TOPICS


 

GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Macroeconomic stability in post-global and fragile world
  • Human capital, education and innovation
  • Industrial policy and new competitiveness of nations
  • Environmental challenges for green growth
  • Institutions for growth and competiveness
  • Well-being in time of uncertainty
  • Financial markets and monetary policy
  • Infrastructure development for economic growth and competitiveness
  • Fiscal consolidation and effective public sector
  • Trading blocs and global trade liberalization
  • Labour market, wages and labour migration
  • Inequality - new insights into its causes and effects
  • Economic growth and social fairness
  • Experimental and behavioural economics - perspectives and challenges for the next generation
  • Experimental and behavioural economics - application of behavioural economics theory to actual problem areas
  • Cryptocurrencies – challenges and opportunities for financial markets
  • Sustainable tourism development and economic effects of tourism
  • The sharing economy
  • Efficient exploitation and use of renewable and exhaustible energy sources
  • Challenges for health care systems
  • Robotization, artificial intelligence, and labour market
  • Tourism; searching for a new development paradigm (from Growthism towards Agrowthism and/or Degrowth)
  • Economic perspective of European integration and marginalisation
  • Global and regional value chains in post-covid world

BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS

 

  • Entrepreneurship, small business management and start-ups
  • Finance, banking and accounting
  • Marketing management and consumer behaviour
  • Business-state relations and corporate social performance
  • Tourism and hospitality management and marketing issues
  • Management and leadership
  • Business elites and top management teams
  • Strategy and innovation
  • Operations management, business logistics and supply chain management
  • Corporate governance and corporate communications
  • Human resource management and organizational behaviour
  • ICT management
  • Digital transformation
  • Competition in specific/different market(s)
  • Industry-specific regulations
  • Managing health care: competition vs. regulation
  • New business models and fundamental changes in energy markets
  • Human resources and tourism labour market challenges
  • Artificial intelligence and customer service industry
  • Digital transformation in the context of smart cities
  • Operational risks in business organizations post-global and fragile world
  • Natural disasters as a business challenge
  • The Importance of ESG in financial analysis
  • Sustainability disclosures and challenges

DIGITAL AND GREEN SOLUTIONS FOR NEXT 

    GENERATION

 

  • Innovation for inclusive green and digital transition
  • Sustainable and smart transport and mobility
  • Green innovations and tourism sustainability
  • Productivity and digitalisation – the role of green innovation
  • Uneven preconditions for digital and green solutions in EU
  • Public policies for digital and green transition
  • Smart specialization vs digital and green future
  • Social fairness in green and digital transition
  • Digitalisation and structural change
  • Digitalisation, new business models and ecosystems
  • Human resource management and organizational behaviour
  • ICT management
  • Digital transformation
  • Competition in specific/different market(s)
  • Industry-specific regulations
  • Managing health care: competition vs. regulation
  • New business models and fundamental changes in energy markets
  • Human resources and tourism labour market challenges
  • Artificial intelligence and customer service industry
  • Digital transformation in the context of smart cities
  • Operational risks in business organizations post-global and fragile world
  • Natural disasters as a business challenge
  • The Importance of ESG in financial analysis
  • Sustainability disclosures and challenges

CITIES AND REGIONS

 

  • Regional resilience
  • Regional and urban policy, planning and governance
  • Tourism in urban and regional policies, planning and governance
  • Migrations, ageing and regional labour markets
  • Smart cities and regions
  • Smart tourism destinations
  • Entrepreneurship, small businesses, and regional diversity
  • Tourism business ecosystems
  • Remote regions
  • Regional perspective of well-being
  • Regional ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Regional aspects of sport events
  • Urban areas: Theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence
  • Protected areas and tourism development
  • Universities - the role in less developed regions
  • Effects of place-based policies
  • Inclusive cities and regions
  • Peripheral and rural regions
  • Heritage and tourism development
  • Mitigating climate change in coastal tourism destinations
  • Crisis and risk management in tourism destinations
  • Creative economy – the tool for urban/regional development
  • Multilevel governance models in supporting sustainability of tourism ecoystems

CHALLENGES IN AND LESSONS FROM CROATIA

 

  • Croatia and EU – 10 years later
  • Croatia in Eurozone in time of uncertainty
  • Effects of the implementation of the EU Funds in Croatia
  • Digital and green transition in Croatia
  • Decentralization perspective(s) for Croatia
  • Social and Economic fairness in Croatia
  • The importance, opportunities and needs of financing education in the Republic of Croatia
  • Migration, digital transformation and education – challenges and opportunities for Croatian labour market
  • Is there a Croatian disease - macroeconomic challenges of tourism development
  • The pension and health systems of the Republic of Croatia - sustainability and efficiency
  • The energy sector and its importance for the Croatian economy
  • Effective management in public companies in the Republic of Croatia - measurement, causes, and consequences
  • The regulation of financial markets - effects for the Croatian economy
  • Transport infrastructure – constraint or opportunity for Croatian economy

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR EU
    ECONOMY

 

  • EU Economic challenges in post-global and fragile world
  • Digital and green transition in time of uncertainty
  • Energy perspective
  • Migration, digital transformation and education – EU labour market perspective
  • The New Industrial policy in the EU
  • The Fiscal and Monetary perspective in the EU
  • The role of trade agreements
  • The regulation of financial markets
  • The Single Market against temptations of economic nationalism
  • Human capital and knowledge economy – the role of universities
  • Middle income trap
  • Smart specialization – ex-ante and ex-post role for different clubs
  • Growth and jobs strategy fit for the digital age
  • Inflation and investment risks - the effect of the war in Ukraine?
  • Structure of capital flows and financial systems resilience of CEE countries during COVID-19 pandemic
  • Financial decision-making in CEE countries
  • Challenges of economic, environmental and social sustainability of European peripheries