CEE Economic Scorecard 2013 - a sustainable future in a great region
The report co-authored by prof. Witold Orłowski
The region of Central and Eastern Europe experienced a huge change over the last two decades. Its successful transition from a state-run, inefficient and closed economic system to a developing and competitive market economy was a genuinely historical achievement.The scorecard presented in this report is a tool for comparing various aspects of the business environment in the countries of the region.
Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey - GUESSS
WUT Business School became a partner of the international research project GUESSS. It is a research project about the context of entrepreneurship. Its purpose is to grasp the entrepreneurial intent and activity of students using a geographical and temporal comparison. Data is gathered using an on-line survey. The first survey wave took place in 2003, and the sixth one has started in October 2013.more
Commercialisation of scientific research in Poland.
prof. Witold Orłowski
The main conclusion derived from Professor Orłowski’s report is the statement that the public expenditures on research and development have reached their limit. From now on, this area of market should be financed by private companies. The report emphasizes that it is necessary to introduce changes to Polish scientific institutions and to enfranchise the scientists, i.e., give them the rights to inventions.
Value creation in e-Business and Financial Performance
prof. Sylwia Sysko-Romańczuk
So far there have been only a few attempts to empirically test the relation between the drivers of value creation and the financial e-business performance with a quantitative approach, though the outcomes were rather inconclusive and context sensitive. In 2013 we published the results of our survey study investigating links between modes of value creation and profitability of Polish internet companies. The findings revealed that out of four elements comprising a value creation model, that according to Amit and Zott’s taxonomy (2008) comprise novelty, complementarities, customer lock-in and efficiency, only the complementarities were statistically significant predictors of financial performance.
The key objective of the proposed research is to test the link between the adopted value creation model (originally proposed by Amit and Zott, 2001) and the financial performance of e-business companies sampled from a wider set of European countries.