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    9220 Aalborg Ø

    Denmark

20022020

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Research profile

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.

Business experience

Prior to commencing his academic career Romeo worked in a range of posts involving public policy intervention in restructuring, rationalizing and modernizing business and public sectors such as power, oil, military high-tech, management consulting, ICT and higher education. He founded, started and as CEO led a branch of an international NGO.

Funding portfolio

Since 2012, Romeo has been the main applicant and coordinator of four EU funded projects, incl., Marie S. Curie ITN, with a total value of more than 7.3 mil EUR:

  • Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change”, Marie S. Curie project (2020-2023, main applicant and coordinator, www.lnetn.aau.dk)
  • International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD Supervisor Training”, Strategic Partnership (Erasmus+) project (2019-2022, main applicant and coordinator, www.ietn.aau.dk)
  • "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

1st Degree Diploma – from the Government of the Republic of Moldova for “remarkable success achieved in professional area and active promotion of the image of the Republic of Moldova in the Kingdom of Denmark” (2017)

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

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

Recent publications

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

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.

Education

PhD in International Entrepreneurship (1996), Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

MSc in International Marketing (2000), Department of Marketing, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Diploma in Philology (1995), Department of Post-University Studies, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Moldova

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1992), Air Force Engineering Military Academy, Riga, Latvia

PhD Supervision

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

Matthias Zach (Head of NPD, Roche Diagnostics) "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 (Capilano University, Canada) "The Process of Creation and Legitimation of New Industries in Remote Regions: A Case of Yukon" (2020)

Demet Schaefler (former CEO, Spital Heiden, Switzerland)“A study of Authentic Leadership in Organizations: A Case of Public Hospitals in Switzerland” (2021).

Administrative profile

Department Council, Department of Business and Management

Professor Council, Department of Business and Management

Study Programme Coordinator, MSc in Iinternational Business Economics

7th Semester Coordinator, MSc in Iinternational Business Economics

6th Semester Coordinator, BSc in Economics and Business Administration

5th Semester Coordinator, BSc in Economics and Business Administration

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

LNETN: Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change

Turcan, R., Ahokangas, P., Mackenzie, N., Andersson, S., Dholakia, N., Fraser, N., Castler, H., Korkiakoski, M., Korkiakoski, M., Yrjola, S., Mould, C., Lundum, H., Matikainen, J., Hamill, S. & Jakobsen, B. K.

01/01/202031/12/2023

Project: Research

IETN: International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD Supervisor Training

Turcan, R., Bujac, A., Taran, Y., Jørgensen, K. M., Laine, I., Kuivalainen, O., Servais, P., Dreher, R., Haseloff, G., Vissak, T. & Jakobsen, B. K.

01/09/201931/08/2022

Project: Research

New Venture Creation Semester

Nielsen, C. & Turcan, R.

01/10/2012 → …

Project: Other

Research Output

Benchmarking Methodology

Turcan, R. & Reilly, J., 10 Feb 2020, PBLMD: ERASMUS+.

Research output: Book/ReportReportResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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  • 10 Downloads (Pure)

    Bristol Housing Festival: A Barrier-Busting Collaboration Promoting and Enabling Innovation in Housing Delivery for Inclusive Growth

    Sweetland, J., Mould, C. & Turcan, R. (ed.), 6 Jul 2020

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
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    Business Model Configuration View for Realising a Re-internationalisation Strategy

    Sort, J. C., Taran, Y. & Turcan, R., Jun 2020, (Submitted).

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

  • Higher Education in Moldova at Crossroads or Throwing Good Money after Bad?

    Lipcean, S. & Turcan, R. V., 12 May 2020, 28 p.. (http://fes-moldova.org/publications/policy-briefs/).

    Research output: Memorandum/expositionMemorandum

    Open Access
    File
  • 16 Downloads (Pure)

    Implementing PBL Student-Centered Active-Learning Study Programmes

    Bugaian, L. (ed.) & Turcan, R. (ed.), 10 Feb 2020, PBLMD: ERASMUS+.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
    File
  • 10 Downloads (Pure)

    Prizes

    International Entrepreneurship Network for PhD and PhD Supervisor Training

    Turcan, Romeo (Recipient), Jul 2019

    Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

  • Legitimation of Newness and Its Impact on EU Agenda for Change

    Turcan, Romeo (Recipient), May 2019

    Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

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

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

    Prize: Research, education and innovation prizes

  • EUopSTART: EU Agenda for Change

    Turcan, Romeo (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Other prizes

  • Activities

    Newness, Innovative Power and Negative Social Impact in the Age of Liquid Modernity

    Romeo Turcan (Lecturer)

    21 Apr 202023 Apr 2020

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

    47th Academy of International Business UK & Ireland Chapter Conference

    Romeo V. Turcan (Organizer), , Petri Ahokangas (Participant), , Svante Andersson (Participant), & Niall Mackenzie (Participant)

    3 Apr 2020

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

    Innovating AAU PBL Model

    Romeo Turcan (Lecturer)

    27 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

    Romeo V. Turcan for AAU Board!!!

    Romeo Turcan (Other)

    2 Dec 2019

    Activity: Other

    File

    Innovating AAU PBL Model

    Romeo Turcan (Lecturer)

    8 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

    Press / Media

    AAUprofessor hædret af Moldova

    Romeo V. Turcan

    22/09/2017

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Udnævnt til professor på AAU

    Romeo V. Turcan

    08/05/2017

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Moldova in search for its brand

    Romeo V. Turcan

    03/03/2008

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media