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Head of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Economic.


Prof. Dr. Miroslav Rebernik is Professor Emeritus of Business Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Maribor, where he was Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Economics and Head of the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management for many years. He was a visiting professor at Portland State University and received a Fulbright Research Fellowship at Babson College. He was the long-time head of the programme committee of the International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation PODIM, co-founder of Venture Factory - the business incubator of the University of Maribor and actively involved in the Start-up Slovenia Initiative and European start-up community. For a long period of time, he was a member of the European Commission's SME Policy Relevant Research Expert Group and since 2014 he is also an honorary member of the European Network for Social and Economic Research. From 2004-2015, he led the Entrepreneurship for an Innovative Society research programme. From 2002 till 2022 he led the research team of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Slovenia and for two decades the research team of the Slovenian Entrepreneurship Observatory. He has actively participated in almost 100 domestic and foreign professional and scientific conferences, authored several books and chapters in numerous monographs published domestically and internationally, chaired numerous international conferences in the country and abroad and edited their proceedings. His bibliography includes over 900 entries.


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