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Dr. Andreja Jaklič, Professor

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  • Dr. Andreja Jaklič, Professor
    Phone: +386 1 58 05 112
    Email: is.jl-inu.vdf@cilkaj.ajerdna
    Office Hours:

    AP 11

    Undergraduate courses
    European economic integration
    International Economic Relations

    Graduate courses
    EU in global economy
    Master thesis
    International Business
    Expert sphere:


    Foreign direct investment

    Multinational enterprises

    Particulary multinational enterprises from ex transition economies and their effects on competitiveness

    Growth, productivity and innovation  

  • Andreja Jaklič is a Professor, senior research fellow and head of the research program at the Centre of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She currently serves also as Vice Dean of research at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.

    She holds a PhD in International Economics (2004, University of Ljubljana) and her research spans three disciplinary areas, including International Business, International Economics, and European studies (EU in a global economy). Her main research interests are internationalization strategies, export, foreign direct investment, foreign entry strategy, multinational enterprises, particularly multinational enterprises from former transition economies and their effects on competitiveness, growth, productivity, and innovation. She earns her experience from several academic and applied international research projects (European framework programmes, COST Action programme and regional projects, business intelligence projects and workshops, consultancy to international organizations (such as the European Commission, UNCTAD and the OECD), as well as to national government agencies and business.

    She was a visiting professor in Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Austria), Helsinki Centre for Markets in Transition (Finland) and lectured at several other foreign Universities.

    Her publications include over 50 scientific articles (including the articles in Journal of Business Research, Journal of World Business, Transnational Corporations, The Services Industries Journal, Eastern European Economies and Post-Communist Economies), several monographs including Enhanced Transition through Outward Internationalization: Outward FDI by Slovenian Firms (Ashgate Publishing, 2003), and several chapters in volumes published by Routledge, Edward Elgar, Palgrave Macmillan, and Ashgate. 

    She is a co-founder and executive board member of the Academy of International Business Central and Easter European Chapter (AIB – CEEC) and serves as a board member of the European Academy of International Business (EIBA).

    She is a founder and an editor-in-chief of CIR Analysis (e-book series) and a member of the editorial board (IBR, EBER, JEEMS, TNCR, etc) and serves as a reviewer in a number of scientific journals.

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    ORCID number: 0000-0001-5118-9112

    Research Projects

    2019-2021 Evaluation Strategic research and innovation partnerships and smart specialization in Slovenia. (Ministry of Economy)
    2018-2021 Firms’ growth: structural dynamics, granularity, internationalization and innovation (Slovenian Research Agency)
    2018 – 2021 ERASMUS+: ‘Open Access Digital Video Case Library for Teaching International Business’ (VCL4IB)
    2016-2019 Strategic research and innovation partnerships as a tool for developing the innovation capacity of Slovenia and its smart specialization. (Ministry of Economy)
    RIO Country reports Slovenia 2016, 2017 (European Commission)
    013-2016: Position of Slovenia and Slovenian enterprises in Global Value Chains; Slovenian Research Agency
    2010-2013: COST (ISI 90519) Action project The Emergence of Southern Multinationals and their Impact on Europe
    2011-2014: Determinants of foreign direct investment in and from Slovenia and identification of economic policy measures for fostering inward and outward internationalisation of Slovenia (Ministry of Economy, Slovenia)
    2010-2012: Evaluating anti-crisis measures (Ministry of Economy)
    2010 – 2012: Evaluation of policy measures for promoting competitiveness and entrepreneurship in Slovenian economy in 2004-2009 (Ministry of Economy) PROJECT LEADER
    2008-2011: ServPPIN FP7- The contribution of public and private services to European growth and welfare, and the role of public-private innovation networks
    2007 – 2014: Emerging Market Global Players Project - University of Columbia - Columbia Program on International Investment.(identification and rankings of home-grown MNEs)
    2006- 2008: GDN- Regional Research Competition 2006. World bank. –Innovation cooperation and innovation activity; Firm-level evidence from Slovenia.- PROJECT LEADER
    2005-2008: Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation: The Role of The EU. GARNET- EU Network of Excellence,
    2004- 2006: Efficiency, competition and barriers in market services (within the projects Competitiveness of Slovenia, Ministry of Economy).
    2002-2005: Measuring direct and indirect effects of ICT to economic growth. Faculty of Social Sciences, Ministry of Science of the Republic of Slovenia,.  
    2001-2002: The emerging industrial architecture of the wider Europe: University College London.
    1998-2000: Small countries in the process of transformation of the global economy. Faculty of Social Sciences.
    1998 – 2002: EU Phare ACE Project P98-1162-R: EU-integration-driven investment networking: 1997–1999Outward foreign direct investment of candidate countries.
    EU Phare ACE Project P97-80-73-R: Outward internationalisation facilitating transformation and EU accession; The Case of Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovenia.

    Honours and awards

    Outstanding Paper Award at the AIB-CEE Conference ‘Boosting competitiveness of Central Europe through digital economy’ organized at the University of Economics in Prague 2016
    National award for achievements in social sciences, (Slovenian Agency for research, Slovenia) 2011
    International Journal for Emerging markets, IJoEM Best Paper on Emerging Markets Award, 2011
    Award for Best PhD. Thesis, 6th International Conference 'Enterprise in Transition', May 2005
    University award for special achievements of young professors, University of Ljubljana, 2002
    Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana Prešeren’s award for bachelor’s thesis, 1997
    Several Awards for supervised thesis (for supervised bachelors thesis and master thesis by company awards, Slovenia, for specialist works Universita di Pavia, Students business conference awards of FE)

    Co-operation in PhD programs (supervision of thesis, member of the committee, teaching):
    Faculty of Economics and Business Ljubljana, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Faculty of Social Sciences; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Kaunas University of Technology; Lithuania
    Vienna University of Economics and Business; Austria
    Hubei University, Wuhan, China
    Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Previous roles and positions:
    -     2017 - Head of the research program: Centre for International Relations.
    ·     2011 - 2019 Coordinator for the Master program of  European Studies; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences
    ·     2017 (September- October) Visiting professor in Wuhan, Hubei University
    ·     2015 (September- October) Visiting professor in Wuhan, Hubei University
    ·     2015 - Full professor position, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana
    ·     2013 –  A co-founder and an executive board member Academy of International Business - Central and Easter European Chapter
    ·     2012 (April – July) Visiting Researcher at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
    ·     2010 – 2016 National representative and board member of the European Academy of International Business
    ·     2009 – 2014 Associate professor; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social sciences
    ·     2004 - 2009: Assistant professor: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social sciences, Courses taught: International economics, International Finance, Economics.
    ·     2008/2009: Assistant professor: University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, International Business (postgraduate course international Business Environment)
    ·     2003 - 2015: Research fellow: Centre for International Relations.
    ·     2007 - 2009 Cooperation in CoDe Joint European Master in Comparative Local Development by Università degli Studi di Trento, Universität Regensburg, Univerza v Ljubljani, Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem.  Courses FDI and development.
    ·     Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Markets in Transition, Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (October - November 2004)
    ·     1996 - 1999, Research Assistant, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana (courses: Economics of Tourism, Organization, Business Communication)


    ·       UNCTAD, World Investment Report
    ·       OECD, Foreign Direct Investment
    ·       Consultancy/evaluation for European Commission (Research and Innovation Report, Erawatch, Innovation cooperation report)
    ·       Ministry of economy of the Republic of Slovenia
    ·       Investment Promotion Agency, Public Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Entrepreneurship and Foreign Investments
    ·       Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia
    ·       Private enterprises (SMEs and MNEs)

    AIB (Academy of International Business),
    AIB CEE (Academy of International Business- Central and Eastern Europe), member of the executive committee
    EIBA (European International Business Academy), member of the EIBA Board
    CEEISA (Central and Eastern European International Studies Association)
    IMTA (International Management Teachers Association), CEEMAN
    Managing editor JIRD (Journal of International Relations and Development)
    DMS (Marketing Association of Slovenia)
    Reviewer and member of the editorial board (selected list of journals)
    International Business Review (member of editorial board)
    CIR Analysis; e-book series (Chief editor)
    Economia e politica industriale (member of editorial board)
    Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review (member of editorial board)
    Journal of East European Management Studies (member of editorial board)
    Reviewer: Journal of International Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research

  • Bibliography includes over 50 scientific articles, five co-authored monographs, over 30 book chapters, and over 60 contributions in conferences proceedings; available at COBISS

    Research gate:
    Google scholar:
    ORCID number: 0000-0001-5118-9112

    Selected publications:

    DE BEULE, Filip, JAKLIČ, Andreja, et al. Proximity at a distance : the relationship between foreign subsidiary co-location and MNC headquarters board interlock formation. International business review. [Print ed.]. Aug. 2022, vol. 31, no. 4, str. 1-13, ilustr. ISSN 0969-5931. DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2021.101971. 

    KNEZ, Klemen, JAKLIČ, Andreja, STARE, Metka. An extended approach to value chain analysis. Journal of economic structures, ISSN 2193-2409, 2021, vol. 10, str. 1-37,

    JAKLIČ, Andreja, BURGER, Anže. Complex internationalisation strategies during crises: the case of Slovenian exporters during the Great Recession and Covid-19 pandemic. Teorija in praksa : revija za družbena vprašanja, ISSN 0040-3598, okt.-dec. 2020, letn. 57, št. 4, str. 1018-1041, 1183. 

    JAKLIČ, Andreja, STARE, Metka, KNEZ, Klemen. Changes in global value chains and the Covid-19 pandemic. Teorija in praksa : revija za družbena vprašanja, ISSN 0040-3598, okt.-dec. 2020, letn. 57, št. 4, str. 1042-1064, 1084.

    JAKLIČ, A., OBŁÓJ, K., SVETLIČIČ, M., KRONEGGER, L. (2020). Evolution of Central and Eastern Europe related international business research. Journal of business research, vol. 108, pp. 421-434.

    STARE, Metka, JAKLIČ, Andreja. (2020). Sources of value creation in service global value chains. Amfiteatru economic, vol. 22, no. 55, 846-866.

    GRIZOLD, Anton, JAKLIČ, Andreja. Changing international relations after the covid-19 pandemic : managing the growing gap between national and multilateral responses. Teorija in praksa : revija za družbena vprašanja. okt.-dec.2020, letn. 57, št. 4, str. 979-989, 1182. ISSN 0040-3598. 

    JAKLIČ, Andreja, SVETLIČIČ, Marjan (2019). China and Central and Eastern European countries within "16+1" : group or bilateral relations?. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review, vol. 7, no. 2, 83-99. 

    JAKLIČ, Andreja, ŠEŠUM, Slobodan (2019) Commercial diplomacy's role in entering foreign markets in the age of global value chains. International journal of diplomacy and economy, vol. 5, no. 2, 100-132.  

    DE BEULE, Filip, JAKLIČ, Andreja, KANIA, Aleksandra, MROCZEK-DĄBROWSKA, Katarzyna, VARDAR, Nukhet, VOSS, Hinrich (2019). Video case studies in IB teaching: an empirical comparison of academic and student perceptions and expectations. Journal of teaching in international business, vol. 30, no. 2, 175-195. 

    DE BEULE, Filip, JAKLIČ, Andreja, KANIA, Aleksandra, MROCZEK-DĄBROWSKA, Katarzyna, VARDAR, Nukhet, VOSS, Hinrich. Teaching IB has changed, right? : changes in IB curricula: perceptions of professors and students. EIBAzine. Aut./Win. 2019, no. 25, str. 17-22, ilustr. ISSN 2222-4785.

    STARE, Metka, JAKLIČ, Andreja, KNEZ, Klemen (2019). Manufacturing and services interactions in international trade and global value chains. Teorija in praksa : revija za družbena vprašanja,. 56, posebna št.. 472-491, 515-516, 

    KOLEŠA, Iris, JAKLIČ, Andreja (2017). Interorganisational network management for successful business internationalisation. International journal of Euro-Mediterranean studies, vol. 10, no. 1, 93-126, 129-130, 133-134.

    DIKOVA, D. JAKLIČ, A. BURGER, A, KUNČIČ, A.. What is beneficial for first-time SME-exporters from a transition economy: a diversified or a focused export-strategy?. Journal of world business. 2016,. 51,. 2, 185-199.

    JAKLIČ, A., DAMIJAN, J., ROJEC, M., KUNČIČ, A. Relevance of innovation cooperation for firms' innovation activity: the case of Slovenia. Ekonomska istraživanja, 2014,. 27, 1,. 645-661.
    JAKLIČ, A. Double diversification and the "quicksilver enterprise": new patterns of internationalization. EIBAzine, ISSN 2222-4785,. 2012, no. 11, str. 10-14
    JAKLIČ, A., ĆIRJAKOVIĆ, J., CHIDLOW, A.: Exploring the effects of international sourcing on manufacturing versus service firms. The Service industries journal, 2012,. 32, 7,. 1193-1207.
    JAKLIČ, A., SVETLIČIČ, M. Unknown multinationals; the case of Slovenia. V: Best practices in promoting investment for development. OECD, 2008.
    JAKLIČ, A.. Slovenia: outward FDI and its policy context, 2011. In.: SAUVANT, Karl P. , MALLAMPALLY, P., MCALLISTER, G.(ed.). Inward and outward FDI country profiles, (Columbia FDI profiles, ISSN 2159-2268). 2nd ed. New York: Vale Columbia Center, 2013
    JAKLIČ, A., SVETLIČIČ, M.. Unknown multinational enterprises: top MNEs from Slovenia. In: SAUVANT, K.(ed.). Foreign direct investments from emerging markets: the challenges ahead. 1st ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010,. 197-226.
    JAKLIČ, A., SVETLIČIČ, M.. Enhanced transition through outward internationalization: outward FDI by Slovenian firms, (Transition and development). Aldershot; Burlington (VT): Ashgate, 2003

    Personal bibliography