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Nebojša Stojčić


10/2013 – CURRENT

Managerial experience

University of Dubrovnik

  • Vice rector for business affairs (Management of financial, technical, marketing, teaching and human resources) – July 2017 – present
  • Head of Department of Economics and Business (Management of university department with 30 people and 700 students) – October 2013 – June 2017
  • Director of Centre for Research on Digital Transformation – CREDO (research centre dealing with effects of digital transformation on business, research and education) January 2020 – present

Dubrovnik, Croatia

01/01/2020 – CURRENT

Distinctive positions at other institutions

  • Visiting professor at Staffordshire University Business School (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) – January 2020 – present
  • Graduate teaching fellow at CERGE-EI foundation – Prague, Czechia – May 2020 – present

Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom

01/2010 – CURRENT

Research project management

University of Dubrovnik

Entrepreneurial Self-Leadership Education through Virtual Training (SLEM) – Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership (2020 – 2023)

Inspiring Digital Entrepreneurship (IDEA) – Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership (2019 – present)

Enhancing Teaching, Learning and Graduate Employability through University-Enterprise Cooperation (ELEGANT) Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (2019 – present)

Possibilities for reindustrialization of Croatian economy – Croatian Scientific Foundation (2017 – 2020)

EA SEA WAY IPA Adriatic programme (2015 – 2016)

Regional patterns of deindustrialization and prospects for reindustrialization in South and Central East European countries Global Development Network and WIIW (2015 – 2016)

Barriers to SME internationalization in Croatia University of Dubrovnik (2014 – 2016)

The role of FDI spillovers in regional productivity dynamics CERGE-EI foundation and Global Development Network (2013-2015)

Dubrovnik, Croatia

2010 – CURRENT – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Researcher and local project team coordinator

University of Dubrovnik

SeaClear H2020 (2019 – present)

Too much of a good thing? The effects of tourism on the housing market in Croatia – TOURCRO Croatian Scientific Foundation (2020 – 2024)

  • Analysis of structural factors of convergence of Croatia during the transition process – CONVRH TOURCRO Croatian Scientific Foundation (2020 – 2024)

Herit-Data funded by Interreg Mediterranean (2019 – present)

Excellence and Efficiency in Higher Education in the Field of Economics (E4) funded by European Social Fund (ESF) (2019-present)

Rural educational, cultural and ethnographic tourist attraction funded by Structural fund Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020 (2019 – present)

TT Adria- technology transfer infrastructure in the Croatian Adriatic region funded by IPA Regional competitiveness programme (2013 – 2015) Senior expert: Intermodal – Intermodality model for the development of Adriatic littoral zone funded by IPA Adriatic programme (2013 – 2014)

2013 – CURRENT

Research collaborations in other institutions

The Economics Institute Zagreb

  • Analysis of real estate market conditions in Croatia 2019
  • Analysis of real estate market conditions in Croatia 2018
  • Digital Atlas of the HT (Croatian Telecom) group
  • Impact assessment of promoting the development of entrepreneurial zones in the Republic of Croatia through the ministry responsible for entrepreneurial infrastructure on economic results in local self-government units – Entrepreneurial zones
  • Digital transformation and economic outcomes in the Republic of Croatia (HR-DIGI)
  • The impact of digital transformation on the Western Balkans: Tackling the challenges towards political stability and economic prosperity (WB-DIGI)

University of Rijeka

  • Intellectual property value assessment “Identification and quantification of B-lines procedure in ultra-sound diagnostics of lungs disease” (2017)
  • Intellectual property value assessment “Medical simulation tool for endoscopic surgical procedures on sinuses – Fess slices” (2017)
  • The Competitiveness of Croatian Exports (2015-2017)
  • Researcher at scientific project “Innovativeness, Technology transfer and competitiveness of Croatian exports” (2010 – 2012) Croatian Ministry of science, education and sports

Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

  • Micro-Dyn funded by the European Commission’s framework VI programme (2008-2010)

Zagreb, Croatia

01/2006 – CURRENT

Teaching experience at home institution

University of Dubrovnik

Teaching modules:

  • Principles of economics
  • Microeconomics 1 and 2
  • Economic policy
  • Theory of firm
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Applied macroeconomics
  • Open economy macroeconomics
  • Competitiveness of modern economies Dubrovnik, Croatia

10/2012 – CURRENT

Teaching experience at other institutions

Faculty of Economics and Business Zagreb (2019/2020 and 2020/2021)

  • Lecturer at modules:
  • Principles of economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Lecturer at Applied Econometric Course “Panel Data Analysis and Spatial Econometric Modelling” (2019/2020)

University of Sarajevo, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Lecturer at PhD programme “Global Studies” at module “Economics and globalization” (2019/2020)

Dubrovnik International University Libertas

  • Lecturer at module Macroeconomics (2014/2015)

Staffordshire University (UK)

  • Part-time lecturer in Advanced Macroeconomics (2012/2013) Zagreb, Croatia

03/2010 – CURRENT


Staffordshire University

  • Visiting professor (from Jan 2020)
  • Fellow of the Centre for Applied Business Research
  • Part-time lecturer in Advanced Macroeconomics (2012)
  • Part-time PhD supervisor (2 successful completions with straight pass at Business School)

Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom

2014 – CURRENT

Academic supervision

Staffordshire University Business School (UK) (2014-2018)

  • 2 successful completions of PhD dissertations (straight pass) on topics of FDI effects in transition economies

University of Mostar, Faculty of Economics (2019-present)

  • 1 ongoing supervision on topic of GVC integration effects in transition economies


01/2007 – 03/2011 – Stoke-On-Trent, United Kingdom

PhD in Economics

Staffordshire University

Thesis “Competitiveness, restructuring and firm behaviour in transition: The case of Croatia” (Immediate Phd award)

EQF level 8

03/2013 – 03/2013 – Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Postgraduate certificate

Staffordshire University

Postgraduate certificate in Research supervision EQF level 7

06/2007 – 06/2007 – Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Postgraduate certificate

Staffordshire University

Postgraduate certificate in Economics for business analysis EQF level 7

12/2006 – 12/2006 – Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Postgraduate certificate

Staffordshire University

Postgraduate certificate in Research methods EQF level 7

10/2001 – 09/2005 – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Master of Art

University of Dubrovnik, Faculty of Tourism and Foreign Trade

Thesis: How to improve competitiveness of Croatian exports to EU market

EQF level 7


Microsoft Office (Word Excel) / STATA 15 / SPSS software (Statistical Package for Social Science)


Driving Licence:A Driving Licence:B



Research Policy

2013 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/ S0048733312002272

Hashi, I., Stojcic, N. (2013). The impact of innovation activities on firm performance using a multistage model: Evidence from the Community Innovation Survey 4. Research policy, 42(2) (IF: 5.351)

Journal of Business Research

2021 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/ S0148296320306652

Dabić, M., Stojčić, N., Simić, M., Potocan, V., Slavković, M. and Nedelko, Z. (2021). Intellectual agility and innovation in micro and small businesses: The mediating role of entrepreneurial leadership. Journal of Business Research, 123 (IF: 4.874)

Small Business Economics

2020 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11187-020-00363-7 Stojcic, N., Anic, I-D. and Svilokos, T. (2020). The entrepreneurial gains from market integration in the new EU member states. Small Business Economics (Online first). (IF: 4.803)

Journal of Technology Transfer

2020 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10961-020-09792-8 Stojcic, N. (2020). Collaborative innovation in emerging innovation systems: Evidence from Central and Eastern Europe. Journal of Technology Transfer (Online first). (IF: 4.147)

Regional Studies

2019 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/ 10.1080/00343404.2019.1653451?journalCode=cres20

Stojcic, N., Orlic, E. (2019). Spatial dependence, foreign investment and productivity spillovers in new EU member states. Regional Studies (Online first). (IF: 3.312)

Forest Policy and Economics

2019 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/ S1389934119300498

Stojcic, N., Anic, I-D. and Aralica, Z. (2019). Do firms in clusters perform better? Lessons from wood-processing industries in new EU member states. Forest Policy and Economics. 109. (IF: 3.139)

European Journal for Innovation Management

2018 https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ EJIM-11-2017-0166/full/html

Stojcic, N., Orlic, E. and Hashi, I. (2018). Creativity, innovation effectiveness and productive efficiency in the United Kingdom. European Journal for Innovation Management, 21(4). (IF: 2.613)

Structural Change and Economic Dynamics

2018 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/ S0954349X1830016X

Stojcic, N., Vojinic, P. and Aralica, Z. (2018). Trade liberalization and export transformation in new EU member states. Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 47 (IF: 2.023)

European Economic Review

2020 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/ S0014292119301904

Stojcic, N., Srhoj, S. and Coad, A. (2020). Innovation procurement as capability-building: Evaluating innovation policies in eight Central and Eastern European countries, European Economic Review 121. (IF: 1.744)

Economic Systems

2018 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/ S0939362518301274

Stojcic, N., Anic, I-D. and Aralica, Z. (2019). Spatio – temporal determinants of structural and productive transformation of regions in Central and Eastern Europe. Economic Systems 42(3). (IF: 1.578)

Eastern European Economics

2013 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2753/ EEE0012-8775510404

Stojcic, N., Hashi, I. and Telhaj, S. (2013). Restructuring and competitiveness: Empirical evidence on firm behaviour in new EU member states and candidate countries. Eastern European Economics, 51(4) (IF: 0.854)

Post-communist economies

2018 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/ 10.1080/14631377.2018.1443251?journalCode=cpce20

Stojcic, N., Aralica, Z. (2018). (De)industrialization and lessons for industrial policy in Central and Eastern Europe. Post-communist economies. 30(6) (IF:0.875)

Ekonomický časopis

2019 http://cejsh.icm.edu.pl/cejsh/element/ bwmeta1.element.cejsh-4babc909-03b1-4677-894e-390d6152aa70 Stojcic, N. and Suman-Tolic, M. (2019). Direct and Indirect Effects of

Fiscal Decentralization on Economic Growth. Ekonomický časopis. 67(3) (IF: 0.560)

Drustvena istrazivanja/Journal for general social issues

2016 https://hrcak.srce.hr/file/248500

Stojcic, N., Becic, M. and Vojinic, P. (2016). The impact of migration movements on innovation activities in Croatian counties. Drustvena istrazivanja/Journal for general social issues, 25(3). (IF: 0.491)

Other publications


Link to Croatian Scientfic Bibliography profile with list of all publications


Honours and awards

  • University of Dubrovnik award for significant contributions in popularization of science and promotion of scientific excellence (2019)
  • University of Dubrovnik award for most productive scientist in the field of social sciences by criteria of publications in WoS/CC indexed journals (2018).
  • Global development network/WIIW research grant (2014)
  • Global development network/CERGE-EI regional research competition research grant (2013)
  • Erasmus Mundus scholarship within MA Economics of Globalization and Economic Integration programme 2013 – visiting scholar to Wang Yanan Institute, Xiamen University, China
  • Open Society Institute – Staffordshire University PhD scholarship – 2007-2011
  • Rector’s award for best student in 2001/2002; 2002/2003 and 2004/2005 academic years
  • Selected among top 25 students in Croatia in 2003/2004 by weekly magazine “Nacional”


Organisational skills

  • Responsible for management of financial, technical, marketing, teaching and human resources affairs at University of Dubrovnik (240 employees and 2000 students)
  • Responsible for management of Department of Economics and Business Economics at University of Dubrovnik (30 employees and about 700 students)
  • Responsible for organisation of research activities and management of multicultural and geographically dispersed research teams in several research projects
  • Management and supervision of young researchers through PhD stage – two successful completion (Staffordshire University, UK) and two ongoing
  • Organisation of scientific conferences on topics of Smart specialisation and Digital transformation


Communication and interpersonal skills

  • good communication skills gained through my experience as participant in numerous project teams and communication with students
  • ability of adaptation to multicultural environments gained through participation in Erasmus mobility, international project teams and work in Croatia and United Kingdom


Job-related skills

  • Participation in several research projects dealing with competitiveness of firms and industries in a globalised world as project manager, principal investigator and researcher including project administration and reporting (see work experience)
  • History of research on the competitiveness at micro-level (see list of publications)
  • History of research on the export behaviour of firms with emphasis on barriers to innovation activities, quality upgrading and integration in global value chains (see list of publications)
  • Rich experience in establishing large datasets – Responsible for development of methodology, organisation of surveys and establishment of web database of eight project partners in three countries (Italy, Croatia and Albania) within Intermodal project (over 1500 participants at each project partner level)
  • Experience in working with anonymised firm-level data such as Eurostat Community Innovation Survey
  • Experience in working with cross-country large scale firm-level databases such as Amadeus
  • Experience in drafting of analytical documents, action plans and recommendations related to the development of export strategies, SME’s /private sector development for various public entities such as Croatian ministry of science and higher education, Croatian ministry of economy, entrepreneurship and crafts, county authorities etc. (see work experience)
  • Extensive knowledge of quantitative methods of analysis – advanced user of statistical software Stata, SPSS, EViews, Microfit
  • Good skills in organisation and animating thematic and sector specific events related to the competitiveness of firms such as brokerage events, workshops, educations and seminars
  • Establishing industry-science links within TT Adria project
  • President of organising and scientific committees of bi-annual international scientific conference “Smart Ideas and a New Concept of Economic Regeneration in Europe – SINCERE” organised by University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics


Journal editorial boards and organization of events

  • Junior editor of “Ekonomska misao i praksa/Economic thought and practice” (ISSN:1330-1039)
  • Section editor in South east European journal of Economics and Business (ISSN: 2233-1999)
  • Editorial board member in Croatian economic survey (ISSN: 1330-4860)
  • Editorial board member in Economic review (ISSSN: 0424-7558)
  • Editorial board member in Management/Journal of Contemporary Management (ISSN: 1331-0194)
  • President of organising and scientific committees of international conference “Smart ideas and a new concept of economic regeneration in Europe – SINCERE” organised by University of Dubrovnik, Department of Economics and Business Economics
  • Organiser of workshop “Knowledge and technology transfer in tourism and health” at University of Dubrovnik in February 2015
  • Organiser of workshop “Transformation of innovation in useful products and services” at University of Dubrovnik in January 2014


Citations (January 2021) Current Contents Connect: 201 Web of Science: 250

Scopus: 259

Google Scholar: 680


Other achievements

  • Author of five scientific papers in world top 5 ranked journals (Google Scholar Metrics)
  • Author of the most cited scientific paper in the field of economics and business in Croatia in 2010-2020 period (WoS/Scopus data)
  • Coordinator of the highest ranked scientific project funded by Croatian Science Foundation in the field of Economics and Business (CROSBI data)
  • Ranked among top 10 most productive Croatian economists in the field of Economics and Business (in competition of over 2100 scholars) (CROSBI data)