Knowledge and innovations as factors of organizational development – an integrated approach

Jerzy BarukContemporary organizations operate in a turbulent and competitive environment, that is why they must look for effective ways of their own development. One of such manners is systemic creation of incremental and radical innovations and their implementation in particular functional areas. Efficient creation of innovations, treated as an important factor in the development of an organization, is conditioned by access to appropriate resources of knowledge. In the publication, the author proposes a new conception of organization management focused on development. The essence of this conception is including innovation management and knowledge management into one management system. This conception is enriched … Czytaj więcej »

Selected aspects of the innovation policy of enterprises operating in the Member States of the European Union

Jerzy BarukIn the era of innovation revolution it is justified to pursue rational policy of innovation on the level of country, region and company. Innovations have become a basic development factor for business entities, the growth of their competitiveness, improvement of their position on the market, growth of economic efficiency etc. The assumptions of such policy should be based on a precise diagnosis of the existing state in the area of innovative activity. This article tries to carry out such a diagnosis by looking for answers to the following questions:
1. Did companies functioning in Member States of the European Union … Czytaj więcej »

Innovative enterprises operating in the Member States of the European Union


Contemporary enterprises should be innovative to survive on a competitive market. Innovations are the basic factor of development of each firm. They must be systematically developed and implemented in all areas of socio-economic activity. The base for the creation of such a system can be a complex diagnosis of the current state of the commonness of introduction of the innovations in particular enterprises. This diagnosis can be conducted on the base of results of the empirical researches, conducted in February 2016 by TNS Political & Social in 28 EU Member States, Switzerland and the United States. These researches, among other … Czytaj więcej »

HR Excellence in Research as an attribute of scientific institutions’ competitiveness


What plays a major role in the process of building the competitiveness of an organization is not just the ability to adapt to the changing conditions in the environment, but also acquiring characteristics distinguishing it, which make it possible to keep, or improve its position on the market. What may be such a handicap for a scientific unit is the HR Excellence in Research (HRE) logo, which is awarded by the European Commission under the strategy “Human Resources Strategy for Researchers” (HRS4R). It is awarded to scientific institutions, which implement the rules of the „European Charter for Researchers” and the … Czytaj więcej »

The role of knowledge in the processes of creating and implementing innovations

Jerzy BarukThe dynamics of changes taking place in the environment of organizations encourages them to design and implement internal changes allowing to sustain the balance between the organizations and their environment. These changes concern the formulation of the main goal of an organization, process and structural solutions, management concept, relations with clients, a different look at resources, using knowledge as a source of innovation etc. One of the conditions for the functioning and development of contemporary organizations is systemic utilization of knowledge for solving the emerging problems, including the creation of innovations. Satisfying this condition requires using knowledge in management. The … Czytaj więcej »

Place of research and development activity in the development policy of enterprises

Jerzy BarukIn this article the author verifies the thesis that the popularity of investing in research and development activity (R&D)  in enterprises operating in the Member States of the European Union is variable and diverse. The basis of such verification is a statistical-comparative analysis of the results of the empirical researches on innovative trends in EU companies. The study was conducted in February 2015 by TNS Political & Social in 28 Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and the United States. Analysis of the popularity of investing in R&D in enterprises is carried out in  the following 3 dimensions: 1) … Czytaj więcej »

Innovation activity management in scientific and research and development organizations

Jerzy BarukA new trend called “revolution of innovation” is clear visible in the development of the modern economy. Its benefits can be maximized through the rational approach to innovation activity management, knowledge management (treated as a source of innovation) and systemic connection between the science with industry and customers in the process of creating value. The content of the publication is thus the concept of systematic approach to innovation activity management, with special emphasis on the commercialization of innovation, and using of knowledge as a source of innovation. Three models of approach to management are proposed:
1) model of rational organization … Czytaj więcej »

The role of personal marketing in forming the image of a science organization

The paper aims to define the role of personal marketing activities in forming the image of a science organization. Based on the critical-cognitive analysis of literature on marketing and management, the paper discusses different interpretations of image and definitions of image related concepts of identity, personality, reputation and brand in the context of science organizations. The work subsequently presents a classification of sub-images of a science organization as an employer, stressing the occurrence of image discrepancy caused by different perceptions of an organization by particular segments of the the personal proposition recipients. The theoretical deliberations are complemented by an analysis … Czytaj więcej »

Marketing of knowledge based services

The issues discussed in this paper refer to the contemporary role of services in the knowledge-based economy. The author identifies the fields of services that currently constitute the so-called economy development carriers and names them knowledge-based services. Educational, research, and information and communication, as well as business services are particularly significant in this group of services. Despite the diversity of the enumerated services between industries, their common feature is offering customers the basic value in the form of professional knowledge based on the intellectual capital of individual service organisations. The author, relying on the concept of customer value management as … Czytaj więcej »

Effective time management – selected issues

Deliberations included in this article contain the basic issues related to the subject of time management. As we know, people who waste their time the most, most complain about the lack of the time. We should treat our time, time of our co-workers, and friends as a valuable, but limited wealth. Principles of effective time management can be applied in any scientific and research institutions, companies or corporations. The benefits of a good and effective time management will be felt not only by ourselves but also by our friends and family. Detailed formulation of objectives, identification and elimination of time … Czytaj więcej »