Dr Merdzana Obralic Cibiz

Liverpool Business School

Dr. Merdzana Obralic Cibiz is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Business Management and the Programme Leader for the MSc International Business Management within Liverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University. Dr. Obralić Cibiz gained her Doctorate in Management Science in 2014. She has a proven background in designing and implementing a management sciences research agenda and creating successful curriculum programs for students.

Dr. Merdzana teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students with a student-centered approach. She has advised master and doctoral students and chaired various international conferences. Dr. Obralić Cibiz has run and developed many workshops, programmes, and projects that focus on international business and management.

Languages

English
Bosnian
Turkish

Academic appointments

Programme Leader, MSc International Business Management, Post Graduate Programmes, LBS, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Senior Lecturer, School of Business and Management, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present

Conference publication

Tepavcevic J, Obralic Cibiz M, Milojica V. 2020. The Relationship Between Work-Family Conflict and Turnover Intentions among Employees in Hotel Housekeeping University of Rijeka, 25th Biennial International Congress Tourism & Hospitality Industry Publisher Url

Drpic D, Obralic Cibiz M, Milojica V. 2019. Tourist´s satisfaction with the Nautical Tourism Offer in function of achieving Destination´s Competitiveness PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM European Union Issues and Challenges, International Conference on Administration Management and Social Studies PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFORM European Union Issues and Challenges :59-76 Publisher Url

Drpić D, Zadel Z, Obralić M. 2019. Managing Development of Event Tourism Offer Based on Non-Material Heritage: Case Study Rijeka Carnival Tourism in Southern and Eastern Europe: Creating Innovative Tourism Experiences: The Way to Extend the Tourist Season DOI Publisher Url

Ljeskovica A, Obralic Cibiz M. Impact of Leasing Performance Factors on Customer Satisfaction; Emphasis on VB Leasing Regional Economic Development: Entrepreneurship and innovation Publisher Url

Habul A, Obralic Cibiz M, Frimel D. The Impact of Virtualization and Cloud Computing on Modern Business Regional Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and innovation Publisher Url

Habul A, Obralic Cibiz M, Sasic D. Implementation Methods and Tools for Continuous Improvement of Quality Management System in SME Regional Economic Development: Business Perspectives 2 Publisher Url

Habul A, Obralic Cibiz M, Velic K. Company’s Web Presentation Supported by Web Content Management System International Conference on Economic and Social Studies

Ozlen , Obralic Cibiz M, Cickusic , Ejupi , Dzaferovic . E-commerce in Bosnia & Herzegovina 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Development

Obralic Cibiz M, Cickusic E. Managements’ Willingness to Support IT Usage While Learning Second Language and Its Influence on Students’ Learning Methodology at Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina Second International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics

Journal article

Ahmetasevic J, Obralic Cibiz M. 2018. Influence of Transformational Leadership on Novelty of Product Ideas: Validation of Theoretical Model European Scientific Journal (ESJ), 14 DOI

Ahmetasevic J, Obralic Cibiz M. 2018. Predictors of Novelty of Product Ideas: Proposition of Theoretical Model European Researcher, DOI

Obralic Cibiz M, Goksu A. 2014. The Application of Information Technology (IT) Tools in Learning and Teaching Process in Private Higher Education Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 4 DOI

Handzic M, Obralic Cibiz M, Cickusic E. 2011. Students’ Perceptions of IT Supported Learning The Journal of Knowledge Economy & Knowledge Management, VI

Obralic M, Obralic N, Konakli Z. The Development of IT Supported Language Learning International Journal of Learning and Development, 4 :1-1 DOI Publisher Url

Books (authored)

Obralic Cibiz M, Obralic T, Obralic H. 2017. Method of Ideal Types :1-151 UT. Bosnia and Herzegovina 978-9958-640-76-6

Duman T, Obralic M, Ilgun E. 2016. Regional Economic Development in the Balkan Region Cambridge Scholars Publishing 9781443887618 Publisher Url

Obralic Cibiz M, Goksu A. 2013. Economic Crisis and European Union Obralic Cibiz M, Goksu A. IBU. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 978-9958-834- 23-3

Editorial boards:

Journal of Economics, Management and Informatics, Board Member. 2021

Journal of Economics, Management and Informatics, Review Team. 2021

Public Administration Reform; European Union Issues and Challenges, Editor. 2019

Regional Economic Development - Contemporary Trends in Tourism and Hospitality Industry in the Balkan Region, Editor. 2018

Regional Economic Development – Rural Business Development in the Balkan Region, Editor. 2017

Regional Economic Development; Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Editor. 2016

Regional Economic Development: Business Perspectives, Editor. 2015

Regional Economic Development, Editor. 2014

Conference presentation:

The Relationship Between Work-Family Conflict and Turnover Intentions among Employees in Hotel Housekeeping, 25th Biennial International Congress Tourism & Hospitality Industry, Opatija, Croatia, Oral presentation. 2020

Managing Development of Event Tourism Offer Based on Non-Material Heritage: Case Study Rijeka Carnival, Tourism in Southern and Eastern Europe, Opatija, Croatia, Oral presentation. 2019

The Impact of Virtualization and Cloud Computing to Modern Business, Regional Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and innovation, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oral presentation. 2016

Implementation Methods and Tools for Continuous Improvement of Quality Management System in SME, Regional Economic Development: Business Perspectives, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oral presentation. 2015

Company’s Web Presentation Supported by Web Content Management System, International Conference on Economic and Social Studies, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oral presentation. 2013

Managements’ Willingness to Support IT Usage While Learning Second Language and Its Influence on Students’ Learning Methodology at Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Second International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oral presentation. 2012

The Use of IT Tools in Everyday Classes Where Foreign Language is Taught, 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oral presentation. 2011

Islamic Thoughts Inter religious Dialogue in Multi Religious and Multicultural Society, Like in the Western Balkans Countries which are not Member of the EU, International Symposium Contemporary Perceptions of Islam in the Context of Science, Ethics and Art,, Samsun, Turkey, Oral presentation. 2010

Data Warehousing (DW) - Models and Business Application, 2nd International Symposium on Sustainable Development, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oral presentation. 2010

Approach to trends and the importance of business intelligence to business firms, and assertion of BI in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9th International Knowledge, Education, Economy and Management Congress, Yalova, Turkey, Oral presentation. 2009

Development of IT in Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Example: Faculty of Economics, University of Sarajevo, 9th International Knowledge, Economy and Management Congress, Yalova, Turkey, Oral presentation. 2009

The Impacts of Religiosity on the Ethical Attitudes of the Prospective Managers, 1st International Symposium on Sustainable Development, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oral presentation. 2009

Multiculturalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Education, Science, Sport and Tourism in the Great Revival Era,, Askabat, Turkmenistan, Oral presentation. 2008

Media Coverage:

ICAMSS at Bosnian web portal, the fourth most visited website in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019

Research Grants Awarded:

GIZ - The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, PAR: European Union Issues and Challenges, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Grant value (£): 23 500, Duration of research project: 1 years. 2019

Mercan Foundation, Talented Children and Children without Parental Care, Grant value (£): 42 300. 2016

The Sarajevo Stock Exchange, SASE Simulation, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Grant value (£): 15 800, Duration of research project: 16 months. 2013

Conference organisation:

International Conference on Administration Management and Social Studies, University of Sarajevo, Chair. 2018

International Conference on Economic and Social Studies, Chair and Co-chair of the Conference, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014. 2013

External collaboration:

University of Leon Campus de Vegazana, s/n, 24071 León, Spain, Visiting Professor Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Program. 2018

Polytechnic Institute of Viseu Campus Politécnico Santa Maria, 3504-510 Viseu, Portugal, Visiting Professor Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Program. 2017

Award:

Plaque for the ICESOS 2016, Conference Award for the successful conference organization, International Conference on Economic and Social Studies Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2016

Membership of professional bodies:

Mercan Foundation, Director of the Board. 2014

Other Professional Activity:

Editorial Assistant at the Journal of Economic and Social Studies. 2012

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