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Dr Adam Płoszaj

Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: (+48) 22 826 16 54
Areas of Expertise: regional and local development; R&D policy, science of science, design and evaluation of public policy.
Publications [see more]
Conference papers (selected) [see more]
Involvement in EUROREG's research projects [see more]
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Academic Profile 

Adam is an assistant professor at the Centre for European Regional and Local Studies EUROREG, University of Warsaw. He specialises in interdisciplinary studies of regional and local development, R&D policy, scientometrics, and policy evaluation. Visiting scholar at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada (2011), the University of Groningen, the Netherlands (2014), University College London, England (2014), and Indiana University Bloomington, USA (2016). Adam holds a PhD in Economics (2012) and a MA in Regional Development (2006). He also studied at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, with focus on Analytical Philosophy and Ethics, and learnt data science at ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research, University of Michigan (2017 and 2018). Adam frequently advises national and international institutions―including the European Commission, World Bank, UNDP, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, National Centre for Research and Development, National Science Centre, abd Polish Agency of Business Development―on regional development and research policy.

In 2014 Adam was awarded a prestigious 3-year Scholarship for Outstanding Young Scientists by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. From 2015 to 2017, he was a member of the Young Scientists Council at the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2016 Adam was elected to the Senate of the University of Warsaw (the most important governing body of the university).

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6638-3951


Prezentujemy wybrany dorobek naukowy naszych pracowników, który powstał w ramach i w trakcie współpracy z wydziałem Euroreg.
Conference papers (selected) 
  • The 12th Workshop on the Organisation, Economics and Policy of Scientific Research. 27-28.04.2018; University Of Bath, UK, Paper: Greater air transport connectivity and accessibility lead to more scientific collaboration (co-authors: Xiaoran Yan, Katy Börner).
  • Regional Studies Association Winter Conference. 16-17.11.2017; London, UK. Paper: Quality of government and Cohesion Policy performance in European regions.
  • RSA Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 4-7.06.2017; Dublin, Ireland. Paper: Cohesion through Scientific Collaboration in the European Union (co-author: Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • 42nd meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science. 30.08.2017-02.09.2017; Boston, USA. Paper: Towards Evidence‐Based Scientific Collaboration Policy (co-author: Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • 3rd Geography of Innovation Conference. 28-30.01.2016; Toulouse, France. Paper: What bibliometric data can tell us about science-business collaboration? The example of Polish capital region (together with Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • 11th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS). 26-29.11.2015; Delhi, India. Paper: How Modifications to the Coverage of Web of Science Influence Scientometrics Indicators on the National Level? (together with Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • ERSA 2015 Congress. World Renaissance: Changing roles for people and places. 22-28.08.2015; Lisbon, Portugal. Paper: Modelling R&D investment target within the Europe 2020 strategy: regional CGE analysis for Poland (together with Katarzyna Zawalińska, Dorota Celińska-Janowicz and Jakub Rok).
  • NetWorkShop: New developments in the research on spatial (local and interregional) knowledge networks. 25.06.2015; Pécs, Hungary. Paper: Does collaboration in science pay off? In search of the relation between the involvement in interregional knowledge networks and scientific performance of regions (together with Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • 18th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis „Information for the Policy Maker: Practical Economic Modelling for Tomorrow”. 17-19.06.2015; Melbourne, Australia. Paper: Regional Input-Output Studies: A Systematic Literature Review (together with Dorota Celińska-Janowicz, Jakub Rok and Katarzyna Zawalińska).
  • 18th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis „Information for the Policy Maker: Practical Economic Modelling for Tomorrow”. 17-19.06.2015; Melbourne, Australia. Paper: How increasing investments in R&D would contribute to development of Poland and its regions? (together with together with Katarzyna Zawalińska, Dorota Celińska-Janowicz and Jakub Rok).
  • Conference „Globalne wyzwania, lokalne reakcje. Rozwój lokalny i regionalny w niepewnym otoczeniu”. 11.06.2015; Warszawa, Poland. Paper: Adaptacyjność samorządów lokalnych – wyniki badań empirycznych.
  • Seminar RECOURSE (Research and Education Centre for Urban Socio-Economic Development). 29.04.2015; University of Gdanski, Gdansk, Poland. Paper: Naukowe centra i peryferie Europy Analiza bibliometryczna na poziomie regionalnym.
  • GRINCOH Final Conference „Growth – Innovation – Competitiveness: Fostering Cohesion in Central and Eastern Europe”. 26-27.02.2015; Warszawa, Poland. Paper: Science in the CEECs in the European context (together with Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • Regional Studies Association Winter Conference: Sustainable Recovery? Rebalancing, Growth, and the Space Economy. 27-28.11.2014; London, United Kingdom. Paper: Adaptability on a local level in Mazowieckie voivodeship (together with Dorotą Celińską-Janowicz).
  • 1st European Conference on Social Networks. 1-4.07.2014; Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Paper: Trends in interregional scientific collaboration in Europe: Moving centers or fixed pattern? (together with Dorota Celińska-Janowicz and Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • Regional Studies Association European Conference 2014: „Diverse Regions: Building Resilient Communities and Territories”. 17.06.14; Izmir, Turkey.Paper: Collaboration and scientific performance of regions in Europe (together with Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • Association for Borderlands Studies First World Conferenc: "Post Cold War Borders: Global Trends and Regional Responsess. 9-13.06.2014; Joensuu, Finland – St. Petersburg, Russia. Paper: Inside the black box of cross-border cooperation projects. Qualitative analysis of the small projects fund.
  • SUNBELT XXXIV. International Sunbelt Social Network Conference. 18.02.2014-23.02.2014; International Network for Social Network Analysis. St. Pete Beach, Floryda, USA. Paper: Scientific collaboration networks in Europe at the regional level.
  • Warszawskie Forum Polityki Społecznej pt. „Sytuacja Warszawy – wyzwania dla miejskiej polityki społecznej”. Warszawa, Poland. Paper: Warszawa w międzynarodowych rankingach (together with Klaudia Peszat).
  • Capital Cities: Embracing the Change and Tapping into Opportunities 13.12.2013; Riga, Latvia. Paper: R&D performance of capital cities in Europe.
  • GRINCOH conference "Growth – Innovation – Competitiveness: Fostering Cohesion in Central and Eastern Europe" 20-21.06.2013; Budapest, Hungary. Paper: Networks of Interregional R&D collaboration in CEE (together with Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • ESPON Open Seminar: Territorial co-operation for growth and jobs. 13-14.06.2013; Dublin, Irleland. Paper: Reflections on territorial resilience in different types of territories - Cross Border and Transnational territories (based on the TERCO project)
  • XXXIII Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). 21-26.05.2013; Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. Paper: Intra-organizational networks and organizational learning in public administration – case study form Poland.
  • Regional Studies Association European Conference 2013. Shape and be Shaped: The Future Dynamics of Regional Development. 5-8.05.2013; University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland. Paper: Multidimensional measurement of local development - case study from Poland (together with Jakub Rok).
  • Borders, Cooperation and Regional Conflict in Post-Soviet Contexts: Between Integration and Disintegration? 28.04.2013-01.05.2013; Tbilisi, Georgia. Paper: Cross-border Cooperation at the External Border of the European Union – the Case of Polish-Belarusian-Ukrainian Border Area.
  • The XII International Scientific Meeting on Border Regions in Transition (BRIT). Borderland Voices: Shaping a New World Order. 13-16.11.2012; Fukuoka, Japan and Busan, South Korea. Paper: City Twinning in European Cross-Border Regions.
  • Fashioning the city: Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems. An International Inter-disciplinary Conference. 19-21.09.2012; Royal College of Art, Londyn, Wielka Brytania. Referat: Between Creativity on the Periphery and the Periphery of Creativity. Developing a Fashion City in a Developing Country – A Case Study from Poland (together with Agata Zborowska).
  • ERSA 2012 Congress. Regions in Motion - Breaking the Path. 52nd European Congress of the Regional Science Association. 4th Central European Regional Science Conference. 21-25.08.2012; Bratysława, Słowacja. Paper: Transnational territorial cooperation in Europe - spatial patterns and regional determinants (together with Maciej Smętkowski).
  • 21st World Business Congress of the International Management Development Association. 4-8.07.2012; HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. Paper: Knowledge Network Management In Technology Parks.
  • Cyfrowa gospodarka. Firmy, instytucje, użytkownicy wobec rozwoju technologii informacyjno-komunikacyjnych. 26.06.2012; Warszawa, Polska. Referat: Administracja a ITC.
  • Polityka wysokiej rozdzielczości: mechanizmy polityki oparte  o dowody i partycypacji obywatelskiej w procesach zarządzania publicznego. 18.04.2011. Stowarzyszenie Klon/Jawor, Warszawa, Poland. Paper: Przestrzeń B+R.
  • SUNBELT XXX. International Sunbelt Social Network Conference 29.06.2010-04.07.2010; International Network for Social Network AnalysisRiva del Garda, Italy. Paper: Network analysis of co-operation between researchinstitutions. Example of ESPON Programme (together with Katarzyna Wojnar).
  • Rozwój terytorialny oparty na wiedzy. Co wyniki projektów ESPON, INTERREG IVC i URBACT mówią o Polsce? 07.10.2010; Krajowy Pubkt Kontaktowy ESPON, Warszawa, Poland. Paper: INTERREG KNOW MAN: Knowledge Management in Technology Parks (together with Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • Innowacje i transfer technologii w rozwoju regionu. 16.11.2010; Białystok, Poland. Paper: Sektor nauki a transfer technologii w województwie podlaskim (together with Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • 5th International Conference on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics (WIS). 13-16.09.2009; Dalian University of Technology, China. Paper: Mapping the regional science performance. Evidence from Poland (together with Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • V Konferencja Naukowa z cyklu "wiedza i innowacje". Ochrona wiedzy i innowacji. 19-20.01.2009; Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków, Polska. Zasoby i przepływy kapitału intelektualnego. Paper: Analiza bibliometryczna aktywności publikacyjnej polskich ośrodków naukowych (together with Agnieszka Olechnicka).
  • 12. konferencja Miasta w Internecie. Cywilizacyjny skok Polaków. Samorządy na rzecz e-integracji wykluczonych i transformacji administracji w regionach. 25-27.06.2008; Zakopane, Poland. Paper: Przestrzenne aspekty dostępności i wykorzystania technologii informacyjno-komunikacyjnych w Polsce na tle europejskim. Skala zróżnicowań między- i wewnątrz- regionalnych.
  • Czynniki międzynarodowej konkurencyjności regionów. Znaczenie technologii informatyczno-telekomunikacyjnych. 08.12.2006; Wyższa Szkoła Przedsiębiorczości i Zarządzania im. Leona Koźmińskiego w Warszawie, Poland. Paper: Polskie regiony i społeczeństwo informacyjne. Stan obecny i perspektywa Regionalnych Programów Operacyjnych.
Involvement in EUROREG's research projects