Mini track on Geopolitical current changes and perspectives in sustainable business and tourism


Geopolitical perspectives and technological challenges for sustainable growth in the 21st century

15-16 June 2023, Bucharest, Romania

Mini Track Chairs

  • Gabriela Tigu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

  • Jose Mondejar Jimenez University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

The recent economic and social changes caused by the crisis generated by the new coronavirus demonstrate the adaptability of the business environment to radical and sudden changes. Some companies are able either to adapt themselves harder or leave the market, still, others manage to reinvent themselves quickly, through managerial strategies often adopted along the way. Is this a sustainable business model? Or should such situations be better anticipated and prepared?
While governments and international institutions are looking for solutions to support companies, workers and communities, firms need to identify new business models, reinventing their personnel policy and even repositioning themselves into the new digitized environment. Even business models take on new dimensions.
On the other hand, current geopolitical developments have shown, once more, that the business pattern related to technology must remain the key of development and recovery.
Are technological and geopolitical cycles changing the economy and the business environment?
Does this illustrate a fresh start in tourism?

The main topics covered by the hereby call for papers are related to:

  • Business sustainability under the conditions of technological and geopolitical uncertainty
  • The business environment in the era of rapid technological and geopolitical change
  • Sustainability and managing threats from the business environment
  • The impact of geopolitical risks in tourism business models
  • Metaverse business models
  • Sustainability within the context of boosting the ability to learn and innovation
  • The impact of digitalization on business and its impact on the local tourism development
  • The development of sustainable leadership
  • Sustainability and the link to the quality of human capital
  • Innovation as a mediator between CSR practices and performance

Gabriela Tigu

Professor Ph.D., is the Dean of Business and Tourism Faculty within the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, and a member of Tourism and Geography Department.
With an experience in academia but also in tourism practice for about 30 years, Gabriela Tigu carries out both teaching and research activities in areas of expertise such as: Management of tourism destinations, Sustainable tourism, Management of operations in tourism, Business ethics, Human resource management in tourism. She is an author of 22 published books, more than 150 articles and scientific papers, as well as 33 national and international research contracts; as a visiting professor she was involved into didactic activities and doctoral boards as well within universities from France, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Cyprus and Italy. She is also a scientific Ph.D. supervisor of doctoral thesis in the field of Business Administration. Since 2017, she is the director of the postgraduate program “Strategic Hospitality Management”, organized in partnership by the Bucharest University of Economic Studies and École Hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, the best hotel school in the world, according to recent international rankings. Gabriela Tigu is also a tourism journalist and vice-president of the FIJET Romania Tourism Press Club, member of the Advisory Committee of the Romanian Competition Council, member of the board of the Academic Association for Research in Tourism and Services CACTUS, member of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, within the World Tourism Organization.

Jose Mondejar Jimenez

is full professor of statistics at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Faculty of Social Sciences in Cuenca, Spain.
He has developed his teaching experience at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and the University of Florence.
José is the author of ninety-seven indexed articles, forty-two of which have been published in indexed journals in Journal Citation Reports, coordinator or co-author of twenty books (seven of them international) and thirty-two book chapters (seven of them international). He is a principal investigator on nine research projects and participates in three European, two national, and thirteen regional research projects. He has directed four doctoral dissertations.
He has contributed to a total of one hundred and twelve papers in prestigious scientific conferences in his teaching and research area, forty-three of which are national and sixty-nine international. He has developed research mobilities at universities and research centres: University of Florence, Institut Hautes Estudes Economiques et Commercial INSEEC-Paris, University Diego Portales in Santiago de Chile and University of Bath.