CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Marzena Starnawska

 

Address (office):         Gdańsk University of Technology

                                   Faculty of Economics and Management

                                   Narutowicza 11/12

                                   80-233 Gdańsk

                                   Poland

 

Telephone                    0048 58348 62 90

                                   e-mail                         mstarnaw@wp.eu

 

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

2000                                                       MSc (Economics) University of Gdansk, Poland

 

2005                            Teachers’ Training Course, CKU, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

2006                                                       PhD (Economics) Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

 

April 2007                   ESRC EHGI Assessment Training Workshop, King’s College Cambridge

July-

December 2007           Advanced Institute of Management Research ‘Training Trainers’ Workshop Series: Teaching Critical Review of Literature

 

 

ACADEMIC and BUSINESS APPOINTMENTS

2009-                          Senior Lecturer, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

2006 – 2009                Lecturer at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Business School, the UK

2002 -2006                 Research assistant and PhD student Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

2000 -2006                 Lecturer Gdansk University of Technology, Poland

 

UNIVERSITY PLACEMENTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

September 2007          ESRC bursary for Summer School in Research Methods, Essex, the UK (Participant Observation and the Grounded Theory Courses at the University of Essex)

April 2006                   awarded Monbukagakusho scholarship by MEXT – Japanese Ministry of Education, Sport, Culture, Science and Technology

2002 December           Middlesex Business School, London, UK

2003 March - April     GRIPS Tokyo, Japan – (preliminary survey of library holdings)

2003 July-September   University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany

 

TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATION

Teaching

2009 till now                Qualitative Methods in Business Research, Economics

2006 -2009                 Business Creativity, UG; Entrepreneurial Studies, UG; Research Methods, UG and PG; Business Enterprise Skills, UG

2003-2006                  Financing Small Business; PG

2001-2006                  Macroeconomics; UG and PG

2006 till now                supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students

 

FIELD OF INTERESTS

primary                        social networks of entrepreneurs, social capital and trust, entrepreneurship in transition economies,  small business networks

secondary                    local manufacturing systems, clusters and IDs

 

DISSERTATIONS

r “Sponsorship policies of Polish companies based in Pomorskie region”- MSc (Econ) (June 2000)

r “SME networks as an alternative to a single actor small company”- PhD (Econ) (spring 2006)

 

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION PROJECTS

r       “SME networks as an alternative to a single actor small company” - Research grant nr 1H02C05128 funded by Ministry of Science and Information Society Technologies in Poland,  contract signed in April 2005 (PhD Thesis) – project head

r        „The influence of entrepreneurship tissue on economic development – regional aspects”, Research grant funded by Ministry of Science and Information Society Technologies – project participant

r       MAYDAY EQUAL 2005-2006 of Active Support of Employees’ and Companies’ Development in the Face of Structural Changes in Poland’s Economy) – project participant

r       COEUR - Idea Generation Workshop and Business Creativity Module – project partner (2006 –till now) - project participant

 

PAPERS

 

Anderson, A.R. and Starnawska, M., (2008), “Research practices in entrepreneurship; problems of definition, description and meaning” , International Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 9(4)

 

Starnawska, M., (2007) „The importance of networks – competitiveness of SMEs at mezo-level” one chapter in a monograph book N. Daszkiewicz (ed.), PWN, Poland

 

Starnawska, M., Support networks in Poland and other countries – making for cooperation or support?  W: SMEs in modern economics : selected issues / Julita E. Wasilczuk, Krzysztof Zięba (eds.). - Gdańsk : My Book Publishing, 2008.

 

Starnawska M.: Sieci małych i średnich przedsiębiorstw // Ekonomika i Organizacja Przedsiębiorstwa; numer specjalny (maj). - 2006, s. 94-98 MIKROFIRMA 2006 : Uwarunkowania rozwoju mikro i małych przedsiębiorstw : konferencja naukowa, Szczecin, 15-18 maja 2006 / org. Katedra Finansów Przedsiębiorstwa Wydział Zarządzania i Ekonomiki Usług Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego.

 

Starnawska, M., (2005) “The background of small business networks – rational or embedded perspective?”, conference proceedings, Szaflarski K. (ed.), International Conference on Social and Economic Challenges of SMEs, 6-7 June 2005, Katowice 2005

 

Starnawska, M., (2005)  SME networks – theoretical basis“, a chapter in a book Dominiak P. (ed.) Scientific Publishing Group, Gdansk

 

Starnawska, M., (2004) „Cooperation among companies – looking for determinants”, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk

 

Starnawska, M., (2004)Network Concept in Management and Entrepreneurship Literature”, paper presented at the International Conference ENTIME, September (written and presented in English)

 

Starnawska, M., (2003) „Cooperation of SMEs in networks”, Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk

 

 Starnawska, M., (2003) “Networking activities and their impact on business performance among SMEs’ sector in Poland – research issues” research proposal, RENT XVIIth Doctoral Seminar in Lodz, November

 

EDITORIAL

Co-editor, Conference Issue “Perspectives on entrepreneurship; Cultures and Contexts”Journal of Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, 4(2), 2008

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER BODIES MEMBERSHIP

2004- Proton Europe – Innovation from Public Research (member)

2003- EIASM (member)

 

SKILLS

Polish                                      mother language

English                         fluent

French                                     intermediary

Computer Applications            SPSS,  Statistica, Microsoft Office for Windows, NVivo, Atlas.ti