ECMLG Biographies

Below are the ECMLG Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.

Conference and Programme Chairs

Dr Martin Rich initially worked in the information systems sector as a consultant and project manager, before joining the Business School as a lecturer. During his career at the Business School his work has focused on applying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to management education. His teaching at the Business School has spanned undergraduate, specialist masters, and MBA students. He has always regarded pedagogic scholarship as part of the development of teaching materials, and has sought to ensure that my teaching approach is always grounded in appropriate pedagogic literature. His approach recognises the importance of combining innovative and interactive methods of education with more traditional and formal methods. He has published around pedagogy in management education, and the implications for management education of changes in technology and in the business environment, and is a frequent contributor to conferences and an active member of communities of scholars working in this field.

Keynote Speakers

Mini-Track Chairs

Prof Teresa Dieguez, Specialist on Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Portugal. After her studies in Economics, Teresa worked for several years in the automotive industry. She founded her first company in 1995 and in 2007 she took a Master's in Innovation and Technological Transfer. Nowadays Teresa is a professor and a co-promotor of different businesses and activities. She is a Social Judge, and she is taking her PhD in Social Sustainability and Development. She believes that innovation is a good way to improve sustainable development.

Prof Isabel Ferreira, PhD in Information Technologies and Systems from the University of Minho, Portugal. Research collaborator in the group Information Systems and Technologies for the Transformation of Organizations and Society (ISTTOS), of the Algoritmi Center, University of Minho. Member of the organization of several national academic seminars and conferences, and reviewer of several international conferences and journals. She belongs to a choir, o Coro En´Encanto.

Dr Elisabete Fialho  is a Public service worker in presidency of the council of ministers. Degree in management. Master in public administration and frequency in Public Policy PhD.

Ovidiu Gavrilovici PhD in Psychology, Asociate professor at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University from Iasi, Romania. He is developing a lot of national and international projects; Co-chair of ICAPES international conference; International Narrative Approach Expert.. He wrote Books chapters and articles on his main research fields – Psychological and Educational Counseling and Narrative Approach

Dr Tatiana Gladkikh  is Lecturer in Management at the University of Aberdeen Business School.  As an academic and consultant, she has worked the UK, Russia, Europe and the Middle East. Her research is focussed on leadership, cross-cultural issues in the global business environment and luxury end of tourism. Her latest publication is Luxury Yachting: Perspectives on Tourism, Practice and Context (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022) Dr Gladkikh is an associate editor of The Journal of Management Development. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL).

Prof Paula Loureiro, PhD student in Business Sciences, with several publications in the areas of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior. Paula has been teaching in Higher Education since 1998, having taught various curricular units in management for undergraduate and master's degree courses. Experience in coordinating disciplinary areas of the Management Department. Research interests: Career Management, Skills management, Equal opportunities and diversity management.

Elena Seghedin, PhD in Ethics from 2010 with a Thesis on Professional Ethics of teachers; member of the teaching and research staff of the Education Sciences Department at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University from Iasi in Romania. Her main research interest in which she wrote books and articles are Critical and Reflective Thinking on Teachers Education, Ethics in Education, Educational Leadership.

Dr Maria José Sousa is Pro-Rector for the Development of Distance Learning and professor and researcher at ISCTE/Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She was a Senior Researcher at the GEE of the Ministry of Economy, responsible for Innovation, Research and Entrepreneurship Policies, and Knowledge and Skills Manager at AMA, IP. She has co-authored more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters and is a guest editor for more than 5 special editions of Elsevier and Springer.

Dr Joao Alexandre Lobo Marques is Associate Professor - University of Saint Joseph/USJ, Macau SAR, China. Head of the Laboratory of Applied Neurosciences. Head of the Department of Business Administration. Coordinator for the MBA. Research Coordinator. Visiting Associate Professor Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technologies (SIAT). Member of the Board of Advisors - Master in Global Marketing Management - Boston University Metropolitan College. Author of 9 books.  Research interests: Applied Neurosciences, Neuromarketing, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Big Data, Business Analytics and Applied Mathematics.

Dr Ana Maria da Palma Moreira, PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology, done at ISPA-Instituto Universitário. Professor of Curricular Units of Human Factors I, Human factor II, Organisational Behaviour I, Organizational Psychology I, Organizational Psychology II, Statistical Analysis I  and Statistical Analysis II at ISPA-Instituto Universitário, in Lisbon. 

Dr Fred H. Strønen is associate professor at Oslo Business School, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University. He has a Ph.D. within strategy and organization from Copenhagen Business School and Norwegian School of Management, and he likes teaching. Strønen has published in various international journal on topics as business strategy, digitalization, dynamic capabilities, strategic leadership, innovation, learning and as well as industry analysis. Strønen has extensive experience in working with strategic and managerial development, for larger public and private organizations in Norway. In his leisure time Strønen enjoys biking and skiing.

Workshop Facilitators