Pawel Capik

Title: Lecturer in International Business
Phone: +44 (0)1782 733006
Email: p.capik@keele.ac.uk
Location: DW1.24
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I am a Lecturer in International Business. Prior to joining Keele Management School in October 2014, I worked at Sheffield Hallam University, University of the West of Scotland and University of Glasgow. I graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, and completed my PhD at the Centre for Contemporary European Studies at the University of the West of Scotland. I was a recipient of The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Research Grant and I'm a member of the Regional Studies Association and Academy of International Business, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My research explores interdependencies between international business strategies and operations and regional development theory and practice, particularly in the context of emerging and transition economies. I study place marketing and inward investment attraction, large and small firms' locational motivations and their impacts on regional and local economies. I participated in an international research project funded by the Visegrád Fund focusing on 'Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe: What Kind of Competitiveness for the Visegrad Four?'. I was also one of the coordinators of the Regional Studies Association Research Network on 'Regional Development and Changing Geography of Outsourcing Business Services in an Enlarged Europe'. I co-edited special issues of European Planning Studies and Regions resulting from these project and I regularly contributes to international conferences and seminars, including RSA and AIB events.

Selected Publications

  • Capik P and Brockerhoff A. 2017. Role of Strategic Partnerships in Internationalisation of Small Born Global Firms. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review. doi>
  • Capik P. 2017. Backshoring: Towards International Business and Economic Geography Research Agenda. Advances in International Management, vol. 30, 141-155.
  • Hardy J, Micek G, Capik P. 2011. Upgrading local economies in Central and Eastern Europe? The role of business service foreign direct investment in the knowledge economy. European Planning Studies, vol. 19(9), 1581-1591. doi>
  • Capik P. 2013. Free Zones: In search of best practice. Regions. doi>
  • Capik P and Drahokoupil J. 2011. Foreign direct investments in business services: Transforming the Visegrad Four region into a knowledge based economy. European Planning Studies, vol. 19(9), 1611-1631. doi>

Full Publications List show

Journal Articles

  • Capik P and Brockerhoff A. 2017. Role of Strategic Partnerships in Internationalisation of Small Born Global Firms. Entrepreneurial Business and Economics Review. doi>
  • Capik P. 2017. Backshoring: Towards International Business and Economic Geography Research Agenda. Advances in International Management, vol. 30, 141-155.
  • Hardy J, Micek G, Capik P. 2011. Upgrading local economies in Central and Eastern Europe? The role of business service foreign direct investment in the knowledge economy. European Planning Studies, vol. 19(9), 1581-1591. doi>
  • Capik P. 2013. Assumptions, Rationale and Reality of special economic zones in Polish regions. Regions. doi>
  • Capik P. 2013. Free Zones: In search of best practice. Regions. doi>
  • Capik P, Hardy J, Micek G. 2012. Outsourced and offshored services - the complex relationship with places. Regions, 10-11. doi>
  • Capik P and Drahokoupil J. 2011. Foreign direct investments in business services: Transforming the Visegrad Four region into a knowledge based economy. European Planning Studies, vol. 19(9), 1611-1631. doi>
  • Capik P. 2007. Organising FDI promotion in Central-Eastern European regions. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, vol. 3(2), 152-163. doi>
  • Capik P. 2007. On scale and the unclear nature of place branding. Regions, 22-23. doi>

Chapters

  • Capik P. 2010. Regional Promotion and Competition: an examination of approaches to FDI attraction in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. In Territorial Development, Cohesion and Spatial Planning: Building on EU Enlargement. Adams N, Cotella G, Nunes R (Eds.). London: Routledge. link>

Other

  • Capik P. 2015. Backshoring towards a new research agenda in global (re)location.
  • Capik P. 2014. Investment Promotion Intensity and Regional Development in New Member States.
  • Capik P. 2013. Selling places in the changing environment: post-accession investment promotion in Central-Eastern European regions.
  • Capik P. 2012. Assisted Areas: Where foreign investors and regional issues come together?.
  • Capik P. 2012. Crisis in emerging economies: Global regions compared.
  • Capik P. 2012. Bridging the gap between place marketing and investment attraction: regional promotion in Central Eastern European Regions.
  • Capik P. 2011. Business Services FDI and the creation of knowledge-based economy in the Visegrad Four Region.
  • Capik P. 2008. Offshoring and outsourcing: new trends in service sector foreign direct investments in Poland.

At Keele Management School I currently teach undergraduate modules on international business and strategy, firm internationalisation and emerging economies. I supervise doctoral students working on political economy of emerging markets, international sourcing strategies, business services, and small service firms internationalisation.