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Tadeusz Wawak

Education. Professor, Doctor of Economics Tadeusz Wawak was born in 1946 in Bielsku-Białej (Poland). In 1970 he finished his studies at the University of Economics in Krakow and defended his master's thesis "The process of economic integration as a development in the European Economic Community", which had an impact on the range of future research interests. In the same university in 1978 he defended his Ph.D. thesis on "Economic integration in Western, Central and Eastern Africa".

He started his research and teaching experience in 1970 as an assistant in the Economic Institute of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. After defending his Ph.D. thesis he changed his scientific interests and started research in economics of qualities that resulted in writing a doctoral dissertation on "Macroeconomic problems of the industrial products quality in Poland". He defended his doctoral dissertation in 1990 in the Academy of Economics in Krakow. Since 2001 he is a Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (Poland).

Scientific interest. He began his postdoctoral research with the economic problems of private and communal property. As a result of these studies three monographs were published under the editorship of Professor Tadeusz Wawak: "Property", "Private Property" and "Communal Property". Three years later he returned to the issue of quality. In his research and publications he starts with the economics of quality, economics of quality management and management in general. Originally he is into the quality management in the industry, and is expanding his interest in quality management in public administration and health care facilities. In 2000 he expanded his research on quality management in higher education. Since 2005 he has been primarily into the study of problems of restructuring the management in higher educational institutions, compliance of the management in higher education with the Bologna process and the requirements of the European Union, as well as quality management in higher educational institutions. He summarizes his research on management in higher educational institutions in a big monograph "Quality Management in Higher Education", published in 2012 by the publisher of the Jagiellonian University. This is the first work of its kind, combining the characteristics, causes and consequences of poor quality management in higher educational institutions in Poland.

He starts his scientific research in economics in 1968 with research on the impact of the process of economic integration in the economic development of the European Economic Community. Further explores the problem of integration of the under-developed countries, to deal with integrating higher education and research in the European Higher Education Area and the European Economic Area now. These studies are accompanied by attention to quality control, which is crucial for the quality of industrial products, management services of the state administration, health care and higher education.

Four interrelated categories of economics - terms describing more than four decades of research interests of Tadeusz Wawak - it's the economy, integration, quality and management combined altogether. Currently completing the study of higher education in Poland and other countries (Ukraine, Russia, USA, Germany, Algeria), focusing his attention on the four categories that formulate the problem under study, "Quality management in the integrated higher education during the economic crisis". He devoted more than 60 publications to solve this problem, including three monographs of authoring teams under his editorship ("Communication and quality in management", "Problems of quality management in higher education", "Current problems of university management") and the already mentioned monograph "Quality Management in higher education".

Since 1989 Professor Tadeusz Wawak is collaborating with scientists from Ukraine, including Faculty of Economics of the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukrainian State University of Economics and Finance, and the Ukrainian State University of Finance and International Trade in Kiev. Then the cooperation extended to other universities, among them Bila Tserkva, Simferopol, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk. He participated and reported at 11 international conferences in Ukraine, and has published 14 articles in journals and publications of authoring teams in Ukraine. Simultaneously 12 international conferences, organized by the Professor in Poland, were attended by several dozen of Professors and Associate Professors from Ukraine.

Publications. Summarizing the quantitative scientific achievements of Professor, it should be emphasized that he is the author of over 240 publications, including four monographs; under his editorship 22 publications of authoring teams were published. He was organizing 31 scientific conferences, took an active part in various conferences, speaking at 180 conferences, workshops and research seminars. At the same time he was the supervisor of 10 Ph.D. theses, and more than 100 master’s theses. He was a reviewer of several doctoral dissertations, more than ten PhD theses, and reviewer of several dozen books and monographs.

The public activity awards. Professor combines both a scientific career, teaching along with the practice, which together indicates the direction of his activity. Also he performed a number of social functions: President of Consumer Federation, vice president of the club Polish Forum ISO 9000, vice-president of the Polish Society for Quality Control. Now he is the member of the quality and the normalization of the National Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board of Judges of the Chamber awards. For his active scientific, didactic and social activities Professor was awarded the Chevalier Cross of the Order of Poland's Rebirth, Gold and Silver Cross "Merit", medal of Public Education. In 2000 he became the winner of the 3rd edition of the Competition of the Polish Quality Award in the individual category Science.

Current position. In 1992-1994 Tadeusz Wawak was the Head of the first Department of Economics at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University. Since 1994 to 2014 he is the Head of the Applied Economics Institution, which has been renamed in 2014 into the Department of applied economics and quality management. The department is functioning under the supervision of the professor Tadeusz Wawak in frames of the Institute of Economics and Management, which is based on the Department of Management and Public Communication of Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The current name of the department combines scientific achievements and subjects which are being taught by the professor. Also it combines research and didactic interests of the department in the area of economics and management.

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WWW: http://tadeusz.wawak.pl/, http://www.zes.econ.uj.edu.pl/tadeusz-wawak