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.

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