The possibility of overcoming barriers in international cooperation in the area of R&D from the point of view of a research unit, based on the example of the Institute of Aviation

- Sylwester Wyka, M. Sc. Eng.

The article presents the possibilities of overcoming barriers in international cooperation from the point of view of a research unit. The goal of the article is the presentation of good management practices in international cooperation in the area of R&D between the Institute of Aviation and General Electric, which reduce the level of uncertainty of cooperation. In the text the results of quantitative research concerning barriers for technological cooperation between Polish entities and foreign partners were used. Case study analysis revealed the possibility of reducing these barriers. Data for the case study were collected in interviews with the managers of both the Polish and the American partner. Partner cooperation between organizations brings mutual benefits and motivates the partners to pursue further development of cooperation and reduces the transaction costs resulting from cooperation in a sensitive area. Both organizations have worked out a series of good practices of international cooperation in the area of R&D, which can be used for overcoming barriers in establishing international R&D cooperation by Polish companies.

Sylwester Wyka, M. Sc. Eng., Institute of Aviation, Warsaw, Poland – deputy Director of the Institute of Aviation since January 1, 2018. He has many years of experience in both design and team management in science and research units and manufacturing companies in the aviation and automotive industries, acquired, among others, in GE Company Poland – GE Aviation Engineering Design Center and in Gerda Hydomat S.A. He combines technical and managerial skills supported by extensive professional experience in many areas. In his professional career he worked, among others, as a sales engineer, mechanical engineer, reaching the position of production department manager or engineering team manager on the design of the trailing edge of the Airbus A350. He is a graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Production Engineering, in the field of Automatics and Robotics.
Recently he is interested in the subject of cooperation between science and business entities with special focus on entry barriers for such cooperation.

DOI: 10.2478/minib-2019-0018
Contact: sylwester.wyka(at)
MINIB, 2019, Vol. 31, Issue 1

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