Dr Matevž Raškovič
Matevz joined the School in February 2018. Born in Slovenia, Matevz worked as Assistant Professor of international business at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics in Slovenia prior to joining Victoria University of Wellington. He was Head of the Master of International Business program at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics between 2015 and 2018.
Matevz received his PhD and MSc from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2012 and 2007. He is the recipient of the 2013 University of Ljubljana President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement of Young Faculty. Matevz was a Fulbright Fellow at Harvard University, FAS Sociology in 2017 and a visiting doctoral student at Harvard, FAS Sociology in 2010-2011.
Matevz is also a guest professor at Zhejiang School of Management in China at the Program in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership (PIEGL). He is also a habilitated Associate Professor of International Business at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia. He has been the 2012-2013 guest professor at Shanghai University of International Business & Economics in China, the 2013-2014 guest professor at Kyungpook National University in South Korea and the 2015-2017 guest professor at ESCP Business School Berlin in Germany, where he taught a master’s course on international management. Additionally, he has held guest lectures at Lancaster University Management School (UK), Dublin City University (Ireland), City University of Hong Kong (China), Sichuan University (China) and Shanghai Normal University (China).
Matevz is a guest co-editor for two special issues. One on business with Central and Eastern Europe in Journal of Business Research (forthcoming in early 2020) and one on Chopsticks management practices in European business in European Journal of International Management (forthcoming in 2020/2021). He was also the 2017 conference co-chair at the 4th AIB-CEE chapter conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia and is the founding chair of the China-CEE academic conference, a biannual academic conference platform supported by the Confucius Institute Network and HANBAN which has taken place in Ljubljana (Slovenia), Cracow (Poland) and Ohrid (North Macedonia).
Matevz is a member of the Editorial and Review board of the European Journal of International Management (Inderscience, SSCI indexed) and an Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Multinational Business Review (Emerald, SSCI indexed, ABDC B rank). He is also a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB) and a board member of the AIB-CEE chapter since 2016. He is also a member of the European Academy of International Business (EIBA) and a board member of Confucius Institute Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is also the New Zealand chapter coordinator for the Slovenian Australia Academic Association or SAAA (www.saaa.si), where he also has the role of Secretary. He is a Global Professorial Fellow at American Slovenian Education Foundation or ASEF (www.asef.net) and is also in charge of social media for the Australia-New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA).
He has advised the Ministry of the Economy of the Republic of Slovenia regarding issues related to economic cooperation with China and is a member of the 16+1 China-CEE Think Tank Network at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and its 16+1 China-CEEC Institute in Budapest, Hungary. His consultancy work back in Slovenia focused on building an international mindset for local Slovenian SMEs, as well as helping Slovenian firms in the Chinese market.
- 2017: Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University, FAS Sociology
- 2015-2016: Korea-Europe Next Generation Policy Expert Fellow (Awarded by the Royal Institute for International Affairs in London and the Korea Foundation)
- 2012: PhD in international business from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
- 2010-2011: Visiting doctoral student at Harvard University, FAS Sociology
- 2007: MSc in marketing from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
- 2005: BSc in marketing from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
- Economic sociology of international business, stereotypes, Central and Eastern Europe, China business.
Raskovic, M., Ding, Z., Hirose, M., Zabkar, V., & Fam, K. S. (2019). Segmenting young-adult consumers in East Asia and Central and Eastern Europe – The role of consumer ethnocentrism and decision-making styles. Journal of Business Research, In press: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2019.04.013. (2018 JCRI IF=4.03, A-ranked journal in ABDC list).
Ding, Z., Vuchkovski, D., Zabkar, V., Hirose, M. & Raskovic, M. (2018). Ljubljana to Tokyo: Understanding Drivers if Young-Adult Consumer Innovativeness and the Role of Regionalism. Journal of East European Management Studies, 23(3), 502-522. (2017 impact factor .80, h-index 11).
Davies, A. H. & Raskovic, M. (2018). Understanding a changing China: key issues for business. London/New York: Routledge.
Pustovrh, A., Jaklic, M., Martin, S. A. & Raskovic, M. (2017). Antecedents and determinants of high-tech SMEs’ commercialization enablers: open the black box of open innovation practices. Economic Research, 30(1), 1033-1056. (Taylor & Francis, 2016 SSCI IF=0.742).
Raskovic, M., Ding, Z., Skare, V., Ozretic-Dosen, Đ. & Zabkar, V. (2016). Comparing consumer innovativeness and ethnocentrism of young-adult consumers. Journal of Business Research, 69(9), 3682-3686. (2016 SSCI IF= 3.354; A-ranked journal in ABDC list).
Raskovic, M. (2015). Economic sociology and the ARA interaction model. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 30(5), 472-485. (2015 SSCI IF=0.973; A-ranked journal in ABDC list).
Zupan, N., Kase, R., Raskovic, M., Yao, K. & Wang, C. (2015). Getting ready for the young generation to join the workforce: a comparative analysis of the work values of Chinese and Slovenian business students. Journal of East European Management Studies, 20(2), 174-201. (2015 SSCI IF=0.576; C-level journal in ABDC list).
Raskovic, M. (2014). Misunderstanding embeddedness: A response to Ferraris’ rethinking multiple embeddedness. Multinational Business Review, 22(2), 139-154. (C-level journal in ABDC list, B-level journal in ABS list).
Raskovic, M., Makovec Brencic, M. & Jaklic, M. (2013). Antecedents and evolution of the Bartlett and Ghoshal transnational typology. Multinational Business Review, 21(2), 148-173. (-level journal in ABDC list, B-level journal in ABS list).
Makovec Brencic, M., Pfajfar, G. & Raskovic, M. (2012). Managing in a time of crisis: marketing, HRM and innovation. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing, 27(6), 436-446. (2012 SSCI IF=0.689; A-ranked journal in ABDC list).
Feldin, A., Kosak, M., Prasnikar, J., Raskovic, M. & Zabkar, V. (2009). Strategic considerations in banking ownership: the case of Slovenian banking market. Transformations in Business & Economics, 8(3/18), 36-56. (2009 SSCI IF=1.711).
Awards and honours
2019: Victoria University Learning & Teaching Innovation Grant (3,000 NZD) – “The Global Mindset Project: Enhancing international and cross-cultural skills of Māori and Pasifika students at home”
2019: Small research project grant by China-CEE Institute in Budapest (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing) on “CEE Countries in Europe: Towards Centre of Periphery in Global Value Chains” (project partner, project value 19,000 NZD)
2018: Royal Society Leaders Catalyst Fund: China-New Zealand Scientific Exchange Fellowship (Project with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences).
2017: CEEMAN Highly Commended Paper Award at the 4th AIB-CEE chapter conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 26-28 September, 2017
2017: Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University, FAS Sociology
2016: Korea-Europe Next Generation Policy Expert Fellowship (Korea Foundation)
2014: Best Reviewer Award at the AIB-CEE Chapter conference, Budapest, Hungary.
2014: Emerald Highly Commended Paper Award for a paper in the Multinational Business Review.
2013: University of Ljubljana President’s Award to Young Faculty for extraordinary achievements in research and teaching.