The official gala of the Poznan University of Economics and Business Days was held on 17 May 2017, in the Aula Nova of the I. J. Paderewski Music Academy in Poznan. During the festive event, the outstanding employees of our university were awarded with medals and distinctions (including the highest state distinctions). Prizes were also awarded for the best Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral theses.

The gala ended with the concert given by the Musica Viva chamber choir of the Poznan University of Economics and Business, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the choir’s activities. The artists presented the audience with twelve pieces, including songs from their most recent album titled “Entangled in Wild Vine”.

 

Medals and distinctions awarded to the PUEB employees

Silver Cross of Merit

·         Professor Elżbieta Gołata, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

·         Professor Aleksander Grzelak, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

·         Professor Jan Mikołajczyk, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

 

Gold Medal for Long Service

·         Professor Marek Rekowski, PhD, Full Professor at the PUEB

·         Professor Maria Trojanek, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

 

Silver Medal for Long Service

·         Professor Barbara Borusiak, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

 

Medal of the Commission of National Education

·         Professor Magdalena Knapińska, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

·         Professor Marzena Remlein, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

·         Professor Robert Romanowski, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

·         Professor Maciej Szymczak, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

·         Mariusz Szuster, PhD

 

Medal "In Recognition of the Merits for the Poznan University of Economics and Business"

·         Professor Marian Gorynia, PhD, Full Professor at the PUEB

·         Professor Marek Rekowski, PhD, Full Professor at the PUEB

·         The late Janina Płotkowiak, MA

 

Summa Cum Laude Medal

·         Katarzyna Patrycja Małkowska

·         Anna Mikołajczak

Laureates of the 23rd edition of the competition for the best Bachelor’s thesis written and defended in the 2015/2016 academic year at the Poznan University of Economics and Business:

First place (the prize of PLN 2,000)

Anna Juszczak for the thesis: “Cognitive Errors as Reasons for Failures in the Process of Merger and Take-Over Transactions” (“Błędy poznawcze jako przyczyny niepowodzeń w procesie transakcji fuzji i przejęć”) – supervisor: Piotr Stobiecki, PhD

 

Second place (the prize of PLN 1,500)

Elżbieta Żelichowska for the thesis: “Motivating Bank Employees in Poland in the Context of Dual Labour Market” (“Motywowanie pracowników banków w Polsce w kontekście dualnego rynku pracy”) – supervisor: Jerzy Kaźmierczyk, PhD

 

Third place (the prize of PLN 1,000)

Klaudia Kalinowska for the thesis: “Ethnocentric Attitudes of Consumers in the Food Market in Poland” (“Etnocentryczne postawy konsumentów na rynku produktów żywnościowych w Polsce”) – supervisor: Agnieszka Poczta-Wajda, PhD

 

Distinctions:

·         Krzysztof  Konrad  Bździel for the thesis: “Music in Advertisements as the Determinant of Product Qualities Perception”(“Muzyka w reklamie jako determinanta postrzegania cech produktu”) – supervisor: Leszek Matuszak, PhD

·         Adam Dymała for the thesis: “The Curse of Affluence and the Economic Development of Angola in 1975-2016”(“Klątwa bogactwa a rozwój gospodarczy Angoli w latach 1975-2016”) – supervisor: Yanina Dymitrowska, PhD

·         Marcin Skrobek for the thesis: “The Role of Transfer Prices in Shaping the Company’s Strategy” (“Rola cen transferowych w kształtowaniu strategii przedsiębiorstw”) – supervisor: Piotr Lis, PhD

·         Katarzyna Włosik for the thesis: “The Significance of Liquidity for Stock Valuation on the Warsaw Stock Exchange” (“Znaczenie płynności przy wycenie akcji na Giełdzie Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie”) – supervisor: Barbara Będowska-Sójka, PhD

Laureates of the 23rd edition of the competition for the best Master’s thesis written and defended in the 2015/2016 academic year at the Poznan University of Economics and Business:

First place (the prize of PLN 2,500)

Andrzej Kunda, MA,  for the thesis: “Short-term Undervaluation of Shares Offered Through Initial Public Offering and Their Overvaluation in the Long Term on the Warsaw Stock Exchange” (“Krótkoterminowe niedowartościowanie akcji ofertowanych w ramach pierwszych ofert publicznych oraz ich przewartościowanie w długim okresie na Giełdzie Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie”) – supervisor: Professor Jarosław Kubiak, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

 

Second place (the prize of PLN 2,000)

Wojciech Orchowski, MA, for the thesis: “The Influence of Information Published on Twitter on DAX Index Rates” (“Wpływ informacji zamieszczanych na serwisie Twitter na notowania indeksu DAX”) – supervisor: Professor Małgorzata Doman, PhD, Full Professor at the PUEB

 

Third place (the prize of PLN 1,500)

Bartłomiej Gronowski, MA, for the thesis: “The Socio-Economic Development of the Municipalities of the Poznan District in 2005-2014. A Comparative Study” (“Rozwój społeczno-gospodarczy gmin powiatu poznańskiego w latach 2005-2014. Studium porównawcze”) – supervisor: Professor Andrzej Czyżewski, PhD, Full Professor at the PUEB

 

Distinction:

Katarzyna Wysocka, MA, for the thesis: “The Preferences of Polish and Spanish Consumers with reference to Foreign Products” (“Preferencje konsumentów polskich i hiszpańskich w stosunku do produktów zagranicznych”) – supervisor: Professor Małgorzata Bartosik-Purgat, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

 

Laureates of the 12th edition of the competition for the best Doctoral thesis written and defended in the 2015/2016 academic year at the Poznan University of Economics and Business:

First place (the prize of PLN 5,000)

Michał Burzyński, PhD, for the thesis: “Migration, Human Capital and Growth in a Globalized Economy” – supervisor: Professor Krzysztof Malaga, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB; Professor Frédéric Docquier (Université catholique de Louvain)

 

Second place (the prize of PLN 4,000)

Maciej Beręsewicz, PhD, for the thesis: “Internet Data Sources for Real Estate Market Statistics” – supervisor: Professor Elżbieta Gołata, PhD, Assistant Professor at the PUEB; assistant supervisor: Marcin Szymkowiak, PhD

 

Third place (the prize of PLN 3,000)

Aneta Kaczyńska, PhD, for the thesis: “The Efficiency of Budget Spending on Education and Upbringing in Municipalities and its Determinants” (“Efektywność wydatków budżetowych gmin na oświatę i wychowanie oraz jej determinanty”) – supervisor: Professor Małgorzata Magdalena Hybka, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

 

The intercollegiate competition for the best thesis prepared under the patronage of the Biofarm Sp. z o.o. company

First place (the prize of PLN 3,000)

Łukasz Szał, MA, of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, for the thesis: “The Assessment of Tourist Potential of the Kostrzyn Municipality on the basis of Multidimensional Comparative Analysis of the Poznan District Municipalities” (“Ocena potencjału turystycznego gminy Kostrzyn na podstawie wielowymiarowej analizy porównawczej gmin powiatu poznańskiego” – supervisor: Professor Alina Zajadacz, PhD, Professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan

 

Second place (the prize of PLN 2,500)

Katarzyna Małkowska, MA, of the Poznan University of Economics and Business, for the thesis: “Revitalization of the Bydgoszcz Water Junction as a Source of Development of the Urban Tourist Space” (“Rewitalizacja Bydgoskiego Węzła Wodnego jako źródło rozwoju miejskiej przestrzeni turystycznej”) – supervisor: Professor Agnieszka Niezgoda, PhD, Associate Professor at the PUEB

 

Third place (the prize of PLN 2,000)

Anna Liszka, MA, of the Poznan University of Life Sciences, for the thesis: “Suburbanization of Poznan and the Financial Situation of the Neighbouring Municipalities” (“Suburbanizacja Poznania a sytuacja finansowa gmin ościennych”) – supervisor: Aldona Standar, PhD

 

4th edition of the All-Poland Wacław Wilczyński Competition for the best Doctoral thesis in the theory of economics

Main Prize (the prize of PLN 5,000)

Maciej Grodzicki, PhD, of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, for the thesis: “The Significance of Economic Integration for the Convergence of Industries of the Central and Eastern European Countries in relation to the Highly Developed Countries of the EU” (“Znaczenie integracji gospodarczej dla procesów konwergencji przemysłu państw Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej względem wysokorozwiniętych państw Unii Europejskiej”) – supervisor: Professor Waldemar Florczak, PhD, Professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow; assistant supervisor: Mariusz Trojak, PhD