Science – business relations in the opinion of university employees. Expectations versus reality.

- Michał Jacuński, Ph. D.

The aim of this article is finding out, based on the obtained empirical data from an opinion poll carried out among the employees of the University of Wrocław, in what way and in what scope cooperation with entrepreneurs (business) takes place on the individual level and on the level of a university. The obtained responses served the purpose of analysis and diagnosis of the level and potential of cooperation between the scientific-didactic personnel, including doctoral students and the economic environment. Key factors stimulating and hampering cooperation were defined. The intermediate goal was to find out, whether in light of the expressed opinions a university is still perceived as a place for carrying out goals typical of a 2nd generation, Humboldt-type university, or whether the features of a creative 3rd generation university can be seen. 3rd generation university is focused more on cooperation with the external environment and an exchange of resources. By means of the theory of rational choice two hypotheses were formulated and confirmed: first of all, university employees cooperate with entrepreneurs bypassing the university and the second thing is that cooperation with business is above all a source of individual benefits and is assessed as good. The survey was carried out among the employees of the University of Wrocław in the first half of 2018.

Michał Jacuński, Ph. D., University of Wrocław, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Science, Poland – assistant professor at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Wrocław. For about a dozen years he has been dealing with both practical and theoretical aspects of the communication of people, political and non-profit organizations, as well as public institutions and companies. He edited and co-created the scientific magazine titled “Central European Journal of Communication”. He gave lectures as guest at foreign universities in, among others, Belgium, Spain, Germany, Russia, Hungary. He took part in scientific internships in companies. An expert of the National Centre for Research and Development in the project contests under PO IR 2014-2020. Worked as a juror in the PR contest Złote Spinacze. He is a member of national and foreign scientific associations.

DOI: 10.2478/minib-2019-0012
Contact: michal.jacunski(at)
ORCID 0000-0002-6492-4945
MINIB, 2019, Vol. 31, Issue 1

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