Organizational Structure

CGC has a hierarchical but flat operational structure, headed by a president and two vice presidents.

CGC Global Organisation
CGC President

Ramjee Prasad, Aarhus University, Denmark

The CGC president’s role is to make CGC into a global, stable, non-profit organization with the aim of having 50 CGC Divisions in 2025 and many members. The CGC president chairs the steering committee and advisory board. The CGC president is appointed by election by steering board for 5 years term and it may be extended for additional one term. Thus, the president will be maximum for 10 years.
The president will appoint two vice presidents, one heading the administration, finance and business ecosystem, the other heading technology, innovation and research – The Research Thematic Areas

CGC Vice President --> Vertical Thematic Areas

Carla Andreani, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy

The CGC Vice President of CGC Vertical Thematic Areas is to develop the 12 vertical thematic areas together with the two associate Vice Presidents and the 12 Vertical Thematic Leaders. The CGC Vice President is responsible for growing CGC technological research competence with the 12 elected strategical vertical area leaders.

CGC Vice President --> Business

Peter Lindgren, Aarhus University B-Tech, Denmark

The CGC Vice President of Business role is to grow CGC Business and to develop the 4 horizontal business areas, including CGC global HR, organizational and culture competences together with the two associate Vice Presidents and 4 Horizontal Business LeadersThe CGC Vice President of Business role is to grow CGC Business and to develop the 4 horizontal business areas, including CGC global HR, organizational and culture competences together with the two associate Vice Presidents and 4 Horizontal Business Leaders

CGC Associate Vice President --> Innovation and Research

May Huwang, International Technological University San José, USA

The associate vice-president for innovation and research will be responsible for six vertical thematic areas, as shown in the CGC research matrix. She is also responsible for the CGC PhD and master degree programmes. She will have the overall responsibility for innovation.

CGC Associate Vice President --> Technology

Ashutosh Dutta, Columbia University, USA

Technology will play a very vital role for the CGC to reach its objectives. The CGC associate Vice President of technology will define the basic research topics as well as fundamental innovative activities that create IPR, standardisation and entrepreneurship.

CGC Associate Vice President --> Business Ecosystem

Ramesh Yadava, BITSA Association, USA

CGC will be focused on developing a special CGC culture. CGC Assistant Vice President Ramesh Yadava will primarily be responsible for using his considerable experience from business to develop a unique CGC culture. This task is a very special and important task which will lay the foundation for CGC’s success, as all CGC researchers have to adapt to a special motivation and a special culture to collaborate across countries, competence domains, beyond different management structures and practice.

CGC Associate Vice President --> Administration and Finance

Didoe Prevedourou, Athens Institute of Information Technology, Greece

CGC will be focused on establishing a solid economy to support CGC activities at CGC member institutions. CGC will continuously look for new BMs and will support the establishment of a professional organisation to facilitate CGC financial activities, high quality fundraising and project development. It is of utmost importance to CGC that projects that have been funded will be operated with professional project and reporting management so that CGC will develop a strong reputation for not only raising funds but also being able to operate projects responsibly.

The four associate CGC Vice Presidents will be responsible for managing and servicing the CGC vertical and horizontal organisational focus areas.

The associate vice presidents will each have special strategic areas to take care of for CGC. The four associate vice-presidents are appointed by the president in consultation with the vice-presidents.

The CGC technology and business experts will conduct pioneering research together and across the 12 vertical thematic areas by ‘bridging’ with 4 horizontal CGC support focus areas:

1. Multi Business Model Innovation & Technology (MBIT) – Horizontal

Dr. Per Valter, CGC Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark

CGC will have MBIT approach as mind-set to bridge business to technology and as a research platform to understand deeper Future Business Model Ecosystems based on monetary values and nonmonetary values. The MBIT approach will bridge horizontally different technology domains and on top of state of the art MBIT research approach and will be embedded as a basic concept, Business Model Innovation platform and research mind-set to CGC. CGC will support businesses to strengthen their business models, MBIT, Persuasive business models and technologies, Multi Business Model library and pattern analysis through collaboration with top international partners in the aim to create, capture, deliver, receive and consume new business models, improved and new MBMI technologies, improved and new business model ecosystems.
CGC will be on the forefront of strengthening academic research and industrial partners’ position enabling growth in research and MBIT supported by Cross-/Inter-disciplinary technologies, and their applications for smart business models, smart business model ecosystems, smart villages, smart cities, smart countries, and smart global multi business model ecosystem.
Digitalisation and Virtualisation of BM and the CGC Multi Business Model Innovation platform will be a major task for this Horizontal Thematic area.

2. Entre-, Intra- and Interpreneurship – Horizontal

Dr. Sofoklis Kyriazakos, CGC Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark

In CGC context “Entrepreneurial” refers to the establishment of a new business – a start-up. CGC aims at playing a major role in Global Entrepreneurship to support more to become and survive as entrepreneurs. CGC aims at “bridging” global entrepreneurial hotspots either it is in cities or rural areas.
“Intrapreneurial” refers in CGC to the development and implementation of entrepreneurial skills amongst businesses employees to continuously look and “scout” for new technology, technological solutions and bridge them with business models as a subsidiary of an already existing business.
“Interpreneurial” refers to the application of creating and capturing new business models in networks of different competencies between different businesses globally.
CGC will strengthen all academic research and its applications enabling growth between businesses with a particular emphasis on symbiosis of smart
business networks, smart villages, smart cities, smart countries, and smart global ecosystem. CGC researchers focus on all aspects of entre-, intra- and interpreneurship.

3. Fundraising, Project development – Horizontal

Dr. Didoe Prevedourou, Athens Institute of Information Technology, Greece

CGC will be focused on establish a large pool of fundraising activities globally together with project funding to support CGC´s development and members. CGC will continuously look for funding and project opportunities globally to CGC projects and will establish professional staff, procedures and knowledge based on high quality, high success rate fundraising.
It is important to CGC that projects that have been funded will be operated professional and CGC projects will meet the success criteria and goals of the projects. This includes professional project and reporting management so CGC will gain high reputation for not just raising funds but also operating projects funded. Funding and project funding will be a very large part of CGC´s activities and income.

4. CGC Events & Conferences – Horizontal

Dr. Mon Punnerumal, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand

CGC intend to continuously develop a high standard of CGC events, conferences and workshops together with CGC partners World Wide. CGC will be engage in several CGC co-hosted Events, conferences and workshops.
CGC will invited top keynote speakers from academia and business to present their latest achievements and outlook to future development.
GCG will build up a CGC standard for these so that CGC hosted and co-hosted events, conferences and workshop will become a brand and best practice of these.

CGC has chosen a unique organisational functional approach, whereby the CGC focus is to bridge technology and business model innovation competences in CGC Research.

The CGC president’s role is to make CGC into a global, stable, non-profit organisation with the aim of having 50 CGC Divisions in 2025 and many members. The CGC president chairs the steering committee and advisory board. The CGC president is appointed by election by steering board for 5 years term and it may be extended for additional one term. Thus, the president will be maximum for 10 years.

The president will appoint two vice presidents, one heading the administration, finance and business ecosystem, the other heading technology, innovation and research.

The CGC Vice President of CGC Vertical Thematic Areas is to develop the 12 vertical thematic areas together with the two associate Vice Presidents and the 12 Vertical Thematic Leaders. The CGC Vice President is responsible for growing CGC technological research competence with the 12 elected strategical vertical area leaders.

The CGC Vice President of Business role is to grow CGC Business and to develop the 4 horizontal business areas, including CGC global HR, organisational and culture competences.

 

The CGC technology and business experts will conduct pioneering research together and across vertical thematic areas. CGC has formed 12 strong vertical research thematic areas ‘bridging’ four horizontal CGC support focus areas. All of the CGC vertical thematic research focus areas will hereby continuously be bridged to:

  1. Multi Business Model Innovation,
  2. Entre-, Intra- and Interpreneurship
  3. Fundraising/project development
  4. Events

The four associate CGC Vice Presidents will be responsible for managing and servicing the CGC vertical and horizontal organisational focus areas.

The associate vice presidents will each have special strategic areas to take care of for CGC. The four associate vice-presidents are appointed by the president in consultation with the vice-presidents.

CGC has chosen a unique organisational functional approach, whereby the CGC focus is to bridge technology and business model innovation competences in CGC.