A short biography:
Andreja Jaklič is Professor and research fellow at the Centre of International Relations 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 across three disciplinary areas, including International Business, International Economics, and European studies (EU in a global economy). Her main research interests are on internationalization, 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 European commission, UNCTAD and the OECD), as well as to national governmental agencies and business. She was a visiting professor and researcher in Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Austria), Helsinki Centre for Markets in Transition (Finland) and lectured also in Corvinus University (Budapest; Hungary); Trento University (Italy), Politechnica di Milano (Italy) and Hubei University in Wuhan (China). Her publications include Enhanced Transition through Outward Internationalization: Outward FDI by Slovenian Firms (Ashgate Publishing, 2003), several chapters in volumes published by Routledge, Edward Elgar, Palgrave Macmillan, and Ashgate, among others; and articles in Journal of World Business, Transnational Corporations, The Services Industries Journal, Eastern European Economies and Post-Communist Economies. She is a co-founder and executive borad member of Academy of International Business Central and Easter European Chapter (AIB – CEEC) and serves as board member of European Academy of International Business (EIBA).
2014-2016 :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 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, (Agency for research, Slovenia) 2011
- International Journal for Emerging markets, IJoEM Best Paper on Emerging Markets Award, 2011
- Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis, 6th International Conference 'Enterprise in Transition', May, 2005
- University award for special achievements of young professors, University of Lljubljana, 2002