Professor Salima Paul
Salima Y. Paul, BA (Hons), PGCE (HE), MSc, MPhil, PhD, FICM, FICA. Chair of the Chartered Institute if Credit Management (CICM). Professor Paul is a Professor of Credit management at Plymouth University. She is known nationally and internationally in the field of credit management and champion knowledge exchange. Her reputation comes from her ability to bridge industrial and academic practice in the field of credit management. Her success in this domain is reflected by her association with 15 knowledge exchange partnerships that has resulted in policy changes, the provision of funding, consultancy work and participation in governmental round table discussions. Most of her work is read by both academics and professionals alike. She is often invited as a key note speaker both at home and abroad to disseminate her research findings in the area of credit management. Her other research interests include working capital management, treasury management, cash management and credit risk mitigation. Her recent research on the late payment problem attracted media attention and the final product was endorsed by Department of Business Innovation and Skills. Her work also is used to shape government policy. Salima is also: Fellow of CICM, Membership of the International Credit Forum for IT, Member of the European Institute of Purchasing Management, Member of the Consultancy Board of the British/West African Forum for Trade and Business Partnership, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Credit Collection and Risk, Member of CICM Advisory Board Services and Educational Officer for CICM’s Bristol and West branch.
Dr Sofia Daskou
Dr Sofia Daskou is currently a Lecturer in Marketing at the Plymouth Business School and a Relationship Development Manager for Academic Partnerships, at Plymouth University. Sofia is also the President of the International Advisory Council for the Marketing Profession (part of the IIMP). Previously she was an Assistant Professor at Hellenic American University, the University of Strathclyde, and has collaborated in teaching with the University of Stirling (UK), the University of Abertay (UK), and Emory University (USA) where she acted as MBA project evaluator. Sofia holds a PhD from the University of Strathclyde, an MSc in Marketing from the University of Stirling and a BSc in Business Administration from the American College in Greece. Her consulting background focused on industries of higher education, the Scottish media and advertising industries, and a number of UK-based manufacturing firms. Her teaching and research interests focus on customer issues, customer satisfaction, service quality, respecting customers, marketing communications, quality assurance in higher education, relationship marketing, strategic alliances, CRM, marketing and services management, Public Relations, branding consumer behaviour and entrepreneurial cognition. Her research work appears at the Journal of Organizational Change Management, the Global Business and Economics Review, the Journal of Relationship Marketing, the Journal of Financial Services Marketing, The International Journal of Arts and Sciences. She is also a member of the Editorial boards of the International Journal of Business and Economics Research, the International Journal of Marketing Principles and Practices, and regularly reviews submissions at the UK Academy of Marketing, the European Academy of Marketing, Marketing Intelligence and Planning, the Journal of Product and Brand Management and other journals.
Professor Peijie Wang
Professor Peijie Wang is Professor of Finance at Plymouth University, UK, Affiliate Professor at IÉSEG, France, at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) and Fudan University, PRC. His research interests cover political economy, international macro monetary economics, economic and public policy, organisation, sociology and real estate. Prior to Plymouth, he was Full Professor at IÉSEG and University of Hull. He held faculty and visiting positions at a number of institutions, including Manchester Business School, UMIST, University of Manchester, IÉSEG, Nanjing University, HIT, Cass Business School, City University.