Department of Management - Faculty

department of management

Department of Management - Faculty

Prof. Anna Baczyńska is an Associate Professor and her main research interests include leadership, organizational behavior, and business psychology. Her major publications include journal articles in International Journal of Selection and Assessment Methods, Organizational Psychology in Frontiers as well as a book in Polish ("Managers or Leaders?" (Poltext)). Anna is currently working on two projects: "Virtual Assessment Center" and "Internationalization of Bounded Leadership Model". Her research includes studies in China, Japan, Poland, Germany, and the United States.

Dr Svetlana Gudkova is an Assistant Professor studying entrepreneurship, family business and quality assurance in higher education. Her teaching focuses on entrepreneurship, new venture development and creative ideation workshops. Her recent publishing includes editing a volume entitled "Exploring Entrepreneurship: Inspirations from the Field". Her current work focuses on a research project studying the process of entrepreneurial socialization in narrations of family business successors.

+Prof. Witold Kieżun was a distinguished management scholar. His past employment included Temple University (USA) and leadership roles in the Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Warsaw. He is an author of over 300 publications, including books, journal articles and monographs. His books " ”Autonomization of Organizational Units. From Pathology of Organization" and "Management in Socialist Countries" are used as part of management teaching curricula worldwide. He passed away on June 12, 2021.

Katarzyna Kosy is a PhD student working on a dissertation on "giggers" (independent workers), studying their position on the labour market and managment-related issues. In her teaching, she values soft skills and real-life examples. Katarzyna has published on categorization of giggers and now works on a paper on their work identity.

Dr Łukasz Kowalik is an Assistant Professor and the Head of Strategy and Innovation Management major (Master in Management Programme). His experience includes more than 18 years as a manager at Intel Corporation, where he was responsible for PR, marketing communication and sales partner programs in CEE and EMEA region, as well as consultant roles in several enterprises. His main teaching interests are innovation strategy and change management. He has published a monograph in Polish, and his current research includes a project on temporal perspective of management, as well as studies of innovativeness.

Prof. Andrzej K. Koźmiński is the president of Kozminski University. An economist, sociologist and professor of management. The founder and former rector of Kozminski University. Member of Polish Academy of Sciences. He was a Fulbright Scholar, visiting professor at several universities, such as: University of California, George Washington University and Sorbonne. He is an author of 49 books and 450 publications. His achievements were recognised with awards such as Knight's Cross, Officer's Cross and Commander's Cross Orders of Polonia Restituta.

Dr Anna Królikowska-Tomczak is an Assistant Professor. Her research interests include: sustainable development, sustainability indicators and tourism management. She has published on these themes, including a chapter in a volume on Responsible Consumption and Production (Springer). Anna's teaching interests include: contemporary trends in management and organization, principles of management, innovation management as well as design thinking. She is an experienced design thinking moderator and tourism expert.

Prof. Dominika Latusek-Jurczak is a Full Professor and her main research interests include trust, interorganizational relations and organization theory. Her teaching concentrates on the issues of trust in organization theory. Dominika has published articles in outlets including European Management Journal, Management Learning and Kyklos, as well as books in Poland and abroad. Her experience includes leading a major project on case studies in business education in Poland ( Currently, she heads the Center for Trust Studies at Kozminski University, is a partner in Horizon 2020 consortium grant TiGRE (Trust in Governance and Regulation in Europe) and works on the >OPUS< Grant from the National Science Foundation.

Dr Miłosz Miszczyński is an Assistant Professor and his main research interests include organization theory, work and employment and critical management studies. His major publications include journal articles in  Organization and Critical Sociology as well as a book "Dialectical Meaning of Offshored Work" (Brill). Milosz is currently working on two grants from the National Science Foundation (>OPUS< and >SONATA<), writing a book addressing algorithmic alienation as well as expanding his research on open licensing in the music industry.

Dr Jacek Nożewski is an Assistant Professor with background in political science (University of Wroclaw). His main research interests include social-political communication and media agenda building. His research and academic experience rests on quantitative and qualitative research methods, including network analysis and statistics. Dr Nożewski particpates in research projects on new media and political communication and is a member of the Polish Society for Social Communication and the International Communication Association.

Prof. Tomasz Olejniczak is an Associate Professor studying business history, organization theory and Japanese management. His teaching interests include research methods, business history and organization theory. Tomasz is an author of two books on Japanese management and his key publications include articles in Journal of Management History and European Journal of International Management. Tomasz is a graduate from University of Warsaw and University of Tokyo and a recipient of scholarships of Japanese Ministry of Education and Japan Foundation. He is currently working on theory of historical continuity and popularization of business history and business archives.

Dr Anna Olszewska is an Assistant Professor studying leadership, top-level management teams and start-ups. Her teaching interests include communication, leadership, professional presentations. Anna’s publications include a book chapter considering ways of teaching global leadership in business schools.  Anna is a recipient of Polish National Science Centre’s grant during which she has conducted research in Singapore Management University, University of St.Gallen. Anna’s future plans include working on projects addressing female leadership and intercultural business communication.

Agnieszka Padzik-Wołos is a Doctoral Candidate preparing dissertation on transformation of employee-driven innovations into organizational routines. Her research interest covers employee autonomy and empowerment in organizations. Agnieszka has a strong industry background, being an expert in venture creation, communication and coaching guided by ethics and respect.

Dr Anna Pikos is an Assistant Professor and her research interests include business history, longevity and public management. Her major publications include journal articles in Baltic Journal of Management and Journal of Management History. Her future plans include a project aimed at studying longevity of Polish centennial companies as well as studying how companies create narratives to construct their histories.

Prof. dr Włodzimierz Piotrowski is an Associate Professor and a distinguished employee of Kozminski University, including 25th Anniversary Medal of Kozminski University. His research interests include theory of organization and management, systems theory, organizational behaviour and structures and processes in organizations. His teaching concentrates on leadership as well as change and crisis management. He is an author and co-editor of books and key management handbooks in Poland.

Dr Marta Połeć is an Assistant Professor and currently she is leading a research project: ‘Organizational Ethnography of Festivals of Street Performers’ (Preludium, National Science Centre). In the past, she completed a project: ‘Ethnography of Informal Organization of Street Artists in Poland’ (Diamond Grant, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education) and received numerous scholarships. Her research interests are focused on informal organization, entrepreneurship, street performances, urban sphere and ethnography.

Dr Kaja Prystupa-Rządca is an Assistant Professor studying virtual team management and swift internationalization paths of startups. Her teaching interests include management in virtual environments, innovative research techniques and new trends in management. Her recent publications focus on Swiss Startups entering Brazil and best management techniques for virtual team management.  Her current work focuses on project studying trust building processes in virtual teams.

Zofia Przymus is a Doctoral Candidate and a Lead of Business Management major (Bachelor in Management Programme). Her research interests include hospitality, food and beverage management and experience economy. Zofia currently teaches principles of management, risk management and psychology of consumer behaviour. Zofia in engaged in student life, being a coordinator of student science clubs, innovation and research expert in Kozminski Business Hub. She also works with Coca-Cola Hellenic and Academia Restaurant.

Jonathan Sidor is a Lecturer and his main teaching interests include contemporary business issues, culture, communication and presentation skills. Being an experienced lecturer, Jonathan leads a broad range of workshops and seminars, including "Current Events in Business Management" and "Profiles of Great American Businesses”, which he built from the ground up.

Rafał Staszek vel Staszewski is a PhD student working on a dissertation addressing trust and interorganizational relations. His teaching interests include public speaking, communication, manipulation and humanistic management. Rafał’s achievements include two-time vice-championship of Poland in Public Speaking and supervision of Ex Ante students club.

Paweł Zawiślak is a PhD student working on a dissertation studying organization of Polish co-operatives. Paweł’s research interests include social economy and cooperativism. Paweł teaches principles of management and is engaged in student life by working as a disability services consultant. Paweł is currently working on an article analysing business models of four co-operatives.

We also collaborate with: Antoni Ożyński