During the project Prof. Prašnikar is a president of PKP programme board, which serves as a communication platform for academic and business community members and deals with important economic and social issues. Research group gives special attention to selected research topic and its relevance for Slovenian enterprises. In 2011 the focus of the research was the role of companies investments in tangible and intangible capital and how the individual industries responded to crisis. Due to the on-going crisis in Slovenia, the 2012 conference focused on the companies’ success in dealing with external shocks and the comparison of Slovenian and European firms. In 2013 the conference focuses on the search of new markets that was necessary for companies’ diversification strategies. In 2014 analysis of industrial policies was implemented. Papers published in established international journals were presented at the conference in their initial phase. Round tables host established practitioners from domestic and foreign firms, academics, and politicians. 600-800 participants come to the conference mainly from CEE.
B.02 Presiding over the programming board of a conferenceCOBISS.SI-ID: 22494950
From 18th to 20th of September 2014 the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana hosted 26th Annual Conference of the European Association of Labour Economists. Over 440 participants from 33 countries presented high-quality research on labour market issues, mobility, migration and regional labour markets, income distribution, education, training and human capital, job and life satisfaction, retirement, welfare, health, personnel economics as well as program and policy evaluation. Apart from discussions and research collaborations the three keynote speakers: Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics), Jan van Ours (Tilburg University) and Lawrence F. Katz (Harvard University) additionally discussed relevant topics in labour economics. Youth unemployment and its incidences and consequences had been recognized and addressed in plenary and parallel sessions as well as at the round table chaired by Jan Svejnar (Columbia University) especially addressed the contemporary challenges of youth Unemployment in Europe.
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 22494694
The Article gives, from a neutral point of view, a detailed description of the financial condition and stability analysis of the acquiring company Agrokor Group and the takeover target Mercator Group on the basis of publicly available official sources of financial data. At the same time it shows the consequences and effects of the sale or nonsale of Mercator to Agrokor for all stakeholders, both in the short term, as in the long run. The focus is primarily on the often overlooked longterm effects on banks and the Slovenian food and processing industry. To conclude, there is also an alternative solution for the ownership of Mercator, which can also be applied to other stranded investments of companies which have landed in banks portfolios.
F.30 Professional assessment of the situationCOBISS.SI-ID: 20618726
Export led hypothesis is tested in Albania and compared to Slovenia. Following the evolutionary approach in corporate governance theory we examine internal organisation of the firm, relationships between stakeholders and Albania’s historical legacy (path dependency), linking these characteristics with competitiveness and export orientation. Cluster analysis reveals two distinct groups, where cooperation bbetween agents and human capital investment, as well as productivity and export orientation, differ significantly. In terms of development policy, the results are very important for Albania and similar countries. Beside a unique dataset, the article also introduces methodological innovations in the survey technique and represents a contribution to the literature on intangible capital.
B.06 OtherCOBISS.SI-ID: 21649638