 euro
* The conference fee includes conference attendance, publication, conference folder, meals during the conference and a trip in a soon to be announced destination on the 24th of March 2018.

**Non-presenting participants are subject to a universal fee of 80 euro.

***All confirmed SBE members (who have paid their membership fee for 2018) benefit from a 30% fee discount.

As a first step, we require a 300-word abstract which is to be received by the 30th of October 2017. Submissions must be made using the online submission form available at and the final paper should be accompanied by publishing agreements and declaration of originality.

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