Department of Organization Theory and Methods



Department of Organization Theory and Methods (TiMO, Zakład Teorii i Metod Organizacji), Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw is managed by Prof. Krzysztof Klincewicz and consists of a group of post-doctoral and doctoral researchers and lecturers. TiMO is part of a larger structure – the Chair of Organization Theory, headed by Prof. Jerzy Bogdanienko, and is the largest and probably most active part of the Faculty. TiMO lecturers teach courses in management theory to students of almost all types of studies, carried out by the Faculty of Management, as well as some other faculties of the University of Warsaw.
TiMO’s research combines the topics of management and organization theory, innovations and technology management, project management, corporate social responsibility and knowledge management. In the past, TiMO was managed by Prof. Andrzej Koźmiński, who later left the University to establish own business school in Warsaw. In the 1990s, TiMO researchers wrote the most popular management textbook in Poland at that time (“Zarządzanie. Teoria i praktyka” – “Management. Theory and practice”), which was edited by Prof. Koźmiński and Dr. Piotrowski, and accompanied the Polish business enterprises in successful transition towards modern management practices. In 2013, another extensive magagement textbook, taking into account the newest trends and research findings, was edited by Prof. Bogdanienko and Dr. Piotrowski (“Zarządzanie. Tradycja i nowoczesność” – “Management. Tradition and modernity”).
TiMO researchers co-operate with the National School of Public Administration (KSAP) and Polish Diplomacy Institute (PID), educating high-level government officials and diplomats in project management. They are involved in multiple specialist post-graduate study programs, and jointly with Faculties of Biology and Chemistry, offer English-language master studies in environmental management.
TiMO conducted multiple R&D projects contracted among others by World Intellectual Property Office, European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Polish Patent Office, National Centre of Research and Development, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development and Ministry of Environment. TiMO researchers collaborate with business enterprises, carrying out analytical work, offering consulting and training services. We also helped establish the project GreenEvo, Green Technology Accelerator, through which the Ministry of Environment supports suppliers of environmental technologies and facilitates the international transfer of Polish solutions. Jointly with one of the largest labor unions in Poland, Forum of Labor Unions (FZZ), TiMO carried out the largest empirical research project concerning corporate social responsibility in Poland. With a network of international partners, TiMO benefits from the European Commission funding through the 7th Framework Programme for its project MUNROS, analyzing health care systems in European countries.