Keynote speakers



    Eduardo Luís de Campos Soares Tomé

    Eduardo Luís de Campos Soares Tomé: The role of billionaires in the economic paradigm of the 21st century

    Eduardo Tomé made is PhD in Economics (2001), with a Thesis on the European Social Fund presented at the Technical University in Lisbon. Since then he published 40 papers in peer-reviewed Journals and presented 70 papers in international conferences.

    He was the leader of MSKE2009, ECKM2010, MSKE2011, UFHRD2012, TAKE 2016, TAKE 2017 and UFHRD 2017 Conferences. His main interests are Human Resource Economics, Knowledge Management, Intellectual Capital, Social Policy and International Economics. He has also authored six book chapters. From September 2013 he is working at Universidade Europeia in Lisboa.






    Constantin Bratianu

    Constantin Brătianu

    Constantin Brătianu: Strategic thinking in a crazy world.

    Constantin Bratianu is professor of Strategic Management and Knowledge Management, UNESCO Department for Business Administration, and Founding Director of the Research Center for Intellectual Capital, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. He is co-founder of the international journal Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, and associate editor of Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Conference on Knowledge Management and European Conference on Intellectual Capital. He is a member of the Board of International Association of Knowledge Management, and a full member of the Academy of Romanian Scientists. He has been Visiting Professor in universities from USA, Japan, Egypt, Austria, Hungary, The Netherlands and Italy. He published over 30 books and 200 papers in international journals and proceedings of international conferences. His academic interests are: knowledge dynamics, knowledge management, intellectual capital, and strategic management.





    Radu AtanasiuRadu Atanasiu

    Radu Atanasiu: The Use of Heuristics in Business Decisions

    Radu Atanasiu teaches Critical Thinking for the Executive MBA and other post-graduate programmes at Maastricht School of Management Romania (Bucharest and Cluj) and also at the Entrepreneurship Academy in Bucharest.

    He has taught the first massive online open course produced in Eastern Europe – ”Critical Thinking – Reason and Fair Play in Communication”, on, the European/German MOOC platform. The course has had two successful iterations, in 2014 and 2015, with 30.000 students from all around the world. His second massive online open course, ”Critical Thinking for Business”, will launch soon on the same platform.