Jacek Klich






Address: ul. Pana Cogito 1/1, 31‑419 Cracow, Poland

Phone: (48)(12) 44-24-064  E-mail: uuklich@cyf-kr.edu.pl

Birth Date: 4‑11‑1958

Marital Status: Married, one daughter

Nationality: Polish




January 2009

Habilitation; Thesis: Przedsiębiorczość w reformowaniu systemu ochrony zdrowia w Polsce. Niedoceniane interakcje (Entrepreneurship in Health Sector Restructuring in Poland)

September 2001- January 2002

Scholarship: Högskolan Dalarna, Falun  (Sweden)


4 short visits to University of Sheffield,  School of Health and Related Research  (Health Policy & Management)


3 short  visits to École Nationale de  la Santé Publique,  Rennes,  France


Ph.D. in Economics, Cracow Academy of Economics. Thesis: Brytyjski model prywatyzacji. Interakcja celów i metod (The British Model of Privatization in the 1980s.)

June-July 1994

International Teachers Programme, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France


Visiting Research Fellow: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Hertford College, Oxford, State University of New York at Buffalo, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,  University of Chicago, Ruskin College, Oxford, University of Limburg, Hasselt.


Ph.D., summa cum laude in Political Science, Jagiellonian University, Department of Law. Thesis:  Instytucje partycypacji pracowniczej w zarządzaniu przedsiebiorstwami  (Workers' Participation in Decision-Making within Enterprises)




1996 till present

Assistant Professor, Institute of Economics and Management, Jagiellonian University and Institute of Public Health, Jagiellonian University


Assistant Professor, School of Public Health


Assistant Professor, Institute of Economics and School of Public Health, Jagiellonian University


Assistant, Institute of Economics, Jagiellonian University,


TEACHING:    Strategic Management, Strategic Humane Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovations, Business and Markets in CEE.






Study of Macrostructural Policy Issues in Transition Economies (based on Poland and Ukraine), PAUCI Project No. 01-0142-060

April-June 2002

The World Bank project: Beneficiaries Survey and Stakeholder Workshop. Beneficiaries Survey Design. Health Services development Project Poland.


Data for decision Making, USAID Project DPE-5991-A-00-1052-00, Component Leader: Component D: Planning and Control


Strategic Plans for Hospitals

from 1993 on  

Small Business Dynamics in Poland (together with J.E. Jackson, University of Michigan, ZBSE GUS i PAN), Privatisation Programs and Economic Reforms in Central- Eastern European Countries. This project is being continued.               


Selected publications in English




J.E.Jackson, J.Klich, K.Poznańska, The Political Economy of Poland’s Transition. New Firms and Reform Governments, Cambridge University Press,  New York, 2005, pp. 277


J.Klich, I.Kryuchkova, V.Sidenko (eds) Macrostructure Policy and Market Transformation: The Experience of Poland and Ukraine, „Zapovit” Publishing House, Kyiv 2004, pp. 358


M.Whitfield, M.Kautsch, J.Klich (eds), Managing Health Services in Poland, Jagiellonian University Press, Cracow 2000, pp. 233


A.Kaandorp, J.Klich (eds), Privatisation and Restructurisation in East-Central Europe, Platan, Cracow 1993, pp. 171


Chapters in books:


J.Rosiński,  J.Klich, Using Kolb’s Learning Cycle to Teach Negotiation Skills [in:] van der Sijde, P., Ridder, A., Blaauw, G., Diensberg, Ch. (eds)  (2008), Teaching Entrepreneurship. Cases for Education and Training, Physica-Verlag, pp. 109-115


Globalization and Health Care Services. Telemedicine and Medical Tourism [in:] A.Herman, K.Poznańska ( red.) (2008), Przedsiębiorstwo wobec wyzwań globalnych, Tom 3,  Szkoła Główna w Warszawie, Warszawa 2008, pp. 241-256


Institutional Solutions Influencing the Level of Health Safety in Society, [in:] M.Baran, M.Babik ( eds) (2008) Organized Civilization, Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education „Ignatianum” Jesuit Publishing House, Cracow, pp. 195-223


Quality of Life Indicators Availability of Health Care and the Level of Satisfaction with Health Care Services, [in:] M.Baran, M.Babik ( eds)  (2008) Organized Civilization, Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education „Ignatianum” Jesuit Publishing House, Cracow, pp. 225-244


Transformation of the Health Care System in Poland: Achievements and Challenges [in:] P.Maldini, D.Vidovič (eds) Transition in Central and Eastern European Countries. Experiences and Future Perspectives, Political Science Research Centre Zagreb, Zagreb2007, pp. 219-247


Institutional Support for Small Business Development in Poland [in]: J.Targalski (ed.) Entrepreneurship, Employment and Beyond. 2003, Akademia Ekonomiczna w Krakowie (Cracow University of Economics), Cracow 2004, pp. 185-197


The Private Sector and Systemic Changes in the Polish Economy, 1990-1995, [in]: Chung-Si Ahn, Chon-Pyo Lee ( eds), Politics and Economy of  Regime Transformations. Case Studies of South Korea and Central European Countries, Seoul National University Press, Seoul 1999, pp. 161-211


J. E. Jackson, J.Klich, K.Poznańska, J.Chmiel, The Continued Importance of

Business Creation: Dynamics of SMEs in the Polish Economy: 1990-1996 [in:] Small Firms: European Strategies, Growth & Development. Twenty Two Years of Small Business Research. Conference Proceedings. Volume I. 22nd ISBA National Small Firms Policy & Research Conference., Leeds, 17-19 November 1999, pp. 713-749




A.Samborska, J.Klich, D.Franczukowska, Entrepreneurial Promotion in the Małopolska Region [in:] G.Braun, Ch. Diensberg (eds.) Cultivating Entrepreneurial Regions – Cases and Studies from the Network Project „Baltic Entrepreneurship Partners” (BEPART), Rostocker Beiträge zur Regional- und Strukturforschung, Heft 19, pp. 153-176, 2007


J. E. Jackson, J.Klich, K.Poznańska,  Economic transition and elections in Poland, The Economics of Transition, 2003, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 41-66


J. E. Jackson, J.Klich, K.Poznańska, Democratic Institutions and Economic Reform: The Polish Case, British Journal of Political Science, 2003, Vol. 33, Issue 01, January 2003, pp. 85-108


Entrepreneurial universities in Poland: dream or workable solution?, Northern  Economic Review, Issue 32. Special Issue: Universities and Entrepreneurship, 2002, pp. 78-87


Institutional Support for SMEs: Some Polish Experiences, [in]: Competition and cooperation between Small Companies. Local and Regional Perspective, Economic Policy Institute,  Discussion Paper 2001, Sofia 2001, pp. 13-23


J.Jackson, J.Klich, K.Poznańska, Economic Transition and Elections in Poland, William Davidson Working Paper Number 391, June 2001, pp. 30