Grzegorz Micek

Grzegorz Micek
Jagiellonian University | UJ · Institute of Geography and Spatial Management

Associate Professor. PhD in geography

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January 2006 - present
Jagiellonian University
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Publications (56)
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Conceptualizations of path creation proposed in recent years neglect the role of time and temporal mechanisms. This paper argues that a more comprehensive understanding of inter-path relations that incorporates both agency and relationships among temporal sequences can be achieved using the concept of critical conjuncture, which is overlooked in th...
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In recent times, the emergence of coworking spaces (CSs) has changed not only the way workers cooperate, but also how they carry out their activities. This phenomenon, limited mainly to urban areas, has spread heterogeneously across cities. The paper focuses on the location of CSs in Barcelona, Warsaw and Utrecht, three Eu-ropean cities that differ...
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Purpose The study was designed to investigate the bidirectional causation between the real estate market characteristics (residential property prices/rents (including PTR), office rents) and the rise of coworking spaces (CSs) in the peripheral areas of Germany. Design/methodology/approach Based on the desk research, the authors constructed their o...
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The article aims to identify main research challenges in studying coworking spaces (CSs) within the field of economic geography. It combines the perspective of proximity economics with the growing body of papers about spatial aspects of the operations of CSs and their role in stimulating collaboration. Based on a review of literature, the author id...
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We have investigated whether, and how, Industry 4.0 technologies are influencing the position of domestic suppliers (companies with a dominant share of Polish capital) within value chains in the automotive industry. In this chapter, we argue that a vicious circle exists in upgrading, illustrated by the various constraints being experienced by d...
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Knowledge flow is among the most crucial social processes triggering innovation and regional development. Intercompany knowledge flow among Polish information technology (IT) service small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is studied in this paper. The main aim is to identify market and technological knowledge flow channels and their spatial sca...
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Studia porównawcze kondycji gospodarek miast niosą ze sobą wiele wyzwań, związanych m.in. z problemem dostępności adekwatnych danych i trafności wykorzystywanych wskaźników empirycznych i inferencyjnych. Niniej-szy artykuł ma na celu krytyczną analizę wskaźników stosowanych w porównawczych studiach poziomu rozwoju gospodarczego miast prowadzonych w...
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The article is a review aiming to present the current research on the concept of geographic proximity and attempts to conceptualise it. The implementation of such a task required the identification of different ways of approaching the analysed issue, which was served by a systematic review of the literature, not performed on such a scale since the...
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By combining the two emerging discourses on regional development platforms and field configuration, the study develops a novel perspective on regional transformation. This will be achieved through tracing self-reinforcing or counterbalancing events of a regional initiative and contextualising them within the trajectory of the Podkarpackie region in...
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Rozważania autora obejmują zagadnienie bliskości, zwłaszcza w jej geograficznym ujęciu. Szczególną uwagę poświęcono kwestii jej znaczenia dla międzyorganizacyjnych przepływów wiedzy w firmach zaawansowanego przemysłu i usług, głównie w sektorach: lotniczym, biotechnologicznym i usług IT. Posługując się licznymi metodami i analizami autor pokazuje,...
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W artykule poddano ocenie wpływ różnych wymiarów bliskości (geograficznej, społecznej, organizacyjnej, kulturowej, instytucjonalnej, poznawczej, epizodycznej) na rozwój usług IT w Krakowie i na Górnym Śląsku. Celem opracowania jest identyfikacja tych rodzajów bliskości międzyorganizacyjnej, które mają istotny wpływ na rozwój nowych sektorów gospoda...
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Tematyka znaczenia bliskości i koncentracji przestrzennej podmiotów gospodarczych należy do klasycznych tematów podejmowanych przez geografów ekonomicznych. Celem pracy jest próba analizy uproszczeń w dotychczasowym pojmowaniu różnych wymiarów bliskości. Rozdział kończy opis wyzwań, przed którymi stoją badacze różnych rodzajów bliskości (geograficz...
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In Poland, similarly to other Central and Eastern European countries, the development of the biotech industry dates back to the late 1980s, when the first private companies were established. The political and economic transformation of 1989 enabled mass development of private enterprises, but over the course of 20 years of development, only a coupl...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
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There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
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Whilst Poland is argued to represent one of the largest and most entrepreneurial economies in CE with huge potential for development of the SME biotech industry, this sector remains relatively underdeveloped. In this paper, we explore reasons for this apparent anomaly, focusing on the interrelationships between institutional context and entrepreneu...
Technical Report
There are 129 biotech firms in Poland – 39 of them employ at least 50 people, including nine classical biotech companies. There is about forty dedicated biotechnology firms. The employment in the biotech sector may be estimated at over 2,700 people, including almost 500 R&D employees. Together with pharma companies involved in the biotech research...
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This chapter focuses on selected aspects of local impact of dominant enterprises in nonmetropolitan rural areas in the Polish Carpathian Mountains (Carpathians). It has been shown that companies localized in the Carpathians and possessing a dominant share in local labor markets do not possess such positions in the sphere of their local impact. It h...
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This paper examines the scale and the scope of foreign-owned subsidiaries' local impact measured mainly by multiplier effects. Criticizing the political economy of offshoring from a host country perspective and the notion of “cathedrals in the desert”, the authors attempt to compare and contrast the perceived effects with the real contribution of f...
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This article introduces the main themes of the special issue on the role of business service foreign investment in Central and Eastern Europe and its propensity to upgrade regions and localities. The debate is firmly set in the context of an increasing emphasis on the knowledge economy. We point to conceptual and data problems which make it difficu...
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This paper examines the scale and the scope of foreign-owned subsidiaries’ local impact measured mainly by multiplier effects. Criticizing the political economy of offshoring from a host country perspective and the notion of “cathedrals in the desert”, the authors attempt to compare and contrast the perceived effects with the real contribution of f...
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The world's meat market has had tremendous growth in the past decades. Global meat producers, particularly in developed economies, have grown bigger through expansion, mergers and acquisitions. The livestock markets in less developed countries are particularly the prime targets for investments by these producers. This article looks at foreign direc...
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The authors attempt to shed light on the emergence of spatial agglomerations and clusters in the relatively short history of the Polish post-communist automotive sector. Two main questions are addressed: (1) what types of agglomerations dominate in the Polish automotive industry? and (2) to what extent do the existing Polish geographical concentrat...
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The emergence of foreign software development centres (SDCs) in Central and Eastern Europe has led to some debate over the reasons and consequences of location decisions. This paper analyses those factors that influence location and also the consequences of foreign direct investment in software development centres in Bulgaria, Estonia and Poland....
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The research reported on here has concerned the emergence of the software industry in Poland and its uneven spatial distribution. The emergence of foreign software companies in Poland is shown to have been underpinned by fi ve main factors, i.e. cost, accessibility to highly skilled graduates, the return migration of expats, the cultural milieu o...
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Guzik R., Micek G., 2008, Impact of Delocalisation on the European Software Industry, [w:] L. Labrianidis (red.), The Moving Frontier: The Changing Geography of Production in Labour Intensive Industries, Ashgate, 229-254.
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The assessment of the industrial clusters' concept has been presented. The potential usage of the Porter's concept to explain spatial concentration of companies in the Polish conditions has been investigated. It is argued that the weakness of Polish clusters is based on the limited trust among entrepreneurs and relatively low level of openness for...

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i) sharing the scientific outcomes on new working spaces (definitions, typologies and geographical distributions); ii) comparing the best practices and direct and indirect impacts with a particular focus on the periphery; iii) sharing the policy tools across the countries. Learn more about the project and how to be part of it in www.new-working-spaces.eu
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The project aims to shed light upon historical and spatial trajectories of the Polish aviation industry by (i) reconstructing historical and spatial data of locations of companies, (ii) portraying location, persistence and relocation paths, (iii) investigating upon accompanying policy-led developments, and (iv) assessing their current internationalization measures and global involvement.
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The main objective of the project is to build a complex model of evolution of the relationship between geographical proximity and technological and market knowledge flows and in advanced industries (on the case of the aviation and biotechnology industry and computer services). At the beginning, however, the construction of the relational model requires conceptualization and operationalization of geographical proximity (the first research problem) that is inherently strongly relative. The following hypothesis will be tested that in some industries, geographical proximity is best expressed not by physical distance, but by temporary proximity. The second research problem is the issue of the spatial scale of technical and market knowledge flows. Thus, the proximity paradox will be verified: closer actors are less inclined to cooperate. The author hypothesized that this paradox occurs in Polish conditions – in advanced industries the supra-regional (with the neighboring region or the capital region) knowledge flows are more intensive and important. Thirdly, the project will allow to address the question of which dimensions of proximity (institutional, organizational, social, cognitive, geographical) affect the intensity of knowledge flows. It will be tested in spatially concentrated and dispersed types of clusters and also in spatial agglomerations of industries that are not organized in clusters. It is supposed that geographical proximity of companies does not significantly affect the size of knowledge flows in formal clusters (social and organizational proximity matters) and plays an important role in knowledge flows in informal (non-organised) spatial agglomerations.