ABOUT ABSRC VENICE 2018
Advances in Business – Related Scientific research Conference (18th ABSRC conference) is an important international gathering of business and business-related sciences scholars and educators.
In addition to scientific papers, the focus is on various best practices and solutions, which are important for business-related policies and activities at the individual, organizational, group, network, local, regional, national, international, and global level.
ABSRC is a global conference. Researchers and practitioners from 50 different countries participated at the past ABSRCs.
Ph.D. Ana Globočnik Žunac, senior lecturer
Ana Globočnik Žunac was born and lives in Zagreb, Croatia. She accomplished Doctoral Study at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Philosophy in the field of Information and communication sciences and her doctoral thesis was ‘Cooreinted Communication Model in the example of Education’. She took part at many conferences and has a numerous publications in the field of business communication and HRM which qualified her for obtaining a title a scientific associate in two scientific areas: the information and communication sciences and interdisciplinary field of economics and information communication sciences.
Her working experience started at Public Open University Zagreb where she led different educational programmes for entrepreneurs. She participated in establishment of two new faculties and was executive director in one of them. In the past three years she was assistant of vice rector for scientific work and international affairs at University North. At the moment she is senior lecturer at Department for Business and management at University center Koprivnica.
Ana Globočnik Žunac was a visiting lecturer continuously for a few years at University of Economics and Prague and as well guest at lectures at University Vitrina, Tirana, Albania and at Gea College, Ljubljana, Slovenia. She was twice awarded for the best paper at a conference and was given a written praise for the exceptional contribution to the development of the Department of Communication and Public Relations at University North in 2015.
Academic Communication in Business Studies
The paper starts with the assumption that academic communication is the basis for achieving a high level of expertise in the field of any activity, including in the field of business and management. Only highly qualified employees can contribute to the positive changes and sustainability of the organization. Expertise is achieved in the academic milieu before gaining practical experience. For academic achievement it is important to have knowledge, managing and understanding academic communication. Paper sets the frameworks by determining what belongs to the field of academic communications that is far more than written and oral skills themselves. It includes academic behavior based on ethical norms, developing the ability of discursive analysis, evaluation, prioritization and developing a logical thinking based argumentation. The aforementioned contributes to the development of the image of an individual-expert, his persuasiveness and professional authority.
The paper presents a case study of a process of introducing Academic Communication within Business and Management studies based on the results of a pilot study on knowledge of basic academic communication skills required for later acquisition of business and management expertise.
Key words: academic communication, academic behavior, argumentation, business communication
George Deriso is an experienced executive, entrepreneur, educator, consultant, mentor, speaker and advisor who has worked with businesses of all sizes worldwide. George has been a professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado in Boulder for over a decade, having taught nearly 1500 students how to turn ideas into commercial realities. Most recently, he has taught entrepreneurship to students of GEA College in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and has held workshops at the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň, Czech Republic.
George has had a successful career as an executive with some of the biggest brands you know, including AT&T, Apple and Gartner, Inc., and as a serial entrepreneur, private equity investor and social impact innovator. As a leader in community service, George has mentored for the Unreasonable Institute, the Global Social Benefit Incubator and Innovation Center of the Rockies, and overseas with Ustvarjalnik and iXperiment (entrepreneurship for high school age youth-eastern Europe), among many others.
He has lived and worked overseas, conducting business throughout Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Currently, George is on the Board of Directors for the Impact Hub of Boulder, and an advisor to several growth ventures and investors globally.
Can Entrepreneurship Save the World?
ABSTRACT: While societies evolve at “Internet speed”, our institutions of governance, finance, education, social services and law struggle to keep pace. Short-sightedness, complexity and ignorance stand in the way of global institutional reform and social efficacy. Whether entrepreneurship may be able to help is an idea that will be explored along with what changes may be necessary in how we approach teaching, coaching and supporting those with entrepreneurial aspirations.
Conference Program Dates: Thursday , 8 November 2018
Venue: Venice, Italy (TBD)
Deadline for submissions of abstracts: September 25, 2018
Final decision about abstract submission: October 1, 2018
Deadline for submissions of papers (non-obligatory): October 15, 2018
Final registration ends: October 15, 2018
- Entrepreneurship, creativity, innovativeness and competitiveness (intrapreneurship, social entrepreneurship, high-tech entrepreneurship, dynamic entrepreneurship, female entrepreneurship, family entrepreneurship)
- Qualitative and quantitative comparative analysis in business
- Knowledge management and business model innovation – economic, social, cultural and environmental perspectives
- Crisis management
- Human resource management for entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and incubation
- Digital marketing
All selected abstracts/papers will be published in the ABSRC 2018 (Venice) Proceedings.
The best papers will have the opportunity to be published in one of the following journals which are indexed/abstracted in several databases:
- Business Systems Research Journal
- Management: Journal of Contemporary Management Issues
- Managing Global Transitions
- Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Journal
Conference Chair: prof. dr. Ajda Fošner
Prof. dr. Ajda Fošner is employed as a full professor (subject area Mathematics) at GEA College. The primary research fields of dr. Ajda Fošner are noncommutative rings, linear algebra, and functional analyses. It should be mentioned that prof. dr. Ajda Fošner also focuses on the mathematical problems in quantum mechanics. Furthermore, she is involved in research on the field of quantitative methodology in social sciences. Prof. dr. Ajda Fošner participated with the original scientific contributions in numerous international conferences. She has worked as a researcher on several scientific projects on the field of mathematics, which is her primary research area, as well as on projects on other fields. Prof. dr. Ajda Fošner published many original scientific papers in prestigious international journals. This shows her productive and high quality research work. Visibility of her work is shown also with the total number of citations. She received several awards, such as Chancellor Award of University of Maribor and Award for scientific excellence of the University of Primorska.
COMITTE VENICE 2018
- Suavi Ahipasaoglu, Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey
- Bostjan Antoncic, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Niksa Alfirevic, Faculty of Economics, University of Split, Croatia
- Heri Bezic, University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
- Ionel Bostan, University “Stefan cel Mare” of Suceava, Suceava, Romania
- Kresimir Buntak, University North, Koprivnica, Croatia
- Patrycja Chodnicka, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
- Alex F. DeNoble, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
- Ajda Fosner, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Ana Globocnik Zunac, University North, Koprivnica, Croatia
- Klodiana Gorica, University of Tirana, Albania
- Dietmar Grichnik, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
- Katherine Gundolf, GSCM – Montpellier Business School, Montpellier, France
- Robert D. Hisrich, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.
- Mitja Jeraj, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Nicholas S. Jewczyn, Ashford University, San Diego, California, U. S. A.
- Ronald C. Johnson, American Public University, Charles Town, West Virginia, U.S.A.
- Renata Karkowska, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
- Claudine Kearney, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
- Imen Khanchel, University of Manouba, Tunisia
- Alzbeta Kiralova, College of Business, Prague, Czech Republic
- Ekaterina Kostina, Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University, Novosibirsk, Russia
- Abey Kuruvilla, University of Wisconsin Parkside, Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
- Marina Letonja, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Leonard H. Lynn, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
- Marjana Merkac Skok, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Stephen O. Migiro, Graduate School of Business Leadership, Midrand, South Africa
- Celina M. Olszak, University of Economics, Katowice, Poland
- Mirjana Pejic Bach, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia
- Cezar Scarlat, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
- Seval Selіmoglu, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey
- Gangaram Singh, San Diego State University, San Diego, California, U.S.A.
- Seweryn Spalek, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland
- Stanislav Stofko, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia
- Dindayal Swain, International Management Institute, Bhubaneswar, India
- Igor Todorovic, University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Jaka Vadnjal, GEA College, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Conference fees can be paid also via Bank Wire Transfer Details:
Bank: UniCredit banka Slovenija d.d., Šmartinska cesta 141, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Recipient: GEA College – Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Dunajska cesta 156, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Account no.: 2900 0005 2423 798
IBAN: SI56 02900 0005 2423 798
BIC / SWIFT: BACXSI22
Subject: ABSRC 2018 Venice – the first name and the last name of the registered person
Important Note: Bank wire transfer fees are not covered by conference organizers.
At least one author per paper should register. Registration is completed when the conference fee payment is received.
Conference fees cover ABSRC 2018 Venice Proceedings, registrations and the conference program preparation. Authors and other conference participants will receive the ABSRC 2018 Venice Proceedings and the proof of participation. Drinks and snacks during session breaks and the awards prize giving will be prepared and sponsored by conference organizers and sponsors. All other expenses of the conference paper authors and other participants are not covered by conference fees and conference organizers and sponsors. Conference fees are non-refundable. Travel and lodging arrangements are done by conference participants on their own account.
Conference Invitation Letter can be issued after the conference fee payment is received.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM VENICE 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
THURSDAY, November 8, 2018
9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 10:30 KEYNOTE TALK: George Deriso (GEA College, Slovenia)
Can Entrepreneurship Save the World?
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00 Session 1
|11:00 – 11:30||Jeremiah Madzimure, Manilall Dhurup, Chengedzai Mafini||SUPPLIER INTEGRATION AND SUPPLY CHAIN PERFORMANCE IN SOUTH AFRICAN SMALL TO MEDIUM ENTERPRISES|
|11:30 – 12:00||Ivana Grabar, Ana Globočnik Žunac, Sanja Zlatić||MOTIVATING EXPERTS TO STAY|
|12:00 – 12:30||Maja Blažeka, Tanja Rihtaršič||FASHION BLOG – MODERN FORM OF MARKETING COMMUNICATION|
|12:30 – 13:00||Dafne Vidanec||PHILOSOPHIZING THE JOB’S I-PHONE: OFFSHOOT/ING OF CHARLES TAYLOR’S STORY-TELLING CONCEPT OR PAUL RICOEUR’S EMPLOTMENT?|
13:00 – 13:10 Group photography
13:10 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 15:30 KEYNOTE TALK: Ana Globočnik Žunac (University of North, Croatia)
Academic Communication in Business Studies
15:30 – 17:30 Session 2
|15:30 – 16:00||Jeremiah Madzimure, Manilall Dhurup, Chengedzai Mafini||E-PROCUREMENT IMPLEMENTATION IN SOUTH AFRICAN SMALL TO MEDIUM ENTERPRISES|
|16:00 – 16:30||Saša Zupan Korže||IS BLOCKCHAIN REALLY SOLUTION FOR EVERYTHING?|
|16:30 – 17:00||Sara Keronen||“GOOD” LEADERSHIP SUPPORTING EMPLOYEES’ PROFESSIONAL AGENCY IN AN IT-ORGANIZATION|
|17:00 – 17:30||Vesna Sesar, Krešimir Buntak, Ivana Martinčević||Measuring the level of quality maturity in organizations|
17:30 -17:45 Best Paper Award