Institute of Marketing and Communication Sciences/Department of Marketing and Design Communications
Balázs Tibor Felsmann
Institute of Strategy and Management/Department of Strategic Management
Balázs Felsmann has been an associate professor of the Institute of Strategy and Management, Department of Strategic Management since 1 September 2022.
He obtained his degree in economics in 1993 at the University of Economics of Budapest, in organisations and management, and finance specialisations. In 2018, he got a summa cum laude PhD degree at the Corvinus University of Budapest.
Until 2004 he worked in the corporate sector, in strategic and financial management positions. From 2005, he was a department head in the Ministry of Economy and Transport, and from 2006 to 2008 he was a secretary of state in the ministry, responsible for energy, telecommunication and transport. He has been working for the Corvinus University since 2010, in the Institute of Strategy and Management and the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research. He headed the Department of Strategic Management from 2018 to 2022, and from the autumn of 2021 to July 2022, he acted as the head of the Institute of Management. From 2020 to 2022, he was involved in the work of the Senate of the University.
Since 2016, he has been the President of the Hungarian Energy Traders’ Association. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Presidential Committee on Sustainable Development, and the Scientific Association for Transport. His main research areas are the strategic adaptation of energy and industrial companies, the impact of the appearance of innovative new technologies on certain elements of value chains.
Institute of Operations and Decision Sciences/Department of Operations Research and Actuarial Sciences
Zsuzsanna Jankó got her Msc degree in 2011 on Actuarial and Financial Mathematics, a joint degree of Corvinus and ELTE. She received a PhD in Mathematics at the Eötvös Loránd University in 2017.
She started teaching at the Corvinus University in 2016, she taught Operations Research, Quantitative Methods and Computer Science, both in Hungarian and English. From 2018 to 2020 she was a Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hamburg.
Her main research topics are stable matchings, trading networks and mechanism design. She regularly publishes in international journals and takes part in conferences. As a student, she won prizes at several mathematics competitions (Kürschák, IMO 2005 and 2006, IMC 2009). In the last 10 years she regularly helps in organizing math competitions for high school students.
Gábor István Kovács
Institute of Marketing and Communication Sciences/Department of Communication and Media Science
Gábor Kovács has been working for Corvinus University of Budapest since 2003. Over the course of nearly two decades, he has taught courses both in English and Hungarian on various topics including psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, general psychology, academic writing, social science research methods and statistics. Between 2014–2019, he took an active role in the development and management of the English BA/MA in Communication and Media Science/Studies programmes as the academic coordinator of these programmes and as Deputy Director of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences and Communication Theory. His primary field of research interest is the role of cognitive processes in communication, including language learning and language use. In his PhD thesis, he studied the role of human memory systems in second language acquisition, and he is also known as the developer and programmer of a widely used digital test battery to assess multiple aspects of working memory functioning (MAMUT), a project for which he received the János Bolyai Research Grant (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). More recently, he has been involved in a range of research projects focusing on stereotypical representations of older people in news programmes, the role of family communication and values in the development of environmentally-friendly behaviours and various aspects of green identity, as well as stochastic relationships between sound and meaning in Hungarian word forms.
Institute of Data Analytics and Information Systems/ Department of Information Systems
Tibor Kovács graduated from the Technical University of Budapest (1990) as Chemical Engineer (MSc) and got his PhD in information technology from Corvinus University of Budapest (2019). He worked for over 25 years at SABMiller plc an FMCG company in various operational management positions in Hungary, South Africa, and the Czech Republic, before starting his academic career. His research interest focuses on the application of information technology and artificial intelligence for various business problems, like the improvement of manufacturing performance, performance management systems, capability and maturity models or the application of predictive maintenance methods.
Institute of Economics
Wolfgang Kuhle holds a PhD in Economics and Mathematics, summa cum laude, from the University of Mannheim. He completed his undergraduate degree in Economics with highest honors at the Free University of Berlin. Prior to his appointment at Corvinus University, Wolfgang Kuhle held a position as Associate Professor of Economics at Zhejiang University. He also held research and teaching positions in Berlin, Bonn, Mannheim, and Munich. He is a fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, and a member of the editorial board of the Springer-Nature journal SN Business & Economics. His research interests are in economic theory, financial markets, market design, and game theory.
Institute of Data Analytics and Information Systems/Department of Information Systems
Dóra Őri attended the Business informatics programme of the Corvinus University of Budapest from 2006 to 2012. She obtained her PhD degree in the Doctoral School of Business Informatics at the Corvinus University of Budapest in 2017.
In 2012 she joined the community of the Department of Information Systems as a PhD student. She worked for the Department of Information Systems from 2015 as an assistant research fellow, from 2017 as an assistant lecturer, and from 2018 as an assistant professor.
Her main research areas are IT strategic planning, strategic harmonisation, business architecture management and process management. She is the author of a number of international publications related to IT strategy, and she regularly participates in domestic and international scientific conferences.
In 2014, she was a PhD guest student of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Business School. She won the state scholarship of the New National Excellence Programme in two academic years. She won the Outstanding International Publication Fee at our University on three occasions. As a visiting lecturer, she taught in the University of Sarajevo, in the framework of the CEEPUS Teacher Mobility Programme.
She works for several professional organisations, among others, she is a member of the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) and the Hungarian Section of AEA. She is a member of the public body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and is involved in the newly formed Business Informatics Team within the Subcommittee on Industry and Business Economics of the Committee of Economics of the Academy.
Institute of Global Studies/Department of International Relations
He is a political scientist with an expertise in Comparative Politics, Ethnopolitics, and European Politics. His regional specialization is Central and Eastern Europe. He has developed a vivid interest in Nationalism, Euroscepticism, and Populism with an emphasis on the Greek, Hungarian, Estonian, and Latvian cases. Most recently, he completed a H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at the University of Tartu.
His research consists of a cross-regional study of political developments in South-Eastern Europe, the Visegrad Four, and the Baltic States. His objective is to systematize these cross-regional comparisons in order to explore: (a) the intersections among ethno-nationalism, nativism, and populism across Central and Eastern Europe; (b) the patterns of Euroscepticism within this macro-region.
He is the author of the academic monographs Cross-regional Ethnopolitics in Central and Eastern Europe: Lessons from the Western Balkans and the Baltic States (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2022) and National Identity in Serbia: The Vojvodina and a Multi-ethnic Community in the Balkans (Bloomsbury and I.B. Tauris Publishing: London, 2020). In addition to these two monographs, he has published a series of academic articles that deal with countries such as Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, and Greece.
Institute of Global Studies/Department of International Relations
Máté Szalai pursued his studies in the international relations BA and MA program at Corvinus University of Budapest, where he has been teaching in various positions since 2013. He obtained his doctoral degree in 2019 in the International Relations Multidisciplinary Doctoral School of the University. Besides his academic research and teaching activities focusing on the foreign policy of small states and the Persian Gulf region, he has been working as an analyst in the Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade since 2015, where he became the coordinator of the Middle East and North Africa research program in 2017. He received several awards for his dedication to teaching at the University and various student organizations. He has been the mentor of the College of Advanced Studies for Diplomacy in Practice since 2016. Besides several journal articles and book chapters, he was the co-author of The Caliphate of the Islamic State, published in 2016 by Osiris, while his monograph entitled The Foreign Policy of Smaller Gulf States was published by Taylor & Francis in 2021. In 2021 he was a visiting research scholar at Columbia University in the City of New York, and from September 2022, he works as a Marie Curie Cofund postdoctoral fellow at Ca’ Foscari University.