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Łukasz Sułkowski

Łukasz Sułkowski
Jagiellonian University USS · Management

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Nowadays, resilience has become an indispensable term in several aspects and areas of research and life. Reaching consensus on what actually constitutes “resilience,” “community,” and “community resilience” is still a task that guarantees a vivid exchange of opinions, sometimes escalating into debates, both in the scientific community and among pra...
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In modern business, the phenomena of “nepotism” and “cronyism” are often observed, which are usually associated with corruption in the public sector and abuse of public resources. However, these phenomena are international in scale, and no country or sector of the economy is free from them. Existing research does not identify shared and contradicto...
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The issue of the use of marketing tools by religious organisations is a research problem because for moral reasons, churches declare that they do not use marketing communication explicitly. In religious circles, marketing tends to be associated with unethical practices, especially public relations, which in practice can be associated with propagand...
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Objective: The aim of the paper is to examine whether the impact of patriotic entrepreneurship may differ from the perspective of buyers depending on the country in question and how it affects entrepreneurial behaviour. Methods: The method are semi-structured interviews with entrepreneurs and management and economics students from two countries who...
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Wearables have become a natural element of human life, determining our way of perceiving, understanding and experiencing the world. Enriched with elements of artificial intelligence, they will change our habits and draw us into the digital dimension of the world - a space of uninterrupted interaction between people and technology. As a result, ther...
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The process of management professionalization is progressing in many universities in the world. It results from the growing importance of technology, globalization, social and economic transformations, including the requirement of competitive operation in market conditions. This process is based on the principles of social responsibility for the qu...
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1) Background: Consumers’ response to threat is an important topic and needs further exploration, especially in times of Covid-19 pandemic. This paper contributes towards widening its understanding from the perspective of consumers’ purchase behaviour in the context of convenience stores. It adds to the debate on the influence of the Covid-19 threa...
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So far, little is known about the Business Model Canvas development in the energy sector. In this paper, we fill this knowledge gap and modify the Business Model Canvas. Based on the cause–effect analysis combined with the literature searching method, we suggest that Osterwalder’s Canvas for energy enterprise should be modified because the availabl...
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So far, little is known about the Business Model Canvas development in the energy sector. In this paper, we fill this knowledge gap and modify the Business Model Canvas. Based on the cause–effect analysis combined with the literature searching method, we suggest that Osterwalder’s Canvas for energy enterprise should be modified because the availabl...
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Energy issues are multifaceted and are not limited to power plants, biogas plants or transmission lines. They also include the production, usage and utilisation of batteries and accumulators, which are increasingly valuable due to, among other things, the decision to develop the production of electric cars. This article creates new ground by analys...
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Efficient lead management allows substantially enhancing online channel marketing programs. In the paper, we classify website traffic into human- and bot-origin ones. We use feedforward neural networks with embedding layers. Moreover, we use one-hot encoding for categorical data. The data of mouse clicks come from seven large retail stores and the...
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I część poradnik dla doktorantów, II część poradnik dla promotorów
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Objective: The objective of the article is to understand the changes in artists’ identity facing the global obstacle caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the impact of the identity crisis into the shift towards entrepreneurial behaviours. Creative individuals seems to be perfect examples of adjustments to the changing environment. Research Design &...
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Covid-19 brought the new reality into every-day life, global economy, and various sectors, including independent convenience stores. After the first and during the second wave of Coronavirus in the United Kingdom (mid-November 2020), the overall situation was very dynamic and turbulent. This paper is thus aimed at answering the question how the ind...
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The COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges for higher education institutions (HEI), one of the most important being forced e-learning – the involuntary need to move all educational activities to an online environment. In this exploratory study, we aim to learn from students’ feedback on demands created by COVID-19 forced e-learning to provide HE...
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The COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges for higher education institutions (HEI), one of the most important being forced e-learning-the involuntary need to move all educational activities to an online environment. In this exploratory study, we aim to learn from students' feedback on demands created by COVID-19 forced e-learning to provide HEI...
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The implementation of all the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires sustainable energy production and consumption; hence the issue of energy accountability is vital. There are several studies on the activities of supreme audit institutions (SAIs); however, the research question - what is the role of SAIs in energy accountabil...
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Contemporary higher education is gradually transforming. Meetings of teachers and students from lecture halls are increasingly moving into the digital space of the Internet, adopting the formula of distance learning. The advent of Society 5.0 and Economy 5.0 will imply further changes. The necessity to integrate the real and virtual world, increase...
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Seria wydawnicza „Metody badań organizacji i zarządzania” to seria monografii, które w przystępnej formie omawiają problematykę epistemologii, metodologii i metod badań w naukach o zarządzaniu i jakości. Czytelnik znajdzie w niej zbiór zasad i sposobów, formalnych podstaw dotyczących prowadzenia badań naukowych w naukach o zarządzaniu i jakości. Se...
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Because personal identity is one of the key elements constituting an individual, and perception of different type of identities is a key feature in identity work, we think that the research in the area of perception of artists, creators, managers, entrepreneurs, and leaders should bring important conclusions to the understanding of those identities...
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Research on identity, its tensions and paradoxes have extensive literature and a large number of scientists exploring the subject. Our own experiences in the fields of art and management were the main arguments for the introduce of the concept of "artists-managers" and to undertake research in the area of artists-managers' identity to find the conc...
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Manager’s and artist’s professional identities seem to be opposite, but there are many indications that this understanding is not justified in reality. Despite the contradictions, these two identities can intersect. The paper aims to define the characteristics of the artists-managers’ identity. The object of the study was qualitative research (n =...
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Nepotism and cronyism are forms of favoritism towards certain people in the workplace. For this reason, they constitute a problem for organization managers, ethicists and psychologists. Identifying the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the increase of nepotism and cronyism may provide a basis for organizations to assess their extent and to take possib...
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Online learning helps to continue education in the face of Covid-19 lockdowns and social isolation, but it might largely change characteristics of academic teachers’ jobs and, thus, have some unintended consequences for teachers’ motivating job potential. In this study, using a convenience sample of 202 academic teachers, we tested and supported th...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, universities worldwide are going into ‘emergency mode’—radically transforming education by switching to online and e-learning education. In the face of these emergent changes, many academic teachers who are unwilling to use e-learning or who lack the appropriate competences are suddenly being forced to teach via electr...
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A generalization of technique for establishing order preference by similarity to the ideal solution (T OPSIS) in the intuitionistic fuzzy setting based on the redefinition of intuition-istic fuzzy sets theory (A − IFS) in the framework of Dempster-Shafer theory (DST) of evidence is proposed. The use of DST mathematical tools makes it possible to av...
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Objective: The purpose of this article is to show the diversity of possibilities for interpreting identities in the context of the academic profession by showing the different dimensions of participation in the academic community and personality transformations associated with the capture of certain attitudes and behaviors of the scientists. Method...
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Objective: The objective of the article is to contribute to research into family businesses by understanding how small family businesses are responding and adapting to the Covid-19 crisis. Research Design & Methods: The research method is based on a comparative analysis of case studies. To in-vestigate the impact of Covid-19 on small family busines...
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The professionalization of university management takes place in many countries and is part of the transformation of the higher education sector. Professionalization of university management in the USA, Great Britain, many EU countries and other parts of the world includes the implementation of the concept of strategic management of public and priva...
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Building the brand of the Catholic Church is an area that is little explored in the literature on the subject. This issue turns out to be a very controversial area due to the nature of the activities and the sphere in which these activities are to be performed (marketing, ethics, religion, and faith). The article presents the results of qualitative...
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Kultura w zarządzaniu to problem bardzo ważny, a zarazem otwarty i niejednoznaczny, zarówno z punktu widzenia teorii, jak i praktyki. Istota problemu wiąże się z jego znaczeniem dla funkcjonowania organizacji jako całości. Kultura stanowi medium uniwersalne, pole działania ludzi i organizacji, a także podstawę wszystkich procesów: sprawowania władz...
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Over the last thirty years, fundamental changes have taken place in the economic system and the principles of doing business in Poland. Since 1989, when citizens’ opportunities to develop and operate their own businesses ceased to be restricted due to ideological reasons, economic growth has become unprecedented in the Polish history. Thanks to thi...
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Creativity, innovation, openness and involving citizens in decision making belong to a set of efforts undertaken by the government. This is possible thanks to crowdsourcing that is a tool to communicate with citizens and that is a source of knowledge and that provides new, creative ideas. However, despite the research intensity in the area of crowd...
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There is a lot of scientific research on the concept of trust and the impact trust has on business operations. Public decision-makers also try to avoid situations that negatively affect the level of trust in public organizations and may reduce the competitiveness of domestic economies.
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A human capital perspective emphasises employer image as a powerful asset for a company's operations. It is also an intangible factor potentially influential for consumers' purchase decisions. This study answers the question whether there is any correlation between consumers' purchase decisions and the image of the company as an employer. Results o...
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Performance appraisal (PA) has become a prominent feature on the agenda of higher education institutions (HEIs). However, the traditional culture of the typical university is based on individual commitment, scientific teamwork, dedication to public service and intrinsic motivation of the academic staff, all of which are the essential components of...
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Purpose Different studies have analyzed the relationship between organizational learning and value creation. However, the question of how crowdsourcing affects the relationships between organizational learning and value creation remains unexplored. This paper aims to explore the mediating role of crowdsourcing in the relationship between organizati...
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This paper aims to propose a conceptual model that synthesizes the existing findings concerning universities as culture change agents for sustainable development. The model could serve as a guidance on how universities might get involved in the pro-SD activities. It also underlines the prerequisite of the quality culture that should be introduced w...
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The key to the considerations contained in this work is the authors’ metaphor of the organization: “organization as an artwork”, which – based on the achievements of aesthetics – allows us to look at the manager as a creator (true “artist”), and on organization’s stakeholders as recipients of this artwork. This new approach places management on a s...
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The concept of sustainability requires a reduction in the scale of different economic and organisational obstacles, which destabilise domestic economies. The preliminary study showed that there is a specific motivation influencing public decision-making behaviour in the course of public purchases of goods and services, namely public ethnocentrism....
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Any pandemic disorganizes the life of wider society. One of the manifestations of social activity is religious life. Despite progressing secularization, both religion, churches, and denominational associations have an impact on individual ethical choices and business decisions. This is true especially in Poland, where over 90 percent of the citizen...
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Motivation to deal with the problem of managerial kitsch was the natural consequence of our previous research about crossing the borders of art and management. Our own – both practical and theoretical – experience in the fields of art and management was the main argument for combining these areas with benefits to the science and practice of managem...
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Motivation to deal with the problem of managerial kitsch was the natural consequence of our previous research about crossing the borders of art and management. Our own-both practical and theoretical-experience in the fields of art and management was the main argument for combining these areas with benefits to the science and practice of management....
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Objective: The article is an attempt to make a diagnosis about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on global trends, including organizational processes in enterprises, and challenges for organization leaders in many areas. Issues such as recession phase in which the economy will find itself, de-globalization and the increase in virtualization of bo...
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Research on religion and its influence on work values is not frequent in Europe, where researchers do not usually consider this relation because of historical reasons. Nonetheless, the number of publications concerning religion's contribution to organization management is systematically increasing. This study sheds light on the way Christian religi...
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Nepotism, just like any other form of favouratism in the workplace, is a phenomenon that is basically evaluated negatively. It adversely influences social and economic development and it has not been considered in relation to the membership of a given Christian denomination. This article reviews the literature on nepotism and takes into account the...
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Our purpose in this study is to propose a voice model which provides a framework to analyse how student writers construct their authorial identities through the voices they employ in their texts and to test the effectiveness of the Lehman’s rubric design as a measure of authorial voice. The voice model, which features individualised, collective and...
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Brand management in the university merger process is of strategic importance from several points of view. The international and national recognition of universities for students and other external stakeholders depends, among other things, on the university’s brand. In international and national rankings, consolidated and previously separate univers...
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Mergers and acquisitions of public universities are an issue that is completely in line with the spirit of new public management. The transfer and adaptation of M&A concepts and methods to public activities arise from the logic of the new public management approach. The cultures of public universities in merger processes should go through the proce...
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The aim of the chapter is to present, basing on neo-evolutionary paradigm, the types of experimental methods used in behavioural economic sciences supported by research examples. Neo-evolutionary paradigm legitimates incorporation into behavioural economic sciences not only behavioural economics, behavioural finance and behavioural accounting but a...
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Consolidations, acquisitions, and mergers of entities are very widespread managerial practices in the business sectors. They usually lead to increased efficiency and competitiveness of business entities, although they may also be aimed at limiting competitiveness through monopolization or oligopolisation. In the case of higher education institution...
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The aim of this paper is to analyse the implications for knowledge management of the influx of skilled Ukrainian migrants into the Polish emerging economy. We applied a model of four types of knowledge (embrained, embodied, encultured, embedded) in the context of migratory workers. The quantitative research was conducted on a sample of 167 skilled...
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The paper is a proposal of the triangulation of a theory basis for the behavioral stream in economic sciences that currently mostly uses a cognitive approach, by adopting a behaviouristic and evolutionary perspective into that scope of reflection. A narrative literature review of scientific databases by means of Internet search engines based on the...
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Universities become increasingly complex and varied market players. Commercialization of education market changes their current position while forcing to redefine the orientation from traditional academic values towards business models. Building a market advantage enforces the necessity to undertake actions that are directed at consumer-related val...
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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in 2015, are the most relevant global agreements on 17 of the most important issues that are crucial to all countries and their societies. The achievement of all SDGs requires a reduction in the scale of money laundering destabilizing domestic economies. This original research study h...
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This short paper makes a tentative attempt to capture the most salient of persuasion strategies engaged in the construction of leadership in three different yet apparently interrelated domains of public life and public policy, political communication, management/business discourse, and academic communication. It explores the cognitive underpinnings...
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The results of the research on gender diversity in academia present a mixed image of women's participation in power structures. There is a large number of studies showing that women at universities encounter the 'glass ceiling' in their careers much more frequently than men. The thesis is that in Poland, the number of men and women working in acade...
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Objective: The objective of this article is discussing the role and importance of women’s leadership qualities in shaping the business success of firms in the logistics industry. Research Design & Methods: Research was divided into two steps. Data was collected from both primary and secondary sources. Authors used monographic methods, along with a...
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Poland's successful political, economic, and social transformation since the 1990s has seen the dynamic development of family enterprises. Most of them are in the small-and medium-sized enterprises sector and have become an important part of the Polish economy. What drives these family firms is not necessarily physical or even financial capital, bu...