CALL FOR Mini Track on Complexity

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: 

Luis Miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca, Porto School of Engineering, Portugal

Valentina Mihaela Ghinea, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Few fields are not concerned with an increase in the complexity of today’s problems and systems.  Most systems today include technology controlled by software because of the range of capability it can provide, yet software introduces complexity of new types as it solves familiar types of complexity.  While research into complexity is proceeding in multiple fields, awareness of the advances made and their application to other fields is lagging.

This track is seeking papers related to both broad and specific work in:

  • Complexity research
  • Complexity applications within business-related or other fields
  • Economic and legal implications of complexity
  • Complexity management
  • Complexity and risk
  • Measurement of complexity
  • Methods for reducing complexity
  • Other related topics

Academic researchers, doctoral students, industrial practitioners, and government business or management employees are especially encouraged to submit papers on Business Excellence and Complexity.

 

Luis Miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca, PhD, is Professor at ISEP, Porto School of Engineering, of Quality and Organizational Excellence, Business and Industrial Management and Sustainability, at MSc and BSc courses, since 1989. He is also Professor (invited) of Sustainability and Social Responsibility at University, Department of Production, and Systems | School of Engineering, from 2103. Luis Fonseca holds a PhD in Management (ISCTE-IUL, 2012), an MBA (IEP/ESADE, 1993), a Specialization in Quality Engineering (UNL/ISQ, 1987) and is Electrical Engineer (UP, 1982). He is presently President of the North Delegation of APQ (Portuguese Association for Quality), is an ASQ (American Society for Quality) Fellow Member, and is Senior Member and Industrial Engineer and Management Specialist by Ordem dos Engenheiros (Portuguese National Association of Engineers). Luis Fonseca was CEO of the leading Portuguese systems certification body (APCER) for more than 10 years, and Vice-President of the IQNet Association, following a previous career (since 1982), as Quality and Process Control Manager and engineer at several multinational companies. He is a researcher at CIDEM- Centre for Research and Development in Mechanical Engineering with the main primary research focus on Quality and Organizational Excellence, Business and Industrial Management, Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Circular Economy. Luis Fonseca is a regular presenter and speaker to both academic audiences and practitioners and published more than 20 academic papers in Scopus indexed journals, and authored several chapters, related to his research and practitioner fields. He is also an active reviewer for relevant Journal in his areas of expertise.

lmf@isep.ipp.pt; luismiguelcfonseca@gmail.com

http://paginas.isep.ipp.pt/lmf; http://pt.linkedin.com/in/luismiguelciravegnafonseca

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5668-0656; Researcher ID: L-4285-2014; Scopus Author ID: 56356558600

LMF.2017.08.15

 

Valentina Mihaela Ghinea, PhD, is an associate professor at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. She mainly teaches Human Resource Management and Strategic Human Resource Management, as she holds a PhD in Organizational Culture dynamics.

She formerly developed a career as import-export specialist, holding also the position of coordinator of import-export department.

In 2008 and 2011, she was a visiting-professor to ENSAM Cluny, France, lecturing on communication and organizational culture.

Valentina Mihaela Ghinea was part of different research teams in national projects, and she authored academic papers, books and chapters in her research and practitioner areas of interests.

Certified as a trainer, she trained employees from the business sector.

Currently, she is also the President of the Society for Business Excellence.

 

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 in 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, 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 30 November 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
STANDARD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 16 January – 28 February 2018
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 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.