Practitioner

Managerial experience

 

I have been director of the World Economy Research Institute at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics since 2005. I also serve as dean of the Collegium of World Economy for a term of office that began in 2016 and ends in 2020. I have been a member of the School’s Senate, its governing body, since 2009.

My experience as a manager also includes being Head of the Postgraduate Study Program on Foreign Trade at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics (since 1997). I also developed and managed the Polish-American Innovation Management Postgraduate Study Program at the Collegium of World Economy of the Warsaw School of Economics in partnership with the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management near Chicago in the U.S. state of Illinois (2010-2011).

I am active in a variety of Polish and international research organizations and networks, such as the Polish Economic Society (PTE)—I was Vice President of the Management Board of the Society’s Warsaw Chapter from 2001 to 2005; the European Economic Association, the American Economic Association; the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (UK); the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee, Slovakia); and the Association of the Foundation for Polish Science Scholars.

Since 2008 I have represented the Warsaw School of Economics in the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) network created and managed by the Harvard Business School in the United States. In 2018 and 2019, I chaired the European chapter of this network.

 

Partnering with business

 

I work for the corporate sector as a member of the supervisory boards of large listed Polish companies. At the moment, I sit on the supervisory board of builder Budimex SA. Previously, I held a similar role at chemicals maker ZAP Puławy and copper and silver producer KGHM.

I also gained business experience working for five years (from 1989 to 1994) at the Edmar Export-Import Company as head of its Foreign Trade Bureau and Vice President of the Management Board.

I have drawn up a number of expert reports for business organizations, including the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce in London and the Italian Institute of Foreign Trade in Warsaw.

My research results have been disseminated and transferred to business thanks to projects such as Stimulating Learning for Idea-to-Market (SLIM). This international effort was carried out from 2012 to 2014 as part of the EU’s Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation program. It led to the emergence of an e-learning training course for small and medium-sized companies to encourage them to embrace innovation (project coordinator: Manchester Metropolitan University, UK).

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