CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Besim Ćulahović, Ph. D.

Antuna Branka Šimića 5

71000 Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

besim.cu@bih.net.ba

 

1. Family name: ĆULAHOVIĆ

 

2. First names: BESIM

 

3. Date of birth: 22 July 1943

 

4. Nationality:  Bosniack

 

5. Civil Status:  Married

 

6. Education:

 

Institution:

University of Sarajevo, Faculty OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Date:

March 1999

Degree(s) obtained

Ph.D. in Economics

 

Institution:

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Science and Technology and faculty of economics, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Date:

March 1997

Degree(s) obtained

Master of Science

 

Institution:

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Science and Technology, Textile Department, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Date:

December 1969

Degree(s) obtained

Bachelor of Science in Textile Technology

 

7. Language Skills: (Mark 1 to 5 for competence)

 

Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

BOSNIAN

Mother tongue

SLOVENIAN

5

5

4

ENGLISH

4

3

3

RUSSIAN

3

2

2

 

8. Membership in professional bodies:

 

Institution:

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS

Date:

Jun 2006

Status obtained

Member

 

Institution:

SOCIETY OF ECONOMISTS OF CANTON SARAJEVO, Sarajevo, B & H

Date:

Jun 2004

Status obtained:

Member

 

Institution:

THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, Manchester, UK

Date:

December 1988

Status obtained

Member

 

Institution:

THE TEXTILE INSTITUTE, Manchester, UK

Date:

1989

Status obtained

Associate Member

 

Institution:

THE ECONOMICS INSTITUTE, Sarajevo, B&H

Date:

1988

Status obtained

Associate Member

 

9. Other skills:

 

Computer literacy:

Basic computer literacy (familiar with WIN, DOS and multimedia  environments, fully conversant on the use of MS-OFFICE and COREL-OFFICE applications; DB Application and data management; Page editing and composition; Editing in HTML and PDF and use of on-line devices for communications and networking purposes (Internet).

Diplomatic skills:

Basic diplomacy skills (negotiation, motivation, diplomacy procedures and techniques, reporting etc)

 

10. Present Position:

 

Date:

From October 1999 (ongoing)

Location:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Company:

Faculty of Economics

Position

Full Professor

Description:

Lecturer of Economics of Transition, Environmental Economics, Economics of Globalisation, Business Environment, World Economic Development, Trade Analysis; R&D activities, Head of Department for International Projects and co-redactor of Scientific Journal “SEE Journal of Economics and Business”

 

11. Key qualifications:

 

  • Globalization issues
  • Environmental economics
  • Industrial, technology and development policy
  • Transition (structural adjustment) of institutions, companies and industrial sectors

 

12. Specific international experience:

 

Country

Date:

Description:

Slovenia

2007

Bled Forum on Europe – ASO- FORLEARN Training “Introduction to Foresight as an Instrument for Policy Making”

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2003-2006

TEMPUS project: JEP 17012-2002 – “UPGRADING THE UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO MBA TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS”  - the Scuola di Amministrazione Aziendale (SAA), University of Turin (Italy), University of Seville (Spain), University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Economics (B&H) - University of Sarajevo coordinator

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2003-2006

TEMPUS project: JEP-17022-2002: TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING FOR THE CIVIL SERVICE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION PERSONNEL IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, Centre for International Development (CID), University of Bologna, Italy, Bureau of Economic Management & Legal Issues, Division of BCEOM, France, Faculty of Economics, University of Sarajevo (B&H), Faculty of Economics, University of Banja Luka, B&H, The B&H State Civil Service Agency, Sarajevo, and The Republika Srpska Civil Service Agency, Banja Luka (B&H) - University of Sarajevo coordinator

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2004

UNDP – Evaluation of SUTRA Project – The Return of Refugees and Displaced Persons through an increased involvement of domestic authorities – local consultant

EU and Western Balkan Countries

2003

European Union strategic studies in the Cards region  - “Analysis of the trade effects of the EU’s trade policy towards the Western Balkans, aiming to devise supporting measures to improve the export potential and competitiveness of the countries” –  CTA Economic  & Export Analysts  Ltd, Harrow, P-E International Consultants Ltd, Herts, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, December 2003, local consultant

Croatia

2003

RESEGE (South East European Network for Management Education) Workshop: Companies’ Restructuring and European Enlargement: FDI, Cooperation, Outcomes

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2002

EU project: “Assessment of Local Authorities Capacity to Implement Return Programmes”, P-E International, London, June 2002, as a consultant and coauthor

Italy

2001

World Bank Training Seminar for regional competitiveness and industrial cluster development

Macedonia (FYROM)

1996

Teteks Textile Mill Restructuring Project: Phase 1", Fielden House, Manchester, IFC, Washington, as a short terms consultant

Slovenia

1994

Programme PHARE: Slovenian Textile Industry Restructuring Study. Phase 1, Kurt Salmon Associates, Düsseldorf, as a local consultant

Former Yugoslavia

1985-1986

Director of the World Bank and the Association of the Yugoslav textile and clothing industry comprehensive project:(Study): “Textile Complex of the Yugoslavia: Present status and Programme of structural adjustment and achievement better efficiency in exports”, (Gherzi Textile Organization, Zürich, Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana and Market Research Institute, Belgrade)

 

13. Professional Experience Record:

Date:

April 2001 – May 2004

Location:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Company:

Holiday Inn Hotel

Position

President of  Steering Board

Description:

Strategic management, controlling and monitoring, preparation for privatization

 

Date:

January 1999 – September 2001

Location:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Company:

Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA)

Position

Deputy general manager and General manager

Description:

Establishing, developing and running Agency (statutory government agency within Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Date:

February 1997 – January 1999

Location:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Company:

Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Position

Economy adviser of chairman of Council of Ministers

Description:

Advisory services for economical, commercials, industrial and foreign investment Issues, including privatisation and transition policy

 

Date:

September 1996 - February 1997

Location:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Company:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Position

Minister counsellor

Description:

Development of relation with B&H industry and foreign embassies

 

Date:

April 1993-September 1996

Location:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Company:

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Position

Chargee d’affair a.i., Minister-counsellor and deputy of Ambassador

Description:

Establishing, developing and running Embassy, promotion of economy cooperation and trade between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia, servicing enterprises, universities and banks

 

Date:

July 1992-April 1993

Location:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Company:

Chamber of Economy of Slovenia

Position

Special Adviser of President of Chamber of Economy of Slovenia, Chief of Representative Office of Chamber of Economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Description:

Establishing, developing and running Representative Office of Chamber of Economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, promotion of economy cooperation and trade between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia enterprises and banks

 

Date:

January 1990-May 1992

Location:

Belgrade, Former Yugoslavia

Company:

Chamber of Economy of Yugoslavia

Position

Member of managing board, General secretary of Association of Textile and Leather-processing Industries

Description:

Running Association, promotion of economy cooperation and trade between Yugoslav textile and leather processing industries and European Union and former Eastern block countries, dealing with economy, trade  and industrial policies

 

Date:

October 1983-January 1990

Location:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Company:

Chamber of Economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Position

Secretary of Association of Textile and Leather-processing Industries

Description:

Running Association, promotion of economy cooperation and trade between B&H textile and leather processing industries and industries from other former Yugoslav republics, dealing with development, economy, trade  and industrial policies

 

Date:

September 1971-October 1983

Location:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Company:

Carpet factory Sarajevo, Ilidža

Position

Chief of technical preparation department, Manager of the tufting mill, Manager of development and investment department and Deputy general manager

Description:

Running fully integrated carpet & rug company (6 location), dealing with development, economy, trade  and industrial policies

 

Date:

December 1969-September 1971

Location:

Bijelo Polje, Montenegro, Former Yugoslavia

Company:

Vunarski kombinat

Position

Technologist in fully integrated woollen & worsted yarn & fabrics company

Description:

Dealing with technology operation, development of product and technology, quality controls

 

14. Honours:

 

Date:

28. January 1970

Location:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Institution:

University of Ljubljana

Name:

University Presern Prize

Description:

Prize for the best graduate dissertation in textiles for 1969

 

Date:

28. December 1989

Location:

Belgrade, Former Yugoslavia

Institution:

Presidency of Yugoslavia

Name:

Presidency of Yugoslavia Decoration: Decoration of labour with golden garland

Description:

Prize for the results in development of textile in clothing industries in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

15. References:

 

Essays and papers:

53 essays and articles in various academic journals.

Last 9th:

  • ”How can we achieve a normal state” – 5 parts, Oslobođenje, Sarajevo, 15.-19.05.1999.
  • ”Economy growth in transition”, Tranzicija, Tuzla, November 1999, No 2-3, page 173-184
  • ”Rehabilitation without three billion of investment is not possible”, Business press, Banja Luka, 9/2000, page 17-20
  • “Experiences, un(learned lessons and new Challenges: some new concepts of economic growth of Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Handbook of Essays of Faculty of Economics, Sarajevo, June 2003
  • “SMEs and Environmental Management”, Handbook of Essays of Faculty of Economics, Sarajevo, June 2003
  • “Contemporary globalization: main processes”,  Handbook of Essays of Faculty of Economics, Sarajevo, June 2004
  • “The exports from the Western Balkans Countries to the EU: The main problems and recommendations”, Economic Annals, Belgrade
  • „Technology and Innovation Policies as Factors of Social Capital and Entrepreneurship Development“, together with Jasmina Ahmetbasić, Handbook of Essays of Faculty of Economics, Sarajevo, October 2007
  • Ćulahović, B. (2007) Globalisation, Global Business and Transnational Corporations, Economic Analysis, Vol 2, No 2, pp 6-10,
  • Ćulahović, B. (2008) Guest Editor's Introduction. Eastern European Economics, Vol. 46, No 01, ISSN 0012-8775

Conferences:

61 papers presented at various economic and business conferences in B&H, former Yugoslavia and abroad.

Last 20:

·         ”FDI and Bosnia & Herzegovina", SOFI conference: Private Sector Development and Foreign Investment in South East Europe: Opportunities, needs and Measures”, Geneva, September 2000

·         ”FDI, Fiscal Incentives and the Role of Development Policy”, OECD conference: Foreign Direct Investment in South East Europe: Implementing Best Policy Practices, Vienna, November 2000

·         ”Is it possible to achieve sustainable economic growth in Western Balkan”, Faculty of Economics Kragujevac conference, Kragujevac, December 2002

·         “Globalization, regional and local economic development of Bosnia and Herzegovina, International Scientific Conference of Faculty of Natural Science of Tuzla University, April 2003

·         “Globalization, global business and trans-national corporations”, IV. International conference: Economic system of European Union and Accession of the Republic of Croatia (Faculty of Economics Rijeka, Faculty of Economics Ljubljana, Facolta di economia Trieste and Univerziteit Antwerpen - Europacentrum Jean Monnet, Opatija, May 2003

·         “Self-respect and Servility: Two different Concepts of Transition and development (Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina)”, Second International Conference of Faculty of Economics in Sarajevo ICES 2003 - From Transition to Development – Globalisation and Political Economy of Development in Transition Economies”, Sarajevo, October 2003

·         “Economic assessment of upper Neretva river” – Conference of negative impacts of dams HE Konjic i HE Glavatičevo, Konjic, December 2003, Green  association Konjic and Heinrich Böl Stiftung, Regional Office Sarajevo

·         Effects of EU trade policies on exports of West Balkan’s countries” – Conference “Economy between Theory and Practice, Travnik, 22. January  2004., Konrad Adenauer Stiftung”, Regional Office Sarajevo

·         Effects of EU Trade Policy on Export Development in South East  European Countries: Some Important Lessons” - Fifth International Conference "Economic integrations, competition and cooperation" (Faculty of Economics Rijeka, Faculty of Economics Ljubljana, Facolta di Economia Trieste and Univerziteit Antwerpen - Europacentrum Jean Monnet, Lovran,  April 2005

·         “Teaching WTO Matters at Universities of Western Balkans Countries”, Regional Workshop on WTO Matters for University Professors and Academics from Western Balkans Countries, WTO Geneva and Faculty of Economics, Sarajevo, Sarajevo, June 2006

·         "Comparing Competitiveness of the Countries of Former Yugoslavia", ICES 2006 – International Scientific Conference of Faculty of Economics Sarajevo – October 2006

·         “Transitioning Environmental Policy in the Balkan States", together with Mario Teisl, University of Maine, USA: ICES 2006 – International Scientific Conference of Faculty of Economics Sarajevo – October 2006.

·         “Institutional Issues and Knowledge Transfer to the Business Sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, together with Will Bartlett, University of Bristol (UK) and Muris Cicic, University of Sarajevo, International conference of Coimbra university group, Mostar, September 2007.

·         “ The Competitiveness of The Western Balkan’s Countries” Scientific Conference of Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia, September 2007  

·         “International Competitiveness of Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Scientific Conference of University of Pula, Croatia, October 2007.

  • Ćulahović, B. (2007) Openness, growth and economic performances of the countries, Academy of Science and Arts of Montenegro, Round Table: Economic freedoms and development of Montenegro. Podgorica, 19. December 2007.

 

  • Ćulahović, B. and Čičić, M. (2008). Institutional Problems and its Impact on Higher Education, Research Policy and Knowledge Transfer to SMEs Sector in Bosnia and Hercegovina, International Symposium on Globalization, Democratization and Turkey, Proceedings, pp 314-326, Antalya, 27-30 March. ISBN 978-975-7666-88-2.
  • Ćulahović, B. (2008) Human Capital, Proceedings from  IV Conference of Association of accountings of B&H,  BiH, Brela, 17-19. 04., pp. 41-60,  ISSN 1840-2437.
  • Ćulahović, B. and Ahmetbašić, J. (2008) Technology and Innovation Policies for Entering Global Business Networks, ICES 2008 – International Scientific Conference of Faculty of Economics Sarajevo , October 2008, pp 126-129 (extended abstract), .ISBN 978-9958-25-015-6 i CD room
  • Ćulahović, B., Mehic, E. and Agić, E. (2008) Location Determinant of MNE activity in the manufacturing industries in South East European Countries,  ICES 2008 – International Scientific Conference of Faculty of Economics Sarajevo , October 2008, pp 126-129 (extended abstract), .ISBN 978-9958-25-015-6 i CD room

Studies and Projects:

81 research, investment and reorganization studies and projects as author, co-author or consultant.

Last 17:

·         Privatization study of JP Sarajevo gas”, Sarajevo, May 2000, Institute of Faculty of Economics, Sarajevo

·         Privatization study of JP District Heating Sarajevo”, Sarajevo, June 2000.

·         “Implementation of Development Strategy of the Sarajevo Canton – Industry,“ Institute for development planning of Sarajevo Canton, December 2001

·         Assessment of Local Authorities Capacity to Implement Return Programmes”, P-E International, London, Jun 2002

·         “Organization of Faculty of Economics Sarajevo”, Institute of Faculty of Economics, Sarajevo, June 2003.

·         “Analysis of the trade effects of the EU’s trade policy towards the Western Balkans, aiming to devise supporting measures to improve the export potential and competitiveness of the countries” –  CTA Economic  & Export Analysts  Ltd, Harrow, P-E International Consultants Ltd, Herts, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, December 2003.

·         “Assessment of strategic privatization investors for  BH Steel company, Zenica, Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Institute of Faculty of Economics, Sarajevo, July 2004., consultant.

·         EU Integration Strategy of Bosnia and Herzegovina” – consultant for areas: Industrial policy, SMEs development policies, Free movement of Capital and free movement of Services”. Directorate for European Integration, Sarajevo, 2005-2006.

·         Market analysis of natural and technical gases in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, LOK Institute for Organization and Economics, Sarajevo, May 2005, co-author,

·         Study of institutional position and organization of Chamber od Economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, LOK Institute for Organization and Economics, Sarajevo, Jun 2005, co-author

·         Analysis of market for confectionery products  in Bosnia and Herzegovina, author, Institute for economic Research Belgrade and Institute for Development and economic Research, Sarajevo, September 2005

 

  • Economics effects of regulatory reforms in elecricity sectors in transition countrijes, Faculty of Economicsm Rijeka, consultant, 2007
  • IPA and possibilities of using IPA funds for financing of transition of Faculty of Economics, Institute of Economics, Sarajevo, May 2008
  • TEMPUS JEP 41024_2006 project: “Third Cycle Doctoral Programme in Economics and Business”, University of Sarajevo, University of Ljubljana and University of Vienna,  2007-ongoing
  • TEMPUS JEP 41075-2006 project: “Joint Master Programme in Public Sector and Environmental Economics”,  University of Sarajevo, University of Ljubljana and University of Nice
  • Location factors of FDI of Multinational enterprises in manufacturing industries in SEE countries, Faculty of Economics, Sarajevo, 2007 – ongoing
  • FDI in manufacturing industries, Ministry for education and Science, Sarajevo, 2007 – ongoing

Books:

19 books and editions.

Last 9:

·         Technology Development and Environment: Part 1. - History of Technology, Technology systems, Technology Strategy and Policy, June 2001

·         Technology Development and Environment: Part 2. - Ecology and Environmental Economics, Energy, New Technologies and New Economy, June 2002

·         Transition Strategies of Industrial Sectors in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Case Study –The Textile and Clothing Industries

·         Book of Abstracts – ICES 2003 – Second International Conference of Faculty of  Economics in Sarajevo: From Transition to Development – Globalisation and Political Economy of Development in Transition Economies, Co-editor, October 2003

·         ICES 2003 - From Transition to Development – Globalization and Political Economy of Development in Transition Economies, Part 1, 2004, Co-editor, Sarajevo: Faculty of Economics.

·         ICES 2003 - From Transition to Development – Globalization and Political Economy of Development in Transition Economies, Part 2, 2004, Co-editor, Sarajevo: Faculty of Economics

·         Business Education and Economic Development of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Chapter 2: Industry – recent status and future progress, Universities of Turin, Sevilla and Sarajevo, June 2006

·         Training Handbook for Skills Development of Managers in Civil Service, co-author, University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna

  • Ćulahović B. (2008) World Economy: Growth, Development and Trends, 540pp + CD, Sarajevo: Faculty of Economics, ISBN 978-9958-25-009-5; ISBN 978-9958-25-010-1 (CD)

Ongoing projects:

§         TEMPUS JEP project: “Third Cycle Doctoral Programme in Economics and Business”,University of Vienna, University of Ljubljana and University of Sarajevo – Coordinator od the Project

§         TEMPUS JEP project: “Joint Master Programme in Public Sector and Environmental Economics”, University of Nice, University of Ljubljana and University of Sarajevo – Coordinator od the Project

§         South East European Journal of Economics and Business – Editor

 

Sarajevo, October 2008