We explore the impact of industry 4.0
on firms' strategic renewal


Fourth industrial revolution is now
Our mission

Progressing fourth industrial revolution, involving development of cyber physical systems, transform entire industries, creates new business opportunities and challenges. The companies renew their business models in an unprecedent way. We believe that with our efforts we will be able to discover its underlying mechanisms with the benefit for management science, companies and our students.
Thus, our mission is to conduct research on the impact of industry 4.0 on strategic renewal through business model innovation, disseminate this knowledge and facilitate its implementation in business.

Research
We research how industry 4.0 shapes the future of management

Our umbrella research project aims at understanding the approach to and mechanisms of innovation (traditional and/or open) through which firms actively seek ways to transform or substantially upgrade their business models to increase chances of long-term survival and international competitiveness. We adopt a contingency approach (firms operating in industries of different technological intensity, exposed to different value migration patterns, resulting from the fourth industrial revolution i.e. Industry 4.0, a ‘smart’ industry and of different size) to understand which renewal journeys are most successful in terms of sustainable and profitable growth and why.

Conceptual framework

  • 1. Rahul Bhatia - Determinants of the Success or Failure of an Intrapreneurial Endeavour
  • 2. Patryk Gliwiński - The emerging phenomenon of venture factories: business models and significance for corporate partners: The case of The Heart.
  • 3. Sandesh Gunjal - The role of transformational leadership in new venture’s growth
  • 4. Mariia Kislitsyna - Benefits and drawbacks of corporate-startup collaboration (accelerator) from the point of view of a startup
  • 5. Alicja Kozłowska - Drivers and challenges of intrapreneurship
  • 6. Yuliya Matsiuta - Exploration of the relationships between accelerator organization and startups
  • 7. Elizabeth Schrikemma - The startup-corporation collaboration: motives, forms and outcomes
  • 8. Dariusz Tarczyński - Start-ups–corporation collaboration: The key factors of growth for start-up’s’ growth
  • 9. Tetyana Tereshkevych - Innovation process inside the organization through intrapreneurship and cultural transformation: The case of L'Oreal
  • 10. Ricardo Vieira - The influence of corporate and academic incubation on change of startups’ business model: A comparative case study

  • 1. Paweł Bujnowski - Venture Capital General Partners’ assessment of portfolio company’s business performance: The role of intrateam trust perceptions
  • 2. Mateusz Gliszczyński - Alliance management of the "living heart" project
  • 3. Roland Rychlik - Strategic renewal at PKN Orlen
  • 4. Łukasz Pelowski - Logika strategii wzrostu firmy/The logic of the firm's growth
Our community
How we collaborate with our partners

  • Partnering institutions (corporate, governmental, think-tanks)
  • Consulting projects delivered by Kozminski Univ's students
  • Internships for Kozminski Univ's students
  • Annual contest for the best Master's thesis on strategic renewal



Knowledge dissemination

  • Postgraduate studies "Growth strategies"
  • Elective graduate course "Microeconomics of competition"
    (certified by Harvard University)
  • Conferences and seminars
  • White papers & reports on strategic renewal
  • Book based on a pilot research project

Upcoming events

Seminar on Emerging Market Research

The seminar hosts three presentations. Prof. William Newburry (Florida International University) will make a speech on “Strategic capabilities of emerging market firms”, presenting the findings of cross-country research project. Dr Ilona Hunek (Kozminski University) and prof. Jacek Tomkiewicz (Kozminski University) will discuss the findings of two projects conducted at Kozminski University with the cooperation with CEIBS (China Europe International Business School).

30.09.2019

Kozminski University, Aula B5 @12:00

Register

Before 20.09.2019

AGENDA


Seminar opening
12:00 - 12:10

prof. Robert Rządca - Deputy Rector and Vice-Rector for Research
and Faculty Development

dr Mariola Ciszewska-Mlinarič - Dean of Faculty of Management

Paper Development Workshop

Organized by Strategy Department and Research Center for Innovative Growth Strategies. The Workshop aims at providng support to KU academicians in preparing their papers for publications in top tier journals. The event will be held by prof. William Newburry (editorial review board of JIBS, JWB, JMS, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of International Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, and Cross Cultural and Strategic Management). We invite both scholars and PhD students who want to improve their publication skills.

Authors of 3-5 selected papers from the submitted pool will feedback and suggestions from prof. William Newburry. These authors will receive a confirmation before September 15, 2019. If you have any questions, e-mail dr Piotr Wójcik at pwojcik@kozminski.edu.pl

01.10.2019

Kozminski University, room TBD @12:00

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Before 09.09.2019

AGENDA


Our partners

The Heart Think Tank Emerging Markets Society

About us

Team Member

Mariola Ciszewska-Mlinarič, PhD

Director of the Research Center

Assistant Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Management at Kozminski University. Researcher, senior fellow at Kozminski Univ's Research Center for Innovative Growth Strategies. Lecturer at Kozminski Uni and foreign universities in France, Austria and Slovenia.

She is a consultant in the area of strategic advisory. Receiver of a medal of the National Education Commission for special merits in education and upbringing (2017). Head of the OPUS research grant funded by the National Science Centre (2015-2019) and the main contractor in two CEIBS research grants (China Europe International Business School) (2017-2019). Author of several dozen publications in recognized foreign journals, including Journal of Business Research, Business History, Journal for East European Management Studies and European Journal of International Management.

Team Member

Piotr Wójcik, PhD

Deputy Director of the Research Center

Assistant Professor at Kozminski University, Department of Strategy. Researcher, senior fellow at Kozminski Univ's Research Center for Innovative Growth Strategies, lecturer and entrepreneur. Head of MINIATURA research grant funded by National Science Center (2018)...

... and several statutory grants at Kozminski University. Holder of Verba Veritatis Award for the Best PhD dissertation in Business and Society issues (2015). Outstanding Young Academicians Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education. He has published among others in Journal of Business Research.

International Advisory Board

Team Member

prof. Krzysztof Obłój

Head of
International Advisory Board

Distinguished professor of Strategic and International Management. Former president of European International Business Academy. He holds chairs of Strategic Management departments at Kozminski University and School of Management of University of Warsaw. He is a renown corporate speaker and...

... consultant in Poland and advises numerous Polish and international firms in the areas of strategy, structure and organizational culture. He is a member of two supervisory boards of large listed companies. He published articles among others in Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, European Management Journal, Industrial&Environmental Crisis Quarterly, International Small Business Journal, Business History.

  • List of publications
Team Member

prof. Seung Ho "Sam" Park

Advisor

Professor and President's Chair in Strategy and International Business and Executive Director of the NBS Center for Emerging Market Studies. Prof. Park has been a leader in global academic communities serving as Chair, Program Chair, and a member of the Executive Committee of International Management Division (Academy of Management)...

... and a member of the editorial and advisory boards of several major journals, including Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, among others. He was the organizer of influential international conferences and forums in China and Russia and the founding president of the Association for Korean Management Scholars. He has extensive experiences in corporate consulting and training around the world and is a frequent speaker in corporate meetings and international forums. He is currently a board member of Amore Pacific (Seoul), a leading cosmetics company in Asia, and served as corporate strategy advisor for the Wity Group (Shanghai), a trustee for the International School of Beijing, and a member of the International Expert Council of Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

  • List of publications



Team Member

prof. Zbigniew Bochniarz

Advisor

Professor at Kozminski University. His teaching and research focus on the development of social and environmental issues in the post-communist countries.

Visiting scholar and senior fellow at the University of Minnesota's, Institute of Public Affairs (1986-2006), at the Labovitz School of Economics and Management at the University of Minnesota-Duluth (2006-07), and at the University of Washington's Evans School (since 2007). He co-founded the Center for Nations in Transition at the Humphrey Institute. Former adviser to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) for Eastern Europe. A member of the Program Council of the Economists' Foundation for Environmental and Natural Resources, a founding member of the Partnership for the Environment foundation and a co-founder of the Institute for Sustainable Development Foundation.

Team Member

prof.
Desislava Dikova

Advisor

Professor in International Business with a CEE focus at WU Wien/ Vienna University of Economics & Business and a scientific co-director of WU’s Competence Center for Emerging Markets and CEE.

She is the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of East West Business (published by Taylor Francis), Associate editor of European Management Review and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of International Marketing, Management and Organization Review. Dr. Dikova's research is focused on the international behavior of large multinational companies and SMEs, their foreign market entry mode choices, and the subsequent performance of foreign subsidiaries in the CEE region and the CIS. She has published her work in numerous journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of International Management, Journal of Business Research and International Business Review.

  • List of publications
Team Member

prof.
Ajai Gaur

Advisor

Associate Professor of Strategic Management and International Business at Rutgers Business School. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of World Business and...

... a consulting editor at the Journal of International Business Studies. He served as the president of the Asia Academy of Management for two terms from 2015 to 2019. In 2018, Ajai was appointed as an honorary chair professor at the Jilin University and Dean’s Research Professor at the Rutgers Business School. (For more information visit: www.ajaigaur.com)

  • List of publications


Business Council

Team Member

Małgorzata Bonikowska, PhD

Advisor

President of the Center for International Relations. Co-founder and president of the THINKTANK center, academic lecturer. Graduated from University of Warsaw and Sorbonne, PhD holder from Polish Academy of Science, Fulbright scholar at Columbia University. Expert and then the head of the European Commission's Information and Communication Program (2001-2007). Advisor for EU affairs at the Government Center for Human Resources Development (2007-2016). Author of over a hundred publications.

Team Member

Tomasz Rudolf

Advisor

Co-Founder and CEO of The Heart, European Center for Corporate-Startup Collaboration. Entrepreneur and business model innovation expert. He has almost two decades of experience working with corporate partners such as Marstercard, Ghelamco, Alior Bank, PKO BP, Philips, Orbis and more. Tomasz is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator in the field of corporate-startup collaboration, innovation & entrepreneurship. Top rated (#1) Founder Institute mentor.

Senior Fellows

Team Member

Jacek Tomkiewicz, PhD

Senior Fellow

Associate Professor of economics and Research Director at TIGER research center at Kozminski University and lecturer. Dean of Economics and Finance Department. In 2002 and 2003 worked as an Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and a member of the team responsible for public finance reform. Lecturer and researcher in European Institute of Public Administration (2009-2010). Visiting researcher at OECD (France), University of Brighton (UK), Hoover Institution at Stanford University (USA), Columbia University (New York, USA), Harvard University (USA). Visiting lecturer in few European universities. His research interests are mainly focused on macroeconomics and economic policy in emerging markets, he has published some of his works on this issues.

Junior Fellows

Team Member

Paweł Bujnowski

Junior Fellow, PhD candidate

Paweł's research interests focus on intrateam relational dynamics between Venture Capital funds’ General Partners and entrepreneurs. Professionally, an investment banker, have worked among others with Credit Suisse and Citigroup. He is after an academic ‘gang’, who dares to embark on new research adventures and challenge existing academic orthodoxies.

Team Member

Mateusz Gliszczyński

Junior Fellow, PhD candidate

Solution architecture consultant. He currently leads, evaluates and works on innovative IT engineering projects (industry 4.0, digital twin, virtual reality, etc.) for large industry players across Western and Central Europe. He has over 6 years of experience in management consulting, specifically in healthcare and high-tech context gained at Dassault Systemes, IMS Consulting Group (IQVIA), Philips Healthcare and McKinsey & Company.

Team Member

Roland Rychlik

Junior Fellow, PhD candidate

A qualified Oil&Gas information analyst at PKN Orlen and MBA diploma holder from Lublin School of Technology and University of Minnesota. His specialties are AML/CFT, Open Source Intelligence and Customer Due Dilligence. Holder of International Advanced Certificate in Anti Money Laundering from International Compliance Association.

Team Member

Łukasz Pelowski

Junior Fellow, PhD candidate

Activist investor, interim manager and entrepreneurs advisor. Specialized in planning and implementation of value growth strategies, and building of enterprise value. Founded his first company in college. Then created, modified and developed a number of business ideas from various industries. Currently, owner or co-owner of several enterprises with years of experience as a leader and negotiator. Actively invests in the development of Secret Garden Group. Huge fan of dynamic approach to life.

Team Member

Mariia Kislitsyna

Junior Fellow
Master's student

A part-time student in Master in Management major Strategic Management. Currently changing fields and trying something new on a career path. Passionate about university studies, but also interested in learning about topics unrelated to management (fiction and linguistics, especially about the history of English).

Team Member

Patryk Gliwiński

Junior Fellow
Master's student

Engineer in the field of mechatronics from Wroclaw University of Science and Technology and student of Master in Management with major in Strategic Management. Operations Manager at Amazon. I am interested in topics connected to Leadership, Innovation and Strategy.

Team Member

Yulia Matsiuta

Junior Fellow
Master's student

Bachelor diploma holder in International Management program from Kozminski University. Currently, a student of Master in Management program with major in Strategic Management and a participant of double degree program with Catolica Business School in Lisbon.



Team Member

Elizabeth Schrikkema

Junior Fellow
Master's student

Full-time Master in Management double degree at Kozminski Univerity and ESCP Paris. Passionate about the future of organizational strategies in interorganizational collaborations, focused on startup-corporation collaborations.

Team Member

Sandesh
Gunjal

Junior Fellow
Master's student

Full-time student of Master in Management program with major in Strategic Management at Kozminski University. Passionate about amalgation of new technologies and humanity. Presently, accelerating the Sales Development and catalysing technical recruitment for businesses globally by building better, smarter and sharper team of Tech Savvy.

Team Member

Tetyana Tereshkevych

Junior Fellow
Master's student

A part–time Master in Management student at Kozminski University and a finance professional. Bachelor diploma holder from Lazarski University in International Relations. Always ready for new ideas and challenges.



Team Member

Rahul Bhatia

Master's student
Junior Fellow

A full-time student of Master’s in Management at Kozminski University, specializing in Strategic Management. Apart from his research in intrapreneurship and business innovation, he has a keen interest in corporate and investment banking as well as asset management. He is passionate about learning new languages and challenging himself with new areas of research.

Team Member

Darek Tarczyński

Junior Fellow
Master's student

Engineer in the field of automatics and robotics from Krakow University of Science and Technology and student of Master in Management with a major in Strategic Management. Owner of growing IT company in Łódź. Passionate software developer, constantly curious about business growth strategies.

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