Dr. Scarlat is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Business Excellence (CBE) at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest (1991-2009). The mission of the CBE was to support the local economic development and modernization of higher education in Romania, providing a wide range of educational and business services (counseling, training, research and information, human resource services at an international standard, using the most advanced American and European expertise.
Dr. Scarlat has studied in the US and several countries in Western Europe. His background includes an engineering degree and an international business degree. He is a specialist in SME development in emerging democracies and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He holds a Ph.D. in management.
Dr. Scarlat has more than two decades of twofold experience: academic and business. As university professor, he teaches business management and strategy, entrepreneurship, marketing, and project management at his home university and abroad – at universities in Finland, Belgium, Portugal. As private consultant, his portfolio includes more than forty international consulting, training and research projects – funded by different donors (EU, World Bank, USAID, British Know-How Fund, etc.) as well as private businesses.
Dr. Scarlat has authored more than 30 books and manuals, and over 100 articles and research reports. He is member of numerous professional associations as well as member of editorial boards of prestigious journals (International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development – IJMED; Industrial Management & Data Systems – IMDS, etc).
Education Policy • Regional Economic Development
SME Development • SME Counselor Training • Business Strategy
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