Mini Track on Business administration and entrepreneurship


Exploring Global Perspectives: The Future of Economics and Social Sciences

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Mini Track Chairs

  • Mihail Bușu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Guest Speaker – Enrico Prinz, EM Strasbourg Business School, France

  • Guest Speaker – Luis Miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca, Porto School of Engineering, Portugal

The aim of the Business Administration and Entrepreneurship Mini-Track is to serve as a dynamic forum for the exploration of key facets shaping the future of global economics and social sciences. In a world characterized by rapid change and interconnectedness, this section specifically delves into the intricate realms of business administration and entrepreneurship, fostering discussions that transcend borders and disciplines.
This section welcomes scholars, researchers, and practitioners to delve into critical topics that define the contemporary landscape of business. Delving into the nuances of business administration, participants will explore the innovations influencing traditional business models and the integration of sustainable practices and corporate social responsibility into strategic frameworks. The entrepreneurial dimension will illuminate discussions on building and nurturing startup ecosystems, with a focus on governmental initiatives that propel entrepreneurial endeavors forward.
Attendees can expect in-depth analyses of global market trends, examining how market dynamics shape international business strategies and exploring considerations of cross-cultural impact. The exploration of strategic management and leadership will navigate the challenges posed by dynamic business environments and provide insights into decision-making under uncertainty. Furthermore, the section will spotlight the transformative power of digital technologies, especially in the context of reshaping business processes and navigating the evolving landscape of e-commerce.
As a pivotal component of the conference, the Business Administration and Entrepreneurship section strives to catalyze intellectual exchange, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and propel advancements that not only contribute to the academic discourse but also resonate in the practical realms of business and entrepreneurship. Researchers and industry experts are invited to share their insights, contribute to the collective knowledge base, and engage in dialogue that paves the way for a future where global perspectives in economics and social sciences converge with innovative business practices and entrepreneurial pursuits.

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

  • Innovations in Business Models
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Global Market Trends
  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Digital Transformation
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Technology and Innovation Management


Mihail Bușu

is an associate professor at the Faculty of Business Administration in Foreign Languages, Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Habilitation in Business Administration, Bucharest University of Economic Studies; Postdoctoral fellowship in Economics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies.

His research focuses on Statistics and Econometrics, Economic Modelling, Circular Economy, Competition Policy, Decisional Processes, Financial Risks and Risk Management. He has published more than 20 ISI Web of Science articles in international journals, including Mathematics, Symmetry, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Amfiteatru Economic, Energies, Economic Computation and Economic Cybernetics Studies and Research and Processes.

Dr. Bușu is reviewer of the international journals Management & Marketing. Challenges for the Knowledge Society, Amfiteatru Economic, Mathematics, Economies, Energies and Journal of Risk and Financial Management. In 2019 was the recipient of the Georgescu Roegen Award for outstanding scientific research.

Since 2015, Mihail Bușu is a member of Romanian Actuarial Association.

Enrico Prinz (Guest Speaker)

is an Associate Professor of Finance and Corporate Governance as well as Director of Internationalization at EM Strasbourg Business School / University of Strasbourg (France). His main research area is international corporate governance and comprises the topics board interlocks, diversity of decision-making instances as well as managerial compensation and value creation. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Management and Governance, Review of Managerial Science, Finance Contrôle Stratégie, Journal of Business Economics, and Swiss Journal of Business Research and Practice.


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.