The organizers propose the following panels in order to more thoroughly explore the theme of the conference:
Professor Cristian Păun is one of the most respected Romanian economists. Currently Vice-Dean of the Faculty of International Business and Economics from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, he is well-known not only for his academic work but also for his regular presence in the Romanian business press. He is Deputy Secretary of the Romanian Society of Economics (SOREC).
Finance and Banking
Dr. Anghel attended post-graduate courses in the US and Canada. Working with the largest financial group in Romania for over 20 years, Dr. Anghel is currently Chief Executive Officer of BCR Banca de Locuințe. In 2008, he co-founded the Association of the Financial Banking Analysts in Romania and serves in the board as the first Chairman. He was appointed as Foreign Investors Council expert within the economic re-launch Programme: “Program for Economic Growth” and also served as an external expert for the World Bank. In January 2012, Dr. Anghel has been elected Chairman of the Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) Board. He co-writes professional financial books and publishes them in professional journals and magazines.
Dr. Treapăt is a Senior Lecturer, Ph.D. in Economics, with 25 years of professional expertise in Banking Risk and Management, lending, and operations. He cooperated with the EU Council in Bruxelles, within an international project he won further to tender, for delivering training in risk management, as a senior specialist and former Risk Executive Manager in a leading bank (BCR Head Office – Erste Group). He led the bank team that developed and managed the implementation of an extensive restructuring program with more than 75 different change projects with the EBRD & IFC. He acted as a promoter of change management techniques within the bank and worked together with international investors, as well as with foreign consultants and partners (E&Y, PWC, Oracle, IDS Scheer, Goodwood Financial Consulting). He introduced and promoted the use of modern risk management techniques within the banks and coordinated the risk reporting to the regulatory authorities. He also has a strong academic background, participating in many international conferences and seminars in banking, finance, risk management, insurance, operational risk in Italy, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Hungary, Spain, and being author of academic books and papers published in Web of Knowledge journals.
Management and Leadership
Professor Mariana Nicolae teaches Business Communication at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, being also the author of various studies and books on the topic of leadership. Besides teaching, research, and academic management, her current duties involve institutional building, coaching and mentoring, networking with people and organizations, publishing, traveling both in-country and abroad to attend conferences and seminars, and organizing (inter)national conferences in Romania. She was a Fulbright senior scholar at the California State University of San Bernardino (CSUSB) in 2005. She has been invited as an expert evaluator in the Framework Programme FP7 of the European Union. She is an active member of several professional organizations.
Victoria A. Seitz, California State University, San Bernardino, US
Dr. Seitz is a professor and Chair of the Marketing Department at California State University, San Bernardino. She is the author of five books: Power Dressing, Your Executive Image, and I Don’t Wear A Suit as well as two books on advertising and public relations published in Romania with Mariana Nicolae – Image Making and Your Key to a Successful Professional Image. Prior to teaching, she was a fashion coordinator for Burdines Department Stores in Florida and in retail management for Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Seitz has been a guest on numerous radio and TV talk shows both in the US and Canada and has been quoted in newspapers across the country including the Los Angeles Times, Investor’s Business Daily, Business Week, and the Kansas City Star. She has written hundreds of articles for academic, trade, and popular magazines and has made presentations at national and international association conferences. Dr. Seitz received a Fulbright Senior Fellowship award in 2002 and three Fulbright Specialist Awards in 2006, 2008, and 2017 in Romania conducting research and teaching on advertising and marketing. Additionally, Dr. Seitz has consulted with companies on issues dealing with image marketing and advertising. Some of her clients have included the US Armed Forces, Accountant Overload, General Dynamics, Texas Instrument, Abbot Laboratories, Yellow Freight Systems, and The YMCA.
Supply Chain Management
Professor Daniel Glaser Segura has significant international experience, including as a Fulbright visiting scholar in Romania, at universities in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca. During the years, Daniel has been a member of various professional societies, such as Texas International Education Consortium, the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship – acting as vice-president, or the Free Trade Alliance- Latin American Steering Committee.
Employee Wellbeing and Sustainable Human Resource Management
Ph.D. Živilė Stankevičiūtė is an associate professor at the Management Department of the School of Economics and Business at the Kaunas University of Technology. For her activity, she received many awards in the past few years: Baltic University Programme Annual Award for the Best Ph.D. defended in 2015. Kaunas University of Technology Award – Most Innovative Lecturer in Social Sciences (2016), and the Most Promising Researcher in Social Sciences (2016), Kaunas University of Technology Award – Most active young Researcher (2019). Živilė has a large experience in research planning, conducting, data collection, and analysis. She has been consulting organizations on human resources management issues, as well as on document management issues.
Raquel Meneses holds a PhD in Business Science from the School of Economics and Management of the University of Porto, where she teaches within the area of Strategy and International Marketing since 1995. She also teaches at Porto Business School. She does a lot of research in the same area, mainly questions concerning national culture and international business, business diplomacy, ambidexterity, and coopetition. Currently, she is very interested in Fintechs, especially their business model and the relation with traditional banking. In methodological terms, she is very eclectic; she uses both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, namely systematic combining, Hypothesis tests, structural equation models, and fuzzy-set QCA. Through the years, she has attended several international conferences and has written some book chapters, a manual, and several papers published in scientific peer review journals. Currently, she is the director of the University of Porto Marketing Masters Course.
Associate professor at Budapest Business School – University of Applied Sciences in Hungary, in the fields of private wealth planning, and project finance; with a teaching scope of Finance and Banking, Corporate Finance, Wealth and Tax Planning, and Management Accounting courses, mostly in English, in B.A and M.A levels. Leader of the Financial Services specialization. Contributing member and leader of international academic projects (i.e. FAMily BusinEss Sustainability and Growth 2017-9).
Visiting professor, with a track record in several European universities, mainly for full courses in Banking and Finance. Auditor and consultant with a project management background
Nick Chandler is an Associate Professor of the Department of Management at the Budapest Business School, University of Applied Sciences in Hungary. He lectures at BA level in Human Resource Management, Management and Business Economics, as well as MA level in Strategic Management. He has also been a Visiting Lecturer at Lille Catholic University since 2015, for the MA course in Strategic Partnerships.
His current research projects involve family business succession, responsible management in family businesses, the relationship between organizational culture and knowledge management, and entrepreneurial potential and preferred workplace culture. He is a reviewer for a number of international journals (Q2) and research fellow of the Future of Higher Education Research Centre of the Budapest Business School.
Ruxandra Bejinaru, Ph.D., is a lecturer at “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, Romania. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Economic Studies in Bucharest. Her scientific interests are in the knowledge economy, knowledge management, and intellectual capital. She published a series of
papers in the field of knowledge economy both at international conferences and international journals. Recently, her research focuses on university leadership and entrepreneurship. She is a member of International Association of Knowledge Management (IAKM), member of Society for Business Excellence (SBE), board member and reviewer for several international journals indexed in Web of Science & Scopus.
Rares Mocanu, SNSPA, Romania
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Social Economy: A Business Model for the Future
Marketing and Consumer Behavior
Luminita Nicolescu holds a PhD from the University of Kent (UK) and an MBA in the Management of Higher Education from the University of London. Currently she is a Professor and a doctoral coordinator at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. She is specialized in International Marketing, Higher Education Management, and Place Branding.
Green Marketing as a Tool of Sustainability – Ethical and Economic Dimensions
Aleksandra Machnik, Ph.D., is a lecturer at the Institute of Natural and Technical Science of the Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Wałbrzych, Poland. Her area of scientific interest is the role of nature and natural capital in sustainable development as well as nature-based tourism and sustainable tourism. She is also interested in the educational aspects of sustainability and green marketing.
Consumer Culture Theory
Dr. Cristina Galalae is a Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Leicester, UK, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has completed her formative journey at the University of Texas at Austin (USA) as a Fulbright scholar, the University of Manchester, as a European Social Fund grantee, and at the Bucharest Academy of Economics, which awarded her a Ph.D. in International Business. Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, she has worked as a marketing specialist for multinational companies, as well as small enterprises.
The motivation for Cristina’s research is to understand how consumers’ lives unfold in multicultural and interconnected marketplaces. She is driven by the passionate belief that contemporary markets play a critical role in enabling and hindering intercultural and international engagement, with significant consequences for individual and societal wellbeing. In particular, Cristina’s work is focused on two areas: (1) multicultural locales – narratives of the self, living diversity, and culturally plural consumption; (2) ephemeral retail spaces – consumption experiences, mobile consumption. Her research appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Business Research and Research in Consumer Behavior.
Business Ethics and CSR
Patrizia Gazzola is Associated Professor of Management, Business Combination and Business Planning at the Department of Economics, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. She is Member of the Scientific Board of the Research Center on Ethics in Business and Corporate Social Responsibility (CREARES) and a Member of the Research Center: “Communal Economy of cities” of the ‘OM Beketov National University of Urban Economy. She is a member of scientific boards and committee for journals and conferences around Europe. She is also a member of professional associations such as Accountant Association. She conducts research in Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility, in Sustainability Reports, in Sustainable Development and in Financial Statement, Systems Theory.
Andreia G. Andrei gives special attention to quantitative research. She works within Interdisciplinary Research Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, and teaches Marketing, Relational Marketing, and Consumer Psychology at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi. Andreia is a member of IAKM (International Association for Knowledge Management) and AIS (Association for Information Systems), and she recently served as a reviewer for several Emerald journals. Besides researching and teaching, Andreia is having a 15 years business experience in marketing and IT project management.
Globalization Between Revolution and Disaster
Dr. Silviu Anghel has been trained as a historian of the Greco-Roman World. He took his MA at the University of Bucharest and his doctorate at the University of Columbia in New York. Besides his work on the Late Roman Empire, he is also working on the history of cartography. He was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome, the American School in Athens, as well as of the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies in Istanbul. He worked also at the Gottingen University, at EDRIS Center.
Towards Sustainable and Smart Organisations and Communities
Mauro Romanelli is an Assistant Professor in Organization and Human Resource Management at the University of Naples Parthenope, Department of Management, Economics and Accounting. His teaching activities concentrate on human resource management and organizational behavior. His main research interests and themes are organizational change, technologies, management, and governance within the public sector, cultural, and healthcare organizations.
Seniors’ Wellbeing in the Contemporary Society
Loredana Ivan is an associate professor at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), Communication Department, Bucharest, Romania. She is also chair of The European Network of Ageing Studies (ENAS) and member of the Ageing Communication Technologies project (http://actproject.ca/) and ACT (Ageing-Communication-Technology) network. At the EU level, Loredana Ivan was country representative in the COST ACTION IS1402 Ageism – a multi-national, interdisciplinary perspective and Marie Curie scholar (2003-2004) at the University of Groningen, Interuniversity Center for Methodology (ICS).
The members of ENAS benefit from a 20% discount.