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 Workshop for doctoral students and candidates

Collegium of World Economy, SGH Warsaw School of Economics is inviting you to participate in the Workshop for doctoral students and candidates, which will take place on 3 – 5 June 2019 at SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
The aim of the workshop is to develop skills in conducting scientific research and methodology used for the preparation of the doctoral dissertation. The programme will include classes of general character and specialization profile. Lecturers will present, in particular, selected types of scientific explanations, which are applied in social science / economics as well as selected quantitative and qualitative methods.



​3 June

10:30-11:30 Welcome coffee and registration 
11:30-11:35 Official opening of the workshops
11:35-11:50 International cooperation of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics
11:50-14:15 Applied philosophy of science for economics: the role of questions and assumptions
14:15-15:15 Lunch
15:15-16:45 Round-table discussion

4 June

09:00-11:15 Quantitative methods in practice: dark shadows of the politicians, space shuttles, and Sherlock Holmes
11:25-11:55 Coffee break
11:55-14:20 Qualitative methods in practice: how to make sense of data that are not numbers, Part 1
14:20-15:20 Lunch
15:20-17:45 Qualitative methods in practice: how to make sense of data that are not numbers, Part 2

5 June

09:30-10:30 Workshop on a practical guide to undertaking a systematic literature review
10:30-11:00 Coffe break
11:00-12:30 How simulation modelling can help stimulate research agenda?
12:30 Lunch and networking



  1. Applied philosophy of science for economics: the role of questions and assumptions - 
  2. Quantitative methods in practice: dark shadows of the politicians, space shuttles, and Sherlock Holmes
  3. Qualitative methods in practice: how to make sense of data that are not numbers
  4. Workshop on a practical guide to undertaking a systematic literature review
    Workshop_on _a_practical_guide_to_undertaking_a_systematic_literature_review.pdfWorkshop_on _a_practical_guide_to_undertaking_a_systematic_literature_review.pdf
  5. How simulation modelling can help stimulate research agenda?


Associate Professor Aleksander Sulejewicz, PhD (SGH, Dept. of Economics II)  is an interdisciplinary economist specializing in international development studies, institutional economics, methodology of economics, and comparative political economy. He has served as UN expert in industrial economics, has been a member of supervisory boards in Polish financial institutions, and has experience in administration of Higher Education Institutions (MBA Director, Dean of Graduate School, accreditation expert).
Małgorzata Styśko-Kunkowska, PhD (Senior Lecturer at Faculty of Psychology University of Warsaw) has conducted qualitative studies in both academic and commercial settings. Currently her main academic interests are focused on a psychological meaning of employer branding and consumer behavior. She is a co-author of a book about e-addictions and academic papers on food labeling, as well as an author of a script for Ph.D. students „Interviews as a qualitative research method in management and economics sciences”. In her academic practice and working as a qualitative research consultant, she has implemented a variety of qualitative methods (e.g. standard focus group interviews, mini-groups, online focus group interviews and individual interviews), conducting personally above 1000 groups and over 600 interviews. She teaches qualitative research to Ph.D., postgraduate and graduate students, also at Warsaw School of Economics.
Elżbieta Wąsowicz-Zaborek, PhD -  Assistant Professor of SGH Warsaw School of Economics, holds Ph.D. awarded by Poznań University of Economics and Business. She also completed an international post-diploma program in “Public Administration of European Union” at the West Pomeranian Business School. Her academic and consulting experience includes numerous publications, analyses and reports in tourism and services marketing, also management and research methods. From 2008 to 2015 she was a Vice President of the Polish Tourist Organisation. During twenty years of her professional and scientific career, she has been regularly involved in the research process from the planning stage, through collecting research data to the preparation of a final report, both as an individual researcher and as a team member. She conducts classes for students and doctoral students and also postgraduate courses in designing research processes and tools and quality methods.
Associate Professor Emilia Tomczyk, PhD (Associate Professor at SGH Warsaw School of Economics) is a graduate of Warsaw School of Economics and a Fulbright scholar. Her scientific work focuses on applications of evolutionary game theory and econometrics, particularly to measuring economic expectations, analysis of survey data, and evaluating rationality in economic settings.
Nagesh Shukla, PhD (Senior Lecturer and PhD coordinator at the School of Information, Systems and Modelling at University of Technology Sydney) holds PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Warwick (UK) and Bachelor's degree (Manufacturing Engineering) from the National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (INDIA). His teaching and research interests include business data analytics and optimisation (for logistics and healthcare problems). Dr Shukla's research focuses on the development of: (i) models that deal with making complex business processes efficient and effective; (ii) analytical models for system level optimisation and decision making; and (iii) data driven algorithms for decision making. Dr Shukla has published more than 50 research publications in journals, conferences, patents, book chapters, and research reports. Dr Shukla is one of the associate editors of International Journal of Systems Science. He has guest edited special issues for Transportation Research Part E (Logistics and Transportation Review), Computers and Industrial Engineering. He has a patent on healthcare systems data analysis in the USA Patent Office based on his PhD research work.
Shadi Erfani, PhD is lecturer and Business Information Systems Management (BIS) program coordinator at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, School of Information, Systems and Modelling, University of Technology Sydney. Before joining academia, Shadi worked in senior industry roles as a manager, engineer and analyst for eight years. Shadi obtained a PhD in information systems from Macquarie University in 2016, and since then has been developing methodologies and innovative applications of technology to empower and support individuals from underprivileged community groups and to enhance the performance of organisations. Shadi has a highly honed set of technical, lecturing, analytical, and managerial and research skills. She is a member of the Association for Information Systems and has a strong track record of research projects funded by Cancer Council NSW, Whiddon Group- aged care organization, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology- University of Technology Sydney. Shadi has high-quality peer-reviewed publications and has published in the top information systems journals such as the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology and the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Shadi has a strong commitment to using a wide range of teaching methodologies, including online delivery of course materials, flipped classroom and a constructivism approach to course delivery.

 Registration form for the Workshop for Doctoral Students and Candidates

Registration deadline:  May 17, 2019



Head: Associate Professor Alina Szypulewska-Porczyńska, Ph.D.

Secretary: Elżbieta Włodyka, M.A. 


 Workshop venue


​The Workshop will take place in room 152 building G (Warsaw, al. Niepodległości 162; first floor).

Round-table discussion will take place in the Column Club (Warsaw, al. Niepodległości 162; underground floor).




The fee paid for participation in the Workshop amounts to PLN 900,00 and includes the participation in classes and individual consultations, didactic materials, meals between classes.
The tuition fee should be paid to the bank account:
Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie
al. Niepodległości 162
02-554 Warszawa
Workshop fee (PLN):
66 1240 6003 1111 0000 4946 5213
(transfer title: name and surname Workshop 2019).