Keynote speakers


    Kathryn Francis: Moralisation and moral judgments in the pandemic: A longitudinal investigation of moral decision-making during Covid-19


    Dr Kathryn Francis is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the School of Psychology at Keele University. Prior to this, Dr Francis was a Lecturer at the University of Bradford (UK) and before this, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy and School of Psychology at the University of Reading (UK). Dr Francis received her PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Plymouth (UK) as part of a Marie-Curie programme (CogNovo) and completed her MSc (Psychological Research, Distinction) and BSc Hons (Psychology, 1.1) at Bangor University (UK). Dr Francis researches a number of topics across social, cognitive, and moral psychology. In particular, Dr Francis’ work has examined judgment-behaviour discrepancy in moral contexts using Virtual Reality to simulate and measure moral actions in emotionally aversive situations. Dr Francis also investigates moral decision-making in applied contexts such as in emergency service settings and during global crises (such as the COVID-19 pandemic). Dr Francis is an Action Editor for Scientific Report’s special collection “Moral Judgment and Decision-Making” and a Consulting Editor for the European Journal of Social Psychology.




    Constantin Bratianu: The Time Paradox and Knowledge Strategies

    Constantin Bratianu is Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management and Knowledge Management, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania. He is founding editor of the international journals Management & Marketing, and Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy.  He delivered courses as a Visiting Professor in universities from USA, Japan, Egypt, Austria, Portugal, Poland, and Hungary. He is a full member of the Academy of Romanian Scientists. He is the President of the International Association for Knowledge Management (IAKM), founded at Padua University, Italy. He published over 50 books and book chapters and over 200 papers in international journals and Proceedings of international conferences. His academic interests are: knowledge dynamics, knowledge management, intellectual capital, strategic thinking and strategic management.







    Ovidiu Nicolescu: A Revolutionary Management Change: New Managerial Paradigm “Manager-Relevant Stakeholder” Instead of Classical Paradigm “Manager-Subordinate”

    Ovidiu Nicolescu is Professor PH.D. Emeritus in Bucharest University of Economic Studies, President of Romanian Academic Management Society, Honorary President of National Council of Romanian SMEs and Vice president of Association for Economic and Social Studies and Prognosis. He has fulfilled comprehensive researches in several fields: company management, SMEs, international comparative management, knowledge economy and company, computerized business simulations and games, organization stakeholders and social responsibility. Based on these researches he has published 187 books (included books variants in several languages, books in 2-4 editions and yearly research reports) and more than 500 studies and articles in 23 countries. Last book “Stakeholder Management and Social Responsibility-Concepts, Approaches and Tools in Covid Context”, elaborated with Professor PH.D. Ciprian Nicolescu, has been published in January in Routledge Advances in Management and Business, New York and London, Routledge and Taylor & Francis Group.




    Mukund Rajan: Transforming Transformations

    Mukund Rajan is a Partner at Strategy& Netherlands focusing on financial services clients in the insurance, wealth, and asset management sectors. He has more than 15 years of consulting experience across Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia and the US.
    Mukund`s areas of expertise include distribution strategies, helping organizations tackle customer centricity, operations effectiveness and digitization, and helping address the people challenges that financial services organizations continue to face. Prior to his role in Amsterdam, he held leadership positions within the financial services and insurance practice at Strategy& Japan.
    Mukund holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honors) from the University of Texas at Austin.