Maria Jakubik

Maria Jakubik
Ronin Institute USA · Social Sciences

DSc(Econ) Dr(Oec) MBA

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Introduction
I am an Honorary Associate Professor of the University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Leadership and Organisational Sciences. My research interests are: higher education, pedagogy, learning, knowing, knowledge management, collaborative knowledge creation, wisdom management. I apply qualitative research, action research, appreciative inquiry. Currently, I work on a paper related to the future roles of the university.
Additional affiliations
December 2021 - present
University of Pécs Faculty of Business and Economics
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
October 2017 - present
Ronin Institute
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Social Sciences, Higher Education
September 2004 - March 2011
Hanken School of Economics
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Doctoral researcher
Education
August 2004 - May 2011
Hanken School of Economics
Field of study
  • Knowledge Management
August 1993 - December 1993
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • MBA Foreign Study period
August 1992 - August 1994
Helsinki School of Economics
Field of study
  • International Business and International Marketing

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Publications (66)
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VILAKSHAN-XIMB Journal of Management, Emerald Publishing Limited PURPOSE - Practical wisdom (PW; phronesis), as one of the human virtues, is experiencing a renewal in the contemporary management literature. The aim of this conceptual paper is first, to explore the core practices of managers and leaders in the literature and second, to demonstrate...
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Purpose - This conceptual paper aims to contribute to the knowledge management (KM) literature by seeking to determine whether wisdom management (WM) will replace KM in future. Design/methodology/approach - This exploratory paper follows the interpretivist research philosophy and the deductive approach. The data collection is based on selected lite...
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The article addresses the two sides of the work of Nicholas Maxwell – his criticism of science and his call to bring about a revolution in academia encouraging it to become much more effective in tackling the real problems humanity is facing. It focuses on the connection of these two aspects of Maxwell’s work and provides a critical analysis of Max...
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This is the published abstract of my soon published conference paper where I focus on educating for life in higher education and explore what competences students would need to be successful actors in the changing WoW and how HE could support them in achieving a sustainable career (SC).
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This is the published abstract of my conference paper. In my soon published full paper I discuss the following three questions: (1) How does technology change human learning? (2) How does human learning lead to knowing? and (3) What type of knowing (i.e., instrumental knowing, hermeneutic knowing, emancipatory knowing), will lead to understanding a...
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In the 21 st century, we experience disruptive changes like the COVID-19 pandemic. We face crises, risks and wicked problems in our social and natural environment which demand responsible actions and solutions. In the knowledge economy, learning becomes vital. This brief conceptual paper seeks to explore views about the future of learning by seekin...
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TThere is a constant demand for upgrading skills, knowledge, and competences of people to sustain their careers due to constant disruptive changes and challenges in the world of work (WoW). This theoretical paper focuses on educating for life in higher education (HE). It explores what competences students would need to be successful actors in the c...
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Will wisdom management complement or replace knowledge management? Research objectives: (1) compare concepts and theories of KM and WM; (2) find out their similarities and differences.
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Research question: What should be the focus of HE in the 21st century? I address the dilemma if higher education should focus on enhancing knowledge, skills, and competencies for employability of students or/and on formation of good, democratic citizens for a better world by cultivating moral virtues, wisdom, values, attitudes of students.
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This is the published conference abstract of my presentation. Research question: What should be the focus of HE in the 21st century? I address the dilemma if higher education should focus on enhancing knowledge, skills, and competencies for employability of students or/and on formation of good, democratic citizens for a better world by cultivating...
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Main research question: How could a career be sustained in turbulent times? Sub-questions: (1) What competencies do students need to be successful actors in the changing world of work? (2) How could higher education support students in achieving a sustainable career?
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Research problem: How will human learning change in the future? Research question: How do changes in context impact the future of human learning?
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Every society aims to achieve a sustainable labour market (SLM) because it is one of the conditions for sustainable economic growth, well-being, and happiness of their people. In this commentary paper, I seek to answer the call by Gyula László and Norbert Sipos for further debate, discussions, reflections, and criticism about their views presented...
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My presentation at the GiLE4Youth International Conference ´The development of competencies for employability´ on 2nd of June, 2022 is titled as ‘Your career is in your hands’. The presentation focuses on: (1) highlighting the importance of self-knowledge, knowing our own strengths; (2) emphasizing the importance of purpose, potential, and perspect...
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The COVID pandemic challenged the importance of Work engagement (WE) or employee engagement (EE) for creativity and innovation. At a time when work is relegated to the home office, this paper seeks to answer the question: How can creativity be boosted by WE? It therefore explores the WE literature, presents a conceptual framework, clarifies key con...
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In the creative or mind economy, there is an increased demand for creative, educated human capital (HC) capable of solving challenging, wicked problems of our time. This paper seeks to answer the question how higher education (HE) in Finland can answer the demand of work life for creative minds. The main approach is to explore, on the one hand, the...
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In the 21st century, the role of authenticity and responsibility, as personal characteristics, has increased because the global problems of the world would need urgent and sustainable solutions and actions. Therefore, this conceptual paper seeks to answer the question: Why and how to become both authentic and responsible? Building on a range of sel...
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To provide solutions to the world's global challenges, there is an urgent demand for wise organizations, wise leadership, wise workers, and most importantly, for wise actions. Since the mid-1990s, Knowledge Management (KM) as a discipline and practice has emerged internationally and it went through several phases of development. Similarly, in the l...
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Research problem -> The world faces global problems that require creative solutions Main research question -> How can the Finnish HE answer the demand of work life for creative minds to solve the wicked problems of our society and businesses? Sub-questions and objectives: 1. Why creativity is an important skill in the 21st century? - The objecti...
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The main question: How can creativity be boosted by Work Engagement (WE)? Sub-questions: Q1: What is WE? - The objective is to define the WE concept. Q2: Why people engaged at work are more creative? - The objective is to show the drives and characteristics of engaged employees. Q3: How can WE be enhanced? - The objective is to clarify and discuss...
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In the 21st century, there is an increasing interest in studying the relationship of cybernetics and philosophy. My paper is also inspired by the recent enormous efforts in developing machine intelligence and machine learning to replicate human intelligence and human learning. Furthermore, my paper is motivated by the continuing merge of natural sc...
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Abstract: In our complex and highly connected world, educating for life—that is, educating students with knowledge, skills, and competences infused with practical wisdom (PW) and ethical and moral values—is essential. The paper seeks to answer the question: how could university education facilitate the progress to a wiser and better world? The meth...
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In the 21 st century, there is an increasing interest in studying the relationship of cybernetics and philosophy. My paper is also inspired by the recent enormous efforts in developing machine intelligence and machine learning to replicate human intelligence and human learning. Furthermore, my paper is motivated by the continuing merge of natural s...
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Agenda: 1. Motivation and need for a better understanding of wisdom in Knowledge Management (KM); 2. The concept of wisdom in Philosophy, Psychology and in KM; 3. Discussion (propositions, questions, dilemmas); 4. Conclusions
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Why should education change? In the literature, there are ongoing debates about what education is, what it is not, and what it should be. Therefore, the question Quo vadis educatio? is not new. Nonetheless, new solutions are needed to face new challenges. In the creative and mind economy, pressures from the environment call for a new educational pa...
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Education is unimaginable without human virtues such as wisdom (prudence), courage (fortitude), moderation (temperance), and justice (liberty). Wisdom as a leading virtue aims to achieve human excellence and the common good, not only for individuals but for all of humanity. In this paper, I seek to answer the question: "How can education cultivate...
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The paper seeks to answer the questions: Why and how to reinvent management? and What could be a new management paradigm? The need for this paper is based on the discourses in the management literature about management practices. The paper explores the needs for a modern management paradigm from practices perspective. There is a need for very diffe...
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Education is unimaginable without human virtues such as wisdom (prudence), courage (fortitude), moderation (temperance), and justice (liberty). Wisdom as a leading virtue aims to achieve human excellence and the common good, not only for individuals but for all of humanity. In this paper, I seek to answer the question: "How can education cultivate...
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I seek to answer the question: What is a new emerging educational paradigm that can answer the challenges of the 21 st century? After exploring a selected range of literature about schools, universities as institutions, education, learning, and teaching, I propose a new educational paradigm. I argue that educational institutions should become more...
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This paper seeks to answer the questions What is human intelligence? How does human intellect evolve? How does intellectual worker differ from knowledge worker? How does intellectual work differ from knowledge work? As a synthesis of the literature review, the ‘rise of human intellect’ framework is presented. The novelty of the paper is in proposin...
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Studies measuring workplace trust in connection with leadership style and leader responsibility have become more and more important in recent years. Interest in the subject has been rising along with the recent introduction of knowledge management systems (KMSs), which has shown to be one of the most important factors of competitiveness. The aim of...
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WMSCI, USA virtual conference presentation (September 13-16, 2020)
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WMSCI 2020, virtual conference, plenary keynote address, September 13-16, 2020
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Why to reinvent management? How to reinvent management? What could be the new management paradigm?
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The paper seeks to answer the question 'Why is the human factor critical in developing organizations?'
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to present a case about the emergence of human capital (HC) during the master thesis as a work-based learning project. Design/methodology/approach The case study uses data from 107 master’s students 2007–2011 and feedback from 91 managers as business advisors 2007–2016. Findings The findings show direct contri...
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This paper demonstrates how the evolutionary knowledge co-creation processes captured with the practice ecosystem framework in business and academia collaboration. Data are collected from 91 organizations in Finland during the period of 2007–2016. The scope of this research is limited to the educational field and to one Applied University of Scienc...
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Well-being is a concept with multiple but at the same time complementary dimensions such as psychological (mental or cognitive and affective or emotional), physiological (health), economic (financial, occupational), social, cultural, and environmental dimensions. According to these one can talk about mental well-being, emotional well-being, financi...
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This is a blog in eSignals on-line magazine: https://esignals.haaga-helia.fi/en/2019/04/09/be-brave-and-take-the-research-attitude-it-is-worth-it/
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This conceptual paper proposes the practice ecosystem framework, which helps to understand how knowledge co-creation practices are taking place in the emerging forms of organizations. This framework seeks to address these changes by focusing on the evolutionary ontology and epistemology involved in co-creation of knowledge. The paper starts with cl...
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In this empirical research paper, I seek to answer the question: How does working life benefit from UAS master’s theses? My goal is to demonstrate how master’s students of the Degree Programme in International Business Management (IBMA) at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Finland bring business benefits to organizations with thei...
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Research question: How does working life benefit from UAS master's theses?
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In my theoretical paper, I seek to elaborate the existing job demands and resources (JD-R) model of employee engagement (EE) by extending it through the work-life balance (WLB) concept. This elaboration of the central model of EE is necessary due to the rapid developments in ICT technology, which have dramatically changed working conditions. Employ...
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Digitalization causes disruptive changes in leadership practices. Understanding digitalization is thus important yet our review of the literature shows that: (1) the science and practice of leadership are still immature and need more research; and (2) the current driving force of changes in leadership is the long-time neglected contextual factor. I...
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In this paper, I seek to answer the following question: What makes organizations flourish? My ontological standpoint is that organizations are living, open systems created and developed by people who are unceasingly and dynamically evolving, learning and developing. Appreciative inquiry (hereafter AI), as a form of action research, changes the focu...
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This descriptive, single, intrinsic case study seeks to answer the following questions: Why should business practitioners and educators work together in solving business problems? How are the business problems of companies handled in a master’s degree programme in Finland? The case study is based on multiple sources of documents collected and devel...
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This descriptive, single, intrinsic case study seeks to answer the following questions: Why should business practitioners and educators work together in solving business problems? How are the business problems of companies handled in a master's degree programme in Finland? The case study is based on multiple sources of documents collected and devel...
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This conceptual paper proposes a framework for engaging talents at work that leads to business performance. The framework is built on concepts that are evolving and they are defined in several, in many cases confusing, ways in the literature. The research methodology is literature review. Therefore, the paper starts with overviewing the concepts of...
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This qualitative research study explores employee engagement expe- rience. It offers a framework that helps to understand how sensing lead- ership, management, and internal communication influence employees’ feelings, thinking, actions, and their search for meaning in work. The sur- vey was answered by 73 respondents of 13 different nationalities w...
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The system of Master's Degree (MD) programmes of UAS is relatively new in Finland. Previously, research focused on the impact of the MD on graduates’ career and employment. In contrast, this research focuses on the expectations of students who start their MD Programme in International Business Management (IBMA). From 2007-2011 data were collected,...
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Abstract - This qualitative, explorative study, which comprises four essays, focuses on knowledge management (KM). It seeks to answer the question: How can the knowledge creation theory of KM benefit from social learning theories? While studying the five development phases of knowledge creation theory of KM through 1995-2008 and applying some socia...
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The objective of the paper is to redirect the thinking in organizational research from the problem-solving focus towards the forces that energize and give life to organizations and foster innovations. One empirical intention is to demonstrate the life-giving forces (LGFs) of 29 organizations studied through 2007-2010. Another theoretical intention...
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Purpose – The paper seeks to provide a theoretical contribution to the current phase of the knowledge creation theory of knowledge management (KM) by addressing the need for a paradigm shift and having more ontological and epistemological discussions. Design/methodology/approach – The proposed “becoming to know” framework builds on the KM literatur...
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This qualitative, explorative study, which comprises four essays, focuses on knowledge management (KM). It seeks to answer the question: How can the knowledge creation theory of KM benefit from social learning theories? While studying the five development phases of knowledge creation theory of KM through 1995-2008 and applying some social learning...
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The paper argues that Human Resource (HR) managers cannot be objective, outside observers of the knowledge creation process in a community but, rather, they should become members of the Community of Practice (CoP) in order to identify and understand the community learning style and, in this way, to facilitate the development of Intellectual Capital...
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The paper argues that Human Resource (HR) managers cannot be objective, outside observers of the knowledge creation process in a community but, rather, they should become members of the Community of Practice (CoP) in order to identify and understand the community learning style and, in this way, to facilitate the development of Intellectual Capital...
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Despite of importance of business schools in establishing balance between exploiting existing knowledge and exploring new knowledge there is relatively little serious academic research done in this area. Starting from late 1990s the attention turned to enabling conditions of knowledge creation. In mid 2000s Finnish universities of applied sciences...
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Purpose – How people learn and create knowledge together through interactions in communities of practice (CoPs) is not fully understood. The purpose of this paper is to create and apply a model that could increase participants' consciousness about knowledge creation processes. Design/methodology/approach – This four-month qualitative research was c...
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The goal of this paper is first, to present relevant definitions of internationalization, second, to focus on five stages and three dimensions of international education, and finally, to examine the issue of internationalization in master programmes' curricula at Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS).
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Purpose – The concept of ''knowledge'' is presented in diverse and sometimes even controversial ways in the knowledge management (KM) literature. The aim of this paper is to identify the emerging views of knowledge and to develop a framework to illustrate the interrelationships of the different knowledge types. Design/methodology/approach – This pa...
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Knowledge has become strategic (e.g. Grant 1996, Spender 1996, Cole 1998, Mische 2001) and learning has become process and network oriented (Bandura, Lave and Wenger, Salomon). However, how knowledge, meaning is created in a community context is not yet fully understood. The goal of this research was to increase the understanding of this complex ph...
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Book review of the International Marketing book (Nemzetközi Marketing) written by Professor Gábor Rekettye and Professor János Fojtik, University of Pecs, Hungary.
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The paper is in Finnish language. The abstract is in the attached paper.
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The Finnish education system is evolving as universities and universities of applied sciences (UAS) are merging to form an inspiring environment for managerial education and learning. Becoming a new UAS is a social reality construction process. How people co-create their reality is an unexplored field of becoming ontology and transformational chang...

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Dear ResearchGate colleagues,
Your views about the future of the university and about the future of higher education would be valuable for me. Your answers will be anonymous. It takes about 3 minutes of your time. Please answer 5 questions on Google Jamboard:
Thank you,
Maria
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In the current pandemic a research group was formed in the Department of Leadership and Organisational Science, Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Pécs (Hungary), to examine the situation of online/digital/distance education forms and home office working based on the main ideas of leadership, organisational studies and internal communication.
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Dear ResearchGate colleagues,
Please help me to find relevant literature to the following questions:
-How is wisdom presented in the management literature?
-What is wisdom management?
-Can we manage wisdom? If not, why? If yes, how?
Please share also your views;))
BR, Maria
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As you know education can be formal, informal and incidental. How should formal education and its institutions change in the future? What are the impacts of digitalization on education?
What is education in your view?

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Explore wisdom management (WM) and knowledge management (KM) relationship
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exploring the educational sciences literature