Modern Trends in Business, Hospitality, and Tourism 3rd edition - Sustainable Approaches and Business Challenges in Time


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Call for papers - Modern Trends in Business, Hospitality & Tourism Hybrid Conference (May 4th - 6th, 2023, onsite, at the Faculty of Business – Horea St. No 7, Cluj-Napoca, and online, via Teams Platform)
Conference Theme: Sustainable Business Approaches and Challenges in Times of Crisis

Reputable keynote speakers have accepted to honor the event (

Prof. Marianna SIGALA, Ph.D. (Department of Business Administration, University of Piraeus, Greece)

Preeminent Chair Professor Fevzi OKUMUS, Ph.D. (Hospitality Services Department, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA)

Mark Anthony CAMILLERI, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Malta)

Anthony DEVINE, Ph.D. (Director of Learning & Teaching and Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Adam Smith Business School, UK)

Important Deadlines
February 1st, 2023
Extended Abstract

February 10th, 2023
Extended Abstract acceptance notification

March 24th, 2023
Paper submission for Conference Proceedings

April 24th, 2023
Reviewers' feedback for submitted papers

May 19th, 2023
Submission of final papers for Conference Proceedings

June 19th, 2023
Notification of final papers’ acceptance for Conference Proceedings

June 30th, 2023
Submission of papers for supporting journals (papers must comply with journals’ requirements):

Registration Fees
Undergraduate and master students - Free

Regular Attendees:

PhD students - 60 Euro
Researchers, academics, practitioners - 120 Euro

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Email subject: 2023 Conference

Conference Objective
The main objective of this conference is to bring together researchers, practitioners, and scholars from economic fields to exchange their research results and experiences and to discuss the most recent trends, challenges, and solutions in the fields of business, hospitality, and tourism. Submitted papers will address topics related to the following ones:

Conference Topics

Smart and Sustainable Development Issues in the Digital Environment

Business Challenges and Opportunities during Crises

Sustainable Business Models

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Changing Dimensions of Modern Business and Hospitality

Financing Alternatives for SMEs

Challenges and Trends in Tourism and Hospitality

Modern Customer Experiences

Human Capital Leadership & Organisational Behaviour

Challenges and Opportunities in International Business

Global Capital Markets and their Role in Investment Financing the Post-COVID19 Recovery

Corporate Governance

Classic and Alternative Approaches in the fields of Accounting, Banking, Business Law, Economics, and Finance

Extended Abstract & Paper Submission

Participants interested in presenting a paper are invited to send an extended abstract.

The Extended Abstract - Word file (in English, Template here ( that includes: the Paper Title, 5 keywordsJEL classification (, • the Full Name of the author/authors, the Institutional Affiliation, and the • E-mail address • Extended Abstract (of 600 to 800 words) must cover the following aspects: • A brief Introduction of the approached subject highlighting the added value of the research (100-300 words); • Research Purpose and the Methodological Approach (70-100 words); • Key Results of the research and brief Discussions (270-320 words); • Main Conclusions (70-100 words); References (5-12 references).

The Authors of the accepted Extended Abstracts are going to be further invited to submit their full papers.

Extended Abstracts and (later) full papers (short or extended versions) must be submitted by email at:

Papers must be original and should not have been previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. All abstracts and full papers must be written in English.

Publication Opportunities

To be considered for publishing opportunities, all contributions must be presented during the conference.

Final papers can be published either in the Book of Proceedings (to be indexed by Springer) or in the supporting journals.

The author(s) of best papers will be invited to submit a full paper to one of the supporting journals:

- Journal of Service Theory and Practice,

- Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Management,

- International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management or

- Studia UBB Negotia.

The submitted invited papers will undergo the journals’ regular review process.

The template for the Book of proceedings is available online (

Submission to the supporting journals will comply with their publication guidelines.

The conference welcomes researchers, academics, and practitioners to share their knowledge and findings. Undergraduate, master, and PhD students are also encouraged to present their research and to receive academic feedback and advice.

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Horea St. No 7

400174 Cluj-Napoca , Romania