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ECIE 2012
20-21 September, Santarem, Portugal
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Professor Ilídio Tomás Lopes
Ilidio Tomás is Director of the School of Management and Technology. In addition to his role as director, he teaches in several master programs and develops his own and school research activities. He has a PhD in Management, with a thesis about intangibles identification, measurement and valuation. Dr Lopes is a member of international editorial boards and supervisor of master and PhD students. Currently, he is also an associate researcher at CCIM – Coimbra Centre for Innovative Management.

Ilídio Tomás Lopes

Dr. Carla Vivas
Carla is Sub director of School of Management and Technology. She is a student of a Phd Program in Management (specialization in economic management and decision sciences), working on a thesis about international strategies in the Portuguese wine industry. Dr Vivas is also a Professor at the School of Management and Technology where she teaches Management, Operations Management, Logistics and Strategic Management.

Carla Vivas

Dr. Fernando Lucas

Fernando dos Santos Lucas is the Coordinator of the recently created Unit Support for Employability and Entrepreneurship at the Polytechnic Institute of Santarem. His activities at the School of Management and Technology have been focused on Strategic Management and more recently also on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Presently, he leads the Pedagogic Council. Before joining to IPS, he had a professional diverse experience, focusing on the management of international businesses and management information systems, after more than a decade of management in an industrial domain, when he also joined the management team of the national sector association.

Fernando Lucas

Prof. Dr. Soumodip Sarkar
Dr Soumodip Sarkar received his PhD in Economics from Northeastern University, Boston in 1995. He is currently Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Évora, Portugal where he is also the coordinator of the Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a professor in the Department of Management. He is also a researcher at CEFAGE-UE and his research interests are innovation, entrepreneurship and international business.

The author of Innovation, Market Archetypes and Outcome (2007 – Pringer Verlag); Empreendedorismo e Inovação (2007 - Escolar Editora) and Entrepreneurial Innovator (2008 – Elsevier Campus), Professor Sarkar has published papers in several scientific journals and is in the editorial board of four international scientific journals. The project leader in many Portuguese and European projects, Soumodip holds copyrights to the integrated innovation model developed by him along with simulation software.


Soumodip Sarkar

Dr Heather Fulford
Dr Fulford is Reader in Entrepreneurship and Academic Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Scotland. Her research interests include entrepreneurship education and education resources, the language of entrepreneurs, social enterprise start-up and social entrepreneurship education. She is currently supervising a number of doctoral students in aspects of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education and social entrepreneurship. She delivers courses at postgraduate and undergraduate level on new venture creation.  Dr. Fulford is a visiting Fellow at Loughborough University, a Member of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.

Heather Fulford

Dr Claire Auplat
Claire Auplat, researcher in ecopreneurship, innovation and strategy, has worked on the co-industrial and institutional emergence of nanotechnologies for the last decade, firstly at Rice University (US), then at Sciences Po’s chair of sustainable development (France) and at Imperial College business school (UK), and now at Novancia Business School (France). Claire is a member of the French Research Council (ANR) specialist committee on eco-innovation (ECOTECH). Her areas of interest cover public policy and entrepreneurial dynamics, innovation and sustainable development. She has published widely in these areas and her most recent book is Nanotechnology and Sustainable Development (Routledge).

Claire Auplat

Prof. Dr. Alexander Brem
Alexander Brem received his Diploma in Business Administration and PhD from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2004 and 2007, respectively. From 2004 to 2007, he was Senior Research and Teaching Assistant at the Chair of Industrial Management, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he currently works as Assistant Professor. Moreover, he is Founder and Partner of VEND Consulting GmbH, Nuremberg. His current research interests include idea and innovation management and strategic management in SMEs. He is a Reviewer and editorial board member of various international journals such as Technovation and International Journal of Innovation Management. You can find out more about Alexander from (site in German)

Alexander Brem

Dr Aurélie Delemarle 
Aurélie Delemarle is an assistant professor at ESIEE Paris Group in innovation management. She is a researcher at LATTS and IFRIS. Her research focuses on the breakthrough innovations, market framing and S&T dynamics. Standardisation is at the core of her work (nanotechnologies, asynchronous design, ITRS Roadmap). She is a member of the French delegation at the ISO committee (TC 229) and actively participates to 2 task groups. As public policy also plays an important role in supporting the development of innovations, Aurelie also integrates this aspect in her work focusing on their role in supporting the development of breakthrough innovations.

Aurélie Delemarle

Dr Sandra Fielden
Sandra L. Fielden is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology in the Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. She was editor of Gender in Management: An International Journal for the last 11 years, and received an Outstanding Service award in 2010. Sandra has been co-chair of the ‘Gender and Management’ track at the British Academy of Management and European Academy of Management and was a founder member of the ‘Gender in Management’ special interest group. She is co-editor of ‘International Research Handbook of Successful Women Entrepreneurs’, ‘International Handbook of Women and Small Business Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Minorities in Entrepreneurship’.

Sandra Fielden

Dr Alexandros Kakouris

Alexandros Kakouris is a part time lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Athens. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Adult Education. He has been involved in entrepreneurship research since 2006, involved mainly with educational issues. His special interest concerns fostering of entrepreneurship and innovation to science graduates and support of youth entrepreneurship through counselling. He also specialises in nascent entrepreneurship and virtual business planning.

Alexandros Kakouris

Dr. Jun Li
Li is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Essex Business School of University of Essex, UK. He is currently President of the Chinese Economic Association (UK/Europe) and Co-Editor of the Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship. He teaches and researches in the areas of entrepreneurship and policies, innovation management, and Chinese entrepreneurship. His recent publications include Financing China’s Rural Enterprises (Routledge), and papers in internationally leading journals in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Jun Li

Dr Maria Theresia Semmelrock-Picej
Maria Th. Semmelrock-Picej is a senior researcher at the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, biztec, Austria. Her research topics are innovation-oriented information-technology based customer knowledge management, information and knowledge management, cooperation management, related measurement issues and gender aspects.

Maria Semmelrock-Picej

Professor Milan Todorovic
Milan Todorovic is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Corporate Entrepreneurship and Operations Management at Union Nikola Tesla University in Belgrade, Serbia. He holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School and has extensive international experience across diverse industries and government enterprises encompassing lecturing, management consulting, business development, directorships  and successful management of global, mission critical business systems for leading international companies. During his career he has combined his significant professional experience and leadership skills with excellent knowledge of business strategy and management knowledge to conduct consulting assignments and deliver strategic projects worldwide. Currently, he is involved in several research projects including how public policies impact on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Milan Todorovic

Dr Marianne Tremaine
Marianne Tremaine is a senior lecturer at Massey University, New Zealand and part of the indigenous Kai Tahu tribe.  She specialises in cross-cultural communication, women and leadership, equal employment opportunity and managing diversity.

Marianne Tremaine

Dr Doan Winkel

Doan Winkel is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Illinois State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of WisconsinMilwaukee. His research has been published in the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior. His current research interests include the impact of entrepreneurship education, innovative teaching methods in entrepreneurship, and work-life balance.

Doan Winkel

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