Professor Tomasz Mickiewicz

Economics & Strategy Group

Tomasz Mickiewicz

I joined Aston Business School in January 2012. My previous position was Professor of Comparative Economics at SSEES University College London (since 2008), where I started as a lecturer in 1996. Prior to that I spent one year as a researcher at the University of California in Davis. My first academic post was at the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. In the past I also served on the board of directors of a major privatised producer of herbs ‘Herbapol’, worked with OIC International on a business incubators programme and also spent some time in public administration as the deputy mayor of Lublin, responsible for economic matters.

Position: Professor
Role: Head of Group
Email: t.mickiewicz@aston.ac.uk
Phone: +44(0) 121 204 3007 
Room: SW1014

  • MA, Catholic University of Lublin, 1984

  • PhD, Catholic University of Lublin, 1988

  • Habilitation in economics, Marie Curie University, 2008

  • 2008-2011 Professor of Comparative Economics, University College London

  • 2002-2008 Senior Lecturer in Economic Restructuring, University College London

  • 1996-2002 Lecturer in Economic Restructuring, University College London

  • 1995-1996 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of London

  • 1992-1996 Lecturer in Economics, Institute of Economics, Catholic University of Lublin

  • 1991-1992 Researcher, Department of Economics and Institute of Governmental Affairs, University of California, Davis

  • 1990-1991 Deputy Mayor, City of Lublin

  • 1986-1992 Assistant Lecturer in Economics, Institute of Economics, Catholic University of Lublin

  • BH1109, International Perspectives in Organisations (with Dr Jonathan Crawshaw)

  • BS2222, Emerging and Transitional Economies (from 2012-2013)

  • Comparative entrepreneurship

  • Social entrepreneurship

  • High growth aspiration entrepreneurship

  • Informal economy, tax avoidance

  • Foreign direct investment

Completed in 2011:

  • EU Framework 7 programme grant on joint venture financing in Europe (coordinator: Prof. Massimo Colombo, Milano)

  • ESRC research grant on the role of national and regional governance structures in explaining FDI flows (coordinator: Prof. Nigel Driffield, Aston)

Leading PhD advisor for the following ongoing projects:

  • Alena Pivavarava: Outward FDI from Russia
  • Daphne Athanasouli: Linkages between Corruption and Private and Public Sector Management (joint with UCL)
  • Anna Rebmann: Determinants of High Aspirations of Entrepreneurs in Comparative Perspective (joint with UCL)
  • Paulina Stepien: Trust and Entrepreneurship (joint with UCL)

Available to supervise new suitable applicants in all areas of quantitative entrepreneurship research, with reference to institutional context of entrepreneurship in particular.

President of the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies.

Comparative Entrepreneurship

  • Efendic, A., Mickiewicz, T., Rebmann, A. 2014. Growth aspirations and social capital : Young firms in a post-conflict environment. International Small Business Journal. Early online, DOI: 10.1177/0266242613516987.

  • Estrin,S.,Mickiewicz,T.,Stephan,U. (2013). Entrepreneurship, Social Capital, and Institutions: Social and Commercial Entrepreneurship Across Nations. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37, 479-504. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/etap.12019/abstract
  • Estrin,S., Korosteleva, J., Mickiewicz,T. (2013). Which Institutions Encourage Entrepreneurial Growth Aspirations?. Journal of Business Venturing, 28, 564–580.

  • Aidis, R., Estrin, S. & Mickiewicz, T. (2012). Size Matters: Entrepreneurial Entry and Government. Small Business Economics 39, 119-139, DOI:10.1007/s11187-010-9299-y

  • Estrin, S. & Mickiewicz, T. (2012). Shaddow Economy and Entrepreneurial Entry. Review of Development Economics 16(4), 559–578, DOI:10.1111/rode.12004

  • Estrin, S. & Mickiewicz, T. (2011). Institutions and Female Entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics 37, 397-415, DOI:10.1007/s11187-011-9373-0

Corporate Governance and Privatisation

  • Driffield, N., Mickiewicz, T., Temouri, Y. 2014. Institutions and Equity Structure of Foreign Affiliates. Corporate Governance: International Review. Early online, DOI: 10.1111/corg.12054
  • Driffield, N., Mickiewicz, T., Temouri, Y. (2013). Institutional Reforms, Productivity and Profitability: From Rents to Competition?. Journal of Comparative Economics, 41, 583–600.

  • Gerry,C., Mickiewicz,T., Nikoloski,Z. (2010). Did Mass Privatisation Really Increase Post-Communist Male Mortality? The Lancet 375(9712), 371-371, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(10)60158-4

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