CALL FOR PAPERS
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
Business excellence is about achieving superior business results in relation to the competitors by means of developing and strengthening the management systems and processes of an organization; it is targeted at improving performance and delivering value for all the stakeholders, in a three-dimensional space characterized by uncertainty, complexity and dynamism.
The first goal of this international conference is to reunite specialists from the triple-helix fields: university and research, consultancy and business, and policy making pursuant to optimizing the business added value by providing a stimulating environment for knowledge and knowhow business excellence transfers and alliance formation.
The second goal of this international conference relates to bridging the Romanian business environment with the international business environment by ensuring a better understanding of new challenges, opportunities and threats generated by globalization and competition in general and in fields like energy, social entrepreneurship and others.
The third goal is to place in this newly emergent context the architecture of the business administration higher education by championing new and challenging programs meant to equip the students for a more aggressive competitive business ecosystem.
The main topics of the conference are focused on but not limited to the following sections:
- Knowledge Economy
- Complexity in a turbulent economic environment
- Challenges and strategies in business education
- Energy, climate change and sustainability
- Social entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development
- Human resources: A game changer for the Business Strategy
- Business internationalization and globalization
- Sustainability in the tertiary sector
- Innovation and the knowledge economy
- Business digitization
- Driving marketing performance through Innovation, Creativity and Entreprenurial Focus
- International Business Finances in a Globalized World
- Data science in a digital society
- Accounting for the future: How will corporate business models deliver sustainability?
- Branding From Emerging Countries: A Shifting Paradigm
- New Challenges For Macroeconomic Modeling
- Business Law
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 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. (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).
|Abstract submission deadline|
|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|
|PhD students||150 euro|
|STANDARD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 16 January – 28 February 2019|
|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 80 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details about the payment and the SBE bank account are available at www.bizexcellence.ro.