External image of a university playing the role of an employer and the gender of potential young employees

The article presents chosen aspects associated with the perception of universities playing the role of an employer among the potential young employees. This work is theoretical-empirical in character. In the theoretical part on the basis of the results of cognitive-critical analysis of world literature on the subject it is emphasized that universities need to build their image as employers in a complex way. It is actually becoming essential, taking into consideration the challenges that universities have to face. With regard to image-related issues, in case of this group of entities both with regard to theoretical deliberations and empirical research, there … Czytaj więcej »

Marketing aspects of consolidation of higher education institutions

The article provides a description of good practice in connection with the completed consolidation of two higher education institutions – the Lower Silesian College of Enterprise and Technology in Polkowice and the Copper Belt Technical College in Lubin into the Jan Wyżykowski University with its seat in Polkowice and a Branch Faculty in Lubin. This process began in autumn of 2015 and was brought to completion by the decision of the Minister of Science and Higher Education. The author points to image implications and marketing challenges, discusses the rebranding process (new logo and name as well as the actions this … Czytaj więcej »

Marketing determinants of the choice of field of studies

  Considerations presented in this article are aimed at giving an answer to the following research question – Which elements of universities’ marketing activity influence the acquisition of students the most? The presented research question arises from the goal defined for the research which involved finding clues concerning the way of conducting marketing activities enabling the acquisition of a number of new students satisfying the strategy of a university. Additionally, the answer to the question formulated this way will be juxtaposed with new reality of the functioning of universities in Poland, which is associated with changes introduced by the Ministry of … Czytaj więcej »

Model of cooperation between science and industry (S2B –Science to Business) in the area of improving the conditions of work – experiences of the Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute

The paper presented the experiences of Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research Institute in the area of starting cooperation with companies, based on building networking structures in Poland. For the purpose of allowing the implementation and dissemination of technical and organizational solutions serving the improvement of work conditions in companies in Poland a computer application has been created. The application, according to the authors’ intentions, will be a rich database of solutions and good practices available for broad application. The foundation justifying the creation of such application was a survey of the activity and needs of companies in … Czytaj więcej »

Successful Technology Commercialization – Yes or No? Improving the Odds. The Quick Look Methodology and Process

This article explores the relationships which transform new scientific knowledge into new commercial products, services, and ventures to create wealth creation.  The major technology and marketing commercialization dilemmas are defined and addressed.  The Quicklook methodology and related processes to quickly assess the commercial viability and potential of a scientific research project is explained.   Using the Quicklook methodology and process early in the research and development process improves the success odds of commercialization.

Professor William Bradley “Brad” Zehner II, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, USA – is an Associate Professor of Management and a Global Teaching Fellow.  He is also a Czytaj więcej »

Innovation in social-economic development in Poland. Research institutes as entities and contractors of innovative activities in Poland

The goal of this article is to present the development of innovativeness in Poland in the period of its membership in the European Union. The author will address the place and role of research-development activity in the formation of innovations. The article will consist of a short theoretical part and the presentation of chosen theories of innovations functioning in the economy. The main part of the article will be an attempt to look at research institutes in the context of their usefulness in the process of raising the innovativeness of the country, taking into consideration the changes proposed by government … Czytaj więcej »

Cloud Computing Application for Romanian SMEs

The article studies the current economical state of Romanian SMEs and the utility of cloud computing technologies in the process of sustainable open innovation. The study is based on a supply chain adapted for SMEs, on a model of innovation within a network business environment and on a decision tree dedicated for SMEs when starting a new project. Taking into account the statements of the article, a new framework of cloud computing economics can be developed.

Professor Luminiţa Pistol, Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, Romania – Vice-Rector of Spiru Haret University (2015-present), Dean of the Faculty of Marketing and International Economic Czytaj więcej »

The role of knowledge management in mobile marketing

Mobile marketing is one of the fastest growing channels of marketing information. Mobile terminal devices and mobile networks allow for mass personalisation of content transmitted to individual recipients thereby facilitating recipient segmentation within one-to-one marketing. Mobile marketing means using interactive wireless media to provide clients with personal information with precise profiling using geo-location, time, and often associated with their interests, sex or other attributes, promoting goods, services and ideas, thus, also generating added value for all the process participants. Mobile media has completely transformed the present concept of marketing campaigns and has opened up a wide array of new opportunities … Czytaj więcej »

Possibilities and limitations of using the customer experience management concept by universities


Managing an institution of higher education requires the use of methods that are appropriate to the changing market environment. One of the relatively new management concepts, which may find its application in the educational environment is the concept of customer experience management (Customer Experience Management). This article attempts to examine the possibility of its use in higher education, taking into account the related opportunities and barriers.

Professor Zygmunt Waśkowski, Ph.D., Poznań University of Economics, Poland (Department of Marketing Strategies). Author of about 100 publications on the subjects of relationship marketing, strategic marketing, management and marketing in sports. The initiator and 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 »

Social media as a source of market information


Nowadays information plays an important role in the development of companies. Information constitutes the main source of building competitive advantage allowing to make a good business decision, which leads to a company’s success on the market. Conducting marketing research makes it possible to obtain valuable information, but unfortunately this method is usually associated with the necessity of bearing high costs and in many cases research itself is conducted in an incorrect way and delivers incorrect information. We live in the age of information society, which is associated with the rapid development of the Internet and tools using the Internet allowing … Czytaj więcej »

Factors determining effective cooperation of companies with scientific-research units


The goal of this article is to present and analyse factors which influence the success of cooperation between science and business. An inspiration for this article were the results of research conducted in 2015-2016 by a scientific team of Warsaw Management School. The research concerned the problem of low level of innovativeness of Polish economy. The purpose of the research was to identify the obstacles for innovativeness resulting from flawed policies of the state, companies’ activities and actions taken by scientific-research institutions. On the basis of obtained conclusions recommendations concerning possible solutions that could allow to change the unfavourable situation, … Czytaj więcej »

The image of a research institution as an important element in shaping the level of competitiveness of the organisation

The primary objective of the publication is defining the factors and processes affecting the efficient course of actions undertaken around building a positive image of the organisation. The study raises key aspects of this issue. The diagnosis providing that the recipient is guided in his/her purchasing decisions by the opinions about a given product or service that reach them through all the available content distribution channels is appearing increasingly often in subsequent study findings. The same studies have also confirmed that an inherent feature of a knowledge-based economy is the level of the intangible asset share as regards determining the … Czytaj więcej »

The impact of leadership styles on innovation management

The article reviews research on the impact of different leadership styles on innovation management by setting out the organisational framework of the findings to date in four generic dimensions: people, measures, effects, and objectives. Using this framework, an overview has been provided of studies on directive and participative leadership, interactive leadership, charismatic leadership, transformational leadership, transactional and instrumental leadership, strategic and executive leadership, as well as shared and distributed leadership. There are strong signals that different stages and types of innovation raise different leadership requirements. Against this background, transformational leadership is not the only innovation management style and various leadership … 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 »

Traineeships industrial and professional practice as effective mechanism of marketing of the scientific and research institute

The following paper presents executed at the Institute of Aviation in Warsaw student internship program and a program of industrial internships for young researchers technical universities of the country and from abroad. Many years of experience staff and a modern database of certified, modern laboratories can convey knowledge, the level of which is highly esteemed in the world. Conducted new projects and specialized training organizations in the design and maintenance of the Institute of Aviation enable trainees to familiarize themselves with modern technologies in the wider area around the aviation. The author presented the work program proposed the possibility of … Czytaj więcej »

The cooperation between universities as a way to build strong business and scientific units


More and more frequently in the literature you can meet the described cooperation between the university and the business environment. These projects relate both to joint research, raising funds in the framework of EU grants, practices, internships for students, graduates and employees of the university, preparation of expert reports, prototypes, diagnoses, matching the educational offer to the needs of the local market, etc. However considerably less can meet with the co-operation among universities but also in this area can be indicated numerous opportunities for joint action. Polish universities are increasingly willing to look for a partner in foreign universities to … Czytaj więcej »

Lecturers as an element of higher education marketing


The goal of this article is to identify the scope and results of already conducted research on the perception of lecturers from the internal and external perspective of Polish universities , as well as to assess the utilization of these resources in light of the marketing knowledge of a service organization. Research methods used for the purpose of this article include: the analysis of Polish and foreign periodicals from the area of university management and marketing, diagnosis of the utilization of lecturers as a special marketing asset of a university and formulating conditions for efficient marketing management of university employees … Czytaj więcej »

Outer image of university in the role of employer as the base of segmentation of young potential employees


In the article problems of outer image of university as employer are presented. In the theoretical part the gap of knowledge in this scope is identified. It must be underlined that employer image is analysed relatively more seldom than product image or offeror image. It is presented rather in the case of enterprises not in the case of universities. The lack of publications and researches is especially visible in the relation to the perceiving of university in the role of employer by participants of outer labour market. That’s why in the empirical part of this article prepared on the base … Czytaj więcej »

Marketing communication of airports as a factor determining the choice of airport by polish and foreign passengers


In the contemporary economy an important aspect of functioning of every organization is the efficiency of conducted communication activities. They play a key role in the process of creating the desired image of an organization, which influences the purchasing decisions of consumers, including the choice of airport by passengers. The factors determining positive and negative opinions of passengers about airports should be a plane for the search for unique values (benefits) for particular airports, which will allow to distinguish the offer of an airport on an ever more competitive transport market. The article presents factors which influence the formation of … Czytaj więcej »

Perception of the university as an employer among young potential employees

agnieszka barukThe article is theoretical-empirical in character. It presents issues associated with the external image of the university as an employer. In the theoretical part the views of various researchers presented in literature on the subject, concerning among others the employer’s image and its determinants, are analysed. It is emphasized that up till now the aspects of image (including aspects associated with the external image) in case of universities as one of key service providers serving an important function in the society haven’t been analysed too much. In the empirical part of the article based on the results of primary research … Czytaj więcej »

A platform for quality management in research institutes (part II)

Agnieszka KlembalskaIn the recent years there has been a particularly strong pressure on changing old structures and management models in research institutes. Contemporary research institutes are scientific units which are commercial in character – almost 80% of funds come from companies and contractual research activity and services. They are the basic sector of science aiming at cooperation with the economy, applied and innovative research. In order to maintain the current and start new cooperation it is necessary to pay particular attention to maintaining, improving and exposing high level of quality of conducted activity. Taking into consideration the necessity of carrying out … Czytaj więcej »

Business model in research-development activity


The partners and allies of business practice in the processes of modernization of the economy are scientific-research institutions, such as scientific institutes, research-development units and universities. A market on which companies can look for the solutions they need and scientific-research institutions can look for inspiration, partners and capital is being formed. The market provides conditions for operation, development and implementation of developed solutions. Taking into consideration the complexity of market, technical, legal, financial, or intellectual property protection issues, research-development units are more and more frequently unable to function efficiently without a clear and unequivocal definition of goals, methods and conditions … 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 »

Lead generation strategy as a multichannel mechanism of growth of a modern enterprise

Witold Swieczakwl-cz-bLead generation strategy describes the marketing process of involvement and capture of interest in a product or service which is aimed at developing sales plans and, as a consequence, soliciting new clients. Lead generation is becoming an increasingly popular demand-generating strategy, which – through its multichannelled dissemination of the generated message – gives it a much greater reach. Lead generation assists organisations in achieving a greater brand awareness, building relationships and attracting more potential clients to fill their sales pipeline. The primary purpose of this publication is identifying the possibilities that the implementation of lead generation strategies provides to modern … Czytaj więcej »

Research institutes in Poland – evaluation of their place and role in innovative politics in Poland.

Renata BarcikowskaIn the paper have been analyzed issues related to the reserach institutes in Poland in last decade. The problematic question is: What is the role and place of research institutes in Poland in innovative policy with particular regard to their usefulness in the implementation of the Knowledge Based Economy (KBE).

Renata Barcikowska, Ph.D., Railway Research Institute, Poland – is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Coordination of Projects and International Cooperation of IK. In 2015 she received a Ph.D from Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw in the area of political sciences. Her disertation was on Research Institutes in Czytaj więcej »

Reputation Management for Scientific Organisations – Framework Development and Exemplification

Reputation management deals with establishing, maintaining and strengthening a positive reputation for an object in order to build trust, commitment and lasting relationships. Positive reputation is considered a major intangible asset of companies as it contributes to their value creation. Reputation and reputation management, therefore, are well-established perspectives in marketing theory. This paper examines reputation in matters of scientific organisations. Drawing on conventional (commercial marketing) models of reputation management and derived characteristics of scientific organisations, a modified framework is deduced, named the Scientific Organisations Reputation Model (SORM). As this model widely fits the specific requirements of this type of organisation … Czytaj więcej »

Internet website as a tool of communication in scientific institutions

The aim of the article is to analyze the use of websites in communication activities and image building of national scientific institutions. One of the reasons for undertaking this subject is the greater attention paid to scientific communication and its link to the need for society involvement in research, that was expressed in the “Rome Declaration on Responsible Research and Innovation in Europe” in 2014. Apart from that, there is an enhanced science mediatization that requires from PR specialists an extra effort to ensure that their messages are not distorted. The subject seems to be vital as there is a … Czytaj więcej »

Relational benefits and quality of relation – towards understanding of the ties between science and business

Malgorzata GrzegorczykThe goal of this article is to answer the question in what way relational marketing and in particular, the concept of relational benefits, as well as quality of relation may influence the transfer of knowledge and technologies from universities to business. Another goal is to highlight significant, future directions of research in this area. Integration of the theory of relational marketing and technology transfer may create a new framework for fuller understanding of the ties between science and business. Research in this area may contribute to the expansion and development of the theory of relational marketing, which until now was … Czytaj więcej »

Technology Creates 21st Century Wealth – Processes, Problems, and Prognosis

zehnerbradleyCraig WilliamsGary PletcherScience and technology are the driving forces increasing the global standards of living. The technology – wealth relationship is complex and not well understood presently but recent macro data tends to support Robert Solow’s 1957 observation that societal, company, and individual wealth and increased standards of living is created by application of science and technology to socio-economic challenges.  In 1987, Robert Solow received the Nobel Prize in Economics, for his insight that “seven-eighths” of the world’s increase in world wealth is due to advances in science and technology.   The challenges and costs of of wealth creation are identified. This paper … Czytaj więcej »