Working titel of the dissertation

The Geography of Entrepreneurship. Regional and individual determinants of new firm formation in Sweden.

Research interests

I received my Phd in Human Geography from Umeå University, Sweden. My thesis is titled The Geography of Entrepreneurship. Regional and individual determinants of new firm formation in Sweden. My research interests are focused on entrepreneurship as an instrument to improve the circumstances of less advantaged regional economies as well as individuals with skills that are less valued on the labour market.

Prior to pursuing academic career, I have been involved as a project manager and specialist in building ethical and inclusive financial systems in Eastern Europe and Central Asia as well as governmental programs aiming to improve competitiveness and innovativeness of the Polish economy.

Work Experience

2020- PostDoc, Economic Geography, Institute of Geography, University of Bern
2015-2020 Doctoral student, Department of Geography, Umea University
2009-2014 Senior Specialist, Polish Agency for Enterprise Development
2006-2009 Project Coordinator, Microfinance Centre (MFC)
2004-2006 Specialist, Entrepreneurship Department, Ministry of Economy (Poland)

Education

2020 Doctor of Philosophy; Subject: Social and Economic Geography, Umeå University
2015 M.Sc.: Spatial Planning and Development Programme, Umeå University
2003 M.Sc.: International Economic and Political Relations, Warsaw School of Economics