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Keynote Speakers


A/Prof. Florin Aliu

Inst. of Technology & Business in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic


Prof. Dr. Avdullah Hoti

Faculty of Economy, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”, Kosovo

Title: Infection Deseases in the context of cryptocurrencies.

Title: Structural changes in Kosova’s economy in the last two decades: What are policy impactions?

Prof. Dr. Besnik Krasniqi

Faculty of Economy, University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”



Prof. Veland Ramadani

Faculty of Business and Economics, South East European University, Tetovo, North Macedonia

Title: Institutional Quality and Well-being across Europe:
A Multilevel Analysis using Eurobarometer Survey

Title: Entrepreneurship in  Turbulent Times: Lessons Learned

Iraj Hashi, Professor Emeritus

Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, UK


Prof. Dr. Ivan Pavić

University of Split, Croatia

Title: FDI spillover effects on innovation activities of knowledge using and knowledge creating firms: Evidence from an emerging economy

Students' prosocial and pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors in the post-Covid and the post-rules-based world

Nikša Alfirević, Ph. D.

University of Split, Croatia


Prof. Dr. Boguslawa Sardinha

Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal

Students' prosocial and pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors in the post-Covid and the post-rules-based world  

More about our valued Keynotes

A/Prof. Florin Aliu

Florin is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Technology and Business in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. He completed his bachelor's studies at the University of Prishtina, Faculty of Economics, to continue his master's studies at Masaryk University. Doctoral studies at Tomas Bata University in Zlin (Czech Republic) in company evaluation.

His area of interest is the prices of financial instruments, focusing on capital markets and cryptocurrencies.

His current project is the implementation of infectious diseases in the prices of cryptocurrencies. He is also part of the follow-up program of the European Scientific Institute (ESI), where he deals exclusively with inefficiency issues of the Visegrad Equity Markets. (Email:

Prof.dr. Avdullah Hoti

Avdullah Hoti teaches Macroeconomics, Labour Economics, Personnel Economics and Research Methods at the Faculty of Economy, University of Prishtina. He served in several professional and academic councils at home and abroad.

He has published a number of research papers on labour market, economic development and transition, education, migration and remittances.

He has rich experience in policy making as he has served in various positions at local and national level administration in Kosovo.


Prof. Dr. Besnik Krasniqi, MA, PhD

Prof. Krasniqi is a Fulbright Scholar, holds MA and Ph.D. in Economics from Staffordshire University (UK). He teaches Small Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Prishtina. His career spans teaching and research in entrepreneurship at local and world Universities (Netherland,  USA and France). His research appeared in a number of reputable journals. Besnik has a wide range of managerial and professional experiences in the government, public and private sectors. He has extensive local and international experience as an independent business consultant and trainer for EU Commission, USAID, UNDP, World Bank, Chemonics etc. Prof. Krasniqi is a Certified Management Consultant awarded by the Intl. Council of Management Institutes. He has served as a business mentor for TUCK Business School (USA) students’ business projects in US and Kosovo and at Entrepreneurship Development Center, Michigan University (USA). He is a funding director of the Business Support Centre in Kosova and is a member of the Kosovo Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Prof. Veland Ramadani

is a Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at South-East European University, North Macedonia.

His research interests include entrepreneurship, small business management and family businesses. He authored or co-authored around 200 research articles and book chapters, twelve textbooks and twenty-five edited books. He has published in many highly recognized journals.

He has received the Award for Excellence 2016 - Outstanding Paper by Emerald Group Publishing. In 2017, he was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of Development Bank of North Macedonia, where for ten months served as an acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) as well. He was ranked, three times in a row, among World's Top 2% of the most influential researchers prepared by Elsevier BV & Stanford University, USA.


Iraj Hashi, Emeritus Professor

Iraj Hashi is Emeritus Professor of Economics at Staffordshire University, Stoke on Trent, UK where he has been working since 1978. Since the early 1990s, his research has been focused on aspects of the development of a market system in Central and East European transition economies. He has worked with universities and research institutions in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Russia on a range of research papers and projects dealing with economic challenges of transition in these countries.

His areas of interest include industrial competitiveness and policy, innovation and innovation policy, FDI spillovers, entrepreneurship, privatization and corporate governance, employee financial participation, etc. His work has been published in variety of highly considered journals.

Prof. Dr. Ivan Pavic

Prof. Dr. Ivan Pavić, after his undergraduate studies, he worked in the industry for three years before joining the Faculty of Economics at the University of Split, where he has been working to this day.

During his tenure at the University he has taught a range of courses in the field of economics and business organization. He is an active researcher and lecturer. He has authored or co-authored a range of papers published in internationally recognized journals or proceedings. He has published four textbooks. Throughout his career he was Dean (1996-2000) and later also Rector of the University (2002-2014). In addition, Prof. Dr. Ivan Pavić served as President of the Council for Financing Higher Education in Croatia, as a member of the Committee for State Awards for Science, and a member of the Parliamentary Committee for Education, Science, and Culture.

Dr. Ivan Pavić has received numerous awards and recognitions  for his exceptional contributions to science

Nikša Alfirević, PhD

obtained a PhD degree in Economics from University Split (2003) and Sociology from University of Klagenfurt (Austria, 2009).  He has published extensively, including several research books with Palgrave/Springer, and papers, appearing in interantionally recognized journals. His research interests include education management and leadership, management of research and innovation, bibliometrics/scientometrics and sustainable development education.

He currently serves as a tenured full professor at the Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism at University of Split and the editor of the international scientific journal Management JCMI.

Boguslava Sardinha

Associate Professor in Polytechnic institute of Setúbal, Dept. of Business and Economics.

She gained her PhD in Economy by Évora University in Nantes, France, with specialization in social economy. She teaches Microeconomics and Global Economy in Business Scholl,  Polytechnic Institute.

Her research focuses on volunteering, social economy, and sustainable economic development and economic education. She developed various projects in volunteering, higher education students social support, nonprofit organization, etc.

She was a dean of the Business Scholl and has experience as financial consultee in companies.


A range of women and men scientists, researches and others have been invited to share their knowledge and experience at the conference.

Among women, our valued participants will be e.g.:

Ana Azavedo, Ph.D., Portugal

A/Prof. Demet Beton Kalmaz, Cyprus

and many others


Conference program draft overview

DAY 1  - Thursday 26th October, 2023


DAY 2 - Friday 27th October, 2023


Opening Ceremony and Introduction

9.00-9.10 Dean of Faculty of Economics

9.10-9.30 Guests


(Keynote Speakers)

Session 1   Chair:


Keynote speakers: 

Prof. Dr. Besnik Krasniqi (Kosova) 

Prof. Dr. Avdullah Hoti

Prof. Dr. Iraj Hashi




Session I

11:00 - 12:00


Snack / Lunch



Session II (Potencial Sessions)

13.00-15.00 Session 


Social Event / Conference Dinner

09.00-09.10 Welcome remarks (Vice-dean)

09.10-9.50 Keynote Speaker 




Session III (Potencial Parallel Sessions)

10.20-13.00 Session