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Marina Dabic

Marina Dabic


Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Management


Professor of Entrepreneurship and New Business venturing

European Commission  Erasmus + Project  EUFORIA , NTU co-ordinator

Career overview

European foundation  management  Development - EFMD  EPAS accreditation per reviewer 2013-

European Commission Grant holder, project  partner , Dates: 2001 – 2017
Main activities and responsibilities: Project management and leadership of the project team (acting as international projects manager (including British ALIS, Tempus, Leonardo, Erasmus +)

VET training
Dates:  1997 →
Main activities and responsibilities: Experience in Vocational education and training (VET) methodology since 1997 and since 2003 – in Vocational education and training of managers

Scientific work

Full Professor,tenured  Department of International Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb
Dates:  October 2007 →
Main activities and responsibilities: Teaching Entrepreneurship, International Business, Innovation management, Transfer technology, International Entrepreneurship,

School of Medicine Zagreb, Osijek, Split- 2007-2014  The Alphabet of Management for Medical students (e-learning course)

Vice-Dean for Development and Co-operation with Business Sector,  Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Osijek
Dates: 2005 – 2007
Main activities and responsibilities: Vice Dean Teaching Management and Entrepreneurship; Strategic Management; Microeconomics; Data Bases, research on application of information technology, knowledge discovery in data bases in business and economics

Teaching and Research Assistant / Senior Assistant: Department of Organizational and Information Technology,  Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Osijek
Dates: 01 March 1995 – 2002
Main activities and responsibilities: Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, Trade and Promotion, Marketing, Management

Teacher of Entrepreneurship, Vocational high school, Zagreb
Dates: 1991 – 1995
Main activities and responsibilities: Teacher of Entrepreneurship, Trade and Promotion

Director of Import, Đuro Đaković Holding, Marsonia Commerce
Dates: 25 July 1983 - 30 January 1991
Main activities and responsibilities: Responsible for all import of capital goods for Holding Company

Research areas

Professor Dabić’s research areas include Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Technology and Knowledge Transfer absorptive capacities, open innovation, Expatriates, Migrations, performance management and the impact of innovation on CEE countries.

Please visit the NTU Doctoral School website for information on doctoral research opportunities at NBS.

External activity

European Commission  Horizon 2020 reviewer (more than 20 project reviewed)
2013  -  EFMD EPAS Per review team member
2012 - AZVO Croatian Agency for Higher education   Reaccreditation  team leader for: University of Rijeka , Faculty of Economics and Business
J. J. Strossmayer  University  in Osijek, Faculty of Economics and Business
World Bank, 2011-consultant for intellectual property protection- Evaluation of present University of Rijeka research base and its' potential for collaboration with industrial partners

Sponsors and collaborators

2015 -  Erasmus+ EUFORIA project

2013 - 2017 ERASMUS Network project  Open Innovation

2012- 2014  EC - LLL Leonardo Project, SLIM -  Transfer of Innovation from Idea to  Market, partner with  Manchester Metropolitan University as grant holder

2012-2014 Tempus expert  on the  project Achieving Sustainable Programmes in Regeneration and Entrepreneurship: Jordan, Lebanon and Palestinian Territories, Occupied - ASPIRE Tempus project

2012- Taiwan Research Visiting Scholar Grant Program  funded by Education division, Taipei  Economics and Cultural Office in Austria

Tempus 2008 – 2011. EU Fostering Entrepreneurship in higher education (grant holder)
Project number: 144713- Tempus 2008 HR-JPCR (2008-4745) budget 1,1 mil Euros; 12 partners from Croatia (University of Split, University of Zagreb, University of Pula), Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Israel, Belgium, France and Lithuania
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2008 - 2010 : Croatian Slovenian Project: Management Tools in EU and Croatia – project grant holder
2008- 2010 Tempus project - Capacity Building for Research in Croatia". Participants:
Groningen; The Netherlands;
TARTU, Estonia;
Granada; Spain.
Tempus – EU 2006-2007 STEAMED Standardization Education in Medicine
Position: expert
2003 - Tempus - EU individual Mobility grant
Project title: Developing Teaching Models in Transfer Technology Fields, with University of Strathclyde, DMEM Department, Glasgow, SCOTLAND; UK

2003 - Academic Links and International Scheme ALIS - International bilateral project (Croatia-United Kingdom), Main researcher of the project Managing Technology transfer - issues and dimensions in a globalised market; University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland; UK
2002- Main Croatian researcher for the research project “Work and working values”, University Fellows Research Consortium, University Oklahoma, USA

2002 - Academic Links and International Scheme ALIS -International bilateral project (Croatia-United Kingdom), Project leader.
Project Title - Managing Technology transfer - issues and dimensions in a globalised market, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland; UK
2001 - Academic Links and International Scheme ALIS -International bilateral project (Croatia-United Kingdom), Project leader
Managing Technology transfer- issues and dimensions in a globalised market 3 weeks, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland; UK

2008 - 2013: Managerial tools in digital factories , Ministry of Science, Croatia Project, project grant holder
1997-2002 Researcher of the research project Information systems and new strategies of maintaining equipment and plants, Ministry of Science and Education,

International  invited lectures

2016 April,  Aalborg University, Denmark
2016 Erasmus exchange  La Rochell, France
2016, April,  Hanken Busines School,Finland
2015 February, Naoma Business school. France
2015 International Business School –IBSS, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou,      China November  18th   “The role of  FDI in growth “
2014 Entrepreneurial education and innovation as engine for the economy growth Entrepreneurship day- Princes Sumaya University of Technology, Jordan April 15th,
2014 Leading workshop: How to apply for EU project - Princes Sumaya University of Technology, Jordan April  14th and 15th, 2014.
2013 Invited lecture for MBA students: Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship, Pune India
2013 plenary speech The Role of Transfer technology in Emerging economies, 22nd and 23rd February 2013 the Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB). Pune, India
2012 European support for young entrepreneurs, Columbus State University, Georgia, the USA ,
May 2011 EU ERASMUS grant visiting professor, University of Compultense, Madrid, Spain
June 2011-University of Graz-two weeks-teaching Entrepreneurship for MBA students
2010- Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia one week bilateral agreement exchange

1ST INTERNATIONAL Conference on Management of Technologies & Information security, 2010, January 21-24,Topic Strategic Technology Management: the Case of Croatia
2008  Promoting Higher Education Reform: Quality Through Modernization of Universities: Dabić, M.: Managing University resources: Increasing and Diversifying Financial Resources and Developing Public Private Partnerships u okviru TEMPUS IV tranining Seminar Modernisation in Higher Education Promoting Higher Eduction Reform: Quality through Modernisation of Universities, Tempus Teams of HE reform Experts, 16,17, June 2008;. Brussels Education Services, UNICA, University of Zagreb
2008 The Role of Knowledge Transfer for Regional Development // Proceedings of the 1st International Conference „ Vallis Aurea" Focus on: Regional Development / Katalinić, Branko (eds.).Pozega-Vienna, Croatia-Austria : Polytechnic of Pozega, Croatia & DAAAM International Vienna, Austria, 2008. 133-137
2008 Innovation and transfer technology, Economics society Slavonski Brod  branch  in Zagreb , Croatia
2007 Technology transfer in Croatia - Increasing U.S. - Croatian cooperation in ICT, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry" 1. St – 4th October 2007 Split, Croatia
2007, October  Innovation and transfer technology: Croatian experience Croatian indian workshop MZOŠ I HIT, Zagreb, 2006 Innovation, innovators and intellectual property , workshop  Slavonski Brod , Croatia
2001  Plenary lecture Harvey, M. Mayers, M. Novičević, M. and Dabić, M. (2001): Building knowledge in transition/emerging markets: a key factor in the development of an entrepreneurial environment, Dynamic entrepreneurship for the new economy: 2nd International Conference proceedings, Portoroz, Slovenia GEA College, February 16th ISBN 961¬6347-30-6 pp. 49-61


International Journal of Transition and Innovation systems, Inderscience, The Editor
Journal of  Knowledge economy, Springer  associate editor
2009- Journal of Word Business, ABS 4 stars, Journal impact 2,627 member of the Editorial board
2013- Journal of the Knowledge Management , ABS  2 stars Emerald,  member of the Editorial board
2016- Journal of Business Research , ABS  3 stars member of the Editorial board
Market - Review for marketing theory and practice, Croatian Society for Marketing Societies- member of the editorial board, listed in SCOPUS
2011 – International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management-IJPDLM, Emerald ISSN: 0960-0035.- member of the editorial board - journal impact 2,617 ABS  2 *
2009- International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management; member of the editorial