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Global Management 2010: Keynote speakers

BAAKEN, Thomas

Thomas Baaken holds a PhD in Business Management from the Freie Universität Berlin, and a tenure position in Technology Marketing at the Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany. His current research interests are focused on the areas of Science-to-Business (S2B) Marketing, Business-to-Business (B2B) Marketing and Software Marketing.

Professor Baaken established, in 2002, the cooperative Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre, funded by the German Government and the European Commission. In 2003/04 he was a Visiting Professor for Technology Transfer & Management and Science Marketing at the Education Centre for Innovation and Commercialisation (ECIC) of the University of Adelaide, Australia. Presently, he is involved with the ProTon Europe as a member of the steering group and heading of the WP “Interaction with Industry” section.

Baaken has been invited by 18 different countries around the world to present his research. He has delivered over 100 presentations and conference contributions, and published more than 100 reviewed papers in international journals.


HACKNEY, Raymond

Raymond Hackney is Professor of Business Systems and Director of a Doctoral Programme at the Business School of the Brunel University, West London, UK. He has taught and examined on a number of Doctoral and MBA programmes including Manchester Business School and the Open University. Ray led the organising committee for the annual BIT and BITWorld Conference series and is a member of the Strategic Management Society and Association of Information Systems.

He has also served on the Board of the UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS) and acted as an Associate Editor for a number of international journals including JGIM, JEUC, JLIM, ACITM and EJIS. Ray was President of IRMA (USA), and is now an Executive Member of the Information Institute.

Among others, Ray’s major and current research interests are related to strategic knowledge and information systems, e-Business and e-Government. Ray has contributed extensively to research in the field with a number of EPSRC and European funded research projects, and publications in numerous national and international conferences, refereed journal articles and book chapters. He is co-author of the book Strategic Information Systems Management (2009), and co-edited the book Business Information Technology Management: Alternative and Adaptive Futures (2000).


KEMME, David

David M. Kemme currently holds the William N. Morris Chair of Excellence in International Economics at the University of Memphis. He has served as Director of the International MBA program (1994-1997) and Chair of the Economics Department (1997). Prior to joining the University of Memphis he was a W. Frank Barton Faculty Fellow at Wichita State University (1991-1994) and Pew Charitable Trusts Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute for East-West Studies, New York (1989-1991) where he directed the Economics and Security Program.

In 1991 he was also a Distinguished Fellow at the Mitsui Research Institute in Tokyo. Most recently he was a visiting scholar at the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. He earned a BA in mathematics from Miami University (Oxford, OH) and MA and Ph.D. in economics from The Ohio State University. He was a Fulbright Lecturer at the Main School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw (1981-1982). He has researched and published more than sixty articles on the economics of transition in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, productivity and efficiency in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, exchange rate misalignment, disequilibrium macroeconomics, and the chronic shortage model of centrally planned economics.

He is author of Economic Transition in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union: Issues and Strategies and has edited or co-edited four other books. Dr. Kemme served as Associate Editor of the scholarly journal Economic Change and Restructuring, and Co-editor of Comparative Economic Studies. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Atlantic Economic Journal and the European Journal of Comparative Economics. He is a member of the Board of Consultants of Economic Systems and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Comparative Economics. His work has been translated and published in Russian, Japanese, Ukrainian, Polish and Armenian.

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