The first part of the international scientific seminar entitled ‘Entrepreneurship and Development from Regional Perspective. Exchange of Academic Experiences among Erasmus+ Programme Countries” took place on 7th March.

The seminar was carried out on the initiative of the Institute for Financial Research and Analysis (IFRA) in cooperation with International Recruitment and Collaboration Office at UITM. It is the result of an international scientific cooperation of IFRA, which was established thanks to the Erasmus+ mobility among well-known European research centres, which deal with entrepreneurship issues in Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Slovakia.

The first day was dedicated to the workshop on ‘How to choose the right journal and how to challenge the review process’. It was conducted by Ondrej Dvumby, PhD who represents the Department of Entrepreneurship at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic. This part of the seminar  was accompanied by presentations of scientists from Aston University (Great Britain), University of Pecs (Hungary), University of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic), Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (Latvia), Pedagogical University of Krakow and Lublin University of Technology. The session was led by Prof. Tomasz Mickiewicz and Prof. Przemyslaw Zbierowski.

The keynote speaker – in the second part of workshop –  was Prof. Michael Fristch, PhD- a representative of Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany.

The presentations’ themes focused on entrepreneurship in relation to scientific specializations of a given academic centre; different views on the subject along with research results were presented by the speakers.  Following that, a discussion, in which participants exchanged thier views, was held.

On the next day of seminar (8th of March) among pannelist there were representatives of: School of Economics and Business in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Silesian University in Opava (Czech Republic), Kazimieras Simonavicius University (Lithuania), Kings College London (Great Britain), University of Tartu (Estonia), London School of Economics (Great Britain), University of Dubrovnik (Croatia) and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland). All sessions on this day were lead by Prof. Michael Fritsch and Prof. Laszlo Szerb.

Initiation of interdisciplinary and international scientific research as a result of integration of scientific communities from Poland and abroad, was the maim aim of the workshop scheduled for the second day of the seminar. Such an initiative is an excellent opportunity to internationalize scientific cooperation and integration of scientific communities from Poland and partner countries outside the Erasmus+ programme.

Both organizers and participants are convinced that the intended outcome of the seminar will be soon be achieved in the form of joint scientific research.

Photos: Adam Janusz/UITM.