Working titel of the dissertation
The Geography of Entrepreneurship. Regional and individual determinants of new firm formation in Sweden.
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.
|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)|
|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|
Rikard Eriksson & Marcin Rataj (2019) The geography of start-ups in Sweden. The role of human capital, social capital and agglomeration, Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 31:9-10, 735-754.