dr hab. inż. prof. TUL Agnieszka Zakrzewska-Bielawska

Head of Department of Management The Faculty of Organization and Management
Lodz University of Technology

Scientific work



  • relational strategy
  • ambidexterity in management
  • high-technology business development,
  • strategic management and development strategies
  • conditions, dynamics and strategies of coopetition
  • organizational design and organizational structures
  • crisis management
  • restructuring of the company



  • 2016-2018 Research Project: "Relational strategy sensu largo of enterprises operating in Poland" financed by National Science Centre, chief executive

·   2013-2015 Research Project: „The concept of "open innovation" in small and medium-sized enterprises - models, trends and determinants of development” financed by National Science Centre, chief executive

·  2011-2014 Research Project: „Coopetition Determinants and Dynamics in the High-Tech Enterprise Development” financed by National Science Centre (N N115 006040); project supervisor  

·      2010-2011 Research Project: “Company Management in Crisis” realized as the Department's of Management own research; executive           

· 2008-2011 Research Project: “Partnership relations as a means to increase SMEs competitiveness in deep restructuring region” financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (NN 115 136034); chief executive  

·    2008 – 2011 Research Project: “Strategy – Organizational Structure Relation Management in High-Tech Enterprises” financed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education (habilitation research project No. 1284/B/H03/2008/34); supervisor and chief executive 2009 – 2010 Research Project: “Company Management in the High-Technologies Development Conditions” realized as the statutory Department operation; executive  

·    2007 Research Project: “Strategy and Organizational Structure Reciprocal Adjustment in the Development Process of Big Manufacturing Enterprises” financed from the Department's funds for own research; project supervisor            

·      2006-2009 Research Project: „Managerial and Engineering Staff Demand in Lodz Region in the Years 2007-2015” financed by the Minister of Science and Higher Education (No. N115 047 31/2071); executive        

·   2006 Research Project: “The Impact of Strategy on the Company Organizational Structure” financed from the Lodz University of Technology Rector's provisions; project supervisor 2003-2004 Research project: “Organizational Restructuring Processes in the Company” financed from the Department's funds for own research; executive           

·      2001-2003 Research project: “Organizational restructuring of industrial enterprises of the Lodz region" financed from the Management Institute’s funds for own research; executive


·   2001-2002 Research project: „Features and effects of organizational and human resources restructuring in large industrial enterprises” financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, chief executive    




11.2015    Slovakia, Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, visiting professor, research intership 22-27 November 2015

11.2014   Portugal, Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, visiting professor, research intership, 3 -10 November 2014

07.2014   Japan, The Global Business, Management Information System, Economics and Finance Research Conference, Global Business & Technology Forum, 24 - 27 July, Tokyo. Paper "Coopetition? Yes, but Who With? The Selection of Coopetition Partners by High-Tech Firms"

02.2014    New Zealand, Word Business and Economic Research Conference organized by Word Business Institute and American Research and Publication International, 24 - 25 February 2014, Auckland. Paper "What Inhibits Cooperation With Competitors? Barriers of Coopetition in the High-Tech Sector".

11.2013   Holland, Enschede, University of Twente, meeting of strategy directors ECIU (European Consortium of Innovative Universities), 3 – 5 November 2013

09.2013    France, Grenoble Ecole de Management, visiting professor, scientific intership, 23 –27 September 2013

09.2013  Seychelles, 7th  IBC International Business Conference organized by South African Business Schools Association, 2 – 5 September 2013, Seychelles, Mahe. Paper “Compete or coopete? Catalysts and inhibitors of coopetition in the high-tech business sector”

04.2013    Japan, International Symposium on Business and Management (ISBM 2013), organized by Knowledge Association of Taiwan, International Business Academics Consortium, Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research, College of Business, National Taipei University, April 3-5, 2013, Kitakyushu, JAPAN. Paper “Coopetition as a factor in the development of innovative and technologically advanced firms: an example of the high-tech sector”

01.2013  Harvard Cambridge USA, 7th WSEAS International Conference on Management, Marketing and Finance (MMF’13), organized by World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society, 30 January – 1 February 2013, Harvard Cambridge, MA, USA. Paper “Coopetition in high-technology firms: resource based determinants”

11.2011    Maldives,  2nd International Conference on Economics, Business and Management, 25 – 26 Novemeber 2011, organized by International Economics Development and Research Center (IEDRC). Paper, “Flexibility of strategy in high-tech enterprises”

01.2011   Bali, 2011 International (Spring) Conference on Asia Pacific Business Innovation & Technology Management (APBITM Spring 2011), 23 -25 January 2011, organized by Asia Pacific Business Innovation & Technology Management Society, Universita Pelita Harapan Surabaya Indonesia, Ta Hwa Institute of Technology, Taiwan, Lung Hwa University of Science & Technology, Taiwan, Philippine Institute of Industrial Engineers (PIIE) Philippines. Paper, “Organizing in HT Companies: an Example from ICT sector”

12.2010    Philippines, International Conference on Economics, Business and Management, 4-5 December 2010, Manila, organized by IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and IEDRC (International Economics Development and Research Center). Paper, “Expected and Achieved Matrix of Competence in Manager Training” (co-author - I. Staniec)

03.2010    Malaysia, The 4th WSEAS International Conference on Management, Marketing and Finances (MMF'10), 23 -25 March 2010 Penang, organized by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Zhejiang University of Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Papers, (1) “High Technology Company – Concept, Nature, Characteristics”; (2) “Organizational Structure in the View of Single Business Concentration and Diversification Strategies– Empirical Study Results” (co-author - I. Staniec)

01.2009   Hawaii, USA, The College Teaching & Learning (TLC) Applied Business Research (ABR) Conferences, January 5-8, 2009 in Oahu, Hawaii, Paper, „Vocational And Engineering Education In Poland” (co-author - I. Staniec);

12.2007   Australia, Seventh International Business Research Conference, 3-6 December 2007 Sydney, organized by World Business Institute. Paper „Organizational structure in the context of the development strategy in Polish production companies”.

03.2005   United Kingdom, 59th International Atlantic Economic Conference, 9-13 March 2005 Londyn. Paper "Polish Employees in Relation to the Restructuring Process".

11.2001  United Kingdom, scientific internship at the Strathclyde University, Glasgow, United Kingdom

1993-1994 IrelandUniversity of Limerick – A yearly research scholarship (Tempus Program 1993/1994).