Mini Track on Sustainability in Tertiary Sector

The 13th International Conference on Business Excellence
Sustainable Business Models and Innovation in the Knowledge Economy

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

21-22 March 2019, Bucharest, Romania

Mini Track Chairs:

Gabriela Țigu, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Mihaela-Cornelia DAN, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

The services sector is now the most dynamic sector of the global modern economy. Their performances substantially impact the economic and social development both at micro and macro levels. The business models of the services sector require professional management that is able to assure the competitive advantage and sustainable growth. That’s why we encourage the papers to examine and to provide new insights for the core subjects in the services management field.

The Society for Business Excellence jointly with The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, encourage participants as academic researchers, PhD students, specialists from the business service sector, NGO’s or professional associations, etc.  to submit papers on the topic of Sustainability in Tertiary Sector.

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

  • Service economy and management – new approaches
  • Sustainable development and business models in services sector
  • Strategic management for services
  • Quality management for sustainability
  • Green business
  • Competitiveness in services sector
  • Project management in services sector
  • Green tourism
  • Tourism and climate change
  • Sustainable management for tourism destinations
  • Tourism and communitiesgabrielatigu

 

Gabriela Țigu is Professor at Bucharest University of Economic Studies (ASE), Tourism and Geography Department in Business and Tourism Faculty. She is PhD adviser, member of Business Administration Doctoral School. With an important experience in coordinating academic programs (being vice-rector for education between 2012 and 2016 and head of Tourism and Geography department in 2008-2012), and in teaching and research activity as well, her scientific interest is focused on service and tourism economy and management. Member of the scientific board for several international symposiums (Romania, Slovenia, France, and Italy) and journals, she is also active in business field, as consultant (e.g. member of Advisory Board of Romanian Competition Council) and tourism journalist (vice-president of Tourism Club Press of Romania – FIJET).

 

Univ. Prof. Mihaela-Cornelia DAN, Ph.D. – member of the UNESCO Department for Business Administration is currently teaching European Business Environment and International Business.

Her professional interests and experience focus on issues in management and marketing, European business environment, the role of universities in the regional development process. She has been a member or a director of several research projects financed with European and national funds, with focus on the link between regional development and entrepreneurship, the impact of entrepreneurship on less developed regions in Romania, the behavior of Romanian young entrepreneurs in an emergent economy, challenges of young start-ups.

Prof. Dan has published more than 40 scientific articles and conference papers. The most cited articles regard the topics of clusters, regional and urban development.  Since 2015 Prof. Dan is the coordinator of the business incubator of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and develops support programs for students interested in an entrepreneurial career. The main goal is to strengthen the infrastructure of the business incubator and to attract established entrepreneurs and business angels for an ongoing support and cooperation.

 

Publication opportunities

The conference is organized by Society for Business Excellence and UNESCO Department for Business Administration on the 21-22 of March 2019 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 2019 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 (https://content.sciendo.com/view/journals/picbe/picbe-overview.xml)

Important! Papers presented to the International Conference on Business Excellence (ICBE 2019) will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Sustainability Journal, indexed Web of Science, Impact Factor: 1.789 (2016); 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.850 (2016); http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability.

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
(www.degruyter.com/view/j/mmcks).

At the final ceremony, based on a international committee selection, there will be granted three Best Paper Award Management&Marketing, two Excellence Awards and two Best Paper Awards of the Journal of Economic Forecasting, indexed in Web of Science (http://www.ipe.ro/rjef.htm).

 

 Submission details

Abstract submission deadline 15 September 2018
Notification of abstract acceptance 31 October 2018
Submission of full paper due for review 5 January 2019
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes) 31 January 2019
Final paper due (with any changes) 28 February 2019
Final Author registration date 28 February 2019

 

  Registration and payment*

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 15 January 2019 – 15 February 2019
Academics 200 euro
Practitioners 250 euro
PhD students 150 euro
STANDARD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 16 January – 28 February 2019
Academics 300 euro
Practitioners 350 euro
PhD students 250 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 22nd of March 2019.

**Non-presenting participants are subject to a universal fee of 150 euro.

***All confirmed SBE members (who have paid their membership fee for 2019) benefit from a 30% fee discount.

As a first step, we require a 300-word abstract which is to be received by the 15th of September 2018. Submissions must be made using the online submission form available at www.bizexcellence.ro/icbe and the final paper should be accompanied by publishing agreements and declaration of originality.

Should you have any questions please email us at office@bizexcellence.ro.

Details about the payment and the SBE bank account are available at www.bizexcellence.ro.

Information about the conference could be found also on the website www.fabiz.ase.ro.