Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Amfiteatru Economic
Faculty of Business and Tourism

GRAZ 2017

BASIQ 2016
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2 – 3 June, 2016, Konstantz, Germany

The second edition of the international conference New Trends in Sustainable Business and Consumption took place in Konstanz, Germany during 2nd and 3rd of June 2016. The conference is organized annually starting from 2015 by the Association for Innovation and Quality in Sustainable Business – BASIQ. Amfiteatru Economic Journal is, along with the Faculty for Business and Tourism of the Bucharest University of Economic Studies a regular supporting partner.

The edition of 2016 was kindly hosted by Allensbach University in the picturesque city of Konstanz, Germany. Conference participants were warmly welcomed by Prof. Dr. Martin Reckenfelderbaeumer, Rector of Allensbach University and Prof. Dr. Rodica Pamfilie, Dean of The Faculty for Business and Tourism.

As the conference aims to discuss recent developments in business practice and consumption behavior which are susceptible to have a significant transformative impact on the economy, the insights contributed by keynote speakers coming from the business community were very much appreciated by conference participants.

Ulrich Hermann, CEO Wolters Kluwer Germany, speaking about the shift to a subscription business

Cristian Pamfilie, founder of ROKURA Romania, speaking about promoting technological advances in a changing environment

Martin Fiedler, Partner and CFO at IBFU Munich, Germany, speaking about lean construction

Ulrich Heun, CEO Carmao GmbH Germany, speaking about the future of IT security

During the conference 42 papers with authors from 6 countries were presented and discussed. The Conference Proceedings volume in electronic format (CD) is available on request at the BASIQ Association secretariat, contact person Ms. Ligia Ionescu, e-mail: ligia_cristiana@yahoo.com.

For more snapshots from the conference sessions and social program see the photogallery here.

Finally, mention should be made of contributions to the good organization and success of the conference brought by prof. dr. Marieta Olaru, program director from the Association BASIQ and Mr Timo Keppler, who provided local logistical and financial support from Allensbach University

18 – 19 June, 2015, Bucharest

Amfiteatru Economic Journal announces the international conference „New trends in sustainable business and consumption” jointly organized by the Amfiteatru Economic Journal, the Faculty of Business and Tourism and the Association for Innovation and Quality in Sustainable Business, BASIQ.

The event will take place at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies between 18th and 19th of June 2015 and the deadline for submitting contributions is 27th of March 2015.

A number of conference contributions will be selected by our editorial committee to be published in Amfiteatru Economic issue of November 2015. The authors of the selected contributions will be invited to extend and revise their papers in form of a journal article until August 30th, 2015.

Globalization and technological advances are shaping a new economy, accelerating societal changes and raising sustainability concerns. The twenty first century has begun under the aegis of transformations and tensions which affect business and consumption patterns alike. These transformations come with new opportunities, but also with new threats, challenging the society capacity to foresee mutations, to make responsible choices for the future, to creatively conciliate aspirations with possibilities and resources. All these call for scholars’ contribution to identifying new trends, assessing implications, providing new paradigms and practical solutions, informing policy makers and business leaders, as well as to accelerating new knowledge dissemination. The Conference "New trends in sustainable business and consumption" intends to become a recurrent international forum for sharing researchers’ most recent findings or thoughts about the transformative impact on the economy of new business practices and consumption behavior. Organizers of the Basiq 2015 conference invite researchers to provide contributions in form of original research papers, case studies or essays, in particular on the following topics:

  • socio-demographic trends; imagining and anticipating societal futures;
  • constructing modern knowledge: competency based education and new ways of capacity building;
  • key new technologies in the 21st century (big data, identity management, nano-technologies, electric vehicles, 3D printing, new products and advanced materials, etc.); adoption, acceptance, and diffusion of emerging technologies;
  • driving value for business and consumers through business model innovation; new market interactions, open innovation and collaboration networks;
  • new consumers values, attitudes and behaviors; new approaches in creating a culture of quality;
  • emerging risks and changes in consumer rights.

Interdisciplinary and cross-section contributions are welcomed.

For any additional information please visit the conference website (www.conference.ase.ro), or contact the conference secretariat at basiq2015@gmail.com.

Aspects from the conference

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