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Mike Szymanski
Management Strategy and Management Global Business
BIOGRAPHY
Never, ever stop trying! “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better!”

The research of Professor Szymanski focuses in the areas of knowledge of international business, strategic management, and global leadership, with a special interest in topics such as biculturalism, intercultural management, and diversity and performance strategies topics.

He is a co-author of several texts, among them: “Embracing Organizational Trauma: Three Short Case Studies Illustrating Positive Effects of (Near) Death Experiences on Organizational Culture,” “Understanding Multiculturals as Ethical Global Leaders” y “The Subprime Crisis: economic consequences of emotion-driven actions.”

He has been a researcher and assistant professor in Peter B. Gustavson Business School of the University of Victoria (Canada). He has also collaborated as a consultant of Strategic Management for PwC, BCG, and Deloitte.

EDUCATION
    • Ph.D. in International Organizational and Management
      University of Victoria
    • M.A. in American Studies
      University of Warsaw
    • M.A.
      Warsaw School of Economics
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  1. Szymanski, M. & Schindler, E. 2017. Embracing Organizational Trauma: Three Short Case Studies Illustrating Positive Effects of (Near) Death Experiences on Organizational Culture. In: R. Brunet-Thornton (Ed.). Impact of Organizational Trauma on Workplace Behavior and Performance. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  2. Hrenyk, J., Szymanski, M., Kar, A. & Fitzsimmons, S. 2016. Understanding Multiculturals as Ethical Global Leaders. In: M. E. Mendenhall, J. Osland & M. Lee (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership. Vol. 9; pp. 55-76.
  3. Czerwonka, M. & Szymanski, M. 2009. The Subprime Crisis - economic consequences of emotion-
  4. driven actions. The Journal of Finance and Management Sciences, 97:  65-80 (available in Polish only).
  5. Szymanski, M. & Wolfe, R. 2016. Strategic Management. In R. Hoye & M. M. Parent (Eds.), SAGE Handbook of Sport Management. New York City, NY: SAGE; pp. 24-38.
  6. Davies, A. & Szymanski, M. (forthcoming). A Match Made in (Eco)Heaven: How Tesla Became Norway’s #1 Selling Vehicle (Case Study). In G. Suder & J. Lindequ (Eds.), Doing Business in Europe, Third Edition. London, UK: SAGE.