The organizers propose the following panels in order to more thoroughly explore the theme of the conference:


Track chairs:
Cristian-Paun-fotoCristian Păun, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

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).

Bogdan-GlavanBogdan Glăvan, Bucharest Romanian-American University, Romania

Bogdan Glavan is professor of Economics and director of the Center for Politics and Business “Murray Rothbard” within the Romanian-American University (Bucharest). He has published several articles in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Independent Review, Forschung und Praxis Betriebswirtschaftliche and has served as a reviewer for prestigious scientific journals, including the British Journal of Sociology. Bogdan Glavan is the founder of one of the most visited Romanian blogs on Economics, He writes frequently economic reviews for the Romanian business press.

Modelling and Prediction in Economics and Business Research

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Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu, SNSPA, Romania

Madalina Vatamanescu onlineElena – Mădălina Vătămănescu is  Associate Professor at the Faculty of Management, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, and Deputy Head of the Center of Research in Management and Leadership from NUPSPA. She is Managing Editor of the Journal of Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences,  Reviewer for the International Business Review and Member of the International Association for Knowledge Management. Her main research interests are organizational theory, managerial communication, international business and leadership, knowledge management, intellectual capital, organizational diagnosis.


Andreia G. Andrei, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iași, Romania

Andreia AndreiAndreia 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 reviewer for several Emerald journals. Besides researching and teaching, Andreia is having a 15 years business experience in marketing and IT project management.

Finance and Banking

Track chairs:
Lucian AnghelLucian Anghel, SNSPA, Romania. Chief Executive Officer of BCR  Banca de Locuințe and Chairman of Bucharest Stock Exchange

Dr. Anghel attended post graduate courses at Georgetown University, the US and an executive development program coordinated by HEC Montreal. Working with the largest financial group in Romania for over 17 years, Dr. Anghel is currently Chief Executive Officer of BCR Banca de Locuințe, after being Chief Executive Officer of BCR  Pensii. 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 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 in professional journals and magazines, being quoted more than 2,000 times by local and international media. Ziarul Financiar, the most important local financial newspaper, nominated him among the “Top 500 Managers” while Business Magazine in its first edition nominated him among the “Top 100 Best Young Managers”.

Istvan LengyelIstván Lengyel, Secretary General and Chief Analyst, BACEE, Budapest, Hungary

Mr. Lengyel graduated from the Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), International Finances Faculty in 1983. He took part in post-graduate training at Eurobanque, Paris; Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt and at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He worked in different positions in the International Division of the National Bank of Hungary. Successively, he served as  Head of Correspondent Banking at Budapest Bank, Budapest; Head of the International Division, at Inter-Europa Bank, Budapest (member of the SanPaolo–IMI Group); Secretary General of the Clearing Bank Association, based in Brussels; Secretary General of the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe (BACEE). He supervises BACEE’s analytical work and acts as the association’s Chief Analyst. He is Visiting Professor at Financial University, Moscow. István Lengyel is a regular speaker at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, the UK.

Management and Leadership

Track chairs:
unnamed (1)Mariana Nicolae, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Professor Mariana Nicolae teaches Business Communication at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, being also 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 a founding member of the English-Speaking Union-Romania, an honorary member of Phi Beta Delta, Gamma Lambda CSUSB, member of the Romanian Association for American Studies, of the Bucharest English Teachers Association and of the Association for Women Entrepreneurship Development.

martin_hensonMartin Henson, University of Essex, UK

Professor Martin Henson was Dean for International Affairs and Head of the Department of Computer Science. He is affiliated to the School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering. Professor Henson has given keynote addresses on outcomes-based curriculum development in Saudi Arabia, on institutional research strategic planning in Indonesia, and on the internationalisation of higher education in China. His other international consultancy has included Jordan, Kuwait, the West Indies, and Sweden. He holds a Visiting Professorship at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

Knowledge Economy

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cbConstantin Brătianu, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Constantin Bratianu is Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management and Knowledge Management, UNESCO Department for Business Administration, and Director of the Research Center for Intellectual Capital, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. He has been Visiting Professor at universities in USA, Japan, Austria, Hungary and Egypt. He is founder and co-editor of the international journal of Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy.  He is a member of the American Academy of Management, Romanian Academy of Scientists, and International Association of Knowledge Management. His academic interests are: knowledge dynamics, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and strategic management.

aug-2009Alexandra Zbuchea, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania

Alexandra Zbuchea is  Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Management at the National University of Studies and Public Administrations, Bucharest, Romania. She is a member of several organizing and scientific boards of conferences and academic events. She is a board member for several academic journals. Since 2006, she is a consultant in cultural management and marketing. Alexandra is the Executive Manager of the Center of Research in Management and Leadership and coordinator of the Laboratory of the Management of Nonprofit Organizations of the same Center of the Faculty of Management.


Marketing and Consumer Behavior 

Track chairs:
Wagner_RalfRalf Wagner, University of Kassel, Germany

Professor Ralf Wagner teaches Business Administration and Marketing  at the University of Kassel. Since 2006 he is the chair of the SVI Endowed Chair for International Direct Marketing at the University of Kassel. Ralf Wagner studied business administration with main focus on marketing at Bielefeld University. He received his doctor’s degree in 2000 with the title “Modeling and Analysis of Multiple Competitive Interactions with Sales Promotions”, while working as a scientific co-worker of Reinhold Decker at the at Bielefeld University. The fields of study of Ralf Wagner are Marketing Interaction in different cultures, Direct Marketing in Alteration, Competitive Interaction, Competitive Intelligence, and Quantitative Methods of Marketing Research.

Laurentiu Anghel 2014mLaurențiu Dan Anghel, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Author and co-author of 20 books on Marketing, Professor Laurențiu Dan Anghel holds a PhD in Economics from the Bucharest University of Economic Studies (1998) and is specialized in Business-to-Business Marketing and SME’s Marketing. One of the most respected Romanian professors in Marketing, Professor Laurențiu Dan Anghel is also a consultant for various companies from different industries.

Business Ethics and CSR

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Patrizia GazzolaPatrizia Gazzola, Insubria University, Italy

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. She writes articles and books about Accounting, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development.

Adriana BurleaAdriana Schiopoiu Burlea, University of Craiova, Romania

Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea is a professor of Management at the University of Craiova, vice-president of the Ethics Committee of the University of Craiova, elected member of the board of the University Doctoral School. Professor teaching and research in Human Resources Management, Project Management, Social Audit, Corporate Social Responsibility, Negotiation Techniques at the University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. She was visiting professor, teaching and dong research, in Cross-Cultural Management BEM Bordeaux Management School, France;  in Human Resources Management at University of Corsica “Pasquale Paoli”, IAE Corte, Corte Corsica, France; in Human Resources Management, Intercultural Management at Saint-Etienne School of Management (SESOM).  Professor Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea is Romanian ambassador for ARGH (Association Francophone de Gestion des Ressources Humaines) and a member of the Académie des Sciences du Management de Paris.  She is member of many organising committees of national and international conferences.

The End of Privacy

Track chairs:
Elvira KuhnElvira Kuhn, University of Applied Sciences of Trier, Germany

Professor Dr. Elvira Kuhn teaches Organization and Business Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences of Trier, Germany. She is member of the following committees and working groups: Department of Economic Affairs; Committee on Research & Development, Knowledge and Technology Transfer; Working Group on Business Information (AKWI) of the University of Applied Sciences of Trier, Germany. Her research interests cover the fields of Knowledge Management and of Organizational Theories.

Peter SenkusPeter Senkus, Siedlce University  of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Poland

Specialized in Business Processes Management, Peter Senkus teaches Business Processes Design and Optimization, Project Management, Market Research and Quality Management at the Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Poland. Besides his activity as Professor and researcher, he is an independent consultant and trainer for various organizations, such as: Sitech Sitztechnik GmbH – Polkowice (Volkswagen Group), City of Lodz Office, City of Olsztyn Office etc.

 Towards Sustainable Public Organizations

Track chair:

Mauro RomanelliMauro Romanelli, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy

Mauro Romanelli is 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 public sector, cultural and healthcare organizations.