Alenka Slavec


Alenka Slavec, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the department of Entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Specialising in the psychology of entrepreneurs, she received her PhD in 2013 from the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. Her research focuses on the psychology of entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial exit. She is also interested in SME financing, innovativeness and growth.

Dr. Slavec received two awards for her doctoral dissertation: the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA) 1st prize and the Trimo research award. Dr. Slavec has published her work in several international journals and books and has participated at several research conferences on entrepreneurship and innovation. In 2009, Dr. Slavec has been awarded with the Academy of Management 10 best papers.

For her undergraduate thesis, Dr. Slavec received research awards from Bank of Slovenia, SID Bank and Preseren Award from Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. Dr. Slavec has been involved in several international and national research projects and was a visiting researcher at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona, USA. She is a reviewer for Economics and Business Review. Dr. Slavec teaches several business oriented courses and likes to develop business ideas with her students.