In addition to a PhD in Management Studies from the University of Essex, I also hold an MA degree in Management and Marketing and an MA degree in Philosophy from University of Warsaw. Before being appointed Senior Lecturer in Lincoln International Business School I had gained professional experience in the field of business support for SMEs as a Consultant/Project manager (in the areas of finance and marketing) and four years of experience as an academic teacher. I have authored and co-authored over twenty journal articles, edited volumes and book chapters published in English and Polish, including high-ranked peer reviewed journals (such as Management Learning) and major publishers (Palgrave, Routledge). I have been acting as a reviewer for nearly two dozens of prominent academic journals and as an editorial board member of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the field (Organization Studies; Management Learning). I have been regularly presenting my work at academic conferences (more than twenty so far) co-edited two Special Issues of academic journals as well as co-convened international academic conferences (e.g. International Conference on Organizational Discourse) and conference streams (e.g. at APROS/EGOS).
My recent ethnography-informed research investigates technological, conceptual and spatial reformulations of modern workplaces, and the redefinition of concept of work as such (e.g. through teleworking). I have recently obtained a Leverhulme research grant to enable me to inquire (along with my co-applicant) into ‘The New World Of Work’ as one of such redefinition strategies. I also investigate how discourses become vehicles for transmitting legitimacy, power and ensuring control through semantics and space in bureaucratic organizational frameworks. In a critical vein, I explore the ‘soft’ capitalist organizational discourses focused around the notions of responsibility, inclusiveness and empowerment, and I am currently researching the area of organizational learning by proposing a radically dialogic and sustainable program for learning. The collegial research initiatives which I coordinate are aimed at bringing to the fore the disempowering aspects of discursive silence and opportunities for constructing more inclusive social, educational and economic systems thus jointly addressing the issue of sustainability in management and organization studies from the critical angle.
I welcome PhD research projects in any of those (or related) areas.
Academic Lead in Management and Organization; School Research Committee member; School Management Board member; PGR desk review panel member; HEA applications panel member