Below are the ICGR Biographies of the Conference and Programme Chairs, Key Note Speakers and Mini-Track Chairs.
Conference and Programme Chairs
Professor Paola Paoloni, is a Full Professor at the La Sapienza University, Faculty of Economy, in Rome. She teaches Business Economics and Public management. Her main research interests include general management, financial reporting, female entrepreneurship and intellectual-based management. She is an author and co-author of several articles and books on above mentioned research areas. She is foundress and scientific director of “Ipazia” scientific observatory on gender issues.
Professor Mauro Paoloni is a Full Professor at the Roma Tre University, Faculty of Economy, in Rome, where he teaches Business Economics and corporate governance. His main research interests include reporting, corporate governance and banking systems. He has authored and co-authored several articles and books on above mentioned research areas
Professor Simona Arduini is an Associate Professor at the Roma Tre University, Department of Business Studies. She teaches Financial Accounting and Business Valuation. Her main research interests include not-for-profit organizations, accounting principles, value creation. She had been for one year the Department’s delegate in the Roma Tre “Gender Equality of Opportunity” Committee and she has taught “Principles of Gender Budgeting” in several courses focused on Gender topics.
Dr. Dragana Djermanovic is a digital transformation expert & speaker who has been proclaimed as “Woman of the Decade in Social Media and Leadership“ at the international Women Economic Forum (WEF17) in New Delhi and is the only Serbian businesswoman enlisted in The Hundert's top 100 female entrepreneurs of Europe. As a representative of The European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA) and Euroblog Association, she was an honorable jury member for the Social Media Awards and the respectable ambassador of WebIT committee of Internet Practitioners of South-Eastern Europe. Also, she was a jury member for European ICT awards in Luxembourg, as noble representative. Business Women Association of Serbia presented her "The Flower of Success", a prestigious award for the most successful female entrepreneur in her home country.
Karmen Jelčić is CEO of the Intellectual Capital Center in Croatia, which has recently merged with the consulting firm Center of Economics. She has been active as a consultant in the IC field for twenty years. During that time, she has participated in all major IC projects in CRO, gaining practical experience, which she promoted worldwide. She is author of the Intellectual Capital Handbook, which has been written to provide IC basics to entrepreneurs and is therefore free of charge. Furthermore has she been frequent guest speaker at many national and international conferences. During the past three years she has mainly focussed her efforts in the field of women in business. She has initiated the forming of an international women task force within The New Club of Paris as well as the first IC related project in Croatia aiming at empowering women through Intellectual capital. It was carried out in several Dalmatian cities with the support of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, The Businesswomen Association, KRUG, and The Croatian Bank for Development.
Dr Iiris Aaltio, is a Professor of Management and Leadership at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Her research covers organizational culture, gender, diversity issues, and entrepreneurship, often in a cross-cultural context. She works at the editorial boards of Culture and Organization, Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, and Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. She is an author and editor of a variety of books, edited collections and journal special issues, lately in the “International Journal of Work Innovation”. Her work has been published in journals like “International Journal of Intercultural Relations”, “Equality, diversity and inclusion: An international journal”, “Technovation” and “Human Relations”.
Francesca Maria Cesaroni is a Full Professor in Business Administration at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo. She teaches Entrepreneurship and Small Business and General and applied accounting. She is the Director of the Research Centre on Entrepreneurship and Small-medium firms – University of Urbino. She is also a member of the scientific board of Ipazia – Scientific observatory on gender issues. Her main research interests include entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurs, small business, family businesses and corporate financial communication.
Dr Alessandra Ladro is a Researcher at the University of Naples “Parthenope” (Italy) and she is Adjunct Professor of International Accounting at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, where she was awarded her Ph.D. in Business Administration from. Her research interests include: intellectual capital; corporate disclosure; social media management; management control systems; gender studies. She is member of the SIDREA (Italian Society of Professors of Accounting and Business Administration) and of the SIDREA Gender Group of Study.
Elisabeth T. Pereira holds a PhD and Master in the fields of Economics and Business Management. She is Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Aveiro (Portugal), and senior researcher in the field of Competitiveness and Innovation at the Research Unit GOVCOPP-University of Aveiro. She is author of several dozen articles, books, chapter of books and communications at international conferences.
Annalisa Sentuti, PhD, is a Research Fellow in Business Administration at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo. She teaches Business Administration and Accounting. Her primary research interests include small and medium-sized businesses, family businesses, corporate governance, female entrepreneurship. She is a member of the scientific board of Ipazia – Scientific observatory on gender issues.
Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor is a Senior Researcher Associate at the Center for Research on Higher Education Policies (CIPES) and currently works at the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) in Portugal. Her areas of research include Management, Leadership, Strategies, Higher Education Policies and Gender Studies. She has coordinated and contributed to multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research projects funded namely by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Gulbenkian Foundation (Portugal), Capes (Brazil) and European Commission. She has received research scholarships from Gulbenkian Foundation and Fulbright (USA). She is the author and co-author of several publications
Dr. Sladjana Cabrilo is Associate Professor at I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She teaches and researches in knowledge management, intellectual capital and innovation and change management. Her current research interest is looking at frameworks that combine static and dynamic perspective on intangibles, sustainable and open innovation, and IC-based innovation gap assessment.