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Editors

Adrian David Cheok

University of Adelaide
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Song Yan

Jacobs University
Germany View Profile

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Cultural influence on cognitive processes; Language and cognition; Learning and memory; Cross-cultural management and leadership; Happiness/Subjective Well-Being; Parenting, education and culture

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Dr. Song YAN is Professor of Psychology at the Jacobs University Bremen, Germany, faculty member in the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences. Dr. Yan graduated with Bachelor of Philosophy and Bachelor of Science in Psychology degrees from Peking University. She gained a master’s degree from the University of Bonn and a doctoral degree in natural sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Göttingen. She has held a number of honorary academic positions in China: adjunct, guest and honorary distinguished professor. Her main research interest has been cultural influences on mental processes and behavior, focusing on basic processes such as memory, attention, mathematical operations, and language processing, as well as subjective well-being, parenting, and education. She was the main contributor to the chapter on cross-cultural cognitive research in the German Encyclopedia of Psychology. As well as “pure” research, she has carried out studies in applied settings, including cross-cultural management, leadership, intercultural communication. She has been a consultant for multinational companies. Dr. Yan currently teaches both in Germany and China. Her lectures and courses have been presented in German, English and Chinese. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate courses and has supervised PhD students. Her taught courses have included an Introduction to Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Methods in Psychology and Neuroscience, Learning and Memory, the Psychology of Happiness, Organizational Behavior across Cultures, Cross-cultural Psychology, Attitude research and Advanced Cognitive Research etc.
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Aimee L Franklin

University of Oklahoma
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Alexander Randall

University of the Virgin Islands
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Dr. Alexander Randall i5th s Professor of Digital Media Communication at the University of the Virgin Islands. He has been a radio and television personality, delivering the news and editorial comment in all media for decades. He was the entrepreneur who created the Boston Computer Exchange, which was the worlds very first e-commerce business. He created a charity in the late 1980’s to secure donations of computers and send them charity and educational institutions in the former Soviet Union, Africa and Asia. He called it The Freedom Technology. He wrote The Computer Handbook for Microsoft Press, a children’s dream book called Dream Wizard Conquers his Knight Mare and a biography called “Life Lessons.” Dr. Randall teaches Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, and Digital Entrepreneurship. He took his doctoral degree at Columbia University in “General Systems Research” under the direction of Dr. Margaret Mead working on the origins of novel ideas, the diffusion of innovation, and the psychology of sleep. He holds Master’s degrees in International Education Development, and a second Masters in Educational Technology – both from Columbia. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Princeton where he studied the psychology of schizophrenia, the visionary experience, and Dreaming.
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Pavel Navrátil

Masaryk University
Czech Republic View Profile

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Leonid Ionin

Higher School of Economics
Russia View Profile

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Sociology of culture; Changing culture styles and life forms; Social dynamics; Modernization and transformation, Normative models and systems; political institutions and ideologies; History of sociology

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Demetrius W Pearson

University of Houston
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Sergey Danilov

Moscow State University
Russia View Profile

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Ky Hyang Yuhn

Florida Atlantic University
USA View Profile

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Asset pricing, International finance, Economic growth and Macroeconomic econometrics.

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I graduated from the College of Law at Seoul National University. I worked at the Bank of Korea, the central bank of Korea until I decided to pursue a Ph.D. degree in the United States in 1980. I obtained a Ph.D. degree in economics from Northern Illinois University in 1984 and pursued a Ph.D. in finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1988 to 1991. I completed all course work requirements and passed Ph.D. comprehensive exams at the Wharton School (ABD, All But Dissertation). I started my teaching career at the University of Minnesota (Morris) in 1984. I received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota in 1992. (I took a leave of absence from the University of Minnesota from 1988 to 1990 to study at the Wharton School.) I then moved to Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in 1993 and have been teaching macroeconomics, monetary economics, international finance, econometrics, and mathematical economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I held an endowed chair position (InternetCoast Adams Professor of Economics) from 2001 to 2004 at FAU. I served as Director of the graduate program in the Department of Economics from 1997 to 2006. I was selected as the ‘Distinguished Teacher of the Year’ in 2001 and nominated as the ‘Distinguished Teacher of the Year’ in 2002 and 2004 in the College of Business at FAU. I played a key role in establishing the exchange programs between FAU and two Korean universities (Kunsan University and Silla University) and have served as a coordinator for the exchange programs, inviting 30 Korean and Chinese scholars as visiting scholars and many Korean students to FAU over the past 20 years or so.
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Leonardo Caporarello

SDA Bocconi School of Management
Italy View Profile

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Appiah Opoku Seth

University of Alabama
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James Edward Groccia

Auburn University
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W Andy Knight

University of Alberta
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Jacob Havenar

University of Arizona
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Kelwyn Albert D’souza

Hampton University
USA View Profile

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Transportation Safety; Distracted Driving; Academic Dishonesty

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Kelwyn A. DSouza is a Professor of Management Science in the School of Business at Hampton University. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1991 and has ten years of prior industrial experience. His research interests include transportation safety, distracted driving, and academic dishonesty. He is the founding Director of the University Transportation Center (UTC) at Hampton University He has been awarded 13 funded grants totaling over $4.0 million from the federal government and other agencies for research and educational programs. He has an extensive publications record and is the University’s contact person for transportation. His hobbies during free time are numismatics, philately, and playing the guitar.
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Lee Don

University of Houston
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Mamie E Locke

Hampton University
USA View Profile

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Race; Gender Politics and Public Policy

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Dr. Locke earned the BA in History and Political Science from Tougaloo College and MA and PhD in Political Science from Atlanta (Clark Atlanta) University. She also has a certificate in archives administration from the Georgia Department of Archives and History and Emory University and a certificate in Management Development from Harvard University. She received a Fulbright Award to engage in Middle Eastern and Arabic Studies at the American University in Cairo. She is a Professor of Political Science at Hampton University after having served as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Education for several years. Her areas of academic research and study are race, gender, and public policy. She has published extensively in those areas. She has served as President of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists, Council Member of the American Political Science Association, and on the Editorial Board of PS: Politics and Political Science. In the practice of politics, Dr. Locke is a former Mayor of the City of Hampton and is currently a member of the Senate of Virginia.
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Matthew J Motyka SJ

University of San Francisco
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Benyamin Lichtenstein

University of Massachusetts
USA View Profile

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Emergence, complex systems, Entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Sustainability; leadership; Organizational change.

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Benyamin Lichtenstein Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management at UMass Boston. His research specialty is the study of emergence - the creation of new organizations, projects and collaborations- which he explores through the use of complexity science. He has published four books and more than 60 journal articles and chapters, many of which apply complexity thinking to core issues of entrepreneurship and organizing. His work on Generative Emergence is directly applicable to increasing the sustainability of new and growing ventures. He is the Academic Director of the Entrepreneurship Center at U-Mass Boston, and a Research Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Enterprise there.
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Eric Shaw

Florida Atlantic University
USA View Profile

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Rupert Rhodd

Florida Atlantic University
USA View Profile

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Development of Contemporary Caribbean Economies

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Dr. Rupert Rhodd, an associate dean in the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University, completed his undergraduate training at the University of the West Indies (Jamaica), and graduate training in economics at Fordham University in New York. At Florida Atlantic University, he is also an associate professor of economics and teaches applied macroeconomics, and international economics courses. Along with his teaching responsibilities, he has responsibilities for education abroad programs, and oversees the student advising offices in the College of Business. Over the past 20 years Dr. Rhodd has taken students to Latin America and the Caribbean on numerous international study tours. His research focuses on international trade, development economics, econometric modeling, and applied macroeconomics. He research has appeared in numerous peer reviewed journals, and is the co-author of a book titled “Issues in the Development of Contemporary Caribbean Economies” that was published in 2007.
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Georgi Smatrakalev

Florida Atlantic University
USA View Profile

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Field Of Tax Policy; Budget Policy; Policies For People with Disabilities; European Integration

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Dr. Georgi Smatrakalev is Bulgarian scholar and professor. He was born in the beautiful town of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Graduated English Language School, Plovdiv(Bulgarian Ivy league school) and University for National and World Economy, Sofa. He received his Ph. D. in the Economic Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, where he was a Senior Associate Researcher and Associate Professor at the New Bulgarian University, Sofia. Dr. Smatrakalev is Alexander Hamilton Fellow in Southern Illinois University, has grants from European Commission - TEMPUS and A.C.E PHARE at Maastricht University and Fulbright scholar at FAU. He has given lectures in many Universities in Bulgaria, Europe and USA. Has more than 100 publications and participations in different science forums. He was Chairman of the Board and CEO of Fund for Rehabilitation and Social Integration to the Council of Ministers of Republic Bulgaria. Dr. Smatrakalev has a significant experience working with non-profit sector. He was a Chairman of the Board of the Center for Independent Living, Sofia - a Bulgarian non- governmental, non-profit organization of people with disabilities and Member of Control Committee of the Union of the Bulgarian Foundations. He is now instructor at FAU in the School of Accounting teaching tax classes. His research interests are in the field of tax policy, budget policy, policies for people with disabilities and European integration.
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Ibrahim G Aoudé

University of Hawaii
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Ibrahim G. Aoudé is Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa and previously served as department chair for 13 years. He is the Editor of Arab Studies Quarterly (ASQ) and served as one of two Editors of the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies (IJCIS) from 2010-2013. Professor Aoudé holds a Ph. D. in Political Science and publishes in two areas: (1) Middle East politics in a global context; and (2) Hawai‘i political economy and social movements.
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Robert N Zeitlin

Brandeis University
USA View Profile

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Prehistoric Archaeology of Mesoamerica and North America; Pre-state and early state societies; Political-Economy; Trade/Exchange; Sociocultural Evolution; Archaeological Method and Theory.

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Mikhail Antonov

Saint Petersburg
Russia View Profile

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Contemporary Legal Theory; Upon the Problems of Normativity in law and of Sociological Jurisprudence; On the Theory of Sovereignty

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Mikhail Antonov is Professor of Law associated with the Law Faculty at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (Saint Petersburg) where he teaches legal theory and comparative law. He also is member of the editorial boards of the Pravovedenie, the Review of Central and East European Law, the Rechtstheorie, the Russian Law Journal, and of a number of other international scientific journals. His research interests focus upon contemporary legal theory, upon the problems of normativity in law and of sociological jurisprudence, on the theory of sovereignty. He holds a Russian university degree of specialist in economics (Presidential Academy of Public Administration, 1999) and in law (Saint Petersburg State University, 2000), a master’s degree in sociology (University Paris V, 2005), and a PhD degree in law from Saint Petersburg State University (2006). He is practising as a member of the Saint Petersburg Bar Association.
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Romie Frederick Littrell

Saint Petersburg
Russia View Profile

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Fogelson Yury Borisovich

Moscow State University
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Abdullah al-Ahsan

The University of Michigan
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Fernando Robles

George Washington University
USA View Profile

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Quality of institutions and Business environment

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Dr. Fernando Robles is an Emeritus Professor of International Business and International Relations at George Washington University. He research interests focus on the regional impact of multinationals with particular interest on the quality of institutions and the business environment. His books Winning Strategies for the New Latin Markets and Business in Emerging Latin America have been a reference for business in Latin America. He has been a special issue editor for Management Decision and Management Research. He serves on the editorial boards of Academia, Management Decision, and Journal of Asia Pacific Business. He has an MBA from Georgia State University and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
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Chantal Moll de Alba Lacuve

University of Barcelona
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Tae Hoon OUM

University of British
Canada View Profile

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Economics; Management strategy and policy analysis in transport/logistics and Public utility sectors.

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Dr. Tae Oum focuses on economics, management strategy and policy analysis in transport/logistics and public utility sectors. He is the Editor-in-Chief, Transport Policy journal since 2016. He serves on Editorial Boards of 13 international journals including having served as an Editor of J. of Transport Economics and Policy,1998-2011. The founding chair of the ATRS Global Airport Bench marking Task Force project since 2002. Since 2016, he is a special invited professor at MIT Global China campus. He authored/co-authored 36 books, over 130+ refereed journal papers, and numerous reports for international organizations including World Bank, OECD, International Transport Forum, APEC, ICAO, and for many government agencies, regulatory commissions and major corporations (Canada, United States, UK, Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey). The honors and distinctions he received include Air Transport News (ATN) Distinguished Career Awards (2013); the Distinguished Career Research Achievement Award from the (US) Transportation Research Forum (TRF, 2006); Overall Best Paper Prize from the US TRF (2009); The Overall Best Paper Prize from The World Conference on Transport Research Society (1998); Killam Research Prize of Canada-Senior Science Category (2002); Killam Research Fellowship (1988); A Distinguished Fellow of the US–Transportation & Public Utilities Group (TPUG) since 2004. He was identified as the most frequently cited author of articles in J. of Transport Economics & Policy in 1975-2006 period. He has been decorated with a Medal of National Order of Merit by the President of Korea (South) in 2005.
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Mª Elena Lauroba Lacasa

University of BarcelonaM
Spain View Profile

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Property law; Family Law; Movable Securities; Charity Law; ADR

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Elena Lauroba Lacasa is Senior Professor [“professor titular”] of civil Law at the Private Law Department of the University of Barcelona. Visiting Professor: Master for the Notary Formation, Université Paris-Sud (2015-2017); Master of European Law (2013-2017) in Salamanca University and in the Université d’été de la FDC-Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), 2016, 2017. President of the Spanish Section of the Association Henri Capitant des amis de la culture juridique française (2016-). Member of Gemme and ELI.
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Richard H Owens

West Liberty University
USA View Profile

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U.S. history in general; Destroyers for Bases agreement; American political history

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Dr. Richard H Owens has created and led dramatic and positive institutional transformation in two university presidencies and two vice presidencies. He is a successful administrator, teacher, fundraiser, college trustee, historian, tenured professor, author, and civic leader with a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Dr. Owens is a former U.S. Navy officer, with over thirty years executive, leadership, civic, and higher education experience. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Navy, having graduated with distinction from the Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He served on active duty for three years as a Line Officer on USS Preserver (ARS-8). He was honorably discharged with the rank of Lt. (j.g.) in 1971. Dr. Owens’ academic career started as a history instructor and administrative roles in alumni relations and development at the University of Maryland, the Catholic University of America, and the University of New Hampshire. In 1986, he became Vice President for Development at the University of Rio Grande in Ohio. He served as President of West Liberty University from 2001 to 2006. He remains in service to West Liberty and its students as Professor of History. Treasurer of the River bend Community Association, Powell, Ohio, 2006-present, and an elected member of the Delaware County Ohio Democratic Central Committee, 2006-present. He has served as a delegate to state Democratic conventions in both Illinois and Ohio. From 2007-2013, Dr. Owens served on the Board of Trustees at Columbus State College in NY.
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Rudy Yaksick

Temple University
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Anna Efimova

Higher School of Economics
Russia View Profile

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Evgeny Gontmakher

Russian Academy of Science
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Nisnevich Yuliy Anatolyevich

National Research University Higher School of Economics
Russia View Profile

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Yuliy A. Nisnevich is a professor of Department of Political Science of National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow). Born in Moscow in 1951, graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute (1974) and The Academy of National Economy under the Government of the Russian Federation (1995). Ph.D in Technical Science (1984), Master of Sciences in Government Management (1995), Doctor of Political Science (Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2001) and full professor (2010). He is the author of more than 150 publications in Russian scientific reviews of political science and 9 monographs, including such as “Audit of political system of post communist Russia” (2007), “State of XXI century: trends and problems of development” (2012), “Electoral corruption in Russia: political and legal analysis of federal election campaigns in 2003-2012” (2014), and “Politics and Corruption: corruption as a factor of the world political process” (2017). His current research projects include theoretic and applied analysis of Russian political system, problems of corruption in various states in the comparative context and transformations of the state institution in conditions of post-industrial civilization transit.
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