About DIEM 2015

University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics like to cordially invite you to participate in the Dubrovnik International Economic Meeting (DIEM) that will take a place on October 01-03, 2015 at the University of Dubrovnik.

The Conference is an international forum for the presentation of research results in the fields of Economics and Business Economics with the emphasis on Innovation, Leadership & Entrepreneurship - Challenges of Modern Economy.

The mission of DIEM International Conference 2015 is to stimulate Discussions of Ideas, Empirics and Models for competiveness and sustainable development in turbulent environment. We welcome innovative applications, theoretical contributions, carefully evaluated empirical papers, and we particularly welcome work that combines all of these elements.

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Keynote Speakers

To this end, the meeting aims to attract participants with different backgrounds, to foster exchange of opinions between different research fields, and to expose and discuss innovative theories, frameworks, methodologies, tools and applications.

Giovanni Battista DAGNINO

Giovanni Battista Dagnino, Professor in the Department of Economics and Business of the University of Catania, Italy


Giovanni Battista Dagnino is Professor of Business Economics and Management at the University of Catania, Italy, where he is Coordinator of the PhD Program in Economics and Management and member of the University Spin-off Board. He is faculty member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management in Brussels, Fellow of the Strategic Planning Society in London and Friend of the European Investment Bank Institute in Luxembourg. He has held visiting positions in a number of universities and business schools throughout the world. He is associate editor of Long Range Planning and seats in the editorial boards of seven international academic journals. He is known for his pioneering work on coopetition strategy, a new management area that he contributed to set off. Other investigation concerns the relationships among strategy, governance and entrepreneurship, the role of anchor firms and networks in regional innovation and development and research methods in strategic management. He has authored/edited eleven books and several articles in leading management journals.
Web site: www.giovannibattistadagnino.eu



David Gibson, Professor at Sunderland University, UK


Professor David Gibson, University of Sunderland, is one of the leading world experts in Entrepreneurship Education. He has won numerous awards nationally and internationally for his groundbreaking work  in embedding Entrepreneurship into the entire curriculum of Queens University Belfast to ensure the entire student population of 24500 developed an entrepreneurial. Mindset and enterprise skills to create national and international impact. As well as leading his university to the Times Higher Award of "Uk Entrepreneurial University of the year" , in 2009 he was named "the most innovative educator in the UK" by the Higher Education Academy and was awarded an OBE form the Queens of England in2012., the only educator in this area ever to receive such an award. He was named the world number one Entrepreneurship Educator due to the evidence that his system led to many high growth start ups and to a change to the culture in the region. With twenty six year business experience and running his own business for ten years he has both practical business experience and over sixteen years of experience of changing academic culture for regional development. He has published widely and has written several textbooks including the award winning "Efactor" published by Pearson Education. He has worked extensively with the EEC and in China and India advising governments on how to set up entrepreneurial ecosystems based  on his "ELVIS" model. His keynote will focus on how Universities can change their culture to create entrepreneurial ecosystems, it is "University Entrepreneurial ecosystems for regional development"
Web site: www.davidgibsonstreetwise.com

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