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Life is too short to tolerate indecisions ©2012 by Romeo V. Turcan

Romeo’s research interests lie in: Creation and legitimation of new sectors and new organizations; Late-globalization, de-globalization, de-internationalization; Bubbles, collective behavior; High impact international entrepreneurship; and Cross-disciplinary theory building

Research programme

Romeo is the founder and coordinator of an inter-disciplinary, inter-sectoral, inter-technology and international collaborative research programme, Theory Building Research Programme, www.tbrp.aau.dk.

Project portfolio

Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change”, Marie S. Curie project (2020-2023, main applicant and coordinator)

International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD Supervisor Training”, Strategic Partnership (Erasmus+) project (2019-2022, main applicant and coordinator)

"Introducing Problem Based Learning in Moldova: Toward Enhancing Students’ Competitiveness and Employability", ERASMUS+ Capacity Building national project (2015-2019, main applicant and coordinator, www.pblmd.aau.dk)

Enhancing University Autonomy in Moldova”, ERASMUS+ Capacity Building structural project (2012-2015, main applicant and coordinator, www.euniam.aau.dk)

Awards

Emerald 2017 Award for Excellence for Highly Commended paper with Norman M. Fraser “An Ethnographic Study of New Venture and New Sector Legitimation

Emerald 2014 Awards for Excellence for Highly Commended paper with Nikhilesh Dholakia “Bubbles: Towards a Typology

Recent publications

Turcan, R. V., & Fraser, N. (Eds.) (2018). The Palgrave Handbook of Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Entrepreneurship. Palgrave Macmillan.

Turcan, R. V., Reilly, J., & Bugaian, L. (Eds.) (2016). (Re)Discovering University Autonomy: The Global Market Paradox of Stakeholder and Educational Values in Higher Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Dholakia, N., & Turcan, R. V. (2014). Toward a Metatheory of Economic Bubbles: Socio-Political and Cultural Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Business experience

Prior starting his academic career, Romeo started-up and led as CEO a branch of an international NGO. Romeo has also experience in public policy interventions in restructuring, rationalizing and modernizing business and public sectors such as power, oil, military high-tech, management consulting and higher education sectors.

Education

Romeo received his PhD and MSc from the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and the Marketing Department, respectively, both at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and his first degree diploma of mechanical engineer from the Air Force Engineering Military Academy, Riga, Latvia.

PhD Supervision

Carsten Wehrmann "Exploring Internationalisation Effects on Firm Performance: Quantitative Empirical Study among German, Swiss and Austrian Listed Companies" (2019)

Matthias Zach "Exploring the Emergence of New Product Concepts under Uncertainty: A Case of Cross-Functional Teams in the In-Vitor Diagnostics Industry" (2020)

Laurie Prange-Martin "The Process of Creation and Legitimation of New Industries in Remote Regions: A Case of Yukon" (2020)

Demet SchaeflerA study of Authentic Leadership in Organizations: A Case of Public Hospitals in Switzerland” (2021)

Keywords

  • Management and Organization
  • Creation and legitimation of new sectors and new organizations
  • Late globalization, de-globalization, de-internationalization
  • Bubbles, collective behaviour
  • High impact international entrepreneurship
  • Cross-disciplinary theory building

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Projects 2010 2023

Research Output 2002 2020

Politics and Curriculum Content in a Global Perspective

Reilly, J. E. & Turcan, R. V., 2020, (In preparation) Populism in Higher Education Curriculum Development - Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response. Turcan, R. V. & Reilly, J. E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Politics of PBL: A Way Forward

Turcan, R. V. & Reilly, J. E., 2020, (In preparation) Populism in Higher Education Curriculum Development - Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response. Turcan, R. V. & Reilly, J. E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Populism in Higher Education Curriculum Development - Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response

Turcan, R. V. & Reilly, J. E., 2020, (In preparation) Palgrave Macmillan.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

populism
education curriculum
curriculum development
learning
teaching content

Re-Connecting Academia to Society: The Role of PBL

Turcan, R. V., 2020, (In preparation) Populism in Higher Education Curriculum Development - Problem Based Learning as a Mitigating Response. Turcan, R. V. & Reilly, J. E. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

De-internationalization: A business model perspective

Sort, J. C. & Turcan, R., Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPaper without publisher/journalResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Internationalization
Business model
Value proposition
Industry

Prizes

Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change

Romeo Turcan (Recipient), May 2019

Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

Emerald Literati Awards: Highly commended paper - Emerald Awards for Excellence - 2017

Romeo V. Turcan (Recipient) & Norman M. Fraser (Recipient), 31 May 2017

Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

New ventures
Emerging markets
Excellence
Legitimation

EUopSTART: EU Agenda for Change

Romeo V. Turcan (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Other prizes

Mobility Strand (KA1), Erasmus+: PBLMD

Romeo V. Turcan (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Other prizes

Activities 2005 2018

The End Tale of Globalization: Technology, Markets, Development and Sustainability

Romeo V. Turcan (Organizer), Finola Kerrigan (Organizer), Nikhilesh Dholakia (Organizer), Larisa Bugaian (Organizer), Dinu Turcanu (Organizer), Daniela Pojar (Organizer)
5 Jul 20187 Jul 2018

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Becoming context free

Romeo V. Turcan (Lecturer)
23 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

TBRP PhD course on 'The Process of Theorizing and Theory Building in Management Research'

Romeo V. Turcan (Organizer)
21 May 201825 May 2018

Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

Your own voice = Quality of research. Or does it?

Romeo V. Turcan (Lecturer)
17 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

Becoming Context-Free: Toward a Research Programme in Sociology of Knowledge

Romeo V. Turcan (Lecturer)
20 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Press / Media

AAUprofessor hædret af Moldova

Romeo V. Turcan

22/09/2017

1 item of Media coverage

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Udnævnt til professor på AAU

Romeo V. Turcan

08/05/2017

1 item of Media coverage

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Moldova in search for its brand

Romeo V. Turcan

03/03/2008

1 Media contribution

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