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 Conference 2022

 

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 The World Economy Research Institute’s
17th Annual Conference on Innovation and Competitiveness 

International Competitiveness, Sustainability and Resilience 
 
Warsaw, October 27, 2022 (Thursday) 15:00-17:00 ​
The event will be held online

Please CLICK HERE to join the conference via Microsoft Teams.


The  World  Economy Research  Institute at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Conference on Innovation and Competitiveness.

The COVID-19 pandemic as well as the war in Ukraine have dramatically changed the playing field for competition in the world economy. Resilience to crises has become one of the key drivers of a strong competitive position, and the significance of the sustainable dimension of competitiveness has also grown. The new trends in the world economy determine the aim of the conference, which is to discuss the competitive position of European countries, and Poland in particular, taking into account the foremost components of sustainable competitiveness.

The basis for discussion during the World Economy Research Institute’s 17th Annual Conference are research findings presented in the 2022 Edition of the report Poland Competitiveness Report 2022. Towards a Sustainable Economy in a Pandemic Era.pdfPoland Competitiveness Report 2022. Towards a Sustainable Economy in a Pandemic Era.pdf. It is the thirty seventh edition of this monograph. The focus of this year’s edition is sustainability and resilience to crises.

The Conference sessions will be opened with the keynote lecture given by Professor Eleanor Doyle, from the Cork University Business School, University College Cork, Ireland, with whom the Institute‘s team collaborates under the Microeconomics of Competitiveness affiliate network​ coordinated by the Harvard Business School. 


 

 KEYNOTE LECTURE

 
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Eleanor Doyle is Professor of Economics at Cork University Business School, at University College Cork, Ireland.  She is an invited member of the international Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MoC) network of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School.  Her research interests include cluster policy & practice and implications for economic competitiveness and development.
 

 PROGRAMME

 

15:00-15:10

Welcome addresses
Professor Mariusz Próchniak, PhD, Dean of Collegium of World Economy, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Professor Marzenna Anna Weresa, PhD, Director, World Economy Research Institute, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Session I

15:10–16:00

Chair: Professor Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski, PhD, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Keynote lecture:
Bigger & Better? The Costs and Benefits of Changing Production Structures
Professor Eleanor Doyle, PhD, Cork University Business School, Ireland

Presentation of the 2022 Edition of the report “Poland: Competitiveness Report 2022. Towards a Sustainable Economy in a Pandemic Era”

Professor Marzenna Anna Weresa, PhD, World Economy Research Institute, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Session II

16:00-16:55

Panel discussion on Sustainable Competitiveness and Resilience in Times of Crisis

Chair: Professor Marzenna Anna Weresa, PhD, World Economy Research Institute SGH

Panelists:

  • Professor Joanna Kuczewska, PhD, Department of International Economics and Economic Development, Faculty of Economics, University of Gdansk, Poland
  • Dominika Kuberska, PhD, Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
  • Professor Murat Akpinar, PhD, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland
  • Professor Vyacheslav Pokotylo, PhD, Business School “MIM-Kyiv”, Ukraine
  • Anna Maria Dzienis, PhD, World Economy Research Institute, SGH
  • Professor Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski, PhD, World Economy Research Institute, SGH 
  • Professor Małgorzata Lewandowska, PhD, Department of International Management, SGH
  • Honorata Nyga-Łukaszewska, PhD, Institute of International Economics, SGH

16.55-17.00

Concluding remarks and closing the conference

Professor Marzenna Anna Weresa, PhD, World Economy Research Institute, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

 

 PANELISTS

 
Marzenna A. Weresa.jpgMarzenna Anna Weresa, PhD, a full professor of Economics, a director of the World Economy Research Institute at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland). Her research focus on innovation, innovation systems and policy, technology transfer, FDI, international trade and competitiveness.
She holds Ph.D.  degree in  Economics  (1995)  and habilitation (D.Sc.) in Economics (2002) from the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. In 1999-2000 she worked as a research fellow at the University College London, (UK) doing research on foreign direct investment and its impact on host economies. She has carried out numerous research projects as a scientific coordinator, member of steering committee, principal researcher or a member of scientific team. Many of these projects have been executed and financed under international scientific schemes, such as the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”, NATO Science Program, EU Service Contracts, Bloomberg Initiative Grants, COST Actions. The results of here research were published in over 150 books and scientific articles. 
She was a visiting professor in many foreign universities, including, among others, University of Leicester, Cardiff Business School, University College London, St Antony's College at the University of Oxford, Copenhagen Business School, University of Parma, Corvinus University of Budapest, University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, University of Parma, University of Stanford, Northeastern Illinois University. In 2018-2019, she chaired the European branch of the international network "Microeconomics of Competitiveness" affiliated with the Harvard Business School in the USA.
She has been involved many advisory projects for enterprises and governmental organizations in the field of internationalization strategies, R&D and innovation.  Since 2012 she works as an expert of the European Commission providing an advice on policies for research and innovation. 

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Murat Akpinar, PhD, earned his doctoral degree in international business from Turku School of Economics in Finland, and he works at JAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Business, also in Finland. He is the academic coordinator for the master's degree program in international business management and the bachelor's degree program in international business there. He teaches and researches in the fields of strategic management, international business, and competitiveness. He is also one of the chief editors of Finnish Business Review, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Before joining the academia, he worked for more than ten years in managerial positions in the oil & gas, automotive, energy transportation, logistics, and fast-moving consumer goods sectors in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Germany.


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Anna Maria Dzienis, PhD, is an adjunct professor at the Department of East Asian Economic Studies, World Economy Research Institute, SGH Warsaw School of Economics. She holds a PhD from Okayama University’s Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Japan) and MAs from both SGH Warsaw School of Economics and Japanese Studies at the University of Warsaw. Her research concentrates on digital and green transitions, labor markets, skills strategies, and the current socio-economic and political issues in Japan and ASEAN countries.





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Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski, PhD, is an Associate Professor, Head of the Department of East Asian Economic Studies and Deputy Director of the World Economy Research Institute at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. He graduated with a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Southampton in 2006, winning Taught Postgraduate Student competition organized by Regional Science Association International British and Irish Section. His research and academic teaching focus on innovation policy, clusters, and international competitiveness. He has been involved as a manager or researcher in different European or domestic research projects in these fields, which resulted in more than 80 publications, including books, chapters, articles in scientific journals and expert’ reports. He has been also engaged into consultancy work with international organizations, governmental bodies, national parliament, enterprises, and clusters.  He was a visiting fellow at the University of Glasgow, the University of Richmond, USA and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and he lectured in many universities, such as Edinburgh Napier University, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires, University of Coimbra, ICN Business School in Nancy, INSEEC Business School, Paris & Bordeaux, IAE Lyon University. He is also a member of the Association of Polish Economists and of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) Network, coordinated by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.

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Dominika Kuberska, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland). Her most current research focuses on cluster organizations and the evolution of cluster policies. Recently, she participated in a research project “Clusters as platforms for business-research (B2R)/research-business (R2B) relations” financed by the Visegrad Fund and was the lead researcher in a research project “Expectations versus reality: the role of cluster organizations in the economic ecosystem in the light of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic” financed by the National Science Centre. Dr Kuberska is a member of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness affiliate network created by the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School who held visiting scholar positions at Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (Harvard University, USA), Ruhr University in Bochum (Germany), University College Cork (Ireland), and Warsaw School of Economics (Poland).

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Joanna Kuczewska, PhD-Habilitated, is an assistant professor at University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Economics, Department of International Economics and Economic Development. Her research interests include the following topics: economic aspects of enterprise  management, benchmarking, effects of cooperation in clusters, project management and international management. She was a team member of numerous research projects and the manager of a project co-financed by the EU funds (Human Capital Operational Programme). Dr hab. Joanna Kuczewska is a member of the Polish Economic Society (PTE) and the Polish European Community Studies Association (PECSA). She is also the author of evaluation reports for projects financed from EU funds, the trainer at the Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development (GFKM) and the expert of the Future Industry Platform in the clusters benchmarking team.

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Honorata Nyga-Łukaszewska, PhD, is a graduate of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, PhD in economics, assistant professor at the Collegium of World Economy at the Warsaw School of Economics. International experience gathered during work at the, inter alia, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. Member of the Polish delegation to the UNFCCC. A graduate of the US government scholarship program and many training courses, incl. International Energy Agency. Author of publications in the field of international economics, in particular international energy markets and energy security.




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Vyacheslav Pokotylo, DSc in the field of applied Mathematics, Professor of Management and Economics Department at MIM-Kyiv Business School and Member of the Supervisory Boards of “Weidmann Malyn Paper Mill”. Experienced in research, lecturing and executive management for Ukrainian and international organizations and companies. Author of various publications in the field of differential games, optimal control theory and observations under uncertainty. Representative of MIM-Kyiv in Microeconomic of Competitiveness (MOC) Network of the Intitute of Strategy and Competitiveness of Harvard Business School.

 
 
 

 REGISTRATION

 
 

 AGENDA

 
 

 SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

 
​​​Professor Marzenna Anna Weresa, Ph.D., SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland (Co-chair)

Associate Professor Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski, Ph.D., SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland (Co-chair)

Associate Professor Scott W. Hegerty, Ph.D., Economics and Geography & Environmental Studies, Northeastern Illinois University, the USA

Associate Professor Laivi Laidroo, Ph.D., Department of Economics and Finance, TalTech School of Business and Governance, Estonia

Professor  Saman Sarbazvatan, P.hD. École des Ponts Busienss School, France​

Associate Professor Mariusz-Jan Radło, Ph.D., SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Associate Professor Jurgen Wandel, Ph.D., SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

 

 ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

 
Anna Maria Dzienis, Ph.D., SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Joanna Karaś, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

Katarzyna Faber, SGH Warsaw School of Economics