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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

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Economics and managerial aspects of Microsoft

Economics and managerial aspects of Microsoft

Krzysztof Klincewicz participated in a research project, managed by Prof. Tadeusz Skoczny, concerning implications of the European Commission decision concerning the abuse of dominant position by Microsoft. The project offered a novel perspective on competition law in high-tech markets. TiMO member offered contributions concerning the economic and managerial aspects of the Microsoft case, analyzing the … Continued

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Gartner and other truth-tellers

Gartner and other truth-tellers

Krzysztof Klincewicz argued that IT research & analysis (IT R&A) firms are modern-day truth-tellers, determining the fates of technology products and companies. He used a sample of reports by Gartner, the famous international analyst company, to conduct a comprehensive qualitative content analysis of the reports and research notes. As it turned out, the analysts assume … Continued

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Eve Harrington and strategic alliances

Eve Harrington and strategic alliances

Krzysztof Klincewicz contributed a chapter to the trilogy “Mythical Inspirations for Organizational Realities”, edited by Prof. Monika Kostera and published by Palgrave Macmillan, which concerning the roles and examples of myths in management theory and practice. The paper referred to a movie, which could supplement ancient mythologies and literary works in summarizing shared experiences or … Continued

Polish innovativeness

Polish innovativeness

The book on Polish innovativeness presented an extraordinarily harsh criticism of the traditional science and higher education systems in Poland in the first years of the country’s membership in the European Union. Klincewicz used the metaphor of bottomless pit to describe the post-socialist, ineffective system of innovations, which requires major structural reforms before the public … Continued

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Strategic alliances in the high-tech industry

Strategic alliances in the high-tech industry

Krzysztof Klincewicz wrote a book on strategic alliances in the high-tech industry, published by a German academic publisher Logos Verlag. The book uses the model of high-tech value chain to explain the inter-dependencies among technological companies, encouraging their co-operation but also imposing certain relationship patterns, which are linked to technological characteristics of products and services … Continued

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Open source and innovation

Open source and innovation

Are the open source software projects actually innovative? Krzysztof Klincewicz dared to ask the controversial question, and his research findings were initially frowned upon by many representatives of the open source community. The paper published within an open source software research program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was however not intended to support the … Continued