Alex Pauceanu

DBA Program and Research Center, Associate Professor & DBA supervisor, Entrepreneur and Innovator

Business Management, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Sustainable Development

Alexandrina Pauceanu is an expert in and researcher of business and an Associate Professor of management. Her areas of interest are entrepreneurship and innovation, business management, sustainable economic development & business incubators, and clusters.

She has authored several types of research papers published in several prestigious academic journals as well as specialized academic books published with Elsevier and Palgrave MacMillian. She serves as PhD co-supervisor and examinator at the Academy of Economic Studies in Romania.  She previously worked as Associate Professor and Academic Program Chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in UAE and has international teaching experience.

Currently, she is a Professor Associated with the Research Center at Geneva Business School and a member of the DBA program (including DBA thesis supervision).

Topics interested to supervise & research:

Alex is interested and open to collaborating in and supervising research projects having multidisciplinary approaches to entrepreneurship, innovation, business management and sustainable economic development. This is not limited to a specific area. She works, collaborates, provides feedback, and exchanges ideas with practicians, researchers, and academicians from all over the world.


Pauceanu, A.M.; Rabie, N.; Moustafa, A.; Jiroveanu, D.C. (2021) Entrepreneurial Leadership and Sustainable Development—A Systematic Literature Review. Sustainability 2021, 13, 11695.

Pauceanu, A.M., Rabie, N., & Moustafa, A. (2020). Employability in the fourth industrial revolution. Economics and Sociology, 13(3), 269-283. doi:10.14254/2071- 789X.2020/13-3/17

Alpenidze, O., Pauceanu, A.M., Sanyal, S. (2019) Key success factors for business incubators in Europe – an empirical study, Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 25 (1)

Pauceanu, A.M.; Alpenidze, O.; Edu, T.; Zaharia, R.M. (2019) What Determinants Influence Students to Start Their Own Business? Empirical Evidence from United Arab Emirates Universities. Sustainability, 11, 92.

Pauceanu, A. M., & Dempere, J. M. (2018). External factors influencing Fablabs’ performance. Journal of International Studies, 11(2), 341-351. doi:10.14254/2071-8330.2018/11-2/23

Donaldson W. J., Pauceanu A. M. (2017). Marketing challenges for South African public sector business incubator. Journal of Competitiveness, 9 (4), 19-39.

Pauceanu, A.M., Sahli, S. (2016) – Success factors for entrepreneurs in Sultanate of Oman – an empirical study, Ponte International Scientific Researches Journal, Vol. 72, No. 11, 349-371

Pauceanu, A.M., Ahmad, M., Abumraen, A.A.A., (2016) – A 21st century touristic perspective on United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Sultanate of Oman, International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, Vol. 14, Nr. 11, 7737 – 7749

Pauceanu, A.M., Sahli, S. (2016) – Sustainable economic development policies in Romania within the EU and Brexit context, Journal of Security and sustainability issues, Vol. 6, Nr. 1, 167 – 178

Pauceanu, A.M. (2016) – Business performance management – an innovative approach, LUMEN NASHS 2015 Proceedings, Medimond – Monduzzi Editore, Italy, ISBN 978-88-7587-728-6

Pauceanu, A.M., M.W. Hisam (2016) – ABC method contribution to business performance, International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, Vol. 14, No. 1: 511-520

Pauceanu, A.M., Shouvik, S., M.W. Hisam (2016) – Variables affecting employees’ satisfaction – Evidence from Sultanate of Oman, International Journal of Applied Business and Economic Research, Vol. 14, No. 1: 499-510

Pauceanu, A.M., Hammouri, S.M., (2016) – Strategic Energy Management in Sultanate of Oman, Montenegrin Journal of Economics, Vol. 12, No. 1, 95 – 105

Pauceanu, A.M. (2016) – Foreign Investment Promotion Analysis in Sultanate of Oman: The Case of Dhofar Governorate, International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 6(2), 392-401

Pauceanu, A.M.(2016) – Innovation and entrepreneurship in Sultanate of Oman – an empirical study, The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, Vol. 4, Nr. 1, 83 – 99

Pauceanu, A.M. (2015) – Impact of Knowledge Intensive Businesses Services on the Economic Performance of Sectors and Regions in the UE, Africa Development and Resources Research Institute Journal, Ghana, West Africa, Vol. 8, No.2 , 2015, ISSN No. 2343-6891

Pauceanu, A.M. (2015)– Cultural interaction – aspects from the business negotiation process, Africa Development and Resources Research Institute Journal, Ghana, West Africa,   Vol. 24, No.2 (3), 2015, ISSN No. 2343-6662
Pauceanu, A.M. (2015)- Leadership through Spiritual Wisdom – The Case of Romania, Journal Purushartha, Varanasi, India, Vol. VIII, No.2, 2015, ISSN No. 0975-024X
Pauceanu A.M., Hammouri S.M. (2015) – Strategic Energy Management in Oman, Arab Renewable Energy Commission, Energy Economy & Energy Management Forum for MENA, May 2015/Amman-Jordan
Pauceanu A.M., (2014) – Strategies for improving the performance of firms operating in Oman tourism industry, Journal of Contemporary Management Sciences (JCMS), Volume 3 (1) 1-11, JCMS Publication,
Pauceanu A.M., Kanellopoulos D., (2011) – Abordare analitică a sistemelor de sănătate, (Annalitical approach on health systems), Journal Tribuna Economica, Bucharest, Romania, Nr. 6, ISSN 1018-0451,
Pauceanu A.M., (2010) – Incubatoarele de afaceri din Romí¢nia – funcționare, eficiență, (Business incubators from Romania – function, efficiency) Journal Tribuna Economică, Nr. 49, ISSN 1018-0451,
Pauceanu A.M., (2010) – Incubatorul de afaceri Teliucu Inferior – mijloc de dezvoltare economică regională (Teliucu Inferior business incubator – way to regional economic development), Journal Tribuna Economică, Bucharest, N. 38, ISSN 1018-0451
Pauceanu A.M., (2010) – HUNEDOARA INDUSTRIAL PARK – THE PROMOTER OF A SUSTAINABLE LOCAL INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT , Special Issue no. 8, Bucharest, Romania, Ed. ȘtinÅ£ifică, FMR, ISSN 1582-2214
Pauceanu, A.M. (2009) – Economia subterană internaÅ£ională, sursă de alimentare a terorismului, (International underground economy, source for financing terrorism), published in Criminaliatatea transfrontalieră la graniÅ£a dintre present şi viitor, coord. O. Predescu, TKK Publishing House, Hungary, pp. 226
Pauceanu A.M., (2007) – Innovation – Romania’s only opportunity for retrieving the gap to the developing countries, Annals of Constantin Brí¢ncuși University, Tí¢rgu Jiu, Romí¢nia
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