Prof. Dr. Carsten Bartsch studied Business Administration in Saarbruecken, Midland and Washington (D.C.) and completed his Ph.D. in Marketing in 2001 at HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management. He currently serves as Vice-President, Director of Business Programs and Professor for Marketing and Strategy at HDBW - Hochschule der Bayerischen Wirtschaft in Munich after having held a similar position with an Austrian university. Previously, he has a background in consulting - as Project-Manager with a spin-off of an international consulting firm and afterwards as founding CEO of an SME-focused consulting company - and in industry - as business unit director for a leading manufacturer of medical devices. He serves as visiting Professor at MIP, as doctoral supervisor at the University of Gloucestershire and holds regular teaching assignments in Helsinki, Antwerp, Leipzig, Dornbirn.
He works as consultant and executive trainer for multinational firms specialized in the fields of marketing, strategy and (digital) business modeling.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Henrique Correa is Professor of Operations Management at Rollins College in the United States. His research focuses on global supply chain management, flexible operations and operations strategy. Dr. Correa previously taught at the Fundação Getulio Vargas Business School and at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has also served visiting appointments at the University of Porto Business School (Portugal), IE Business School (Spain), University of São Paulo and Fundação Dom Cabral Business School (Brazil), University of Warwick (UK), IESA (Venezuela), INCAE (Costa Rica), among other institutions.
Dr. Correa has consulted with established companies such as Unilever, General Motors, Pepsico, Natura, Hewlett-Packard, Embraer, 3M, Brazil Foods, Whirlpool, Monsanto and Inter-Bev. He has published extensively in international academic and professional journals. Dr. Correa has also authored and co-authored nine books and textbooks in the fields of operations strategy, service operations, operations management and global supply chain management. Between 2005 and 2007 he served as the vice president for the Americas in the Production Operations Management Society. He was the 2011-2012 recipient of the Rollins College Bornstein Award for Faculty Scholarship.
David Hillier is Executive Dean and Professor of Finance at the University of Strathclyde Business School. David is recognised as being in the top 3% of the most prolific finance researchers in the world over the past fifty years (Heck and Cooley, 2009) and appears regularly in the media as a business commentator.
His YouTube channel of Finance lectures (professordavidhillier) has attracted more than 60,000 views worldwide. David gained his PhD at the University of Strathclyde in 2000 and was appointed to full
professor in 2002 at the age of 32. Between 2005 and 2010, David held the Ziff Centenary Chair in Financial Markets at the University of Leeds where he was Head of Accounting & Finance. He has acted as a World Bank consultant and provided consultancy advice to the NHS and several international stock exchanges.
He has taught in many international environments including China, Greece, Malaysia, The Netherlands,Oman, and Romania. Since 2000, his research in the field of Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance has attracted more than £650,000 in funding. David is currently an editor of the Journal of Economics & Business and sits on the editorial board of many international journals.
Clayton Gillette is Professor of Contract Law at New York University School of Law since 2000. He was previously the Perre Bowen Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Gillette’s scholarship concentrates on contracts, commercial law and local government law.
He is the author of several casebooks and textbooks on various topics, including Payment Systems and Credit Instruments (with Alan Schwarts and Robert Scott), and commentary on the Vienna Sales Convention (with Steven Walt).
Professor Gillette is also the author of numerous articles, including studies of long-term commercial contracts, initiative, relations between localities and their neighbours, privatization of municipal services, and judicial construction of contracts governing homeowners associations. He has also served as the Reporter for the American Bar Association Intersectional Task Force on Initiatives and Referenda
Professor Reinhard Prügl gained his PhD in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he was also appointed as Assistant Professor in 2006.
Subsequently, he worked at University of Innsbruck as well as researching at the Massachusetts Institute in Boston. In 2010 he got Full Professorship at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen. At present he is Scientific Director of the Friedrichshafen Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (FIF) and holder of the Chair of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship at Zeppelin University in Germany.
Professor Avraham Shtub holds the Stephen and Sharon Seiden Chair in Project Management. He has a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (1974), an MBA from Tel Aviv University (1978) and a Ph.D in Management Science and Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington (1982).
He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI-USA). He is the recipient of the Institute of Industrial Engineering 1995 “Book of the Year Award” for his Book “Project Management: Engineering, Technology and Implementation” (co-authored with Jonathan Bard and Shlomo Globerson), Prentice Hall, 1994. He is the recipient of the Production Operations Management Society; Wick Skinner Teaching Innovation Achievements Award for his book: “Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): The Dynamics of Operations Management”. His books on Project Management were published in English, Hebrew, Greek and Chinese.
He is the recipient of the 2008 Project Management Institute Professional Development Product of the Year Award for the training simulator “Project Team Builder - PTB”. He was a faculty member of the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University from 1984 to 1998 where he also served as a chairman of the department (1993-1996). He joined the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) in 1998 and was the Associate Dean and head of the MBA program. He has been a consultant to industry in the areas of project management, training by simulators and the design of production - operation systems.
OPERATIONS & QUALITY MANAGEMENT
Professor Dan L. Shunk is the Avnet Professor of Supply Network Integration in Industrial Engineering at Arizona State University. He is currently pursuing research into collaborative commerce, global new product development, model-based enterprises and global supply network integration.
He won a Fulbright Award in 2002-2003, the 1996 SME International Award for Education, the 1991 and 1999 I&MSE Faculty of the Year award, the 1989 SME Region VII Educator of the Year award, chaired AutoFact in 1985, and won the 1982 SME Outstanding Young Engineer award. Shunk studied at Purdue where he received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in 1976.
He has provided consulting services to many firms and organizations including Motorola, the U.S. Army, Intel, Oracle, and Avnet. Shunk has been recognized in the semiconductor, electronics, aerospace and automotive communities for his innovative approaches to product development and productivity improvements. He has authored papers which have been published in the Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Manufacturing Review, International Journal of Technology Management, and the International Journal of Production Research.