Sapientia Erdélyi Magyar Tudományegyetem – Csíkszeredai Kar –

Főoldal / Hírek /

15th International Conference on Economics and Business

Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania


invite you to the

 15th International Conference on Economics and Business


Global Challenges - Local Answers. 

Interdependencies or slobalisation? 

which takes place Online

03-05 March 2021 

We gladly welcome you to participate in our conference, which provides an opportunity for young researchers, teachers and PhD students to present and discuss their research results. 

Papers are welcome in the following topics (sections to be assigned):

  • Capital market, corporate finance and financial analysis

  • Current Issues in international taxation and accounting

  • Marketing and management

  • Tourism and urban services

  • Regional disparities and territorial problems

  • Agriculture and rural economics

  • Business informatics and operational research

Scientific Committee:

Giuseppina Migliore, Associate professor, University of Palermo, Italy 

José Luis Moraga-González, Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Maria Moraru, Associate professor Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara, Romania

Zsolt Sándor, Professor, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania 

József Varga, Professor, Szent István Egyetem Kaposvári Campus, Hungary

Gábor Nagy, Assistant professor, INSEEC Business School, Paris , France

The main focus of the conference 

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, globalization had already been showing a slowing tendency due to a number of global trade interventions, rising tariff rates on imports, the tensions between software and hardware industries players in China and the US, the new short-sighted political responses to the different social challenges, etc. Yet the new lockdown throughout 2020 has brought many disruptions, mainly in the supply chains of multinational players, cancelled exports of goods, while total shutdown of travel industry has hit hard on most of the economy. However, some services thrive because of the growing online presence of economic operators, online shopping is gaining ground, and, in general, the Internet economy shows a further increase. The Quo Vadis question is now whether we are moving towards a divided world where economy is going to be rearranged according to the new political powers in the East and the West, or whether we can achieve a new sustainable balance between interdependent global multinationals and resilient, local industries,  the latter more present on online markets than before. 

Invited speakers:

József Tóth, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania / Corvinus University of Budapest: Food Waste and Covid'19: Did We Learn or Unlearn?

Ede Lázár, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania:

Influencing factors of ERP adoption among Romanian SMEs

Zsolt Nagy Bálint, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania:

Financial markets and the real economy in the Covid-19 crisis

Arnold Csonka, Szent István Egyetem Kaposvári Campus, Hungary: Spread of sustainable practices in agri-food chains - local drivers and barriers

The language of the international conference is English and Hungarian (without translation).


The selected papers proposed by the Scientific Committee will be published in the Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Economics and Business. Acta is published in cooperation with De Gruyter Open. All the papers will be published on CD with ISBN.

The platform of the conference will be announced later.
The registration must include an abstract of the paper in English or in Hungarian language (max. 500 words) - see below. 

Conference fee:

No conference fees are charged for participation!

Important deadlines:

Registration and Abstract: 1st of February 2021

Abstract acceptance: 21st of February 2021

Submission of Papers: 1st of May 2021

Submission guidelines

Abstract: Abstracts must be submitted in our online registration system, therefore the following requirements are supervised by automatic controls and some of these are made automatically. Locate the paper title in bold in the middle of the first line, then insert an empty line followed by name(s) of author(s), title(s) and address(es). 

If you need any additional information, please feel free, to ask at:

Paper format: Papers are accepted in English language, 10-15 pages long

Font: Times New Roman 12, line feed 1, left, right, bottom and top margins 2.5 cm. Locate paper title in bold in the middle of the first line, then insert an empty line followed by the name(s) of author(s) and title(s). Figures are only accepted in black and white colors. 

Recommended paper structure is: Abstract (English), Key words (max. 5), Introduction, Material and Methods, Results and Discussion, Conclusion, References, Author's address.

Organizing Committee

Dorottya ADORJÁN, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

Bíborka-Eszter BÍRÓ, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

László ILLYÉS, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

Ottilia GYÖRGY, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

Rita KOROSECZNÉ PAVLIN, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

Szilárd MADARAS, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

Benedek NAGY, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

László PÁL, Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania

Conference workshop: Recreational services and urban tourism after the pandemics

03rd March, 2021 (Wednesday), 16,00-18,00 (GMT +2):

Each of our earlier conference in the last decade started with a workshop, where we invited members of our community, leaders of the local and regional administration, students and professionals to talk through important socio-economic issues. This time, we intend to answer the following questions: What kind of services suffered the most during and after the pandemics restrictions? What kind of local and national institutional interventions would be needed to relaunch the cultural industry and the urban tourism? How can we innovate and reposition new cultural and recreational services, to face new challenges in the future? 

Invited speakers: TBA

Partners: The Tourism Cluster of the Szeklerland (Székelyföldi TDM Klaszter) 

Preliminary conference schedule:

04th March 2021 (Thursday) 10,00 AM - 20,00 PM (GMT +2)

10:00-10:30    Opening ceremony

10:30-13:00    Plenary presentations

13:00-14:00    Lunchbreak

14:00-18:00    Presentations in parallel sessions 

19:00         Discussions

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2021. január