As of 1 January 2019, the President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), Klaus F. Zimmermann also serves as the President of the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES). EBES is a non-partisan, scholarly association dedicated to the discussion and publication of business and economics research and aims to advance the economic and business knowledge and the profession. EBES encourages plurality, freedom of expression and multidisciplinary. While the focus of EBES is the Eurasia region, the membership covers all parts of the world. MORE DETAILS.
Zimmermann had received the EBES Fellow Award 2018, was already a member of the Executive Board of EBES and a member of the Editorial Board of one of the EBES Journals, the Eurasian Economic Review (EAER, since 2017). In May 2018, EBES and GLO organized a very successful conference together in Berlin. In the summer, both organizations had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) about establishing a long-term collaboration on educational and research activities. GLO will support paper sessions in the three conferences, EBES is organizing per year. This year, the events will be in Bali, Coventry and Lisbon.
Zimmermann is well known across European countries and in Asia. Recently, he has visited many East European and Asian countries including Russia, China, India, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Slovakia, Hungary, and Croatia.
EBES publishes two research journals, the Eurasian Economic Review (EAER) and the Eurasian Business Review (EABR). The EABR with GLO Fellow Marco Vivarelli (Catholic University of Milan) as the Editor-in-Chief just got accepted for inclusion in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) starting with volume 6, issue 1 in 2016. This is a remarkable success.
The editorial team of EAER works with a similar ambition, since January 2019 under the leadership of Dorothea Schäfer as the Editor-in-Chief. Schäfer (German Institute for Economic Research DIW Berlin, Germany, and Jönköping University, Sweden) is a renowned financial market expert. Among other topics, Zimmermann had intensively published with her on issues of the financial market crises when he was President of DIW Berlin at the time of the Great Recession. A popular joint policy piece of them is: Dorothea Schäfer and Klaus F. Zimmermann, Bad Bank(s) and Recapitalisation of the Banking Sector, Vox of 13 June 2009 with 18,498 reads (as of 1 January 2019).
“EBES and GLO will both greatly benefit from the collaboration”, argues Zimmermann. “The motives of the two organizations are truly global and with a similar academic spirit, while their various strengths are complementary. I congratulate Vivarelli and his team to the great success and EBES for getting Schäfer for the new role with EAER.”
Mehmet Huseyin Bilgin (Istanbul Medeniyet University) is the long-term driving force of EBES and one of its Vice-Presidents, Marco Vivarelli (Catholic University of Milan) the Editor-in-Chief of EABR. Bilgin and Vivarelli are also GLO Fellows; Bilgin is further the GLO Country Lead Turkey and Vivarelli the GLO Cluster Lead ‘Technological Change and the Labor Market’.