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Marek Szczepański completed his master’s degree in 1982 at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań – in the field of political science (journalism major, diploma with honors) and philosophy (teaching major, second faculty, with a very good result). Also a graduate of Postgraduate Studies in Banking at the Poznań Academy of Economics (December 27, 2008, renamed the Poznań University of Economics).

At the beginning of his professional career he was associated with the University of Economics in Poznań, where in 1982 he started research and teaching as an assistant at the Institute of Social Policy. After defending his doctorate in 1989, he was promoted to the position of assistant professor. The doctoral thesis was devoted to the “Concept of political ideology in the context of Juergen Habermas’s social philosophy” and was defended at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Adam Mickiewicz University.

In the years 1988-1989 as a DAAD scholarship holder he completed a long-term research internship at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, under the supervision of the world-famous sociologist and philosopher Juergen Habermas.

In the years 1991-2003 he worked in business practice – at Wielkopolski Bank Kredytowy SA (then: Bank Zachodni SA) and Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej SA, where he performed a number of functions related to public relations and marketing of financial services (including the role of press spokesman and Press Team manager at WBK SA), as well as banking services for institutional and retail clients (including the position of a director of a branch of Bank Zachodni WBK SA and an employee of the Department of Institutional Clients in a Regional Branch of BGŻ SA). In economic practice, he acquired a number of valuable competences that turned out to be very useful in further scientific work.

In 2004 he returned to scientific work – at the Chair of Economic Sciences at the Faculty of Management Engineering, Poznań University of Technology. In 2012, he obtained a postdoctoral degree in economics at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Economics in Poznań, based on the assessment of the general scientific achievements and the presented habilitation dissertation entitled “Stimulators and barriers to the development of occupational pension schemes.”

For 8 years he was the head of the Department of Economic Sciences, and currently holds a post of the head of the Department of Enterprise Economics, Investments and Insurance and the deputy director of the Institute of Logistics at the Faculty of Management Engineering at the Poznań University of Technology.

He is a member of the board of the international scientific association European Network for Research on Supplementary Pensions (ENRSP) and the vice-president of the board of the Polish Economic Society in Poznań, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of the scientific journal “Forum socialni politiky,” published in the Czech Republic.

Initiator and head of the organizing committee of cyclically organized international scientific conferences “social security systems in the face of demographic, economic and technological challenges.”

He is the author of 75 scientific publications, including two independent monographs. He has managed research projects (grants) financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the National Science Center (read more)

Research issues

  • comparative research of pension schemes (especially occupational pension schemes) – management and economic aspects,
  • risk management – in pension schemes and enterprises,
  • application of behavioral economics in social security systems,
  • human resource management, with particular emphasis on the role of non-wage benefits and incentives in behavioral economics.

Scientific contacts

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ORCID: 0000-0002-8929-7490
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