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Prof. Ljerka Sedlan König, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek where she teaches courses in business communication. She began her career teaching English as a foreign language. She did her Master’s degree in the USA, studied teaching negotiation skills at Harvard Law School and did her PhD in entrepreneurial behavior. The main areas of her research are ageing, employability, developing entrepreneurial behavior, entrepreneurship education, and business communication, and she has published more than 30 scientific papers on these topics. She has participated in national and international scientific projects, and has presented papers at scientific conferences at home and abroad. She was the main researcher on research project Increasing the employability of students at Josip Juraj Strossmayer of Osijek though development of entrepreneurial competences and self-efficacy. Ljerka has also published four course books on the subject of business correspondence, negotiating, speaking in public and business telephoning skills.

Dr. Aleksandar Erceg, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek. Previously, he was a deputy purchasing manager at two local production companies in Osijek (Saponia d.d. and Kandit d.o.o.). During his 20 years of experience in Saponia and Kandit, his tasks included organizing purchasing departments and supply chain management and cooperation with suppliers, customs authorities, and logistics companies. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from the Faculty of Economics in Osijek in 2012. The topic of his doctoral thesis was franchising and its influence on entrepreneurs’ growth strategies. He has published more than 30 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited four books on Aging population and Silver economy. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, franchising, operations management, and silver economy.

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