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Personal information

 

First name(s) / Surname(s)

Aculai, Elena

Address(es)

13/1, ap. 62, M.Costin str., MD 2068, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

Telephone(s)

Fixed: + 373 22 494839

Mobile:

+373  69 68 64 23

E-mail

aculai.elena@gmail.com, eaculai@yandex.ru

 

 

Nationality

Republic of Moldova

 

 

Date of birth

08.06.1957

 

 

Gender

Female

 

 

Work experience

 

 

 

Dates

 From July 2006 onwards

 

Occupation or position held

Leading scientific researcher

Main activities and responsibilities

Leader of scientific projects in the domain of entrepreneurship

Name and address of employer

The Institute of Economy, Finance and Statistics of the Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Moldova, 45 Creanga str., MD 2064, Chisinau, Moldova

Type of business or sector

Social and economic researches

 

 

Dates

 From June  2002 to July 2006

 

Occupation or position held

Leading scientific researcher

Main activities and responsibilities

Leader of scientific projects in the domain of entrepreneurship

Name and address of employer

The National Institute of Economy and Information of the Ministry of Economy of Moldova (in 2006 it was reorganized into the Institute of Economy, Finance and Statistics), 45 Creanga str., MD 2064, Chisinau, Moldova

 

 

Dates

 From April 1992 to June 2002

 

Occupation or position held

Leading scientific researcher

Main activities and responsibilities

Leader of scientific projects in the domain of entrepreneurship

Name and address of employer

The Market Problems Research Center of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and the Ministry of Economy of Moldova (in 2002 it was reorganized into the  National Institute of Economy and Information), 1, Stefan cel Mare str., MD 2001, Chisinau, Moldova

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education and training

 

 

 

Dates

From October 1982 to July 1987

Title of qualification awarded

Doctor in Economics

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Investigation of managerial workforce at enterprises and elaboration of methods of efficiency evaluation.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Post-Graduate courses of the Academy of Sciences, speciality "Economics, Planning and Management of the National Economy and its branches"

Level in national or international classification

6

 

 

Dates

From September 1974 to June 1979

Title of qualification awarded

Engineer - economist

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Investigation of management system at enterprises (organizational structure of management, managers’ functions, methods of management)

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

State University of Moldova, faculty of economy, speciality "Organization of mechanized processing of economic information"

Level in national or international classification

5

 

 

Personal skills and competences

 

 

 

Mother tongue(s)

Russian

 

 

Other language(s)

 

Self-assessment

 

Understanding

Speaking

Writing

European level (*)

 

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

 

Romanian

 

 

B2  Independent user

 

B2 Independent user

 

B1 Independent user

 

B1 Independent user

 

B1 Independent user

German

 

 

A2  Basic user

 

B1 Independent user

 

A1  Basic user

 

A1  Basic user

 

A1  Basic user

English

 

 

A2  Basic user

 

B1 Independent user

 

A1  Basic user

 

A1  Basic user

 

A1  Basic user

 

(*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

 

Social skills and competences

- Team work: The prevailing type of team, I worked in, is research team;

-Intercultural skills: I am experienced at working in many of international research projects with participation of teams from EU  and CIS countries.

 

-Due to carried out researches on business development in Moldova during the period 1992-2010,

I have good contacts with representatives of SMEs and business support organizations, including, administrative bodies in the capital and in regions.

 

 

 

 

 

Organisational skills and competences

I have the ability to organize work of a small team. From 1992 to 2010 I was the leader in 18 scientific projects within the Academy of Sciences of Moldova on researching entrepreneurship and small business problems.

 

Also, I was the leader of Moldovan research teams within 5  international SMEs’ research projects:

             TACIS T95-4139-R. Identifying the Support Needs of Small Enterprises in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova to Develop an Agenda for Policy at the National and Regional Levels (1996-1998)

             INTAS-UA 95-266. The Contribution of Small Businesses to Regional Economic Development in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova (1997-1999)

             INTAS 97-1805. Employment, SMEs and the Labour Market in Russia and Moldova (1998-2000)

             INTAS-2000-00843. Female Entrepreneurship in Transition  Economies: the Example of Ukraine, Moldova and Uzbekistan (2001-2003)

             INTAS 04-79-6991. Cross-border Cooperation and Partnership in selected NIS countries and the Consequences of EU-Enlargement: Fostering Entrepreneurship in the Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova (2005-2007) 

 

Also, I have been participated in 3 research projects on gender problems, carried out by means of donated funds: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Women Fund, Soros Foundation in Moldova.

 

I initiated the creation of the NGO CERINDE, the main type of activity of which is realization of independent social-economic researches. At present, I am the president of the NGO CERINDE.

 

In 2009, I was the National consultant to develop the analysis from gender perspective of the results on data collected within the module on “Conditions of initiation and development of enterprises” within the Enterprises Sampling Structural Survey. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Strengthening the National Statistical System Joint Project. Beneficiary: National Bureau of Statistics.

 

 

 

 

Computer skills and competences

Competent with most Microsoft Office programmes (WordTM, ExcelTM, PowerPointTM), SPSSTM.

 

 

 

 

Additional information

 Degree

   2008     The scientific title of Associate  professor in Economy and Management (in Entrepreneurship). The National Council of Accreditation and Attestation, Republic of Moldova.

               

Additional activity:

2006-2010  - Non-government organization “CERINDE” (Research-Education-Development), the president

2005-2010  - International Center for Advancement of Women in Business (ICAWB), a member of the Administrative Council

1998-April, 2004   - Credit Union «Agdias-PRIM», the consultant

1994-1996 - Business Centre of Moldova, the consultant

1994-1996 – Fund of Entrepreneurship Support and Small Business Development, the consultant

 

Other trainings:

2010 -   CZECH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. National Body for Trade Facilitation and    Electronic Business – FITPRO. Study course “Familiarization with the Instruments of  Support of Small and Medium-sized Business in Czech Republic, Clusters’ development”  (in the framework of project ‘Concrete Instruments of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises’ Sector’s support in the Republic of Moldova, Clusters’ Development’,  with financial support of the Government of the Czech Republic). 9-15 August,  2010.

2008 -   CZECH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. National Body for Trade Facilitation and    Electronic Business – FITPRO. Training ‘Small and Medium-sized Business’ Support and Widening of its Opportunities’ (in the framework of project ‘The Support of Formation of Trade Policies and Regulation Frameworks of Trade in the Republic of Moldova’, with financial support of the Government of the Czech Republic). November, 25-30, 2008.

2003 -   BIZPRO-Moldova, USAID. Training: “Women-s Business Associations: Perspectives for Development ”. June, 26-28, 2003. Certificate.

2002 -   BIZPRO-Moldova, USAID. Training: “Management of Business Associations. Lobby and -      Advocacy Activities ”. July, 1-3, 2002. Certificate.

2000 -   National Commission on Securities. Course:  “Specialist of the Securities Market”. May, 2000. Certificate #167 dated May,26, 2000

1994 -   Business Centre of Moldova. International  Development Ireland LTD. Seminar “Planning Strategy under the Market Economy Conditions.  Business-plan Elaboration Methodic for Enterprises”. November, 2-9, 1994. Certificate.

 

More than 50 publications, among them:

E. Aculai (2010). Conditions for Enterprise Creation and Development: Gender Analysis. Statistica Moldovei, UNDP, UNIFEM. “Nova Imprim” SRL, Chişinău. (in English,  Romanian and  Russian).

E.Aculai (2009). Methodic basics of business environment assessment in Moldova. – In: Economy and Sociology, No1, Institute of Economics, Finance and Statistics of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova and the Ministry of Economy and Commerce. - Chisinau, pp.49-55.  (in Russian).

E. Aculai, A. Bulgac, V.Gryga, O.Krasovska, O.Linchevskaya (2008). Researching the gender aspect in business development (the case of Moldova, Ukraine and Belarus). - In:  The International Scientific Session “Challenges of the Knowledge Society” June 5-6th. - România, Bucuresti. (in English)

E.Aculai, N.Vinogradova, F.Welter (2008). How to be successful in an adverse business  environment: Knitwear Factory in Moldova. - In: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Successful Start-ups and Businesses in Emerging Economies (Edited by R.Aidis and F.Welter)- Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., UK-USA,  p.89-104. (in English)

E.Aculai, A.Bulgac (2008). The contribution and some characteristics of cross border cooperation for Moldovan SMEs (the case of cooperation with Romania). International Journal “Lex et Scientia” Nr. XV Vol. 1/2008, “Student’s Book” Publishing House, Buccuresti, Romania, p.173-182. (in English)

E. Aculai, N. Rodionova, N. Vinogradova (2006) ‘Women business owners in Moldova: proprietorship or entrepreneurship?’  În mon.: Enterprising Women in Transition Economies, cap 4., (eds -F. Welter, D. Smallbone and N. Isakova).- Ashgate Publishing Ltd, England, pp. 67-91.

F. Welter, D. Smallbone, N. Isakova, E. Aculai, N. Schakirova. (2004) ‘Social Capital and Women Entrepreneurship in Fragile Environments: Does Networking Matter?’ Babson College-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, University of Strathclyde, June.

Welter, F., D. Smallbone, E. Aculai, N. Isakova, & N. Schakirova (2003) “Female Entrepreneurship in Post Soviet Countries.” În mon. New Perspectives on Women Entrepreneurship (ed. J.Butler), cap.11, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA, pag. 243-269.

Smallbone, D., Welter, F., Chepurenco, A., Aculai, E. (1999) «Employment, SMEs and Labour Markets». In  Rheinisch-Westfalisches Institut fur Wirtschaftsforschung 2.Essen, Germany.