Agnieszka is a Chair (Full Professor) in International Business, a former member of the Strategic Management Team (SMT) at Birmingham Business School and the first female Head of the Department of Strategy & International Business in the School. She is a panel member of the Accreditation of MBAs (AMBA), a Working Board Member of the Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) global network, Senior Editor of International Business Review and a member of several editorial boards of internationally recognized journals. She is also a frequent reviewer to leading international business and management journals, annual meetings of leading academic associations as well as various funding bodies.
Agnieszka’s expertise is in examining the internationalisation processes and location strategies of firms. In addition to that her proficiency and interests is in methodological issues with a specific focus on using survey "big" data as well as the application of both responsible qualitative and quantitative methods in the international business and management scholarship and practice. By blending theoretical lenses and business models from international business, economic geography, management and strategy fields with computer sciences and data analytics, she helps and assists businesses, governmental organisations, charities, policy makers and individuals to better understand how to optimise decisions using credible, rigorous, replicable and trustworthy data and analytics to achieve higher returns and socially responsible outcomes.
Agnieszka has received numerous awards for her outstanding service to the academic community as well as her research (e.g., the Danny van Den Buckle Best Paper Award from the European International Business Academy). Her work has been published widely in various leading academic journals in the field of international business such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Management International Review and International Business Review. She has extensive teaching and research experience by holding several teaching and visiting positions at various universities around the world (e.g., UK, USA, Sweden, Poland, Singapore and China) over two decades.
Agnieszka is recognised as an impact capacity builder and a promoter of knowledge exchange, engagement and impact due to strategic initiatives she has developed and lead nationally and internationally. For example, in 2016 she founded the Annual Strategy & International Business Symposium and in 2019 the Responsible Research Methods Symposium in the Department of Strategy & International Business at Birmingham Business School. In 2016, she co-founded the Academy of International Business (AIB) Research Methods–Shared Interest Group (RM-SIG) at the Academy of International Business (AIB). In 2020 she found the Responsible Research in Business and Management on Tour (RRBM on Tour) symposium at the Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) global network. Such initiatives aim at advancing a critical and ethical understanding of what responsible science is so that credible and trustworthy knowledge is created to address problems important to business and society.
In addition to the strategic initiatives mentioned above, Agnieszka also actively leads and contributes to the development of her field as a Track-Chair, Session-Chair, Panel Chair and Keynote at national and international recognised conferences and various doctoral colloquiums of leading national and internationally recognised events in her field.