Dr. Prof. Irina Skorobogatykh
Head of the Department of Marketing, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (RUE) is an institutional member of CEEMAN. Professors and researchers of Plekhanov RUE participate in different programs for professional teaching and research development!
I am so proud that my home university gives me responsibility to be the contact person and coordinator of this very productive relationship! CEEMAN is constantly improving its mission to help business education to touch the latest achievements in economics and management. Starting as an association for educational institutions and business schools in Central and Eastern Europe, now CEEMAN members are representing different countries and continents, and it helps members to collaborate, to build networks not only between institutions, but also between persons.
The IMTA - International Management Development Program is a best example of a very advanced and helpful program to improve teaching excellence and even to transform the personal motivation and understanding of the role of professors in business and management education in modern world.
No doubts, that every program, research projects and other activities would not be possible without personal motivation, involvement in every little detail of the CEEMAN operations of its President, Dr. Danica Purg!
One of the most ambitious and very interesting projects of CEEMAN is its study of business of companies – "Hidden Champions in Central and Eastern Europe" was also initiated by CEEMAN and professor Purg! I am part of this project since 2010, and it is so interesting to study business experience of Russian companies. It gives me and my colleagues a unique opportunity to visit companies all around Russia, find interesting and very innovative cases, analyse this information and present as business cases in classes for students of different educational programs!
On behalf of Plekhanov RUE (my home university), and from myself I would like to express so many warm wishes to CEEMAN association and to all colleagues working there on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary. I would like to wish Professor Danica Purg and her team a lot of new ideas, interesting projects, nice friends, deep discussions and all the best!