New Research on Digital Societies

Management in Networked and Digital Societies (MINDS) Department


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Agnieszka Doczekalska

Agnieszka Doczekalska is assistant professor of theory and philosophy of law at Kozminski University. Her research interests include the relation between copyright law and ethical rules developed by virtual communities of fans in cyberspace. You can contact her by email:

Magdalena H. Góralska is a research assistant at Kozminski University with background in cultural anthropology. Her research interests include the use of the Internet as a source of information on health and food safety related topics, expert knowledge, and on-line authority production (with a research projects from National Science Center and Ministry of Science ongoing, including prestigious Diamond Grant). You can contact her at

Dariusz JemielniakDariusz Jemielniak is (full) professor of management at Kozminski University. His research interests include open collaboration movement (with a research project from National Science Center ongoing), and he has recently published a book about Wikipedia. He has founded several Internet startups, such as (the largest online dictionary in Poland) or, most recently Insta.Ling (an innovative vocabulary acquisition system). In 2015 he joined the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. You can contact him at

Paweł KrzyworzekaPaweł Krzyworzeka is assistant professor at Kozminski University. His research interests include studying the social networks in Eastern countries, such as vkontakte and odnoklassniki. You can contact him at

Grzegorz MazurekGrzegorz Mazurek is an associate professor of marketing and specializes in the new technologies impact on management and marketing. He has authored three books. Before pursuing a scientific career, Grzegorz Mazurek held the position of Manager at K2 Internet S.A. – one of the most well-known interactive agencies in Poland. He had been working in the field of internet marketing for more than 12 years, managing projects for such brands as: Nokia, Nikon, Mars Corp., Michelin, IKEA and Senate of the Republic of Poland. You can contact .him at

Agata Dembek is an assistant professor at Kozminski University. She has background in sociology. Her current research interests include sustainable entrepreneurship, science and technology studies, and the role of non-human actors in network organizations. You can contact her at

David Duenas-Cid is an assistant professor at Koźmiński University and a researcher at Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia). PhD in Sociology by Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Catalonia) researching about Stategic Action Fields and organizational learning in Social Movements. His current research interests are focused in the Governance of Digital Societies and the Impacts of Technology in Politics: e-Vote, e-Democracy. Current Track Chair on Administrative, Legal, Political and Social Issues in E-Vote-ID conference. Tweets as @attu_island, can be contacted using

Karol Chlasta is a Research and Teaching Assistant at Kozminski University. Professionally a senior technology leader, expert in driving strategic initiatives in technology and financial services. Extensive experience in business intelligence and financial reporting systems (IFRS and Solvency II), data, DevOps as well as cyber threat & vulnerability management. Demonstrable track in project delivery and process transformation. Collaborative leader with proven skills in recruiting, mentoring, and growing teams. Currently a PhD student in Computer Science at PJAIT/SWPS University, where he focuses on artificial intelligence in clinical applications and HCI. 15 years of experience in different IT roles, including 9 years in leadership positions. Tweets as @KarolChlasta, can be contacted at

Karolina Mikołajewska-Zając is research and teaching assistant Kozminski University with a background in sociology. Her research interests related to digital societies revolve around emergent forms of labour in sharing economy. She currently works on her PhD project on the tension between gift and market economies in hospitality exchange networks such as CouchSurfing (with a grant funded by the National Science Center). In 2016-2017, she is Visiting Student Researcher at University of California, Berkeley. You can contact her at

Aleksandra Przegalińska

Aleksandra Przegalińska PhD in the Department of Philosophy of Culture (recently submitted PhD thesis:Phenomenology of virtual beings), graduate of Philosophy and Journalism and Communication Studies at the University of Wroclaw, as well as interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities at the Liberales Artes Academy. As a William J. Fulbright Scholar I majored in Sociology at The New School for Social Research in New York, where I have participated in research on identity in virtual reality, with particular emphasis on Second Life. I am primarily interested in consequences of introducing artificial beings and systems to people’s social and professional sphere. Always happy to talk with bots and avatars.

alt=Olga Rodak is research assistant and PhD candidate in management at Kozminski University with background in socio-cultural anthropology. Her research interests include the use of ICTs by farmers and rural entrepreneurs. You can contact her at

Agata Stasik is assistant professor in management at Koźmiński University with background in sociology and science and technology studies. She did research on dynamics of shale gas development, impact of the Internet on technological risk governance, risk communication, and crowdfunding of technological innovation. Her current research interests include eco-innovations, new forms of governance in energy innovations, transformative social innovation, and practices and impacts of future(s) anticipation. She has been visiting researcher at University of Vienna and University of Gothenburg. You can contact her at

Jolanta TkaczykJolanta Tkaczyk is assistant professor of marketing at Kozminski University. Her research interests include consumer behaviour with particular emphasis on word of mouth and social media (with a research project from National Science Center ongoing). You can contact her by email

Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer is an Assistant Professor at Kozminski University, 2017-18 Visiting Fellow at LSE Department of Media and Communications, and 2016 Visiting Scholar at NYU Institute for Public Knowledge. She received her PhD in sociology at New School for Social Research, New York with the Albert Salomon Dissertation Award. Author of Reshaping Poland’s community after Communism: Ordinary celebrations (Palgrave 2018). She is currently conducting research on the politicization of online tabloids in Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. She tweets at @hchsz. You can contact her at

Monika Sońta is an Assistant Professor at Kozminski University. Her business and academic interests include Internal Communication, Serious Play, Human-centric Design and Employee Experience.

Monika is a certified facilitator of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method, certified SCRUM Master, PROSCI change management practitioner as well as FORTH Innovation method facilitator. You can find out about her latest projects on: or She can be contacted at

Krzysztof WojewodzicKrzysztof Wojewodzic is a visiting professor at Kozminski University. He is also a serial entrepreneur. COO/CEO of successful companies like Langmedia, Funmedia, and ESCOLA S.A. of multi million valuation. His expertise is in strategic management with a deep focus on disruptive technologies. He is an author of the first Polish official online course book accredited by the Ministry of Education. He has a Ph.D. in strategic management and specializes in business models for IT/NewTech sector. He is an expert at the National Center for Research and Development (NCBR) and an international speaker on mobile technologies, business models and strategic management in IT. He also advises boards of international corporations, e.g. Xella International.


International Academic Advisory Board

Małgorzata CiesielskaMalgorzata Ciesielska is a senior lecturer in organisational behaviour and HRM at Teesside University. She holds a PhD in Organisation and Management Studies from Copenhagen Business School and a first-class MSc in Business Management and Marketing degree from the Warsaw University, Poland. Her research interests range from digital economy and innovation to gender and HRM in high tech industry. She specialises in qualitative research methods. Her recent publications include analysis of trust in open source software projects and challenges for open source businesses.

Benjamin Mako HillBenjamin Mako Hill is an assistant professor in communications at the University of Washington. He is also a Debian hacker, a core-developer and founding member of Ubuntu, an open collaboration activist and an intellectual property researcher. He authored two best-selling technical books on “Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible” and “The Official Ubuntu Book”. He currently serves as a member of the Free Software Foundation board of directors and on the Advisory Board for Wikimedia Foundation. he has a Master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab and a PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Brian KeeganBrian Keegan is a computational social scientist and post-doctoral research fellow at Northeastern University. He received his PhD in 2012 from Northwestern University and his dissertation examined the history, structure, and dynamics of Wikipedia’s coverage of breaking news events. He draws upon theories and methods from network science, computer-supported cooperative work, computer-mediated communication, and organizational studies to understand high-tempo knowledge work, online political communication, and network forms of organization and innovation. His research has been published in the American Behavioral Scientist, CSCW, ICWSM, WWW, and IEEE Social Computing. He grew up in the suburbs outside Las Vegas, Nevada and earned bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Science, Technology, & Society from MIT in 2006.

Piotr KoniecznyPiotr Konieczny is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informational Sociology, Hanyang University. He has received his PhD degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He is interested in the sociology of the Internet and social movements, in particular in topics such as wikis – their impact on individuals and organizations; decision making processes and organizational structure of Wikipedia; patterns of behavior among Wikipedia contributors; relation between wikis and social movements; free culture movement; and teaching with new media.

Mathieu O'NeilMathieu O’Neil is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Canberra. He initially studied idiosyncratic personal media networks such as underground print publications or “zines” and online personal journals or “weblogs”. He joined the Australian National University in 2005, where he contributed to the founding of the Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON). Between 2009 and 2013 Mathieu lectured in sociology of communications at the Université Paris Sorbonne (Paris 4). In 2010 he founded and became one of the editors of the online Journal of Peer Production and was elected to the Board and Bureau of Les Amis du Monde diplomatique. His book Cyberchiefs: Autonomy and Authority in Online Tribes was published by Pluto in 2009. His research interests include relations of power, social change and ICT; online collective identity and issue diffusion; the emergence of new organizational forms; and quantitative methods to map and analyze online organizational and social movement fields.

Joseph ReagleJoseph Reagle is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University, as well as a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and author of Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia (The MIT Press, 2010). His next book’s working title is Comment: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators in the Age of the Web. He received his Ph.D., and was an adjunct faculty member, at NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. As a Research Engineer at MIT’s Lab for Computer Science and Working Group Chair and Author within IETF and W3C, he contributed to several specifications on digital security and privacy. He also helped develop and maintain W3C’s privacy and intellectual rights policies (i.e., copyright/trademark licenses and patent analysis). Dr. Reagle has degrees in Computer Science (UMBC), Technology Policy (MIT), and Media, Culture, and Communication (NYU). He served as a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, has been consulted on new-media related projects, and has been profiled, interviewed, and quoted in national media including Technology Review, The Economist, The New York Times and American and New Zealand Public Radio. His current interests include infocide, geek feminism, and comment culture.

Steffen Roth Steffen Roth is Full Professor of Management at the La Rochelle Business School, France, and Research Professor of Digital Sociology at the Kazimieras Simonavičius University in Vilnius, Lithuania. He is also Honorary Professor of Sociology at the Yerevan State University, Armenia. He holds a Habilitation in Economic and Environmental Sociology awarded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research; a PhD in Sociology from the University of Geneva; and a PhD in Management from the Chemnitz University of Technology. He is an associate editor of Kybernetes and the field editor for social systems theory of Systems Research and Behavioral Science. The journals his research has been published in include Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Administration and Society, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Journal of Organizational Change Management, European Management Journal, and Futures. His ORCID profile is available at

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