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Technology roadmaps

Technology roadmaps

In 2012-2013, Krzysztof Klincewicz was involved in the analytical project, concerning technology roadmaps, carried out by a dedicated taskforce of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC). Roadmapping can be considered a good planning practice for technology development and implementation. The TEC taskforce explored the puzzling question, why there were so few technology roadmaps (TRMs) for climate … Continued

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Politics of technological alliances

Politics of technological alliances

Technological alliances can be interpreted as political activities, helping establish coalitions, co-opt supporters and eliminate rivals. Using the example of Microsoft’s and Google’s partner ecosystems, Krzysztof Klincewicz discussed specific partnership techniques and their relevance for technology companies. The empirical research offered a rich picture of developments of Microsoft Windows and Google Android platforms, combined with … Continued

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Bibliometric analysis of Polish universities

Bibliometric analysis of Polish universities

Krzysztof Klincewicz carried out a multidimensional comparison of twenty-four Polish universities, including their scientific production, impact of research measured by forward citations to articles, and the internationalization of scientific research interpreted as article co-authorship with representatives of foreign research institutions. Polish shares of publications with co-authors from other European Union countries turned out to be … Continued

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Computer games in organizational training

Computer games in organizational training

Michał Mijal presented the outcomes of his research project on FPS games use in the organizations, conducted jointly with Oskar Szumski. The research resulted in two papers: “FPS games in the organizations” and “Computer games use in the organizational training“. The presentation was held during the annual conference “Informatics @ Future” and covered the most … Continued

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Knowledge management

Knowledge management

Krzysztof Klincewicz wrote three chapters of a popular reference book on knowledge management, edited by Prof. Andrzej Koźmiński and Prof. Dariusz Jemielniak. The chapters outline a comprehensive framework for interpreting knowledge as either product, resource or limitation of corporate activities (originally proposed by Ilkka Tuomi) and proposes practical applications of the framework. When describing systems … Continued

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Bibliometrics for innovation policy and research management

Bibliometrics for innovation policy and research management

Ministry of Science and Higher Education commissioned a research project to identify the applicability of bibliometric techniques to the innovation policy and research management in Poland. The study was intended to support the establishment of the new ministerial institution, the observatory of scientific research and technology developments. The researchers outlined the possible uses of bibliometrics … Continued

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Creative class in Poland

Creative class in Poland

Creative class is a term coined by Richard Florida, a controversial American researcher, who claimed that development of a knowledge-based economy can be explained by three “Ts”: technology, talent and tolerance. Florida proposed methods for developing quantitative indexes for each of the “Ts”, using them to differentiate cities or regions, and evaluate their developmental potential. … Continued

TEDx – academic copyrights

Krzysztof Klincewicz was invited to present at TEDx Warsaw conference, discussing the sometimes difficult relations between scientists and academic publishers. Business models of scientific publishing companies are struggling to come to terms with the emerging open access movement, and the academic community found it difficult to come to terms with the dramatic events following the … Continued

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Spin-off of the University of Warsaw

Spin-off of the University of Warsaw

University of Warsaw established its business arm UWRC Sp. z o.o., and appointed in November 2012 Krzysztof Klincewicz as the member of its management board. The reform of science and higher education from 2011 introduced the notion of special purpose companies, which are formed by universities to actively participate in the market for products, services … Continued

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Diffusion of innovations

Diffusion of innovations

Diffusion of innovations is a key topic for practitioners, including marketing professionals and sales specialists. Therefore, it might seem surprising that till 2012, no practical textbook or guidebook concerning this topic was published in Polish language. Krzysztof Klincewicz filled the gap, publishing a book and several practitioner-oriented articles. He popularized the Polish acronym PZNTO, corresponding … Continued

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Krzysztof Klincewicz – Technology Executive Committee

Krzysztof Klincewicz – Technology Executive Committee

In 2011, Krzysztof Klincewicz was nominated for a 3-years term of office as a delegate of European Union countries to the Technology Executive Committee, a United Nations body working under the UNFCCC (United Nations Convention for Climate Change). The TEC is an executive expert body, shaping the international policies in the area of development and … Continued

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Krzysztof Klincewicz – Intellectual Property Management at the University of Warsaw

Krzysztof Klincewicz – Intellectual Property Management at the University of Warsaw

The University of Warsaw introduced new by-laws governing the patenting of employee invention and technology transfer practices, and in March 2011, Krzysztof Klincewicz was appointed as the Rector’s Deputy in charge of Intellectual Property Management. His tasks include an oversight of technology patenting and commercialization practices of the University. This role is an opportunity to … Continued

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GreenEvo – Green Technology Accelerator

GreenEvo – Green Technology Accelerator

TiMO representatives contributed to the birth of an innovative project of the Ministry of Environment. GreenEvo – Green Technology Accelerator – was established to support international transfer of Polish environmental technologies and strengthen the development of endogenous innovations. In 2009, a year after Poland assumed the Presidency of the Conference of Parties (COP) and hosted … Continued

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Sectoral innovation systems in the software industry

Sectoral innovation systems in the software industry

Jointly with researchers from Japan and China, Krzysztof Klincewicz performed a comparative international analysis of sectoral innovation systems in the software industry. The research was carried out at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Titech). It involved among others bibliometric analysis of computer science research publications from multiple countries, outlining their competitive advantages and weaknesses and … Continued

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IPR protection in Poland – report for WIPO

IPR protection in Poland – report for WIPO

In 2010, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) commissioned a research project to analyze the economic conditions for the development and protection of intellectual property in Poland. The study presented the economic developments and features of the national system of innovations in Poland, outlining specific challenges of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection with the focus on … Continued

The history of semiconductor blue laser development

The history of semiconductor blue laser development

Blue semiconductor laser was the unrealized Polish hope for global technological dominance. In 2002, Polish journalists, researchers and government officials believed that the locally developed technology was going to become the worldwide standard for high-performance lasers. An experienced researcher and member of the management board of the newly founded academic spin-off TopGaN, tasked with the … Continued

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Polish high-tech exporters

Polish high-tech exporters

Department of Economic Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, commissioned in 2009 a study of Polish high-tech exporters. The Ministry was preparing for establishment of dedicated science and technology positions in Polish embassies and needed support in better understanding the needs of Polish technology companies and identifying the key locations of their international activities. The researchers … Continued

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NTT DoCoMo and innovation through partners

NTT DoCoMo and innovation through partners

Using the example of a highly successful Japanese mobile phone operator NTT DoCoMo, the article by Krzysztof Klincewicz, published in the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, discussed the role of technology companies in establishing private-sector innovation networks and generating new knowledge through partners. NTT DoCoMo skillfully exploited the benefits of the “semi-walled garden” … Continued

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Bibliometric study for the European Commission

Bibliometric study for the European Commission

In 2009, the European Commission, DG INFSO (Directorate General Information Society and Media, currently: DG Connect) commissioned a multidimensional analysis of Polish Research & Development achievements in the field of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). The project was coordinated by the consulting company IPM Sp. z o.o. and linked to the 7th Framework Programme for … Continued

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Management fashions

Management fashions

Management fashions refer to the relatively short-lasting popularity of concepts, approaches and tools, used by corporate managers to reduce the environmental complexity and facilitate change management initiatives. The theory of management fashions was proposed in the 1990s by Eric Abrahamson, and Krzysztof Klincewicz applied the approach to analyze the changing popularity of commercial solutions, including … Continued