Szostak Michał, Professor

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Head of the Institute for Management Research at Collegium Civitas. Associate Professor (Doctor habilitated) of management (social sciences). He conducts interdisciplinary scientific research in the intersection of management, art, and aesthetics, the results of which are published in leading international publishing houses and journals. Precursor of research in the field of management aesthetics. Graduate of doctoral studies (management) and master’s studies (management and marketing) at the Leon Koźmiński University in Warsaw. He conducts teaching activities in English and Polish in finance as well as management aesthetics, humanistic management, and art marketing. He is also a guest lecturer at foreign universities. He has extensive experience in the administration of teaching and scientific processes and projects.

Since 2004, he has been a business practitioner (in management and directorial positions) in capital groups in an international environment in the commercial and industrial sectors. He has extensive experience in the financial and organizational optimization of business processes and entire organizations, preparing and handling mergers, divisions, separations, and acquisition activities of enterprises, and implementing and maintaining certified management systems. He also has experience in managing third-sector organizations.

Moreover, he obtained a doctorate in musical arts, specializing in organ performance and improvisation, at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. He also earned diplomas from The Royal College of Organists in London and Pontificio Istituto Ambrosiano di Musica Sacra in Milan. He records on CDs and regularly publishes books and articles about performance practice, aesthetics, and instrument construction in renowned American, British, Canadian, and Czech periodicals. As a musician-instrumentalist, he conducts a lively international concert activity, performing several dozen recitals yearly in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia.