- Copyright Page
- Preface and Acknowledgements
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- The Description and Comparison of Societal Systems of Higher Education and University Management
- Criticality, Academic Autonomy, and Societal Progress
- Socializing Human Capital for Twenty-First Century Educational Goals: Suggestive Empirical Findings from Multinational Research
- Changing the Nature and Role of Universities: The Effects of Funding and Governance Reforms on Universities as Accountable Organizational Actors
- Recent Trends in East and West University Governance: Two Kinds of Hollowness
- Cycles of Evolution of Ideal Types of Universities: Causes and Consequences for the University Mission—The Case of Poland
- The Implications of a Diversifying Workforce for Institutional Governance and Management in Higher Education
- The Collegial Tradition in English Higher Education: What Is It, What Sustains It, and How Viable Is Its Future?
- Managing a University in Turbulent Times
- Critical Factors and Forces Influencing Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century
- A New World of Communications in Higher Education and Its Implications
- Leading in Higher Education
- Policy and Practice in University–Business Relations
- Macro Changes and the Implications for Equality and Social and Gender Justice in Higher Education
- Macro Changes and the Implications for Higher Education Research: A Case Study in the Health Sector and Graduate Practice
- Canada in a Global System of Higher Education: The Role of Community Engagement
- Developing and Maintaining Transnational Research Collaborations: A Case Study of Australian Universities
- Scholarship in the University: An Ecological Perspective
- Higher Education Finance: Global Realities, Policy Options, and Common Misunderstandings
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Government in Building Human and Social Capital
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Industry in Building Human and Social Capital
- Educating for the Cooperative Society: The Role of Universities, Research, and the Academic Professions in Fostering Good Citizenship
- Governments Need To, and Do, Trust Universities
- Education and Technological Unemployment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
- Educating for the Innovative Society: The Role of Indian Institutes of Technology in India
- Policy Implications for Equity, Gender, and Widening Participation in Higher Education
- Reactions, Reflections, and Renewal: The Significance of Higher Education for Intellectual, Societal, and Personal Advancement
- Maintaining the Contribution of Higher Education to Societal Progress
Abstract and Keywords
Higher education across the globe is undergoing changes resulting from globalization, demographics, external pressure, and digital transformation. Polish universities are going through a process of transformation as well. They are yet to face significant challenges related to e.g. the increasing demographic low, problems with financing their activity, or the growing competition in the education services market. Universities have to become innovative and entrepreneurial to survive and compete effectively globally. An analysis of selected universities from Poland shows that they appear to be oriented towards e.g. serving the society, entrepreneurship, and establishing relationships with their environment. This suggests that there is a shift towards the entrepreneurial university model. But Polish universities, especially public ones, have little awareness of their strengths, which is a consequence of the model of higher education applied until recently.
Svetlana Gudkova is an Assistant Professor at the Dapartment of Management at Kozminski University, Poland. She is an author and co-author of several books and articles on entrepreneurship and family business and a former visiting scholar at Yale School of Management. Her research interests focus on multi-generational familybusinesses, entrepreneurial process, and assurance of learning in higher education.Svetlana has extensive experience in development and managing quality assurance processes. She served as a Rector’s Proxy for Internal Quality Assurance System in 2012–15 at Kozminski University.
Anna Pikos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at Kozminski University (Warsaw, Poland). In 2014, she received a PhD in management for a thesisentitled ‘Risk Management as an Element of Management Control as Illustrated with an Example of Municipal Offices’. Since 2012, Anna has been the head of the International Accreditation Office at Kozminski University. She delivers lectures in the fields of principles of management, risk management, and research methods. Her research interests cover three areas: business history, change management, and the public sector. At present, Anna is running a project called ‘Organizational Continuity: Case Studies of the Oldest Organizations in Poland’ as part of which she researches and writes historical case studies about organizations that have been operating for over 100 years. She is a member of the International Council of Archives.
Valentyna Guminska has been the director of the International Relations Office at Kozminski University in Warsaw, Poland since 2010. She graduated with an MA in Education from the University of Warsaw, and completed a PhD programme in Social Psychology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. She is instrumental for the development and launch of many international projects, including student and staff exchange programmes; manages grant proposal writing and networks with educators around the world; and administers and supports multiple international programmes. She creates university partnerships and further develops university international integration by creating opportunities for collaboration with the Faculty members, while keeping a strong interest in international education, immigration, cross-cultural psychology, social psychology, and business education. Her works have been published in the Journal of Management and Business Administration, Central Europe, and Psychologia Spoleczna.pl.
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