Past ABSRC Venice 2018

ABSRC Venice 2018 Summary

On behalf of the GEA College team and the Scientific Committee of the 18th Advances in Business-Related Scientific Research Conference it is my pleasure to express gratitude to all those who made this event a reality. Thank you for all your great scientific input and for many fruitful discussions and scientific interaction.

I look forward to see you in September 2019 at the 19th ABSRC in Venice.

Prof. dr. Ajda Fošner, Conference Chair

ABSRC Venice 2018 Best Paper Awards

Authors:Dafne Vidanec. PH. D. Phil.

Title: PHILOSOPHIZING THE JOB’S I-PHONE: OFFSHOOT/ING OF CHARLES TAYLOR’S STORY-TELLING CONCEPT OR PAUL RICOEUR’S EMPLOTMENT?

Statement:

This autumn the Gea College in Ljubljana – Slovenia organized exclusive conference on scientific entrepreneurship. The venue was held in Novotel Hotel (November 08. – 09., Venice – Mestre Castellana) – a place not so far from the very centre of the town of Mestre, for which Italians say that is quite important merchant zone of the Northern Italy.

With its worldly known architectural “pearl” – the old city of Venice (or in Ital. Venezia) attracts not only tourists from all around the world, but scientist and businessmen, too. And the ABSRC Conference is firm proof of that of how tourism, entrepreneurship, science and business can gather academics from distant places (e. g. JAR, Finland, USA), as well as from neighbour countries (e. g. Slovenia, Croatia) eager to share their scientific, entrepreneurial, academic or governmental and public experience with experts from various scientific disciplines (Management, Entrepreneurship, Law, Philosophy etc.).

I myself was honoured being invited from the Slovenian organizer, and had opportunity during the conference sessions to show the place of Philosophy within digital industry of smart phones, with an emphasis on Apple’s the most purchasing product in the world: i-Phone.

My thesis is that the Jobs’s story of i-Phone 2007 is deeply rooted in the concept of philosophic hermeneutics based on moral ontology of what – tracing Einstein – we might call “time-spaced capsule”. With its digital technology and the structure of the operating system (IOS – software) i-Phone is reflection of one’s (personal) identity.

ABSRC Venice 2018 Proceedings

Proceedings ABSRC Venice 2018 are published here.

ABSRC Venice 2018 Gallery

Conference program Venice 2018

ABSRC 2018 VENICE SCHEDULE

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 BREAK FOR LUNCH

   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

 

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ABSRC 2018 – organized by GEA College – Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Dunajska cesta 156, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, GEA College Conference Administrator: tel. +386 1 5881 327.

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