MIROSLAV GLAS

Full Professor for Economics and Entrepreneurship and Head of Center

University of Ljubljana

Center for Entrepreneurship Development

Kardeljeva ploščad 17, SLO-1101 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

E-mail: miroslav.glas@ef.uni-lj.si

 

Personal Data

 

1. Date of birth:  15 Febrary 1950

2. Nationality: Slovenian

3. Civil status: married, two children

4. Education:

 

Institution

Date

Degree or Diploma obtained

University of Ljubljana,

Faculty of Economics

1968-1973

B.A. in Economic Analysis

University of Zagreb,

Faculty for Foreign Trade

1975-1978

M.A. in Economic Analysis and Planning

University of Ljubljana,

Faculty of Economics

1983

Ph.D. in Economics

 

5. Language Skills:

 

Language

Reading

Speaking

Writing

Slovenian

5

5

5

English

5

5

4

German

5

4

3

French

3

2

2

Croatian / Serbian

5

4

4

6. Membership of Professional Bodies:

- Association of Slovenian Economists, Ljubljana;

- EFER (European Foundation of Entrepreneurship Research), International Council of Small Business (ICSB)

7. Other Skills: Computer literacy: Word, Excel for Windows, Powerpoint, SPSS/PC+

8. Years Within the Firm: 32 (starting November 1973)

9. Key qualifications, relevant to the programme:

  • Lectures at the Faculty of Economics: undergraduate studies, graduate studies in entrepreneurship and business policy: Counselling, Business Environment, Business, Government, and Society; Political Economy, Economic Analysis of Small Business; Management of Transition, Business Ethics, Family Businesses
  • Management Consultant to a number of Slovenian small, medium and large firms with the consulting firms YUGEA, GEA Ventures Ltd, Ljubljana (on Restructuring, Turnaround Management, Corporate Venturing)
  • SME Counsellor with the SME Support Network in Slovenia
  • Lecturer on Business Planning for SMEs, Turnaround Management, Intrapreneur-ship / Corporate Venturing, Regional Development Initiatives, Small Business Assessment at GEA College d.d. Ljubljana, Entrepreneurial Training Centre, and CISEF, Management Training Centre at the Faculty of Economics, Ljubljana
  • National expert on UNIDO projects for small business development, SME support network
  • National expert on PHARE projects: SME development in Gorenjska region (1993-94), small business development strategy for Slovenia (1995-96), Phare CBC Slovenia-Italy (2000)
  • Consultant on local/regional economic development strategies: Sežana (1990-91), Ljubljana, Prekmurje and Prlekija (1997), Nova Gorica (2003), Ajdovščina (2004)
  • Foreign expert on small business development, business planning and industrial parks in Moldova; business planning in Georgia, on SME development in Romania (2004)
  • Foreign expert on Local Economic Development in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001-2003), Kosovo (2002-2004)
  • Consultant on small business development strategy for Slovenia (PHARE project), on the strategy of SME and entrepreneurship development in Slovenia (Ministry of Small Business and Tourism, 1999-2000), team leader on the project of “voucher” system for SME counselling in Slovenia (Small Business Development Centre and Employment Office of RS, 2000), advisor on National Development Plan of R of Slovenia 2002-2006 (2000-2001)

10. Specific Eastern European Countries Experience

 

Country

Date

Tasks

Slovenia

1990-91

Sežana, Ljubljana - Consultant to firms participating at OP-TIMA  Programme of Regional Development (with AGEA, YUGEA); Kranj, Škofja Loka - Chief Consultant for OPTIMA Programme of Regional Development (with YUGEA)

Croatia

1991

Varaždin: Consultant to OPTIMA Programme: Local Econo-mic Development through SMEs and Entrepreneurship

(former) Yugoslavia

1991

Project Manager of the OPTIMA Programme for selected regions with the Yugoslav Programme of SME Develop-ment, Counsellor on Business Planning

Slovenia

1993-94

Project Manager and Senior Advisor of the GEA College cooperation with SEED S.p.A, Trieste (Italy) at the PHARE Programme: Technical Assistance for SMEs in Slovenia

Slovenia

1994-95

Advisor to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Small Business Department on SMEs Development Policy and SME Support Network Building

Slovenia

1995-96

Project Advisor at PHARE Programme: Slovenia National SME Promotional Programme - Development of Small Business Development Strategy

Republic of Moldova

1996

Consultant in the CEEPN Advisory Group Team on restruc-turing of four insolvent enterprises within the framework of the Pilot Isolation Program: Business Planning, Incubators

Slovenia

1996

National consultant on the UNIDO project “A Comparative Analysis of SME Strategies, Policies and Programmes in Central European Initiative Countries”

Slovenia

1995-96

Counsellor to the National Project on Evaluation of Slovenian Active Employment Policy at the Employment Office

Republic of Moldova

1997

Consultant to the creation of Alfa Industrial Park at Kishinev

Georgia

1998

Workshop on business planning at CERMA, Tbilisi

Slovenia

1997-98

UNIDO project on Small Business Development Centre: National Expert on Regional and Local SME Support

Slovenia

1998-99

Team leader in the project on the preparation of manuals for business planning for the Small Business Development Centre

Croatia

1998-99

Training of small business counsellors, advisors and trainers of entrepreneurship (national project)

Slovenia

1999-2000

Consultant on the Strategy for Entrepreneurship and SME Development in Slovenia (Centre for Entrepreneurship Development)

Slovenia

1999-2000

Co-operation in the preparation of Regional Development Strategy of Republic of Slovenia; with Institute of Economic Research, Ljubljana

Slovenia

2000

Team leader in the project for the “voucher” system for SME counselling (SBDC and EORS), Gea Ventures

Slovenia

2000-01

Co-operation with the national Regional Development Agency on the National Development Plan for 2002-2006. Topic: Production Sector Competitiveness

Slovenia

2000

PHARE Cross-border Programme: Slovenia-Italy, SME Strategy (Local Expert on Strategy Development)

Brčko District

2001

Consultant on the EU Project on Regional Development of Brčko District (BiH): EU Obnova

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2001

Consultant (lecturer) on Local Economic Development (LED) for IFC/World Bank seminar for Bosnian municipalities (Sarajevo, Banja Luka)

Federation BiH

2001

Consultant to the Ministry of Finance of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the National Development Strategy

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2001

Lecturer on Local Economic Development on seminars for CARE International (Tuzla, Zenica)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2002

Consultant and lecturer on programme for SME consultants (EUPER) for Eurecna (Italy) in Sarajevo

States of former Yugoslavia

2001-2002

Programme manager and lecturer: Training for teachers, SME consultants and promoters under Stability Pact training programme, executed by GEA College, Ljubljana (Cetinje, Zenica, Beograd, Ljubljana)

Slovenia

2001-2002

Team leader on the research on a comprehensive system of SME financing for Ministry of Economic Affairs, Slovenia

Slovenia

2001-2002

Team co-leader om the intraprenmeurship programme for Coalmines Velenje (business plan preparation)

Kosovo

2002

Workshop on Local Economic Development for municipality teams from 6 Kosovo municipalities (World Bank), Prishtina – lecturer and consultant

Slovenia

2002

Member of the National research team on GEM (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor) research

Slovenia

2002

Member of the research team on the evaluation of SME sup-port programmes in Slovenia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2002

Team Co-leader on the project of SME strategy develop-ment for municipalities of Zenica and Prijedor (SEED Sara-jevo) within a consortium of Sinergija d.o.o., Zagreb – BSC d.o.o., Kranj – Centre for Entrepreneurship Development

Slovenia

2002

Programme manager and lecturer: Training for teachers and SME consultants under Stability Pact training programme for participants from Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia and BosniaGEA College, Ljubljana (Škofja Loka)

Slovenia

2002

Expert advisor on local economic development within the project on the Development Strategy of City Municipality of Nova Gorica (Regional Development Agency Severna Primorska)

Slovenia

2002-2003

Member of the team to prepare feasibility study for an incubator at the University of Ljubljana (for Ministry of Economy)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2003

Project of SME strategy development for municipalities of Zenica and Prijedor (SEED Sarajevo) – Phase 2; with BSC d.o.o. Kranj (Slovenia)

Kosovo

2003

Seminar on Local Economic Development for municipality officials and the government staff (USAID sponsored)

Slovenia

2003

Member of the team for Ex-ante evaluation of the Single Programming Document for Slovenia (2001-2006) – expert on entrepreneurship and SME development

Slovenia

2003

Consultant on the Strategy of Economic Development of City Municipality Nova Gorica

Slovenia

2003-2004

Member of a team for the creation of the Ljubljana University Incubator (LUI)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

2004

Advisor on the Business Planning for Regional Development Agencies for Eurecna Ltd., Project EURED

Kosovo

2004

DELTA II Project – Workshop on the Strategy of Local Economic Development for teams from 5 muniipalities

Slovenia

2004

Consultant on the Strategy of Local Economic Development for the Ajdovščina Municipality; ROD Aldovščina

Romania

2004

Eurecna Ltd: Technical Assistance for the Agency of SMEs and Co-operatives, Task 4 – Entrepreneurship Curricula

Slovenia

2005

Consultant on the investment priorities in the area of compe-titiveness and entrepreneurship; National Development Programme, Slovenia 2007-2013

 

11 Professional Experience Record:

 

Date

From November 1973

Location

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Company

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, Faculty of Economics

Positions

1973-83: Teaching Assistant

1983-88: Assistant Professor

1988-2000: Associate Professor

2000-     Full Professor

1991-93: Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

1993-97: Managing Director of M.Sc. Programme in

                Entrepreneurship (developed under TEMPUS-

                JEP Programme)

1999.            : Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurship

 Development

2003-2005: University of Ljubljana Management Board:

                Chairman

Task Description

- Course development, lecturing, mentoring to students on Economic Analysis, Political Economy, Business Environment, Family Businesses, Business Ethics,  Counselling for SMEs, Entrepreneurship and SME Support Systems, Promotion of Enterprises and Entrepreneurship (ICPE-MBA Programme) - undergraduate and graduate studies

·         - Executive Development Center - short seminars

·         Research on economics and entrepreneurship

International conferences and workshops

IntEnt Conferences: Stirling, Monterrey Bay, Arnhem-Nijmegen, Sofia, Tampere, Krueger Park (SA), Naples, Guildford

American Academy of Management: San Diego

RENT XIII: London

Babson Entrepreneurship Conference: Babson, Gent, Joenkoeping, Boulder, Babson, Glasgow, Babson

ESBS Workshops: Vienna, Gent, Dublin, Sophia Antipolis, Barcelona

Faculty of Economics, Mostar

EBN workshop on incubator and technology park management: Brussels

Roundtable: de Vlerick

IECER Conference: Regensburg

University of Zagreb, Zagreb

UN Economic Commission for Europe. Workshop Geneva

Visiting Professor

Spring Semester 1998: Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Business, Cleveland, OH, USA: MBA Course: Developing and Implementing Global Strategy

Visits to Universities

University of Stirling, Stirling, UK, Scottish Enterprise Foundation

University of Durham, Business School, Durham, UK

Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education

Babson College, Wellesley, Mass., USA

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Washington State University, Seattle, Wash. USA

Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (UK)

University of Surrey, Guildford (UK)

 

15. Publications

Textbooks on Economics and Entrepreneurship, Business Planning; conference papers and articles on Entrepreneurship, SME Development, Business Ethics, research papers on SME Financing and SME Support Institutions, consulting reports on SME Policy, National Development Policy, Local Strategies, SME Support. 

A selection of relevant and important recent materials:

Glas M., 1996, Some Dilemmas of the Development of Small Business Support Institutions, Slovenska ekonomska revija, 47 (5-6), pp. 389-423

Glas M., 1997, Entrepreneurship and Culture: Case of Slovenia, In: Morrison A., ed., Entrepreneurship: An International Perspective, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, pp. 108-124

Glas M. et al., 1997, Strategija razvoja malega gospodarstva v Prekmurju in Prlekiji (Small Business Development Strategy for Prekmurje and Prlekija), Razvojni in podjetniški center Murska Soboto, 23 pp.

Vahcic A., M. Glas, T. Petrin, 1998, SME and Job Creation in Slovenia, 28th ESBS Seminar, Vienna; KMU – Forum, 2000 (1), pp. 1-7

Glas M., V. Psenicny, M. Babnik, 2000, Razvoj in izvedba sistema subvencioniranega svetovanja na podlagi napotnic (Concept and Implementation of a System of subsidised SME Consulting through “vouchers”), GEA Ventures, Ljubljana, pp. 197

Vahcic A., M. Glas et al., 2000, Strategija razvoja MSP in podjetništva v Sloveniji (Strategy of SME and Entrepreneurship Development in Slovenia), MMGT, Ljubljana, pp. 43

Glas M., V. Psenicny, eds., 2000, Podjetništvo – izziv za 21. stoletje (Entrepreneurship – A Challenge for the 21 Century), MMGT – GEA College, Ljubljana, pp. 498

Glas M., 1999, Priročnik za pripravo poslovnega načrta – novo podjetje (Manual for Business Plan – Start-Up Businesses), PCMG – ZRSZ, Ljubljana, pp. 201

Sfiligoj A., M. Glas, A. Balazek, 1999, Integrated Approach to Entrepreneurial and Local Development in Slovenia – Project Synthesis, SBDC – UNIDO, Ljubljana, pp 112

Glas M., M. Drnovsek, D. Mirtic, 2000, Problems Faced by New Entrepreneurs: Slovenia and Croatia – A Comparison, 30th ESBS Seminar, Gent, 15 pp

Glas M., M. Drnovsek, A. Poglajen, 2001, Entrepreneurship: The Key to Economic Development in Difficult Economic Circumstances, Paper presented at IntEnt’2001 Conference, Krueger Park, SA, 17 pp

Glas M., 2001, Municipalities and Business Development (also: Općine i privredni razvitak), IFC – SEED, Sarajevo 2001, 21 pp

Glas M., 2001, Preduzetnički inkubatori kao instrument razvoja preduzetništva, malih i srednjih preduzeća (Business Incubators as a Tool for Entrepreneurship and SME Development). D. Lajović, ed., Preduzetništvom u novi milenijum, CID, Podgorica, pp. 87-116

Glas M., M. Drnovsek, 2001, Support for Graduate Students with Entrepreneurial Intentions: The Case of Slovenia. ESBS 2001 Seminar, Dublin, 15 pp

Glas M., V. Pšeničny, 2002, Impact of Business Environment on Dynamic Enterprises in Slovenia, 1993-2001. 3rd Int’l Conference Proceedings, VSŠP, Portorož, pp. 9-24

Glas M., M. Drnovsek, D. Mirtic, V. Psenicny, 2002, Slovenian Experience with the SME Financing, Int’l Conference, University of Mostar, Mostar

Glas M., D. Mirtič, 2002, Family Businesses: Their Contribution and Specific Behavior in Countries in Transition – Case of Slovenia, Int’l Conference, University of Mostar

Glas M., V. Pšeničny, J. Vadnjal, 2002, Commercial Banks and SMEs: The Case of Slovenia, 4th Roundtable on Financing SMEs, Bled

Glas M., B. Uršič, 2002, Outsourcing in Slovenia: An Opportunity for SMEs, 32nd EISB Conference, Sophia Antipolis – Nice, 13 pp

Glas M. et al, 2002, Analysis of Competitive Advantages, SWOT Analysis, Development Vision and Priority Development Projects (Zenica), SEED Sarajevo

Glas M., Podjetništvo – Izziv za spremembe (Entrepreneurship – Challenge to Change). In: S. Možina, ed., Management, Didakta, Radovljica 2002, pp.96-151.

Glas M., M. Drnovšek, 2002, The Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy of Nascent Entrepreneurs: The Case of Two Economies in Transition, Journal of Enterprising Culture, 10 (2), pp. 107-131

Glas M., M. Drnovšek, V. Pšeničny, 2002, Is Private Equity Capital Really the Solution? Vlerick Leuven Gent Menedžment School, Leuven, 18 pp

Bucar B., Glas M., Hisrich R.D., 2002, Ethics and Entrepreneurs: An International Comparative Study, Journal of Business Venturing, 18 (2), pp. 261-281

Drnovšek M., M. Glas, 2003, Exploring the Personal and Business Dimensions of a New  Venture’s Performance and Their Impact on Its Growth Propensity. IECER Conference, University of Regensburg, 26 pp

Glas M., 2003, Slovenia: State of Entrepreneurship and SMEs – An Overview, Proceedings of the 5th Int’l Conference, Piran, November 4-5, pp. 45-60

Drnovšek M., M. Glas, 2004, Exploring the Personal and Business Dimensions of a New Venture’s Performance and Their Impact on Its Growth Propensity. In: M. Dowling et al., eds., Advances in Interdisciplinary European Entrepreneurship Research, Band 3, LIT Verlag, Muenster, pp. 123-241.