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Paradoxical Country – Management Education in Poland

Stefan Kwiatkowski (Warsaw University, Poland)
Andrzej K. Koźmiński (Warsaw University, Poland)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 May 1992



Management education in Poland is doing much better than the Polish economy. Centres of excellence are slowly being formed, and there are signs of hope that the whole educational system might act as an important agent of managerial and entrepreneurial change. All existing and stillnewly forming Polish schools of business share some common characteristics: market orientation, use of non‐conventional methods of instruction, reliance on some forms of foreign assistance, a higher level of autonomy than in traditional academic institutions. Indisputable initial success should not be taken, however, as an indication of the maturityof the Polish management education system. The most severe obstacles it encounters are those imposed by a seriously ailing economy. Without a real transformation of the Polish economy a viable system of management education cannot exist, as its efficiency cannot be meaningfully verified.



Kwiatkowski, S. and Koźmiński, A.K. (1992), "Paradoxical Country – Management Education in Poland", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 11 No. 5, pp. 28-33.




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