New organizational model for functioning of research institutes in Poland — comparative analysis of Łukasiewicz and POLTRIN Networks

- Renata Barcikowska

This article concerns the functioning of research institutes in Poland taking into account their legal and organizational changes. The aim of the article is to attempt to answer the question whether networking of research institutes in Poland is an appropriate organizational model for the functioning of these organizations. The introduction outlines the theoretical background for the network analysis and presents general information about research institutes. The author presents solutions concerning networking of scientific institutions in Poland and in selected EU countries. The POLTRIN and Łukasiewicz networks are an example of models of networking research institutes in our country. The author analyzes the activities of these networks, taking into account the benefits of network connections in cooperation with the economy. The research methods used in this paper include: the analysis of source materials, case study, comparison method and bibliometric method.

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 dissertation was on Research Institutes in Poland — evaluation of their place and role in innovative politics in Poland in terms of membership in EU”. She also completed a postgraduate school of Public Relations at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

DOI: 10.2478/minib-2021-0002
MINIB, 2021, Vol. 39, Issue 1

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