My name is Andrzej Sztando and I would like to welcome you on my website!
My leading, professional activities are conducting research work, providing consulting for public administration and enterprises, as well as lecturing at university level. I perform all these activities both in Poland and abroad. You are welcome to find out more about my offer of cooperation and become acquainted with materials presented at this website. I hope you will enjoy the information provided.
(RESEARCH WORK) In my research work I concentrate on strategic management in territorial self-government units – communes, districts and regions. Apart from that I also deal with relations between territorial self-government units and economic entities, creating innovation in regional and local economy as well as multidimensional promotion and revitalization of towns. The above activity becomes also significantly supplemented by research work focused on the functioning of enterprises in Polish special economic zones. The results of my scientific output have been printed by academic publishing houses and professional journals and also presented at national and international scientific conferences. Many of these publications are enclosed at the hereby website. I should like to put forward an offer of scientific cooperation for the visitors of my home page. It is addressed not only to theorists in the domain of territorial self-government, but also to Polish and foreign scientific centres looking for partners in research and implementation projects. I am interested in delivering lectures in English at foreign universities within the framework of European Union programmes and bilateral cooperation, as well.
(CONSULTING) Many people present a viewpoint that the value of scientific activity should be measured by its present or future practical usefulness. I, however, am of an opinion that nothing enriches theory more than its real life verification. Following this standpoint, for the recent sixteen years, apart from scientific and educational activities I have been providing consulting, planning and project implementation services for self-governments of communes, districts and regions, both in Poland and abroad. I offer complex support for foreign enterprises investing in Polish special economic zones. I also implement my knowledge and self-government experience in cooperation with regional development agencies, foundations, consulting companies and economic entities. On the following sub-pages you can find an offer of my services, the list of carried out projects, as well as many references and qualification certificates, but also basic information regarding the potential cooperation conditions.
(EDUCATION) I am a research worker at Wroclaw University of Economics in Poland. I deliver lectures in the field of local economy, regional economy, town economics, self-government interventionism, study of an enterprise and the budgeting of investments. I am also responsible for bachelor’s and master’s seminars, very popular among students. The hereby website presents information useful for making my cooperation with my students, and mainly my seminar participants, easier. It includes information regarding participation in my seminar, requirements put forward before those attending seminars and the required thematic scope. I have also enclosed very useful and detailed catalogues of publications related to territorial self-government and guidelines on writing a diploma dissertation.