Graduate of the University of Łódź, and Harvard Business School, USA.
Research Scholar in Prof. Edgar Schein’s famous Organizational Studies Group at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Internships at: British Academy, CNRS (France), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Japan Foundation for the Promotion of Science (Chiba Univ.), and other academic institutions. Alumnae of the Entrepreneurship Education Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning at Harvard Business School (2005).
In 1987-1991, Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, the major Polish social science research center. In 1993-1998, Director General of the Polish Academy of Sciences (nominated by the Prime Minister), the major Polish research super-structure with over 10,000 employees and 83 research institutes in all fields of science.
1994 – 2018, Professor and Chair, Department of Management Theory at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH). 2005 – 2008, Vice-Rector for International Relations. Founder of the Polish-Japanese Management Center and Center for Research on Social Responsibility of Business at SGH; Co-founder and Chairman (1998-2008) of the Warsaw Executive MBA (WEMBA) run jointly with the Carlson School of Management, Univ. of Minnesota, USA.
Long-time member of CEMS (Community of European Management Schools) Executive and Academic Committees. Author of over 220 publications. Internationally active lecturer at numerous academic and business events in Europe, the U.S., South Africa, Japan, India, New Zealand and Australia.
Recognized business advisor and speaker. Member of several supervisory/advisory boards. Member of the Program Board of CIONET – the largest global association of IT executives.