About DIEM 2013

Call for Papers
University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics like to coridailly invite you to participate in the Dubrovnik International Economic Meeting (DIEM) - Scientific Conference on Innovative Approaches to the Contemporary Economic Problems that will take a place on September 27-29, 2013, at the University of Dubrovnik. The Conference is an international forum for the presenation of research results in the fields of Economics and Business Economics with the emphais on Innovative Approaches to the Contemporary Economic Problems.  

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Keynote Speakers

Frederic Dimanche, Ph.D. Professor of Marketing, SKEMA Business School, France

Title of the keynote:
Managing Destinations - From Branding to Competitiveness Management

Frederic Dimanche is professor of marketing at SKEMA Business School. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon in 1990. After spending over 15 years in the USA, where he worked as Professor in the College of Business Administration of the University of New Orleans and as Research Director of The Olinger Group, a full service marketing research firm, he joined SKEMA Business School (formerly CERAM Sophia Antipolis) in 2001 to develop the Center for Tourism Management and Master programs in tourism and event management. Frederic has published numerous research articles and has been an active marketing consultant, working for private companies and national or regional tourism organizations in France, the USA, and other countries in Europe and Asia. Frederic is a chairman of the Board, Travel and Tourism Research Association Europe.

Peter Keller, Ph.D. Business and Economic Faculty, University of Lausanne (Switzerland), President of the International Association of Tourism Experts (AIEST)

Title of the keynote:
Competitive strategies for developed tourism countries: Why is productivity-led growth important?

Prof. Dr. Peter F. Keller is honorary professor of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) where he was Director of the Tourism Institute at the Business and Economic Faculty. He is teaching actually at the Universities of Lugano, St. Gallen and Bergamo. He is President of the International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AIEST). He is member of the Board of Directors of Switzerland s National Tourism Organisation. He was also Director for Tourism of the Swiss Federal Administration. In this function, he was from 1991 to 2005 President of the European Commission of UNWTO and from 1982-88 and 1999-2007 President of the Tourism Committee of the OECD. 

John Pisapia, Ph.D. Professor of Leadership Studies, Florida Atlantic University, USA

Title of the keynote:
Why companies Miss or Find the Future: Minds, Mindsets, and Thinking Differently!

John Pisapia is a Professor of Leadership Studies at Florida Atlantic University (USA), a Fulbright Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; Scholar in Residence at the Chinese-American Center, Hong Kong; The Adam Smith Research Professor at the University of Glasgow; and founder of the Strategic Leader Network (SLN) a global learning community focused on the principles of strategic leadership. His work in strategic thinking and execution has received national and international attention. John holds memberships in the Strategic Management Society, the Academy of Management, and the International Leadership Association. He received a distinguished service award for profound leadership in international education by the International Schools Association. He also has been recognized as the first cooperative professor of the year by the American Association of School Superintendents (AASA), an John has been called the global professor, teaching and consulting with leaders in education and business in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, India, New Zealand, Indonesia, France, Turkey, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, England, Scotland and across North and South America.


Invited Lecture

Mirjana Pejić Bach, Ph.D., Department of Informatics, Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Title of the Invited Lecture:

Obstacles to publication in ISI journal for the scientists from transition countries: How to overcome them? 

will be held on Saturday 28 September 2013.

Mirjana Pejić Bach is a professor of Data Mining, System Dynamics, Management Simulation Games and and Business Computing at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. Her current research interests are in data mining and electronic business. She participates actively in research within the framework of the Ministry of Science and Technology's scientific projects, and is a leader of the project "Intelligent systems for controllership, finance and accounting" funded from the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports" (2007-). Mirjana Pejic-Bach was also educatied in system dynamics at programmes delivered by Sloan School of Management, MIT.


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