With over 20 year of experience, Dr. Krassimira Paskalevas international research has been sponsored by the European Union and US agencies. She is Co-PI of two recently-launched projects on Smart Cities, Future of Internet, and Internet of Things: SMARTiP and Peripheria of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union. She directed the EU FP6 IST ISAAC research project on advanced e-services, management and governance of cultural tourism citiesand the EU FP5 City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage Programme SUT-Governance project on benchmarking sustainable urban destinations. Dr. Paskaleva has also served as a Co-PI in several other EU research projects, including leading the city e-governance policy track of the EU FP6 IST Integrated project IntelCities; the urban governance management theme of the FP6 PICTURE project on integrated urban tourism management; and the role of ICT for sustainable cities road mapping of the FP5 IST Project INTELCITY (Towards Sustainable Intelligent Cities. At the Georgia Techs Research Institute (USA), Dr. Paskaleva directed international projects funded by US Environmental Protection Agency, the MacArthur Foundation and the US National Science Foundation on urban revitalization and renovation; sustainability, locality, and participation; decision-making and policy impacts of economic and environmental risk perceptions in environmentally endangered localities.
Paskalevas cross-disciplinary research has been published in various journals amongst which are the International Journal of Services Technology and Management, International Journal of Electronic Government Research, International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development, Innovation-European Journal of Social Science Research, International Journal of Tourism Research, International Journal of Tourism Policy, Journal of Travel Research, Intelligent Buildings International Journal, Building Research and Information, and the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning. Paskaleva has co-authored books on Strategies for Local E-Government Adoption and Implementation and Sustainable Urban Development: The Toolkit for Assessment and is the lead editor of a book on Bulgaria in Transition: Environmental Consequences of Political and Economic Transformation. She is a Member of the Scientific Committees of the eChallenges and Intelligent Environments International Conferences and serves a reviewer of the International Journal of Service Management, International Journal of Tourism Policy, Journal of Urban Technology, and Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning.
Dr. Paskalevas future research interests are in the area of innovation and the changing relationships between technology, policy, territorial competitiveness and sustainability.
Krassimira Paskaleva is a Senior Research Fellow with the Herbert Simon Institute at Manchester Business School. She conducts cross-disciplinary research on information society, technology, policy and management innovation, e-governance, and urban competitiveness and sustainability. Dr. Paskaleva is also a Senior Research Scientist at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany.
Dr. Paskaleva has held visiting positions at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK) (Germany), the Victoria Management School, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) and Macalester College (US). During 1989-1991 she completed a Post Doctoral Programme in Regional Science at the Regional Research Institute in West Virginia University, Morgantown (USA). From 1991 to 2000, Dr. Paskaleva was a Senior Researcher with the Georgia Tech Research Institute. She has also offered courses in her subject areas at University College London (UK), Turin Polytechnics (Italy) and University of Naples (Italy). Since 2008, Dr. Paskaleva has offered a course on innovative e-services and governance at the UNESCO World Heritage Master Course in Turin, Italy. Paskaleva is fluent in English, Bulgarian and Russian and has conversational skills in German.
Dr. Paskaleva holds a Ph.D. in Regional Systems Modeling from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the BA/MA in Economic Geography from the University of Sofia, Bulgaria.