Danijela Miloš Sprčić, Ph.D.

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Danijela Miloš Sprčić, Ph.D.
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Danijela Miloš Sprčić
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Danijela Miloš Sprčić

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Danijela Miloš Sprčić hold a position of the Associate professor at the Department of Managerial Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia (here and after FEB Zagreb). She finished elementary school and gymnasium in Novska, Croatia. She graduated in 1999 at the FEB Zagreb with major in "Finance". In 2000 she enrolled a postgraduate study programme (MPhil) "Financial Management" at the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb where she graduated in 2003 by defending master thesis titled "Financing Croatian companies by issuing bonds". Since 2000 she has been included in EDAMBA doctoral program offered by the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration as FEB Zagreb is the member of EDAMBA (see more at www.edamba.eu). As a part of the doctoral programme, she finished education in the field of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in 2002, Soreze, France organised by EDAMBA association. In early 2004, Danijela Miloš Sprčić received a scholarship from The British Scholarship Trust and spend three-month study period at the University of Greenwich Business School, Old Royal Naval College in London. She has established a good cooperation at the Department of Finance and Accounting and continued her doctoral studies at the University of Greenwich, also member of EDAMBA. In May 2007, she obtained PhD degree by defending her doctoral dissertation titled "Corporate Risk Management Practices: Evidence from Croatian and Slovenian Companies." During 2006, she was a visiting PhD student at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana for a purpose of conducting research on Slovenian companies.


She authored 17 research papers published in international peer-review journals, two monographs, one edited book collection, seven book chapters and dozens of professional papers.. Her research paper "The Outlook for the Development of the Croatian Corporate Bonds" published in Financijska Teorija and Praksa, was awarded the most prominent Croatian scientific awards in the area of Business and Economics – annual awards Dr. Marijan Hanzekovic and Mijo Mirkovic for the year 2004. Her paper titled "Corporate risk management rationales: evidence from Croatian companies," published in Ekonomski pregled won the annual prize Mijo Mirkovic for the year 2007. In 2013 she wrote a monograph “Risk Management – Core Concepts, Strategies and Instruments” (in Croatian) which won scientific award Mijo Mirković for the best book in the area of Economics and Business in 2013.
Since 1999 until today, Danijela Miloš Sprčić is employed at the Department of Managerial Economics, FEB Zagreb. Her research and professional interests are focused on Corporate Risk Management, Strategic Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Company Evaluation, Capital Budgeting and Corporate Bond Market Development. She is a course coordinator for courses Corporate Risk Management (undergraduate programme), Strategic Risk Management (MBA), Corporate Finance (postgraduate programmes) and Financial Management (MBA). At the undergraduate programme she also teaches Corporate Finance and Investment analysis. Since 2002 Danijela Miloš Sprčić is a lecturer at the professional education for Authorised Internal Auditors organised by the Croatian Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals, where she teaches Financial Management. In 2014 she was elected by the Croatian Audit Chamber (member of the International Federation of Accountants) as a course coordinator for Managerial Economics at the professional education for Chartered Auditors. From 2002 to 2011 she was a course coordinator for Credit Risk Management at the International Summer School "Danubia" organised by the University of Economics Vienna and Erste Group Austria in collaboration with the FEB Zagreb and several Faculties of Economics from Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Serbia.
 Danijela Miloš Sprčić serves as the member of the editorial board of several scientific journals – the Journal of Business Case Studies issued by The Clute Institute, U.S, the Journal of Finance and Investment Analysis issued by the International Scientific Press, and the Journal of Economy, Business and Financing issued by SCI-pub, Thomson Ltd., Slovakia. She is the reviewer for the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Journal of Business Case Studies, Journal of Finance and Investment Analysis, International Journal of Emerging Markets, International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems, Economic Research, Journal of Economy, Business and Financing, Economic Review and the Journal of FEB Zagreb.

Danijela Miloš Sprčić conducted two research projects that were related to her Master and PhD studies. Apart from the Master and PhD thesis, conducted research resulted in several papers published in the recognised academic journals while two papers won three national scientific awards. PhD research titled “Corporate Risk Management Practices – Evidence from the Croatian and Slovenian Companies” was financed by the British Scholarship Trust, the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education and the University of Zagreb. Currently she is the Principal Investigator on the international research project titled “Impact of Enterprise Risk Management on the Company’s Financial Performance in a Period of the Global Financial Crisis” financed by the University of Zagreb. Scholars from the University of Zagreb, University of Southern California, Bocconi University and University of Ljubljana are working together on this project.

Danijela Miloš Sprčić is the member of the International Association of Professional Risk Managers (PRMIA) and the Croatian Institute of Directors (member of the European Confederation of Directors Associations). In her professional work, she deals with the implementation of the Integrated Risk Management (Enterprise Risk Management, ERM) in non-financial companies. She works as a business consultant and financial analyst on commercial projects related to the identification, quantification and management of risks, cost-benefit analysis of investments and the valuation of companies.