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Researchers

The Centre for Sustainability Through Research & Education

The Centre for Sustainability through Research and Education (CSRE), is a full-integrates Research Centre within MODUL University Dubai, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC.

Applied research constitutes a central pillar of CSRE’s approach to bridging the skill-set and knowledge-gap between academic, institutions and society at large.

As a research oriented institution, MODUL University and its fully-integrated CSRE utilize the methodological and corporate competence of its faculty researchers and consultants and is thus considered the main driver for success for society at large.

MODUL University Dubai has also been nominated as the official partner of the Hamdan Centre for the Future of Investment – a global initiative under the umbrella of Dubai FDI that aims to promote the contribution of Foreign Direct Investment to sustainable development. MODUL is the only higher education and CSRE as a research institution to partner the initiative.

Practice-oriented Academic Research

CSRE, MODUL’s fully-integrated  University Dubai and the  seeks to overcome the institutionalized separation between basic research, which is dedicated to producing knowledge without regard to its usability, and applied research, which is carried out with a conscious view on its direct applicability in our daily lives.

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Researchers

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Finsinger

Professor

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Finsinger

Professor

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Finsinger

Professor

Awards and Recognition

  • Editor and Member of the editorial Board of several Journals in Economics, Business and La
  • Expert for Governments and Public Bodies on Regulatory Issues, Antitrust Law, Investment and Finance as well as Insurance, Comparative Law, Ethical Investment as well as Islamic Finance
  • Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Cofounder of the Finance and Ethics Academy in Austria
  • Licensed financial advisor in Austria
  • Consultant for Government organizations in Brussels, Bonn, New York, Bern and Vienna
  • Research Grants from DFG, Anglo-German Foundation, German Marshall Fund, Thyssen Foundation

Research Areas

  • Economic theory and policy
  • Comparative Law
  • Business studies
  • Finance
  • Insurance (especially their performance based on accounting data)
  • Algorithmic Trading

List of Main Publications and more recent ones:

  • Jörg Finsinger, Jürgen Simon: The Harmonisation of Product Liability Laws in Britain and Germany, to Applied Legal-Economic Analysis; London, Anglo-German Foundation 1992 ISBN 978-0-905492-77-3
  • Jörg Finsinger: Strategic Management Behavior Under Reward Structures in a Planned Economy in: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol C, February 1985 p 263-269.
  • Jörg Borrmann, Jörg Finsinger: Market and Regulation, Vahlen Munich 1999 ISBN 978-3-8006-2471-3
  • Jörg Finsinger: The Choice of Risky Technologies and Liability in International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 11, No 1, May 1991, p. 139-150.
  • Jörg Finsinger: Insurance Markets, Campus Verlag Frankfurt 1997 ISBN 978-3-593-33227-7
  • Jörg Finsinger, T. Hoehn: The Enforcement of Product Liability Rules: A Two-Country Analysis of Court Cases in: International Review of Law and Economics, Vol. 11, 1991, p. 133-148
  • Jörg Finsinger, F.A. Schmidt :Prix, circuits de distribution et la variabilité des parts de marché en fonction de l'intensité de la réglementation: une analyse econométrique des marchés d'assurances d'Europe, Revue d'Economie Industrielle, No. 60,2e trimestre 1992, p.29-41 120.
  • Jörg Finsinger, T.SEDLIAČIK: How Much Social Responsibility Do Socially Responsible Investments Actually Deliver?, in: Lernbass R. (Hrsg.), Wirtschaften mit Hilfe nachhaltiger Regelsysteme: Finance & Ethics Academy, Shaker Verlag 2011, Band 4, p. 100-127.
  • Jörg Finsinger, J. Ospald: Seguros online en Europa, los ganadores de la crisis económica, in: Actualidad Aseguradora, 28. Jänner 2013, p. 62 - 64.
  • Jörg Finsinger, J. Ospald:ασφάλιση στην Ευρώπη είναι ο “νικητής”της οικονομικής κρίσης, in: Asfalistiki Agora, 1. März 2013, p 46-47.
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Dr. Theodor Strohal

Professor

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Dr. Theodor Strohal

Professor

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Dr. Theodor Strohal

Professor

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Dr. Philip Boigner

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Philip Boigner

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Philip Boigner

Assistant Professor

Awards and Recognition

  • Certified Islamic Finance Executive
  • Chairman of the VC Chapter of the MENA Private Equity Association
  • Co-Chairman of the Dubai-AHK Technology Committee
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Contributor to several regional and international industry magazines

Research Areas

  • Hedge Fund Replication
  • Cyber Currencies, Mobile Payments and Future Banking Systems
  • Emerging Market Venture Capital Financing

List of Publications

  • Philip Boigner and Gregory Gadzinski, (March 2015): Diversification with risk factors and investable hedge fund indices. Journal of Asset Management 16, 101116 | doi:10.1057/jam.2015.10
  • Philip Boigner and Gregory Gadzinski, (February 2013): Are investable hedge fund indices holding their promise? © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Ltd. 1753-9641, Journal of Derivatives & Hedge Funds Vol. 19, 1, 31–49
  • Philip Boigner and Gregory Gadzinski, (Spring 2015): Seeking Fully Investable and Optimized Exposure to Alternative Assets. Alternative Investment Analyst Review
  • Forbes publication:
    Challenges Persist In Raising Venture Funds In The Middle East | Forbes Middle East
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Dr. Oliver Loisel

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Oliver Loisel

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Oliver Loisel

Assistant Professor

Awards and Recognition

  • Member of the Austrian United Arab Emirates Association
  • Contributor to several industry magazines

Research Areas

  • Strategies, Business Models and Ecosystems in the Internet of Things

Publications and Insights

  • 2016: Loisel: Internet of Things strategy and roadmap, Computerwelt 14
  • 2016: Loisel: What Netflix has got to do with socks, Computerwelt 6
  • 2015: Keuschnigg/ Loisel: 5 assumptions on digitization in the industrial sector, Industry Magazine, 12
  • 2007: IPTV´s contribution to the challenges of rural regions, Malik, Vienna
  • 2006 Loisel: Innovation in the knowledge economy: Protecting Intellectual Property as a fundamental driver of economic growth and location attractiveness, Malik, Vienna
  • 2005 Loisel/Heimerl: Learning with case studies in organisational and personnel development, Linde, Vienna

TOURISM AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT

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Prof. Dr. Edith M. Szivas

Professor

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Prof. Dr. Edith M. Szivas

Professor

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Prof. Dr. Edith M. Szivas

Professor

Awards and Recognition

  • Member of the Tourism Society Tourism Consultants Network, UK
  • Member of AIEST International Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism
  • Expert and Auditor at UNWTO Ted.Qual (UNWTO Tourism Education Quality Certification Programme)
  • UNWTO Consultant for tourism policy and strategy, national level tourism human resources development and tourism education projects since 1998

Research Areas

  • Tourism and Hospitality (specifically covering the Middle East region)
  • Crisis Management

List of Publications

  • Riley, M and Szivas, E. (2015) Luxury and Innovation: Towards an Evaluative Framework. Research in Hospitality Management. 147-152.
  • Ladkin, A and Szivas, E. (2015) Green Jobs and Employment in Tourism. In: Veddy, M. V. and Wilkes K. (editors) Tourism in the Green Economy. Routledge.
  • Stylidis D, Biran A, Sit J, Szivas E. (2014) Residents’ Support for Tourism Development: The Role of Residents’ Place Image and Perceived Tourism Impacts. Tourism Management. 45(2014) 260-274.
  • Bartalos, S and Szivas E (2013) Green tourism certification in the UAE – Why to Implement? Published by Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED).
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Dr. Ana Stranjančević

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ana Stranjančević

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Ana Stranjančević

Assistant Professor

Published Articles

  • Stranjančević, A., Bulatović, I., Lacmanović, D., Raspor, A. (2016). ʺTourist destination strengths and opportunities: Is Montenegro ready for Chinese tourists?ʺ, Economics - Economic Theory and Analysis Journal, Volume 4(1), pp. 151-164, OIKOS Institute Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina; ISSN: 2303-5005(Print), e-ISSN: 2303-5013 (DeGruyter Open, EBSCO, Google Scholar, SIS, MIAR, DOAJ, Journal TOCs, ERIH PLUS, J-GATE, Worldcat, RePEc, Summon)
  • Bofulin, M., Raspor, A., Stranjančević, A., Bulatović, I., Lacmanović, D. (2016). “Small destinations in large tourism market: the analysis of Western Balkan countries and the Chinese outbound tourism”, International Scientific Journal, No. 8, pp. 130-143, Institute for Scientific research and development Ulcinj-Ulqin, Montenegro; ISSN 1800-9794, e- ISSN 2337-0521, COBISS.CG-ID 20586256
  • Bulatović, I., Đurašević, S., Stranjančević, A. (2016). ʺHuman Resources as a factor of competitiveness and quality in hospitality industryʺ. SITCON 2016 - The Second International Scientific Conference in the field of Tourism and Hospitality, Publisher: Singidunum University, Editor: Jovan Popesku, Belgrade, September 30 2016
  • Bulatović, I., Stranjančević, A., Lacmanović, D., Raspor, A. (2016). ʺThe factors of satisfaction among Chinese tourists in Montenegro and Slovenia, Research in Social Change (RSC), Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 3-41, Zalozba Vega, Slovenia; ISSN: 855-4202 (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) and CSA Sociological Abstracts)
  • Raspor, A., Lacmanović, D., Stranjančević, A., Bulatović, I. (2016). ʺUsing Web applications for travel planning: Case study for Chinese tourists in Slovenia and Montenegroʺ, Research in Social Change (RSC), Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 95-116, Zalozba Vega, Slovenia; ISSN: 855-4202 (Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA) and CSA Sociological Abstracts)
  • Bulatović, I., Stranjančević, A., Djurašević, S., Vlahović, S. (2016). ʺNatural, created and supporting Resources as source of Tourist Destination Competitiveness (Case: Montenegro)ʺ, Economic Research - scientific journal – Ekonomska istraživanja-znanstveni časopis, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Croatia, Faculty of Economics and Tourism “Dr. Mijo Mirković”; Taylor & Francis, Print ISSN: 1331-677X, Online ISSN: 1848-9664.– in press (SOCIAL SCIENCES CITATION INDEX, Impact Factor: 0.466)
  • Stranjančević, A., Bulatović, I. (2015). “Customer satisfaction as an indicator of service quality in tourism and hospitality”, International Journal for Quality Research - IJQR, Volume 9(4), pp. 689–704, Center for Quality, University of Kragujevac, Serbia and Center for Quality, University of Montenegro; ISSN:1800-6450(Print), e-ISSN:1800-7473 (Scopus, EBSCO, Google Scholar, Ulrich’s periodicals, Worldcat, ZBD, Zentralblatt MATH)

Published Books

  • Raspor, A., Stranjančević, A., Bulatović, I., Lacmanović, D. (2017). In the book INTERNATIONAL TRADE – ON THE BRINK OF CHANGE, editor Anita Maček, Published Chapter: ʺTourism Invisible Part of Exports: the Analysis of Slovenia and Montenegro on the Chinese Outbound Tourismʺ, InTech, Rijeka, Croatia.– ISBN 978-953-51-2912-7, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2911-0, DOI: 10.5772/63143
  • Raspor, A., Lacmanović, D., Stranjančević, A., Bulatović, I. (2016). Chinese tourists in Slovenia and Montenegro: preferences, characteristics and trip motivation, Vega Press LTD, London, Great Britain. ISBN: 978-1-909736-09-2

PUBLIC GOVERNANCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Walter Simon

Professor

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Walter Simon

Professor

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Walter Simon

Professor

Research Activities

  • The Civil Law, National and International Economic Law, Environmental Law, Medical Law
  • Direction of several research projects: 
    For the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and other ministries such as the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Environment of Lower Saxony, the Federal Office of Technology Assessment of the German Parliament as a basis for the federal legislation
  • German Research Association (DFG)
  • VW- Foundation
  • Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation
  • German Academies and private enterprises
  • Expert and scientific advisor for the European Commission and for several foundations in Germany, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Turkey and Vietnam
  • General coordinator of EU-Projects, co-coordinator and several times as a member in projects financed by the European Commission (for example member of a European working team
  • Organisation of European Symposiums like on “Sustainability in Law” in 1997 and on “Corporate Social Responsibility”
  • Design and Set up of the Faculty for Environment at Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Organisation of several conferences, congresses and workshops on environmental questions, such as waste, climate change, forestry and pollution
  • Advisor at Kadir Has University Istanbul
  • Researcher at the New University Lisbon; since 2010
  • Fellow at the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, Medical University Hannover (CELLS) since 2011
  • Visiting scholar at the University of London (2011-2013)

Publications and Insights

Editor of the publication series "Law, Economy and Environment"

  • Bd.1: Umweltschutz zwischen Staat und Markt, Moderne Konzeptionen im Umweltschutz, Baden-Baden 1989 (Hrsg. Donner, Magoulas, Simon, Wolf)
  • Bd.2: Jarass, Neidlein, Obermair, Von der Sozialkostentheorie zum umweltpolitischen Steuerungsinstrument, Baden-Baden 1989
  • Bd.3: Nauschütt, Altlasten, Baden-Baden 1989
  • Bd.4: Frank, Verkehrslärm und Verkehrsberuhigung, Baden-Baden 1991
  • Bd.5: Ewrigmann, Gawel, Kompensationen im Immissionsschutzrecht, Baden-Baden 1994
  • Bd.6: Tischer, Ökologische Berater-Netzwerke - Ein Beratungsmodell zur Förderung einer ökologieorientierten Verhaltensausrichtung kleiner und mittlerer Unternehmungen, Baden-Baden 1994
  • Bd.7: Bizer/Ewringmann, Abgaben für den Bodenschutz in Sachsen-Anhalt, Baden-Baden 1998
  • Bd.8: Gawel/Lübbe-Wolff, Rationale Umweltpolitik – Rationales Umweltrecht, Baden-Baden 1999
  • Bd.9: Gawel, Umweltabgaben zwischen Steuer- und Gebührenlösung, Baden-Baden 1999
  • Bd.10: Gawel/Lübbe-Wolff, Effizientes Umweltordnungsrecht, Baden-Baden 2000
  • Bd.11: Fischer, Zur Herleitung von Gesetzgebungskompetenzen im Umweltschutz, Baden-Baden 2001
  • Bd.12: Ahrens/Donner/Simon, Arbeit – Umwelt, Baden-Baden 2001
  • Bd.13: Gawel, Effizienz im Umweltrecht, Baden-Baden 2001
  • Bd.14: Langerfeld, Berufsausübungs- und –Zulassungsregelungen für Betriebsprüfer und Umweltgutachter Baden-Baden 2002
  • Bd.15: Köck/Thum/ Wolf, Praxis und Perspektiven der Eingriffsregelung, Baden-Baden 2005

Editor of the publication series of the Institute for Environmental Sciences of the University Lüneburg

  • Nr.1: Simon/Kaml, Erhebung zum umweltbezogenen Weiterbildungsbedarf, 1990
  • Nr.2: Neumann-Szyska, Marketing als Komponente des ökologisch orientierten strategischen Managements, 1991
  • Nr.3: Freiherr v. Lersner, Die ökologische Wende der Wissenschaften, 1992
  • Nr.4: Tagungsband Lüneburger Umwelttage - Duales System Deutschland - 1993 (mit Hennings/Berlit)
  • Nr.5: Geyer/Wilhelmi, Forum Umwelt, 1993
  • Nr.6: Voß, Stoffökologische Perspektiven der Abfallwirtschaft, 1994
  • Nr.7: Eichert, Ökologie-Management. Das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen Umweltschutz und ökologischem Erfolg, 1994

Editor of the publication series "Environmental Sciences in Theory and Practise (with Jansen)"

APPLIED STATISTICS AND ECONOMICS

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Dr. Declan McCrohan

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Declan McCrohan

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Declan McCrohan

Assistant Professor

Awards and Recognition

  • 2014 Best paper award at the 29th International Business Research Conference, Sydney Australia, paper titled “The 2011 US Debt Ceiling Debacle – Multivariate GARCH in-Mean Analysis authored by Dr Bruce Budd and Dr Declan McCrohan
  • 2014 MBA Teacher of the Year award – College of Business, Alfaisal Universit
  • 2014 Supervised the winning three research projects at the Alfaisal University Student Research Awards
  • 2012 MBA Teacher of the Year, College of Business, Alfaisal Universit
  • 2010 Best Reviewer Award at the 2010 AIB-MENA Conference –Finance, Economics and Accounting Track
  • 2009 Designated the Team Leader of the UAE GEM Study into Entrepreneurship in the UAE
  • 2000 Awarded a full scholarship to undertake PhD studies by the Faculty of Business and Law, Victoria University
  • 1997 National Australia Bank Business Student of the Year Prize for Best Post Graduate Student at Victoria University

Research Areas

  • Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in the MENA region
  • Market Efficiency Testing of GCC and Asia Pacific Market
  • Financial Markets Focus on Volatility
  • The Downfall of Long-term Fundamental Investment Principle
  • The link between International Student Flows and International Trade patterns
  • The relationship between economic growth, fiscal budget balances and oil price volatility within GCC market

List of Publications:

  • 2015 Budd B. & McCrohan, D. (2015). The 2011 US Debt Ceiling Debacle – Multivariate GARCH-in-Mean Analysis. Journal of Business Policy and Research, 10(2)
  • 2012 McCrohan, D. & Budd, B. (2012). Sensitivity of Sector Risk-return Relationships in the Saudi Arabian Stock Market. International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 85, 101-110.
  • 2012 McCrohan, D., Tong, Q. & Erogul, M. (2012). An analysis of entrepreneurship across 5 major nationality groups in the UAE. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship 17(2), 1-18
  • 2010 McCrohan, D, Erogul, M, Tong, Q. & Vellinga, N. (2010). 2009 GEM Report on Entrepreneurship in the United Arab Emirates. Zayed University.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals


Launched in On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit — officially came into force.” Click here to learn more

 

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2017 Declared as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

MODUL University Dubai and CSRE support the UN declaration of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development through its academic programmes (BBA and MBA programmes in Hospitality and Tourism, graduate MSc in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy) as we as Sustainable Tourism activities and grants being a central pillar of CSRE’s strategic themes.

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