Dr Stefano Cavagnetto, Honorary Professor of Teesside University
by Larissa Petryca, on 19 August 2022 14:40:16 CEST
We are delighted to announce that Dr Stefano Cavagnetto, Dean of PCU’s School of Business has been awarded the title of Honorary Professor by Teesside University. In the United Kingdom, this is the highest honour available to individuals with whom the University wishes to collaborate.
This title is reserved for individuals who are neither a Teesside University academic nor a Teesside University employee and confers the rights, privileges and responsibilities as a Professor in the British university system.
Dr Cavagnetto built and led the development of PCU’s School of Business since he joined Prague City University over 14 years ago. He has a rich academic background in mathematics, philosophy and business and has previously lectured at prestigious institutions globally. After earning his Doctor degree in Philosophy at the Amedeo Avogadro University in Italy and being visiting scholar at the Columbia University in NYC, Dr. Stefano Cavagnetto moved to Prague and specialized in Mathematical Logic at the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and earned his PhD in Mathematical Logic at Charles University. When Dr Cavagnetto joined PCU he established the PCU Centre for Research and Interdisciplinary Studies, which guides our University-wide research strategy and activities.
He was a visiting scholar and fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge (UK), and has been published in the fields of logic, theoretical philosophy, ethics, and business. Dr. Cavagnetto teaches at the post and undergraduate levels in research methods, international finance, strategy, governance and ethics. He also lectures on doctoral programmes at Teesside University International Business School, enhancing the strong partnership between PCU and Teesside University.
Dr. Cavagnetto has written two university textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate students on natural deduction and the formalisation of natural languages and mathematical logic, respectively.
His recent interests have focussed on Business Strategy, Ethics and CSR, Financial Intermediation, Corporate governance and history of economic thought and policy.
Dr Cavagnetto’s extensive academic career made him eligible for an Honorary Professor title, which according to University regulations “would be expected to be an individual of the highest standing in their profession, typically recognised as operating at a level that would be considered excellent or leading against international comparators.” His future plan outlines research activities, publication of research papers partnering with Teesside University International Business School (TUIBS) and senior PCU and Teesside University faculty members on collaborative research projects and joint seminars.
Dr Cavagnetto is currently writing a book entitled the Philosophical Foundation of Business Research – A short guide to ontology, epistemology and research paradigms and has been collaborating as a book reviewer for The History of Economic Thought & Policy Journal.
Dr Cavagnetto also leads PCU research and teaching partnerships with the local community and businesses around the world. A recent example of such partnerships includes the Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield project, which provides education leading to employment opportunities for Czechs finding it difficult to enter the workforce.
Another ongoing initiative is to develop an international consortium for research on Intellectual Capital between PCU School of Business, TUIBS and other academic and business partners.
Among his many published articles, the most recent in 2022 include:
- With Dženopljac, V., Georgievski,S., Abidi, O., (2022) ‘National Intellectual Capital: a comparative longitudinal study’ in Ekonomika, pp. 147 - 160.
- With Makarenko, I., Brož, V. Guo Y., Filatová, H. (2022) Sovereign Wealth Fund’s transparency, financial performance and countries SDGs rankings. Investment Management and Financial Innovations (Scopus, forthcoming Q3)
- With Brož, V., Pace, D., Draper, T., Gahir, B. (2022) Do not mention Russia: a theoretical framework for bank penalties due to economic sanction violations. Banks and Bank System (Scopus, forthcoming Q3)
Under the leadership of Dr Cavagnetto, the School of Business is undertaking an exciting expansion of research activities, along with cooperation and collaboration with like-minded universities and businesses, that will bring new opportunities and benefits to all PCU students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Congratulations Dr Stefano Cavagnetto, Dean of PCU School of Business and Honorary Professor of Teesside University!