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Academic staff

Bernard Bell

University of North Carolina, USA

 B. Bell is the executive director of the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences. He has worked is an entrepreneur-in-residence in the Minor in Entrepreneurship. In this role, Bell has been responsible for teaching, mentoring and coaching students with a special emphasis on social entrepreneurship ventures. He is also a member of the Dean’s Working Group for the Minor in Entrepreneurship, where he has served for several years, including prior to joining the entrepreneurial faculty for the program. The Dean’s Working Group helps the dean set the strategic direction for the minor and work with alumni and friends of the University to generate and manage resources...

Jurgen Brauer

Augusta University, USA

 J. Brauer was born in Berlin, Germany. An internationally renowned scholar in the field of conflict, peace, and security economics, he has been a consultant to numerous governments, international organizations, and nonprofit organizations. He has spent most of his academic career as a business school professor in the USA and has held visiting professorships in Australia, Asia, Europe, and South America. He and his Colombian-born wife also own a consulting business serving clients from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Darek M. Haftor

Uppsala University, Sweden

 D. M. Haftor is professor of Information Systems, serving both at Linnaeus University and at Uppsala University, Sweden. He is the co-founder and first Director of the "Gunilla Bradley Center for Digital Business", a twenty-people strong research network inquiring into the conditions of digital business practices. Dr. Haftor is an expert on digital business development, as enabled by information and its digital technologies; he provides regular advice to various business and nonprofit organizations and is a frequent guest speaker at industrial fairs...

Olov Isaksson

Stockholm Business School, Sweden

 O. Isaksson is Associate Professor of Operations Management at Stockholm Business School, Stockholm University. His primary research topics relate to operations management and its intersection with retail and healthcare. With a special interest in data analytics, Olov uses data and empirical approaches to investigate how firms can make better operational decisions.
Olov earned his Ph.D. from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, his Diplôme D'Ingénieur in General Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris and his Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Linköping University. Before his academic career, he worked as a project manager in different operations and supply chain management capacities at Louis Vuitton, France and Henkel, Germany.

Fernando Jaramillo

The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

F. Jaramillo earned his Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in 2004. Dr. Jaramillo is an Associate Dean for Students and Programs at the College of Business, University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Jaramillo’s research interests include marketing strategy, sales force management, leadership, business ethics, and financial services. He has published over 50 manuscript which have appeared in multiple journals, including the Journal of Business Research...

Sheku Kakay

University of Hertfordshire, UK

 S. Kakay is a senior lecturer in Strategic Management at the University of Hertfordshire. His research interest mainly focuses on culture and consumer/organizational behavior. He was an associate lecturer at the University of Salford and a visiting lecturer at the University of Chester in the United Kingdom. He was also the Director of Studies of the Business Management Department at the Manchester International College, where he taught Project Management and International Marketing Strategies at the Postgraduate Level. Sheku is an experienced researcher, academic, management training consultant, planner and policy analyst with a profundity of knowledge in the Public and Private Sectors.

Masaaki Kuboniwa

Hitotsubashi University, Japan

 M. Kuboniwa (with a Ph.D. in Economics from Hitotsubashi). is a Professor Emeritus and a Specially Appointed Professor of Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, which is a top ranking institution of economics and management in Japan. He received the degree of honorable doctor from the Central Mathematics and Economics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2003 and was named a Leontief Medal laureate by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in 2004. He has written numerous books and articles in Japanese, English which has been published by noted publishers and journals, including Oxford University Press and Journal of Comparative Economics...

Jonathan Leightner

Augusta University, USA

 J. Leightner’s father started his own company manufacturing custom-made transformers for everything between satellite communications, refrigerator trucks, airplane seats, and space craft. As a teenager, Jonathan performed the environmental tests for transformers for the first manned flight to the moon. Those transformers are still on the moon having been in the equipment left behind by Neil Armstrong. While working on his Master’s degree in Philosophy at Baylor University, Jonathan and his new wife, Sandra, travelled to Thailand to teach conversational English to Northern Thai students...

Daniel Quinn Mills

Harvard Business School; MIT’s Sloan School of Management

 D. Q. Mills is professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School. Daniel Quinn Mills taught at Harvard and MIT for many years and is now Professor Emeritus at Harvard. He earned his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and his MA and Ph.D. from Harvard. He has taught many sessions with executives in Harvard’s advanced executive programs, as well as courses in Harvard’s MBA programs. He earned MIT’S best teacher award and, for several years, taught the most popular course at Harvard Business School.

Festus Oderanti

University of Hertfordshire, UK

 F. Oderanti is a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems at the University of Hertfordshire Business School. Prior to joining University of Hertfordshire, Festus was a Lecturer in Knowledge and Information Management and the Program Manager for MSc in Digital and Social Media Marketing at Plymouth University Business School (July 2013- June 2016)...

Steven Rosefielde

University of North Carolina, USA

 S. S. Rosefielde is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, a member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (RAEN), and former Director of the Japan Foundation Project on the Global Financial Crisis’s Impact on Asia. His most recent books include Russia in the 21st Century: The Prodigal Superpower (Cambridge UP, 2005); Masters of Illusion (with Quinn Mills) Cambridge UP, 2007); Russian Economy (Wiley, 2008); Russia Since 1980 (with Stefan Hedlund) (Cambridge UP, 2009)...

Dean Sinkovic

Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia

 Dean Sinković is an Assistant Professor of Economics, Vice Dean for International Affairs & Business Relations and Managing Editor for the Journal Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja at the Faculty of Economics and Tourism “Dr. Mijo Mirković“, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. In a period 2015 - 2017, he served as a Vice Dean for Research and International Relations. He currently works as a visiting professor at the International Joint Cross-Border Ph.D. Program, University of Applied Science, Fachhochshule Burgenland (Austria) and at the graduate program, International Burch University in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)...

Marinko Skare

Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia

 M. Skare is head of CASTER (Center for Advanced Social Trends and Empirical Research) at the University of Juraj Dobrila in Pula, Faculty of Economics and Tourism "Dr. Mijo Mirković". He is visiting professor and partner researcher on several internationally recognized universities around the world (Charles Sturt University, Staffordshire University, Cambridge University, Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, CERGE Institute, Rollins College, Penn State University, University of Bologna, University of Ferrara, Eisendstadt University, Jaypee University, Leeds University, Boston University, Umea University, Brunel University, University of Ljubljana, Indiana University, Sobel School of Business), Sopron University, Bratislava University.

Edna Stan-Maduka

University of Hertfordshire, UK

 E. Stan-Maduka is a senior lecturer and program leader for the MSc Accounting and Financial Management postgraduate degree at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. Her area of specialization is Accounting and Finance. Dr. Stan-Maduka has worked in several UK universities and hence has varied and well-balanced experience in UK higher education. She is a Fellow of the UK higher education academy and a certified fraud examiner. She has worked as a risk consultant and director at the London Center for Executive Training and Leadership Development.

Franklin Velasco

Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

F. Velasco has over 14 years of experience teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Marketing. Additionally, Franklin has several years of experience in industry, leading marketing efforts at companies such as Kraft, IBM, and IMAX. A few years ago que founded a Marketing Center that mentors entrepreneurs and provides marketing research services for companies. Last year, he obtained a Ph. D in Marketing at University of Texas at Arlington. He successfully completed the program receiving achievement awards such as 2017...