Alina Mihaela Dima is a full Professor at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of Business Administration in foreign languages and Vice-Rector with Research, Development, and Innovation since March 2020. In the period 2011-2020, she was the Director of the Department for Business Administration in foreign languages (UNESCO Chair) at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. Her main research fields of interest are: International Business, Competition Policy, European Integration, Higher Education. She is one of the founding members and the President of the Association ‘Society for Business Excellence’, Chief-Editor of the international journal ‘Management & Marketing. Challenges for the Knowledge Society’ indexed in more than 20 international databases (Emerging Sources Citation Index (WoS-ESCI), Scopus, Cabell’s, Index Copernicus, CEEOL, EBSCO, RePEc, DOAJ, Ulrich and ProQuest) and published by De Gruyter German Publishing House (Sciendo) and President of the ‘International Conference on Business Excellence’ (indexed in Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index). She is also the Conference Manager of the ‘International Conference on Economics and Social Sciences’ (ICESS), organized by the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. She has presented various papers at international academic and she has published more than 100 articles, books, and papers in prestigious national and international journals. She is the editor of various books published at national and international prestigious publishing houses (Springer, IGI, etc) and coordinator of some research projects.