Anita Maček holds Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business. Currently she is employed at FH Joanneum, University of Applied Sciences Graz, Austria and at Doba Faculty Maribor, Slovenia. She is Associate Professor in Economics in Slovenia. Her main research interests are International Capital Flows, Foreign Direct Investments, International Business, Smart Cities, and Regional Development. In the past she worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Economic Law at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business and at the Institute for Economic and Corporate Government Maribor. As consultant at the consulting company Dr. Ferk & Partner Management Consultants (München – Maribor - Ljubljana) she gained extensive experiences in the fields of increasing efficiency of the business process, optimizing business processes, minimizing costs, creating the vision and strategy model etc.