I am impressed very much by the program, faculty, management, the hospitality, and everything. I highly appreciate the program structure, its variety and diversity. Also, I think that the communication with the colleagues from European universities is difficult to underestimate.
Zhanna Musatova,
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia

IMTA Module on Research and Publishing


The objectives of the Research and Publishing Module are:

  • To develop individual faculty research skills
  • To produce world-class research publications with new insights for management
  • To allow CEEMAN faculty and its member institutions to become even more relevant to their customers by leading the way in understanding customer issues and challenges

The Module relies heavily on individual coaching and field work, and has a preparatory seminar where relevant skills are acquired and the individual research project is refined, and a concluding workshop where final output is polished, shared, and critiqued by peer participants and faculty.
Research topics and issues should be selected by the program participants themselves. They should be highly relevant to students and executives in their institutions' home markets, and completed research projects should have the potential to add real value to the educational process and the state of the art in management and leadership.
Over time, CEEMAN is also interested in developing a portfolio of new research with "critical mass", i.e. a body of new teaching material and publications which can have a global impact on the subject of management and leadership in emerging markets. Subjects such as innovation, internationalization, competition and cooperation among local and multinational firms, responsible and ethical leadership, finance and risk management, and the private sector/public sector interface are expected to figure strongly among the topics and issues chosen.

CEEMAN members have repeatedly pointed out the shortage of first-class, locally produced research which addresses principle customer issues. Participants should direct their main energies towards closing this gap.


The Research and Publishing Module Is structured in three parts:

  • 3 days of preparatory seminar
  • 5 months of field research and writing with individual distance coaching
  • 2 days of concluding workshop
The 3-day preparatory seminar includes: guidelines for defining a relevant research issue; research design and appropriate research methodology; research execution and field work; transferring research results effectively to the classroom; small group critiques of participants' research proposals; and individual mentoring from faculty advisors.

During the 5-month field work and research drafting period, participants carry out field and related research, write research papers, develop proposals on how to integrate their research results into new, research-based, educational material, and submit draft research papers and related educational material to their faculty coaches for review and feedback. Based on faculty feedback, participants refine the outcome of their research effort and develop the respective research-based educational material.

The 2-day concluding workshop includes: presentation of research results in small groups; peer and faculty critique; guidelines on getting research published; individual mentoring; and presentation to peers and faculty of selected research projects ready for publication.



A high-profile team of experienced, internationally-renowned professors share their personal experiences and the best practices of their prestigious institutions.

Peter McKiernan
Peter McKiernan Past President of EURAM and Professor of Management at the University of St Andrews, Founding Companion of the Association of Business Schools and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, UK
Derek Abell
Derek Abell Professor Emeritus, ESMT - European School of Management and Technology, Germany



Currently, we are collecting interest for the Module in order to define the dates of the next edition – if you are interested to attend, please let us know by sending an email to olga.veligurska@ceeman.org.

The fees will be announced when the dates of the next Module edition will be decided.


Nearest airports
Ljubljana International Airport Jože Pučnik (Brnik) is situated 37 km southeast of Bled (about 20-25 minutes drive). It is connected with all major European cities and airports. The Slovene national air carrier is Adria Airways. For intercontinental flights we recommend a connecting flight via Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna, London or Paris. Transfer from/to Ljubljana airport can be booked through CEEMAN Office when the registration will be open.

Other neighboring international airports are in:


Suggestions on hotels and good-quality private accommodation in Bled within walking distance from the venue can be provided by CEEMAN office when the registration will be open.


Currently, we are collecting interest for the Module in order to define the dates of the next edition – if you are interested to attend, please let us know by sending an email to olga.veligurska@ceeman.org.

The registration will be announced when the dates of the next Module edition will be decided. Applications for the Research and Publishing Module will need to include:

  • a research proposal which, in addition to methodological and publishing targets, includes a description of how the expected research results will be converted into new educational material and practice
  • a letter from the participant's institution confirming its interest in the proposed research and readiness to support it
  • a CV, including a list of any prior publications

Based on the quality of the proposals submitted, short-listed candidates will be interviewed by telephone, and the Admission Committee will select up to 25 participants per module.


Olga Veligurska
Olga Veligurska CEEMAN Director
+386 4 57 92 505
Živa Žmavc ThongvanhProject Manager
+386 4 57 92 518