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Dean of the Collegium of Business Administration

Professor Roman Sobiecki, Ph.D.

kindly invites to:

International Scientific Conference



Free time as an economic, social and cultural matter

Problems of the contemporary world


which will be held at Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw

on 20 November 2019 Warsaw


Honourable Patronage:

Robert Andrzejczyk, President of the Polish Tourism Organisation


Strategic Partner

Mazovian Tourism Organisation


Polskie Towarzystwo Badaczy Rynku i Opinii PTBRiO


Ogólnopolski Panel Badawczy Sp. z o.o.

Scientific Council

Professor  Roman Sobiecki,  (Warsaw School of Economics) – chairman

Professor Małgorzata Bombol,  (Warsaw School of Economics)

Professor Aleksander Panasiuk, (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)

Professor Jan Sikora, (University of Zielona Góra)

Professor Teresa Słaby, (Warsaw Management University)

Professor Krystyna Mazurek-Łopacińska, (Wrocław University of Economics)

Professor Magdalena Sobocińska, (Wrocław University of Economics)

Professor Agnieszka Niezgoda, (Poznań University of Economics)

Professor Rafał Kasparzak, (Warsaw School of Economics)

Professor Czesław Bywalec (Cracow University of Economics)
Professor Tomasz Szlendak (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

Professor Joao F. Proenca (School of Economics and Management, University of Porto)

Organizing Committee

Professor Małgorzata Bombol – Chairman

Grzegorz Godlewski, Ph.D. – Deputy Chairman

Ilona Jastrzębska – Secretary


Conference Outline

The attempt to define the concept of leisure time has become the starting point for analyses of this phenomenon in the context of the contemporary consumer market management and accompanying social and cultural conditions. Spare time studies include, among others indicating new areas of activities, work and leisure relations, analysis of places to spend free time, or innovative products design.

We aim to provide an opportunity for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas between psychologists, sociologists, economists, practitioners and market researchers.  As part of the three panels of the conference, we would like to analyse the experience of free time and leisure time from different perspectives.

We offer to participants the following topic areas:

1. Leisure time: a modern laboratory of consumer experiences. We will ask questions relating to the concepts of ‘free time experience’ and ‘experiences in leisure time’. We will look at an active role of ‘influencers’ in creating patterns of consumer ehavior. We will also discuss ways to measure experiences related to leisure time and the applicability of such research for various markets. Is it still justified to divide the market into time-saving and time-consuming goods and services?

2. Virtual worlds: a cyber-consumer of free time. Immersion in a virtual dimension of leisure time:  gaming, VoD, music and events streaming, virtual museums; active participants and the audience. What to measure and how to use commercially the leisure experience of consumers in the virtual world. Is the traditional model of communication (including marketing) becoming a matter of the past? Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) versus experiences in leisure time.

3. Leisure time: the realms of recreational and tourist experiences. We will ask questions about the contemporary face of tourism with its innovative and creative elements. We will consider if there exists a phenomenon of the ‘imperative to relax’ today. We will address the problem of controversial behavior of tourists and their role in shaping the modern market offer.

Important Deadlines

Conference date

20 November 2019

Registration deadline

30 October 2019

Conference Fee Deadline

10 November 2019

Submission of full papers

On the conference day

The second announcement deadline

20 October 2019



The participants of the conference, after meeting the formal requirements and obtaining positive reviews, have an opportunity to publish their texts in:

* Business Administration Quarterly (publication in Polish or English);

* A reviewed monographic publication (SGH Publishing House).


Organizational and financial requirements

*The fee for active participation in the conference is 400 PLN and includes conference participation, conference materials, reviews and publishing the article in the journal/monograph as well as coffee breaks.

*  The cost of publishing a positively reviewed article/chapter in a monograph without presenting the paper at the conference is PLN 300.

* In the case of numerous submissions of the participants, the Scientific Council will select the papers that will be presented at the conference.


Account number into which the conference fee should be paid:

Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie

with a note: LDCW2019 name and surname of the participant

We kindly inform that invoices will be issued only to private individuals or institutions indicated in the bank transfer.

Time of paper presentation: up to 15 minutes

Conference language: Polish/English


Conference Venue:

Szkoła Główna Handlowa w Warszawie

Kolegium Nauk o Przedsiębiorstwie

Budynek C (Building C)

Aleja Niepodległości 128, 02-554 Warszawa

Organisers reserve the right to make organisational and programme changes to the conference.



 Honorary patronage


 Strategic Partner

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