Welcome to ICPE

Until this day, ICPE remains the sole intergovernmental organization headquartered in Slovenia. More than 40 years ago, on 24 April 1974, ICPE was founded as the International Center for Public Enterprises in Developing Countries by the Government of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, following the initiative of the United Nations (UN) and with strong support of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and personal commitment of Academician Mr. Anton Vratuša, PhD, the then Vice-President of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia.

It was a time of enthusiasm, emerging new states in the wake of decolonization and an orientation towards the “New International Economic Order”, which would strive to reach fair and economically balanced relations between the “developed” and the “developing” worlds. Strong and efficient public enterprises proved to be one of the key pillars of good governance and building of the economies in the relatively fragile and weak countries of the global “South”. ICPE grew on these ideas. Already in 1976, only two years after it was registered as a Yugoslav organization, following the expressed interest of many NAM members, ICPE was transformed officially to an intergovernmental organization of its member states. 30 states and 9 observers were present at the founding conference in March 1976. By the 1980, ICPE had initiated seven successful programs, research, seminars and trainings in the field of public enterprises, some of which were carried out comparatively in several member states and were financially supported by the UN agencies.

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Training programs


ICPE provides training programs for government offices and different public sector institutions, as well as other interested institutions from its member states and beyond. With its vast experience in the field of training and strong connections with different academic, research and business institutions, ICPE is able to provide programs on the most diverse topics.



Prof. Dr. Jon ANDERSEN
Lillehamer University, Norway
Subject: Organizational Behaviour & Development
Prof. Dr. Stephen J. BAILEY
GCU, Caledonian Business School, UK
Subject: Public Policy
Prof. Dr. Robert BLINC
Inštitut Jožef Štefan, Slovenia
Subject: Global & Local Aspects of Sustainable Development
Prof. Dr. Tomaž ČATER
Ul, Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
Subject: Business Environment
Faculty of Mechanical Engineer, Slovenia
Subject: TQM Concepts and Tools
Prof. Dr. Jože GRIČAR
UM, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Slovenia
Subject: Management Information Systems
Prof. Dr. Nevenka HROVATIN
Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
Subject: Managerial Economics
Prof. Dr. P. K. JAIN
Indian Institute of Technology, India
Subject: Financial and Cost Accounting
Prof. Dr. Andrej KUMAR
Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
Subject: International Business and Finances
Dr. Alenka MALEJ
Faculty of Maritime Studies, Slovenia
Subject: Integrated Coastal Area Management
Prof. Dr. R. K. MISHRA
Institute of Public Enterprises, India
Subject: Financial Management
Prof. Dr. Irena OGRAJENŠEK
Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
Subject: Research Methods and Statistic
Prof. Dejan PETROVIĆ
UB, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Serbia
Subject: Project Management
Prof. Dr. Ashly H. PINNINGTON
Dean, The British University, Dubai
Subject: Organizational Behaviour & Development
Prof. Dr. Danijel PUČKO
Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
Subject: Strategic Management
Prof. Dr. Rudi ROZMAN
Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
Subject: Management and Organisation
Prof. Dr. Borut RUSJAN
Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
Subject: Operations Management
Faculty of Administration, Slovenia
Subject: Government, Regulations and Markets
Dr. Marjan SOKOVIČ
UL, Faculty of Mechanical Engineer, Slovenia
Subject: Management of Standards
Dr. Nada ZUPAN
Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
Subject: Human Resources Management
Dr. Vesna ŽABKAR
Faculty of Economics, Slovenia
Subject: Marketing Management