Final Program

Please, find here the finalised program of the 7th Entrepreneurship, Culture, Finance and Economic Development (ECFED) International Workshop to be held in Dubrovnik on September 12-13, 2022.

Keynote speakers

Professor Maksim Belitski
Henley Business School, University of Reading , UK

Cultural diversity, digitisation and growth: How does it work for cities? 
Professor Maksim Belitski is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Henley Business School, University of Reading , UK. Alongside this position, he is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University Bloomington (USA) and a Professor at ICD Business School (France). He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Leicester and the University of Milan, Italy and is a ‘Trusted’ researcher at the Office of National Statistics, UK. He has published in the leading entrepreneurship and regional studies journals on Innovation and regions, Knowledge spillover of entrepreneurship and innovation, Regional economic development, Entrepreneurial ecosystems, Digitisation and entrepreneurship, Knowledge collaboration and open innovation at firm and regional levels. He is an Editor of Small Business Economic Journal.

Professor Marina Dabić
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia

Wisdom, Spirits, Dreams and Ecosystems: How should we foster innovation and entrepreneurship
Professor Marina Dabić is Full Professor of Entrepreneurship and International Business at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia, and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business. In the period from 2013 to 2021 she was a Professor at Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK. According to the Croatian scientific bibliography, Scopus and Web of Science, she is continuously ranked as the most cited Croatian scientist in the field of Economics and Business Economics, with more than 170 published articles in indexed journals, 13 book chapters and 8 books. She participated in numerous projects funded by Croatian, European and other international funds. Her papers appear in a wide variety of international journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Small Business Economics, Organisational Dynamics, International Journal of Human Resource Management, IEEE- Transactions on Engineering Management, Organisational Dynamics, and many others. Prof. Dabić is an Associate Editor of the Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Department Editor for IEEE- Transactions on Engineering Management, and Associate Editor for Technology in Society.


Doctoral track

Before the regular workshop sessions, a doctoral track with feedback and discussion will take place. We therefore encourage first- and second-years PhD students to attend and to present their PhD projects and first drafts. The number of participants for the doctoral track is limited.