Paulina Bednarz – Łuczewska, PhD - firstname.lastname@example.org
Value Creation and Capturing in the Polish Furniture Industry. Quantitative - qualitative research
The study’s aim is to scrutinize the process of value creation and value capture in the furniture industry in Poland. In particular, we want to find out how economic value has been created and what kind of strategies turned out to be successful in value capturing. In other words, we want to reconstruct various business models within the industry as well as the trajectories of development of those business models.
Mariola Ciszewska-Mlinarič, PhD - email@example.com
Perceived distance in the internationalization process of Polish firms: determinants, distance-reducing mechanisms, and influence on key strategic choices and outcomes
This research project explores determinants and effects of perceived distance in the process of internationalization of Polish firms. The main research objectives are twofold. First, the project aims at understanding the influence of distance between domestic and foreign markets as perceived by managers (psychic distance), both on the internationalization process of Polish firms (operating in high-, medium- and low-tech industries), and on the outcomes of this process. Second, it aims at formulating a model of reducing perceived distance in the process of internationalization. An additional goal of the project is to define dimensions of the perceived distance, which are crucial from the point of view of managers and entrepreneurs, as well as to examine the phenomenon of the psychic distance paradox in detail.
Professor Dariusz Jemielniak - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cultural norms and social organization in open collaboration communities
Since there are apparent differences between the open collaboration projects and other forms of organization, and also since there are differences within the open collaboration communities, between the expert driven (e.g. FLOSS) and the non-expert ones (Wikipedia), there is an emerging research field, which so far has not been sufficiently delved into by researchers. The objective of the project, therefore, is to create a qualitative, interpretive analysis of organizational practices in non-expert open collaboration communities, on the example of three different Wikipedia projects (from different countries), and Twitter/Blip and Pinterest.
Professor Andrzej K.Koźmiński - email@example.com
Development of Bounded Leadership Model
The main research goal of the project is development of a Bounded Leadership Theory among corporate managers and entrepreneurial managers based on guidelines provided by the latest researches of professor Koźmiński (2013) in this extent. The following research issues are subject of the project: How competences affect power of leadership? What impact on the leadership power has awareness of barriers and ability to overcome them? What factors are crucial in the field of overcoming barriers? What limits in the groups included in the survey are the hardest and the simplest to overcome?