Anette Oxenswärdh

Anette Oxenswärdh, Phd, Assistant professor, Uppsala University

My name is Anette Oxenswärdh, and I am working as an associate professor at Uppsala University. My research interest area is the various processes in understanding the assignment and its responsibility. Mission and responsibility understanding as learning processes are formed and created and transformed throughout the working life and is an essential part of professional competence. I am interested in exploring how this learning process gets started, how to design it, what strategies can be used to promote and maintain it? Furthermore, I am fascinated by the methods of commissioning and contracting. How is it to create trust and create responsibility? What is essential in accountability? These processes are important for the organizations’ ability to function effectively and keep the error margins both in production and in the service sector. This is about the provision of so-called dialogue skills between the parties. Thus, the research interest ends up in the intersection of the central parts of quality technology, i.e. themes such as leadership, organization, project management, processes, responsibility, change management, communication and processes of meaning and sensemaking. More practically, I am researching the various processes in the meeting between visitors and their hosts in the hospitality industry. These processes are important and highly needed for more sustainable development in the hospitality industry.

Professor Hervé Corvellec, Department of Service Studies, Lund University

Hervé Corvellec was born in France, but he has been living in Sweden since 1985. He is a professor of Business Administration at the Department of Service Studies, Campus Helsingborg, Lund University. His fields of research and teaching are organization theory, and he has been working for a long time with infrastructure issues, for example public libraries, railroad planning, wind power siting, risk in public transportation. For the last thirteen or so he has focused on the production and management of waste, in particular waste prevention, and the circular economy. He has been an associated editor for Waste Management for which he now sits on the Editorial Board, and he sits on the editorial board of Detritus. He also sits on the editorial board of the Scandinavian Journal of Management. He has published about waste and the circular economy in journals with management (e.g., Accounting Organization and SocietyCulture and OrganizationsMarketing Theory, Organization, Scandinavian Journal of Management), social-anthropology (Journal of Material Culture), geography (Environment and Planning), environment studies (Journal of Cleaner Production), and engineering (Waste Management, Waste Management & Research).

Hervé Corvellec
(photo by Kenneth Ruona)

Magdalena Popowska

Dr Magdalena Popowska, Faculty of Management and Economics of Gdansk University of Technology

Researcher and lecturer of Organization Science and Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Management and Economics of Gdansk University of Technology. For many years in charge of internationalization processes, between 2008-2016 as a Vice-Dean for International and Public Affairs, and today as a Dean’s Proxy for International Cooperation. Visiting scholar at many European universities: Neoma Business School, University of Florence, Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, La Rochelle Business School. Today, her research is mainly focused on corporate social responsibility, sustainability, and entrepreneurship education. Participating in several EU projects (TEMPUS, INTERREG, Erasmus+) and leader of an Intensive Programme (summer school) within Life Long Learning Program.

Prof. Dr. Zaneta Stasiskiene – Director of the Institute of Environmental Engineering Kaunas University of Technology (KTU).

Her experience under UNEP DTIE was transferred to Zimbabwe, Vietnam, Tanzania, Russia and covers areas of Sustainability assessment, sustainable innovation and development of environmental project financing schemes, infrastructure activity plans for Spain, Central and Eastern Europe, South-East Africa, Asia Countries. Research Work: The leader of the Research Group on Sustainable Cities at KTU. Senior Researcher and Developer of tools and methodologies for Industrial Sustainability Assessment, Environmental Risk Management and Environmental Performance improvement in industry, Development and Implementation of Sustainable Business models. Zaneta is Leader of scientific group “Smart and sustainable cities” at Kaunas University of Technology (since 2015), Chairman and expert for Study programmes accreditation Lithuanian Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education (2014); Member of University Study Committee at Kaunas University of Technology (Since 2016); Member of Environmental Engineering PhD Committee at Kaunas University of Technology (since 2008); Expert Lithuanian Research Council (since 2014); Advisory Group Member Horizon2020 Advisory Group Member “Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing” (since 2013); EUREKA high-level Technical Expert (since 2014); High-level Technical Expert of Lithuanian National Accreditation Bureau (since 2010).

Zaneta Stasiskiene