This research was initiated by the Economic Modeling and Forecasting Research Team at the Department of Operation Research and Business Intelligence, Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland, in collaboration with researchers in 13 other institutions from around the world. The following researchers are currently operational within the consortium:

Yash Chawla

Wrocław University of Science and Technology (WUST), Poland

Prof. Anna Kowalska-Pyzalska

WUST, Poland

Dr. Agnieszka Radziwon

Aarhus University, Denmark

Dr. Ewa Lazarczyk Carlson

Reykjavik University, Iceland

Prof. Paulo Silveira

Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal

Prof. Eduardo Aguiar

Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

Dr. Laurent Scaringella

Rennes School of Business, France

Dr. Marco Greco

University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy

Prof. dr. Marjolein C.J. Caniëls

Open University, The Netherlands

Markus Will

University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Germant

QingYang Shen

Chengdu University of Information Technology, China

Dr. Burcu Oralhan

Nuh Naci Yazgan Üniversitesi, Turkey

Dr. Widayat, MM

University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia


The whole team of researchers expresses their gratitude to the following volunteers, from various countries, who have contributed towards this research through their efforts for language translations and survey dissemination.

  • Yahayah Ibraheem Abiodun – For his efforts in the collection of responses from Nigeria and other African countries.
  • Dr. Monica Cortinas – For English to Spanish translation and collection of responses from Spain
  • Dr. Zeki Oralhan – For English to Turkish translation and collection of responses from Turkey
  • Dr. Kwanruetai Boonyasana – English to Thai translation
  • Nanna Holmgaard Andersen – For proofing reading the Danish language translation
  • Hozan IbrahimEnglish to Arabic translation
  • Dr. Kamran RashidiEnglish to Farsi-Persian translation
  • Lucía López Otal – For English to French translation
  • Seung-ha Baek – For English to Korean translation
  • Valentin Sóti – For English to Hungarian translation
  • Dafni Despoina Avgoustaki and Stefanos Nasiopoulos – English to Greek translation
  • Mrs. Roxana Adam and Mr. Cosmin Imbrișcă – For English to Romanian translation
  • Zeeshan Bhatti and Sania Naveed – For English to Urdu translation
  • Alina Sokolova – For English to Ukrainian translation
  • Prof. Ajit Kumar Shukla and Vandana Teji – English to Hindi Translation
  • Kevin Jamir F. PigaoEnglish to Filipino-Tagalog translation
  • Eva María Ingvadóttir – English to Icelandic translation
  • Monika Zlatkova – English to Bulgarian translation
  • Faheedah Bello – English to Yoruba translation
  • Dr. Andrey Nishkin – English to Russian translation
  • Dr. Estu WidodoFor giving suggestions of diction for translations in Indonesian
  • Latipun, PhD – Overall support and distribution of survey