Workshops & Seminars

Tuesday 9 May  – 10:15-10:30 Seminar room (1 floor) – Welcome to professors and students

Tuesday 9 May  –  10:30 – 11:15 (Erasmus)  Seminar room (1 floor) – Kresta Ales, VŠB  – Technical University of Ostrava, Check Republic  

  • Investment and Psychology
  • The presentation is focused on the psychological aspects of the investment process. In the majority of economic theories, people are assumed to act rationally (i.e. concept of Homo Economicus), however, in the literature there were documented many biases in the human decision-making, especially in the area of the investments and investment decision-making. In the presentation, we will explain these biases as well as we will provide the advices how to avoid them in your investment decision-making. We will address the following biases: loss aversion, mental accounting, narrow framing, anchoring, overconfidence, herding, media response, representativeness. In addition, the theory of speculative bubbles are explained. At the end of the presentation, we will summarize the key principles for investors and provide the examples that intelligence is not a sufficient condition.


Tuesday 9 May  –  11:15- 13:00  (2 Seminars) room

  1. Prof.ssa Pezzetti 5 mtg – 
  2. Aitmagambetov Duman, (Seminar) Head of Rector’s Office, Eurasian National University, Astana, Kazakhstan, Expo 2017 Astana organizer 
  3. Nanerova Meruert, (Seminar) University of International Business, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Expo 2017 Astana organizer
  • Educational Management and culture
  • The research is on the Republic of Kazakhstan: history and modernity. The Republic of Kazakhstan lies directly between Asia and Europe. Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and the largest country that doesn’t have access to the Ocean. The border between Russia and Kazakhstan is the largest continuous land border in the world.


Tuesday 9 May  –  16:30-17:30 (Seminar) Department meeting room (1 floor) – Bolisani Ettore, Dipartimento di Tecnica e Gestione dei Sistemi Industriali (DTG), Scuola di Ingegneria, Università di Padova

  • Emergent topics in KM research at UNIPD
  • The seminar illustrates the key topics of the research on knowledge management that is currently conducted by the presenter at the Department of Management and Engineering of Padova University. Particularly, these topics will be treated: a) Knowledge Management and Education; b) Knowledge management approaches in Knowledge-intensive business services; c) Social Media and its impact on knowledge sharing in companies



Wednesday 10 May – 10:00 – 11:00 (Seminar) room Prof.ssa Pezzetti 5 mtg 

  • Bolisani Ettore – Dipartimento di Tecnica e Gestione dei Sistemi Industriali (DTG), Scuola di Ingegneria, Università di Padova
  • Knowledge strategies and KM planning
  • The seminar presents the notion of “knowledge strategy” and its place in the strategic management literature. It is shown that the concept is useful not only for planning knowledge management (KM) activities in companies, but also as an essential ingredient of strategic thinking in today’s turbulent and chaotic times. The seminar also provides details of recent research on the topic.


Wednesday 10 May 11:00 – 12:00 (Seminar)  room Prof.ssa Pezzetti 5 mtg 

  • Nanerova Meruert , University of International Business, Almaty,Kazakhstan (seminario)
  • Management and culture
  • The research is about Kazakhstan: Culture and Contemporary Economic Development. During the last 25 years after gaining sovereignty Kazakhstan has achieved remarkable results in economic development.  The country faces many challenges in its modern endeavors and pursue goals of being competitive in the global world and get sustainability through development of knowledge-intensive and high technology industries.  Kazakhstan  pay  high attention to development of SMEs, especially in some sectors of economy like agriculture, light manufacturing, food processing and some others.  Kazakhstan has established international economic relations with many countries, including the EU countries and latter is the main foreign economic partner for the country.


Wednesday 10 May – 12:00 – 13:00 (Erasmus) room Prof.ssa Pezzetti 5 mtg –

  • Augustyn Anna  Department of Economics and management –  University of  Bialystock  solo per marketing
  • Territorial marketing
  • Introduction on territorial marketing, territorial marketing mix, the idea of place image and place identity, place branding process, media relations and publicity, strategic planning of cities and region promotion.



Tuesday 16 May – 10:30-13:00 – Sophio Khundadze (Erasmus) IBSU International Black Sea University, Georiga

  • Current Trends and Challenges of Banking System in Georgia
  • The seminar is a short review of regulatory environment of banking system in Georgia and the context in which Georgian banking institutions operate, the role and contribution of banking system to the economic development of country. It focuses on recent developments that were initiated in the Georgian banking environment by both the regulators of the country and the commercial banking sector. In addition, the seminar will provide information about problematic issues and challenges faced by banking institutions in Georgia and potential threats imposed by Georgian banking institutions on the economic development of country.


  • Metin Mercan (Erasmus), IBSU International Black Sea University, Georgia
  • Economic transformation of the Caucasus and entrepreneurship in Georgia
  • Fragile structure of Georgia and Armenia makes it to open to international business although they have some limitations. There is a robust and inclusive development in social, economic, business, intuitional, and cultural aspects in Caucasus. Presentation draws insights after rose revolution in macroeconomic, business and institutional trends in Caucasus. The central challenge of Georgia today is to provide sources for long-term economic growth through private sector development. Georgian enterprise sector is heavily dominated by retail and service sectors which do not give ways to increase trade and value added production. Georgia needs to focus on supporting exports by improving competitiveness in manufacturing and agriculture sectors. Entrepreneurial activities are essential for dynamic and sustainable economic growth, which generate new businesses and value added production.


  • Sepashvili Eka (Erasmus), Faculty of Economics and Business Tbilisi State University, Deputy Ministry of Regional Development
  • Gigauri Lia (Erasmus)  Faculty of Economics and Business Tbilisi State University, Deputy Minis try of Education


 Wednesday 17 may – ore 10:30-12:00 (Erasmus) 

  • Ticha Michaela VŠB  – Technical University of Ostrava, Check Republic
  • Population development and other social changes in the context of economic performance
  • During the second half of 20th century, the European countries have experienced important changes of population behaviour that are connected with development of living standards, status of women in society, their education, and participation on labour market. Population development includes changes both in size of population and changes in age structure. Majority of very high-developed countries faces to low fertility rate and demographic aging. The lecture is focused on explaining this relationship between social and economic changes in Europe and Central Asia.   



Wednesday 17 may – 12:00 – 13:00 (seminar)  

  • Slavata David VŠB  – Technical University of Ostrava, Check Republic
  • The Structure of Real Estate Market and Unemployment.
  • The research explains the relationship between unemployment and real estate market. It explores primarily the relationship from the view of time shifts. There are investigated four segments of housing market, which is the flats for rent, family houses for sale, farmhouses for sale and apartment building for sale. The study show a sensitive relationship between segment flats for rent and future level of unemployment as result of efficient behaviour arising from the relationship between tenant and home owner. The findings can help to create the possible indicators which can help to detect changes in future unemployment.  All the data were investigated by OLS model.



Thursday 18 may – 12:00 – 13:00  (seminar) Department meeeting room (1 floor)

  • Fragkoulis A. Papagiannis– Liverpool John Moores University
  • An Ontologically Innovative Design of CSR Strategies: Enabling Value Added Institutional Collaborations
  • This research introduces an ontological design of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) framework. Enterprise ontology contributes to CSR conceptualization enabling institutional collaborations and arbitrage. In a post financial crisis era where corporate budgets are limited there is an increasing interest from organisational stakeholders to focus on the practical aspect of managerial applications of CSR. The specific objectives of this paper are: firstly, to design a framework entailing long term Critical Success Factors (CSFs) necessary for a sustainable CSR design, secondly, to identify Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) necessary for the implementation of a CSR strategy, and finally, to realise internal and external socio-economic and political forces of the indicated stakeholders that shape the CSR policies and collaborations.


Thursday 18 may – 14:00 – 18:00 Department meeeting room (1 floor)

  • Fragkoulis A. Papagiannis– Liverpool John Moores University
  • Change management
  • Lecture and working groups for students
  • Presentation of the work


Friday 19 may – 10:00-13:00  Department meeeting room (1 floor)

  • Fragkoulis A. Papagiannis– Liverpool John Moores University
  • Working groups
  • Lecture and working groups for students
  • Change management