Prof. Dr. Christian M. Ringle

Professor of Management at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany, Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia and Adjunct Professor at the Waikato Management School, New Zealand. Christian has been included in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics, which compiles the most impactful scientific researchers worldwide (i.e., the top 1% by citations per field in the Web of Science).


He is a cofounder of SmartPLS. His research addresses strategic management, organizations, marketing, human resource management, and quantitative methods for business and market research. His Google Scholar citations: > 25,000.

Prof. Dr. Marko Sarstedt

Professor of Marketing at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany and Adjunct Professor at Monash University Malaysia. Marko has been included in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics, which compiles the most impactful scientific researchers worldwide (i.e., the top 1% by citations per field in the Web of Science). 


His main research is in the application and advancement of research methods to further the understanding of consumer behaviour and to improve marketing decision-making. His Google Scholar citations: > 25,000.

Professor Enrico Ciavolino

Professor of Psychometrics at the Salento University and member of scientific committee of Human and Social Sciences PhD course. Since 2015 he holds a course on Quantitave Methods with the use of SPSS at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He is the head of Sara-Lab (Statistical Analysis for Research and Applications) statistical Division of Espéro (spin-off of the University of Salento) and the Executive Managing Editor of the WoS & Scopus Journal titled Electronic Journal of Applied Statistical Analysis (EJASA). 


He published more than 50 papers in national and international journals in the field of the Psychometrics and Statistics. In 2017 and 2018 he received the Seal of Excellence by the European Commission, as the institution managing Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020.