Slavica Singer Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship at the J.J. Strossmayer University

Slavica Singer is Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship at the J.J. Strossmayer University in Osijek, Croatia and former head of all university entrepreneurship programs. In year 2000 she and her team were pioneering in entrepreneurship education in Croatia, by starting the first graduate program in entrepreneurship. In 2010, the doctoral program ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVENESS has been started, as a result of TEMPUS funded collaborative efforts of five universities (Osijek, Croatia; Turku, Finland; Maribor, Slovenia; Klagenfurt, Austria and Durham, UK). All educational programs in entrepreneurship are research based and the design of entrepreneurial competences was always related to identified gaps in competences among young population as well as among business community. From 2002 she leads Croatian Global Entrepreneurship Monitor research team and she chairs Research and Innovation Advisory Committee to the Board of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association. She is the member of Croatian Competitiveness Council and Club of Rome, Croatian Chapter. For her contributions to the development of university based entrepreneurship education, in 2008 she was awarded with the UNESCO Chair in Entrepreneurship Education, and in 2010 with the honorary doctorate by the University of Turku, Turku School of Economics.

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