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AKowalski.jpgProf. Arkadiusz Michał Kowalski is employed as an Associate Professor in the World Economy Research Institute at SGH Warsaw School of Economics. He received his habilitation degree in Economics in the Collegium of World Economy in 2013 and Ph.D. in the Collegium of Economic Analysis in 2006.

His research and academic teaching focus on innovation systems, clusters, international competitiveness, internationalization of firms, and economies in East and South-East Asia. He is an author and co-author of more than 50 publications in these areas, including books, chapters, articles in scientific journals and expert’s reports. He has been engaged into consultancy work with governmental bodies, enterprises, and clusters.

Other experiences include visiting scholarships at the University of Macedonia in Thessalonica (1999-2000) and Oxford (2000) (during master studies), University of Southampton (2004-05) and University of Glasgow (2005-06, during Ph.D. studies, and 2016), and University of Coimbra, Portugal (2010), ICN Business School, Nancy, France (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017), University of Richmond, USA (August 2011 – February 2012), INSEEC Business School, Paris & Bordeaux, France (2013), University of Latvia (2014), IAE Lyon University, France (2014, 2015, 2017), and Edinburgh Napier University (2016). 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.

He is the Coordinator of the works conducted at SGH Warsaw School of Economics in the framework of ERASMUS+ project „Assessing and Improving Research Performance at South East Asian Universities" (REPESEA). He is also a Manager of a project financed by National Science Center (OPUS11) “The Dynamics and factors of innovation gap between Poland and China - international and regional dimensions”.

HEIDUK.FOTO.jpgProf. Guenter S. Heiduk studied Economics at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuernberg and Albertus-Magnus University Cologne, Germany, where he got his Diploma in 1968. After finishing his PhD dissertation as well as his habilitation at RWTH Aachen University he had been appointed Assistant Professor. In 1981 he accepted an appointment as Professor of International Economics at Duisburg-Essen University (former Duisburg University) from where he retired in 2007. During his tenure he served as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics as well as Vice-Rector for International Academic Affairs. In 1983 he co-founded the East Asian Studies Programme. He had been invited as Visiting Professor/Researcher at Fudan University, Kyoto University, Tokyo Keizai University, Wuhan University.

He also worked as long- and short-term expert in several higher education projects of the European Commission (including for example as Academic Advisor to the EU-China European Studies Centre Programme, 2004-2008). Since December 2007 he had been appointed Professor at the World Economy Research Institute/East Asian Research Unit at SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. Furthermore, he has frequently been invited to serve as guest lecturer at International Summer Schools at Renmin University as well as University of International Business and Economics, Beijing. He organized a number of international conferences at Duisburg-Essen University and SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

With regard to research, he published 25 books and more than 75 articles. The topics are ranging from theory of international trade, Asian Aga_Sept2015D.jpgeconomic integration, production networks in Europe, China’s investment in Central and Eastern Europe, to WTO and global trade. His most recent research interests involve China’s Belt & Road Initiative.

Agnieszka McCaleb, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at SGH Warsaw School of Economics, World Economy Research Institute, East Asian Research Unit. She holds a PhD in Economics from SGH Warsaw School of Economics and a MA in Sinology (Chinese Studies) from the University of Warsaw. Agnieszka wrote her doctoral dissertation on the role of central and local governments in internationalization of Chinese firms. In 2016, she was awarded the Dekaban-Liddle Scholarship at Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. 

Agnieszka’s research interests include: East Asian economies, Asian multinational corporations, foreign direct investment, national innovation systems and competitiveness.

Marta Mackiewicz, PhD, is a researcher at the East Asian Center and a head of the Research & Consulting team at Ecorys Polska. She deals with economic research for 15 years, mostly focusing on competitiveness of economy and regional development. In the years 1999-2006 she worked at the Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics, a leading Polish think-tank. She is an author and co-author of numerous publications, reports and papers for the government, self-government and non-governmental  institutions.