June 14, 2019
We are excited to announce that 2019 EAM-I Managing in a Global Economy XVII conference, in the
organization of Eastern Academy of Management
International (EAM-I) and RIT
Croatia will take place from June 16-20, 2019 in Dubrovnik.
The conference is designed to foster an international exchange of management research and practice among scholars and managers from around the world. The conference theme, "Managing in Multicultural Environments,” was chosen recognizing the importance of ever-increasing complexities of managing organizations both within themselves and between one another. Close to 130 scholars from 23 countries across six continents have contributed and are gathered to participate in this dialogue with each other.
The working part of the conference will be opened with an interesting key note address on the topic "Challenges Facing Dubrovnik Tourism”, held by Mr. Mato Franković, the Mayor of Dubrovnik and RIT Croatia Alum. The key note address will take place on Monday, June 17 at 8:30 am in Hotel Hilton Imperial.
Besides the series of plenary sessions that will take place at RIT Croatia premises during the conference, we would also like to stress out another interesting key note address on the topic "Where to Win in the Digital Economy?” held by Mr. Dragan Mrkajić, Executive Director for Strategy for Fortenova Group. The session will take place on Wednesday, June 19, at 9:00 am in Hotel Hilton Imperial.
Immediately following this key note, there will be a panel discussion on the topic "Translating Business from Global to Local” with the following panelists:
The panel is designed to introduce the audience to the firsthand
experiences and feedback from industry experts about the local economy impact
on global economy and vice versa.
The detailed conference program can be found HERE
The most important aspect of the Eta Sigma Delta honor society (ESD) are the members, who are all representatives of the five pillars that are the fundations of the society (excellence, leadership, creativity, service, ethics). This semester ESD Croatia Chapter had the privilege to accept ten new student members from the Hospitality and Tourism Management program, and one honorary member from the service industry, Mr. Dario Ševelj, Co-owner / CEO, Dubrovnik Beer Company.
Can you imagine what it feels like being 18 or 20 years old and moving to a new country, a new continent to live there? What if the culture you moved to was completely different from what you're used to? Well, Emily Arnold, a senior studying International Business in Zagreb can relate to this. Moving from Wisconsin, USA, to Croatia, she knows how big of a change this brings.
We recently had the pleasure of inviting Assistant Professor Igor Štimac, Ph.D., IAP, AvMP to hold a presentation about the “Development of the Zagreb Airport… past - present - future” for RIT Croatia students in Zagreb. With over 15 years of experience in the field of airport operations and airport middle and top management, Mr.Štimac explained to our students about the development stage of the infrastructure and the specifics of the management systems at the Franjo Tuđman Airport.
The Beer Game, invented by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, stimulated the supply chain and our operations Management class had the opportunity to play it during one of their classes. The students were divided from roles such as store owner, wholesaler, distributor and producer. Every part of the supply chain ordered goods and had them delivered to its customers.