CALL FOR PAPERS
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
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:
- Complexity in a turbulent economic environment
- Challenges and strategies in business education
- Energy, climate change and sustainability
- Social entrepreneurship
- 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
- Marketing in the knowledge economy
- Business finances in a globalized world
- Quantitative methods in data-driven digital marketing research
- Data science in a digital society
- Intellectual property rights and intangible assets for business excellence
- Strategic Integrated Reporting for Sustainable Businesses – a Holistic Thinking Approach
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.
|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|
|PhD students||120 euro|
|STANDARD REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 16 January – 28 February 2018|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details about the payment and the SBE bank account are available at www.bizexcellence.ro.