Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social, Economic and Academic Leadership (ICSEAL 2018)

On behalf of the ICSEAL 2018 Organizer and Scientific Committee, it is my pleasure to offer for your attention these Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social, economic, and academic leadership (ICSEAL 2018).

The 2nd International Conference on Social, economic, and academic leadership (ICSEAL 2018) was held in Prague on 18th-19th of June 2018 by the Prague Institute for Qualification Enhancement. The Organizer of the Conference aimed at bringing together researchers and stakeholders from the fields of business, economics, education, social sciences, psychology and behavioural sciences, pedagogy and linguistics, as well as policy-makers responsible for the creation and maintenance of the sets of rules for the future sustainable development of business and education.

The conference offered a wide range of keynote speeches, oral presentations and poster presentations, as well as roundtables and workshops.

The conference builds upon the 1st conference on the related topics held in Prague in September 2017. The materials of the 2017 conference were published as a book of proceedings by Springer. The papers presented during the conference and selected for publication in the Proceedings are arranged by the following thematic topics:

• Leadership as a social, psychological, and (pop)cultural phenomenon;
• Leadership in social practice;
• Leadership in business and economics;
• Leadership in higher education: commercialization of R&D;
• Leadership, energy, and sustainable growth;
• Leadership, sustainability, and global security

The Conference included an international mixture of contributors from such countries as Armenia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, and Ukraine. Many papers featured in our Proceedings are interdisciplinary and co-authored by the teams of researchers from various countries that increases the multidisciplinary and deepens the scope of the presented research.

I hope you are going to find many inspiring ideas and valuable information amongst the presented papers. I wish you happy reading.

Prof. Wadim Strielkowski