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Management Research Seminar Series (MRSS) with Gábor Bojár

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us for the first event of the 2019/2020 edition of the Management Research Seminar Series (MRSS)

Mr. Gábor Bojár will be offering the first seminar presentation on December 3, Tuesday, from 12.00 pm – 1.30 pm, in N15 room 203.

Gábor Bojár (70) is one of the few entrepreneurs of Central-Eastern Europe to succeed in global business already in the years of state-socialism. With a degree in physics founded his own software development firm in 1982. Graphisoft today is a leading BIM software vendor globally with its ArchiCAD®, used by hundreds of thousands of architects all over the world. In 1996, Mr. Bojár founded a science park by re-cultivating a run down industrial site on the bank of the river Danube, accommodating the research units of corporations including Graphisoft, Microsoft, SAP, Servier and others. In 2007 Mr Bojár established a highly competitive school of information technology for an international student body. Mr. Bojár was distinguished by numerous national and international awards for scientific and business excellence, and invited speaker of several prestigious events including the Davos World Economic Forum.

His topic will be: What makes an Entrepreneur / Leader - Who should and who should not start their own firm

The lecture is based on the lecturer’s experiences with his firm, Graphisoft, founded in 1982, introduced on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 1998 and sold in 2007. The presentation focuses primarily on the human attributes of a successful entrepreneur, external and internal motivations for starting an own firm and the challenges faced in the 25 years while he was leading his firm. The lecture also explores how to identify your competitive advantages and how to find the right market. The lecturer will share his good and bad decisions with the audience, successes and failures as well. There will be a particular emphasis on the challenges of growth; differences and similarities in the leadership skills needed when managing small firms vs. large corporations.

Davide Torsello (CEU Department of Economics and Business ), Nenad Apostoloski (PhD candidate, Business Administration)
Time: 3 December, Tuesday, from 12.00 pm till 1.30 pm.
Location: N15, room 203
The event is open to the public.