THE 6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
ON ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Geopolitical perspectives and technological challenges for sustainable growth in the 21st century
15-16 June 2023, Bucharest, Romania
Mini Track Chairs
Mihail Bușu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania
Luis Miguel Ciravegna Martins da Fonseca, Porto School of Engineering, Portugal
Enrico Prinz, EM Strasbourg Business School, France
Business leaders now consider accelerating the shift to digital business to be the most critical priority in the following years. It is clear to pay attention to the fact that Covid-19 has widened the digital business gap, separating digitally advanced firms that could adapt to the pandemic quickly from those that had to play catch-up. Firms find it hardest to break free from legacy (non-digital) strategic mindsets when their businesses are successful. Digital leaders help to shift the leadership team to think about the business opportunities from a technology perspective and explore how they can use technology to create new sources of customer value. Internet will eventually evolve into the metaverse, which will come to represent the next major computing platform. If the concept can be actualized, it is expected to be as transformative to society and industry as the mobile phone. The metaverse is also expected to have a strong connection with the real-world economy — and eventually become an extension of it. In other words, the metaverse must have the ability for companies and individuals to participate in economic activity in the same way they do today. This mini-track is intended to connect academics, companies, communities and development organizations by providing a networking space between business and human development, between business strategy and development expertise.
Equality, digital rights and digital inclusion
Digital innovation process – how your business changes, not just your communication
Digital internal communications and engagement strategies for employees and management
Practical experiences around digital transformation and change management in organizations
Customer journey as the basis for digital projects
IoT and competitive strategies in smart products’ markets
Hi-tech projects in Information Technology
Integration of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship
Market data analytics in a disruption era
Implications of digitalization on consumer behavior
Challenges of the new international environment for business
Business models for clean energy and resource efficiency
MINI TRACK CHAIRS
is PhD Lecturer 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.
Luis Miguel Fonseca
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.Enrico Prinz 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 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.