Innovative Entrepreneurship in Croatia:Is there a Market for Venture Capital? Claudia Grupe, Sinisa Kusic
Across the globe, more powers are being devolved to local and regional levels of government. This book provides an innovative analysis of such decentralisation in transition states in the Balkans. Using new and rich data, it shows how political elites use decentralisation strategically to ensure their access to state resources.
This book provides a unique study of the role of universities, as organisation systems, in the pursuit of the Europe 2020 strategy. While Europe 2020 focuses on creating the basis for the advancement and cohesion of the EUs member states, it also has an important role in influencing the development strategies for potential candidate states. In this regard, the book examines two new member states - Slovenia and Croatia - and two potential EU candidate states - Serbia and Kosovo - in the Western Balkans. Based on these cases, the author argues that the operationalization of the Europe 2020 strategy depends to a great extent of the role and contribution of tertiary organisations such as educational institutions, i.e. public and private universities, and therefore requires the formulation of an economic development strategy at the national level that is capable of duly allocating the available financial resources. The study suggests that the paradigm shift represented by Europe 2020 has helped to forge a new academic identity, adding to the relevance of university organisations as fundamental agents for the promotion of economic development; in addition, it shows that an intensive learning process involving major structural changes is underway in the four countries discussed, as well as many other EU member states. Alessandra Ricciardelli is a researcher at the University LUM in the field of Public Policies and Governance. She holds a PhD in Economics and Management of Natural Resources from the University LUM Jean Monnet and a Master of Science in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Oxford (Christ Church). She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Public and Non- Profit Management as well as Assistant Professor of Economics and Management of Culture and teaches the module of European Public Governance and Management, as a Visiting Professor, at ILIRIA University of Kosovo (Pristine). She also works in the School of Management of the University LUM Jean Monnet where she currently holds the position of Chief Responsible of the Research, Internationalization and Development Area, which includes the total responsibilities of the schools capacity to attract investors and foster international research. Moreover, she is the Scientific Coord ination of several post-graduate courses (i.e. Training course in Planning and Sustainable Development of Territories; University Master in Management and E-Governance for Public Services; University Master in Urban Regeneration and Management; University Management in Culture and Heritage Management). Prior to joining the academia, she worked as a consultant for the City Council of Bari and was in charge of drafting the Strategic Plan of the Metropolitan Area of Bari together with a team of experts and scholars. She has coordinated several European Projects on Cooperation and Development for the Institute for Relationships between Italy, Latina America, the Pacific and the Mediterranean countries and has been she has been the scientific coordinator of the Microcredit Project working together with the 2007 Nobel Prize Mohamed Yunus. Her ongoing and future research is focused on the topic of sustainable development applied to communities and territories in conflict and post-conflict areas with the aim to elaborate innovative and sustainable models for development underpinned by increasing social capital stocks.
A seminal collection of research methodology themes, this two-volume work provides a set of key scholarly developments related to robustness, allowing scholars to advance their knowledge of research methods used outside of their own immediate fields. With a focus on emerging methodologies within management, key areas of importance are dissected with chapters covering statistical modelling, new measurements, digital research, biometrics and neuroscience, the philosophy of research, computer modelling approaches and new mathematical theories, among others. A genuinely pioneering contribution to the advancement of research methods in business studies , Innovative Research Methodologies in Management presents an analytical and engaging discussion on each topic. By introducing new research agendas it aims to pave the way for increased application of innovative techniques, allowing the exploration of future research perspectives. Volume II explores a range of research methodologies including the Spatial Delphi and Spatial Shang, Virtual Reality, the Futures Polygon and Neuroscience research. Luiz Moutinho is Professor of BioMarketing and Futures Research at the DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland. Previously, he was appointed to the Foundation Chair of Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland. Having been a Full Professor for 28 years, Luiz has held posts in the UK at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and in the USA at Cleveland State University, Northern Arizona University and California State University. Luiz is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Modelling in Management (JM2) and has another four Associate Editorships, as well as being on the Editorial Boards of 45 international academic journals. Mladen Sokele is Senior Expert for project management, planning and operational excellence at Croatian Telecom Inc., Zagreb, Croatia. He previously studied in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and completed the General Management Program at the IEDC - Bled School of Management, Slovenia.
A seminal collection of research methodology themes, this two-volume work provides a set of key scholarly developments related to robustness, allowing scholars to advance their knowledge of research methods used outside of their own immediate fields. With a focus on emerging methodologies within management, key areas of importance are dissected with chapters covering statistical modelling, new measurements, digital research, biometrics and neuroscience, the philosophy of research, computer modelling approaches and new mathematical theories, among others. A genuinely pioneering contribution to the advancement of research methods in business studies , Innovative Research Methodologies in Management presents an analytical and engaging discussion on each topic. By introducing new research agendas it aims to pave the way for increased application of innovative techniques, allow ing the exploration of future research perspectives. Volume I covers a range of research methodologies within the realms of philosophy, measurement and modelling, and focusses on meta-modern mixed methods such as neurophilosophy, diagnostic measurement, and emotivity and ephemera research. Luiz Moutinho is Professor of BioMarketing and Futures Research at the DCU Business School, Dublin City University, Ireland. Previously, he was appointed to the Foundation Chair of Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland. Having been a Full Professor for 28 years, Luiz has held posts in the UK at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and in the USA at Cleveland State University, Northern Arizona University and California State University. Luiz is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Modelling in Management (JM2) and has another four Associate Editorships, as well as being on the Editorial Boards of 45 international academic journals. Mladen Sokele is Senior Expert for project management, planning and operational excellence at Croatian Telecom Inc., Zagreb, Croatia. He previously studied in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) at the University of Zagreb, Croatia and completed the General Management Program at the IEDC - Bled School of Management, Slovenia.
Since BCNP Consultants started the project in 2014 the numbers of companies in the Chemistry Compass are continuously growing. The European innovative landscape in Chemistry has a great potential and many innovative companies are founded every year. The goal of the Chemistry Compass is to find and locate all innovative companies in Europe, which contribute to the chemical value chain. This years 3rd Compass could raise the number of small and medium innovative enterprises up to a total number of 515, which is an increase of 114 % compared to the year before. With their products and services they all affect the chemical sector and its user industries. The variety of countries, in which the innovative companies are located, could also be increased by seven more countries. The new countries are Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Iceland, Lithuania and Turkey, summing up the total number of countries to 29. Also in the 3rd Compass Israel is considered to be a part of Europe. With 9 innovative companies the innovative landscape of this years Chemical Compass is more than twice as big as before. The higher number of innovative companies also proves that the financial support of high-tech growth companies in Israel works out quite well. That is why the research in this particular region will continue with the perspective of another increase in numbers for the next edition. Holger Bengs, editor and author, studied chemistry and business administration. He worked for several years in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry before starting his own consultancy, BCNP Consultants, with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. According to his background in polymer chemistry he got responsibility as a project manager for producing starch polymers by biocatalysis and furthermore to find new applications for these well defined biopolymers. He learned quickly that a project manager needs aside his own expertise experts from different fields, i.e. genetic engineering, fermentation, micro biology, marketing, economy. Scientific interdisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity beyond natural sciences are a key success factors to develop new products and to bring them successfully to the market. This story holds also true in the consulting practice of BCNP standing for biotech, chemistry, nanotech, pharma. The serie of Compasses to Europe´s Innovative Chemical Companies was motivated by the observation that quite often one speaks about company founding and entrepreneurship in the context of biotechnology and nanotechnoloy, but not about innovative chemical companies; even if chemical substances and processes are in the focus of the technology considered: This compass aims at bringing all interested parties to the table. Co-author is Dr. Georg F.L. Wießmeier, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer of Sibelco Group, Belgium, and presidium member of the German Chemical Society. The two-page portraits have been written by authors of the corresponding organizations. Holger Bengs, Herausgeber und Autor, studierte Chemie und Betriebswirtschaft. Er arbeitete einige Jahre in der chemisch-pharmazeutischen Industrie bevor er seine eigene Unternehmensberatung, BCNP Consultants, mit Sitz in Frankfurt am Main startete. Auf der Basis seiner Ausbildung zum Polymerchemiker erhielt er die Verantwortung als Projektleiter für die Produktion neuer Stärkemoleküle mit Enzymen und das Auffinden neuer Anwendungen für diese gut definierten Biopolymere. Er lernte schnell, dass ein Projektleiter neben seinem eigenen Wissen auch die Erfahrung von Experten verschiedener Disziplinen benötigt, etwa in der Genetik, Fermentation, Mikrobiologie, Marketing und Wirtschaft. Wissenschaftliche Interdisziplinarität und Interdisziplinarität, die darüber hinaus geht sind Schlüsselfaktoren, um neue Produkte zu entwickeln und diese am Markt einzuführen. Dies bewahrheitet sich auch in der Beratungspraxis von BCNP, das für die Branchen Biotech, Chemie, Nanotech und Pharma steht. Die Reihe der Compasses to Europe´s Innovative Chemical Companies wurde durch die Beobachtung motiviert, dass sehr häufig über Unternehmensgründungen und Unternehmertum in der Biotechnologie und Nanotechnologie gesprochen wird, aber nicht über innovative Chemie-Unternehmen; auch wenn chemische Stoffe und Verfahren im Mittelpunkt der Techologie stehen; dieser Compass hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt alle Interessierten zusammen zu bringen. Co-Autor ist Dr. Georg F.L. Wießmeier, Chief Technology and Innovation
This book analyzes educational management in the context of developing effective schools in South-Eastern European countries and situates the discussion within ongoing education debates in EU countries. The book revolves around the specific role and practices of school principals, who are positioned as a nexus of educational management in each school. Presenting innovative research in the field of educational management and effectiveness this volume will be invaluable for a range of education specialists. Nika Alfirevi? is Professor of Management and Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Split, Croatia. His research interests include public, non-profit and educational management and leadership. Josip Burui? is Head of School Effectiveness Research Unit at the Croatian Centre of Scientific Excellence in School Effectiveness and Management Research. He is also Professor in Psychology at the University of Zagreb and Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Croatia. Jurica Pavi?i? is Professor of Marketing at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. His research interests include public and nonprofit marketing, management and social changes. Renata Relja is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia. Her research interests include sociology of work and organization, ethnography and sociology of youth.
Providing an innovative approach to the written displays of minority languages in public space this volume explores minority language situations through the lens of linguistic landscape research. Based on very tangible data it explores the same old issues of language contact and language conflict in new ways. MARWAN ABU GHAZALEH-MAHAJNEH Tel Aviv University/Beir Berle College, Israel JOKIN AIESTARAN University of the Basque Country, Spain LARISSA ARONIN, University of Haifa, Israel ROBERT BLACKWOOD University of Liverpool, UK KARA D. BROWN University of South Carolina, USA JASONE CENOZ University of the Basque Country, Spain PAOLO COLUZZI University of Brunei Darussalam LLORENÇ COMAJOAN University of Vic/University of Barcelona, Spain JEROEN DARQUENNES University of Namur, Belgium MICHAEL HORNSBY Politechnika Koszali?ska/Adam Mickiewicz University, Pozna?, Poland ETHAN LONG University of Richmond, USA MÁIRÉAD MORIARTY University of Limerick, Ireland/University of Jyväskylä, Finland SEBASTIAN MUTH University of Greifswald, Germany MUIRIS Ó LAOIRE Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland ANETA PAVLENKO Temple University, Philadelphia, USA GUY PUZEY University of Edinburgh, Scotland HANNI SALO University of Jyväskylä, Finland ELANA SHOHAMY Tel Aviv University, Israel LUCIJA IMI?I? University of Zagreb, Croatia MARIÁN SLOBODA Charles University Prague, Czech Republic ESZTER SZABÓ-GILINGER University of Szeged, Hungary STEFANIA TUFI University of Liverpool, UK DICK VIGERS University of Southampton, UK
This book offers an innovative assessment of key questions about cultural policy in the Europe of the Twenty-first Century and aims to provoke debates about the way forward. ASU AKSOY Research Associate at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK BRIGITTA BUSCH Senior Research Fellow at Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Vienna, Austria SANJIN DRAGOJEVIC Teaches Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Mass Communication and Cultural Policy at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Zagreb, Croatia NADIA KIWAN Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the School of Humanities, University of Southampton, UK ANKICA KOSIC Research Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy KIRA KOSNICK Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK RASTO MOCNIK Teaches Theory of Discourse and Epistemology of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Unviersity of Ljbljana, Slovenia KEVIN ROBINS Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK MONICA SASSATELLI Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre of Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy MILENA DRAGICEVIC SESIC Professor of Cultural Studies and Cultural Management at the Unviersity of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
This book takes a completely new and innovative approach to analysing the development of EU law. Within the framework of different important areas of EU law, such as the internal market, consumer protection law, social law, investment law, environment law, migration law, legal translation and terminology, it examines the Unions approach to the regulation and management of legal risks. Over the years, the Union has come to a point where it is becoming increasingly difficult to justify its authority to regulate in various areas of law. In managing legal risks deriving from the diversity of Member States laws, which create barriers to trade and hinder the Unions economy, the Union itself has actually produced new legal risks that now have to be addressed. This failure on the part of EU institutions to manage legal risks has contributed to legal uncertainty for actors operating on the internal market. This book intends to contribute to the Unions smoother functioning and continuing development by proposing effective concrete solutions for managing the legal risks distorting the development of various areas of EU law. It pursues an innovative and effective approach to identify legal risks, their causes at the EU level and their impacts on the functioning of the Union and its Member States. By presenting new approaches in this context, the first book on legal risk management in the EU will actively promote the improvement of the EU lawmaking process and the application of EU law in practice. Emilia Mi?eni? , Dr. Iur. (Graz), LL.M. (Saarbrücken), is Assistant Professor at the Chair of European and Private International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka (Croatia). After completing the postgraduate masters study programme at the Europa-Institut of the Saarland University in Germany, she enrolled in the postgraduate doctoral scientific study programme of the Faculty of Law, Karl-Franzens University of Graz. Upon completing the doctoral study programme, she published a scientific monograph in German entitled Der Verbraucherkreditvertrag in der EU und Kroatien aus materiell- und kollisionsrechtlicher Sicht (LIT Verlag, 2010). In 2011, she received the Annual National Science Award for Junior Researcher in the field of social sciences from the National Science Awards Committee of the Croatian Parliament for her scientific monograph. In 2012, she received an award from the Foundation of the University of Rijeka for her special contributions to scientific research and teaching activities. In 2013, she was selected by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports as one of the twenty most successful research assistants in the Republic of Croatia. Special recognition of her work came in the form of a quotation from the Advocate General Trstenjak of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Opinion to the Case C-453/10, Pereni?ová et Pereni? , who cited her award-winning monograph. She is teaching at the Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law, Business and Economics of the University of Bayreuth and the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Lille. Aurélien Raccah, PhD at European University Institute (Florence), LL.M. (EUI, Sorbonne), is Associate Professor and Vice Dean at the Law Faculty of the Catholic University of Lille and Barrister in Paris at ELEA AVOCAT. He wrote a PhD thesis on the following topic: The Direct Implementation of EU Law by the Devolved Bodies. Comparative Approach in Germany, the UK and France . Aurélien Raccah is co-director of the International and European Law School (IELS) where he teaches EU Law. As researcher, he specialised in EU Law and published articles relating to EU law and administrative, environmental and social law and a book on the Lisbon Treaty titled Traité de Lisbonne: De nouvelles compétences pour lUnion , LHarmattan, 2012. He is one of the founding members of the Global Legal Network.