Curriculum Vitae:  Sanja Pfeifer, Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Osijek, Croatia

Born: February 23, 1963 in Osijek, Croatia

 

Education:

·        1994. Ph. D. in Management, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek

·        1990. M.A. in System approach, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek

·        1986. B.A. in Economics, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek

 

Languages: Croatian, English

 

Academic apointments:

 

·        2002. Associate Professor, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek

·        1997. Assistant Professor, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek

·        1995. Assistant with Ph. D. degree, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek

·        1991. Assistant with M.A. degree, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek

·        1986. Researcher, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek

 

Professional activity:

·        1986- Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Economics in Osijek

·        2000- Consultant and trainer in the Centre for Entrepreneurship in Osijek

·        2003- Head of the Chair for management and economics on the Faculty of Economics in Osijek

 

 

Major areas of research interest:

·        system approach, business policy, business plan, management, strategic management, small business, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovations

 

Membership in Professional Associations:

·        CROSS – Croatian Systems Society

 

Publications:

·        scientific papers: 6

·        in domestic journals: 4

·        in international journals: 2

·        number of papers on conferences: 13

·        domestic conferences: 1

·        international conferences: 12

·        number of books, or chapters in books: 4 

·        other publications:  2

 

Major published papers:

 

 

Sonfield, Matthew, Lussier, Robert, Pfeifer, Sanja; Manikutty, S; Maherault, L; Verdier, L: A Cross-national investigation of the first-generation, second generation, and third generation family businesses: A four Country ANOVA comparison. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 16 (2005), 1; 9-26

 

Pfeifer, S.(2004): The SME sector between strategic vacuum and institutional redundancy - Experience of Croatia, ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR EUROPE, COMMITTEE FOR TRADE, INDUSTRY, AND ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, Working Party on Industry and Enterprise Development, Expert meeting on Good Governance for SMEs, Paper No. 11; United Nations Geneva, April 1-2; 2004. http://www.unece.org/indust/sme/papers.html  

 

Sonfield; M.C;  Robert N. Lussier; S. Pfeifer; S. Manikutty; L. Maherault & L. Verdier; (2004): A cross-national investigation of first-generation  and subsequent-generation family businesses, 28th Annual National Conference Small Business Institute, Feb. 11-15 2004. Clearwater Beach, Florida; Award for Best Empirical Paper

 

Pfeifer, S; Benšić M; Šarlija, N. (2003): An Insight into Using Entrepreneurship Intentions as Predictor of Entrepreneurial Behavior;  Symposium on the Entreprenurship – Innovation – Marketing Interface; Universitat Karlsruhe; Interfakultatives Institut fuer Entrepreneurship; Institut fuer Entscheidungstheorie und Unternehmensforschung; Book of Abstracts; October 9-10, 2003. Karlsruhe, Germany

 

 

Participation in research projects:

·        Scientific:

·        1996 - collaborator in the project "Paradigm and practice of entrepreneurial economy", financed by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Republic of Croatia, under supervision of the prof.dr.sc. Slavica Singer

·        Global Entreperenurship Monitor (2002-), London Business School and Babson College

·        Entrepreneurship portal  (2000-2001), financed by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Republic of Croatia, under supervision of the dr.sc. Marijana Zekić-Sušac

 

Life long learning  and awards:

  • 2000. Workshop "Train the trainer"; "Consultancy" I, II;  FRAM; organized by Centre for entrepreneurship in Osijek
  • 2003. Workshop „Microeconomics of Competitiveness, pod vodstvom Prof. M. Porter, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School, Cambridge;
  • 2004. certificated program of distance learning  on „Authentic Leadership“ Naropa University; Marpa Center for Business and Economics, Boulder, Colorado
  • 2004. Award for Best Empirical Paper on 28th Annual National Conference, Small Business Institute