Dr. Larisa IVASCU (Ph.D. in Engineering and Management; MBA; B.A. Software Engineering) is a professor at Politehnica University of Timisoara – Romania, Faculty of Management in Production and Transportation, Department of Management, having more than 15 years of experience in programming, teaching and research. She is the head of the Entrepreneurship Office of Politehnica University of Timisoara and Director of Research Center for Engineering and Management. She is the president of the scientific committee of the Academy of Political Leadership, and vice-president of the Society for Ergonomics and Work Environment Management. She has extensive academic work: published 10 books, 10 chapters in national and international books, coordinated the editing of 5 books at internationally recognized publishing houses, and over 230 academic research studies or articles, being also part of international research bodies. Dr. Larisa is a guest editor of important journals, a keynote speaker to various international and national events, being part of the national and international entrepreneur and academic projects.