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Dorota Piaskowska

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Business
Graduate School of Business
Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock
Co. Dublin

Tel: +353 1 7168820
Email: dorota.piaskowska@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr Dorota Piaskowska is a tenured faculty in management at University College Dublin, Ireland. She has earned her PhD from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and has recently returned from a visiting scholar position at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University. Dorota's research focuses on corporate development activities (including international expansions, mergers and acquisitions, and alliances) and their performance outcomes. She has a particular interest in the role of learning and experience at the organisational, top management team, and individual levels. Her work has been published in leading academic outlets and has been profiled in professional media. Dorota's teaching portfolio includes various international business and strategy courses, which she delivers at undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. She has taught in several countries, including Hong Kong, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Dorota has also served as the Director of UCD Programmes in Singapore and the Academic Director of the MSc in International Management programme at UCD Smurfit School, which she led to achieve a top ranking among Masters in Management programmes in the Financial Times (#15 in 2017). Recipient of several grants and teaching and research awards, Dorota has also been recognised for her leadership contribution to the Academy of Management. Currently she also serves on the Board of European International Business Academy. 

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

Piaskowska, D., Ambos, T., Sharkey Scott, P., Tippmann, E. & Andersson, U. (2014) Panel: From Structural to Relational Perspectives on the Headquarter-Subsidiary Relation and Beyond: The future of organizing the MNC. [International Refereed Conference], European Academy of International Business 2014 Annual Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden , 11-DEC-14 - 13-DEC-14.
Piaskowska, D. (2011) Discussion Paper Committee Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Academy of Management 2011 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA , 12-AUG-11 - 16-AUG-11.
Piaskowska, D. (2010) Discussion Papers Committee Vice-Chair. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada , 10-AUG-10 - 10-AUG-10.
             

Other Activities

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Publications

Books

Dorota Piaskowska; (2005) Essays on Firm Growth and Value Creation. Tilburg, The Netherlands: Tilburg University. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Piaskowska, D. (2017) 'When Distance is Good: An Upper-Echelons Perspective on the Role of Distance in Internationalization' In: Puck, J., van Tulder, R., Verbeke, A (eds). Progress in International Business Research (vol. 12). Unknown: Emerald. [Details]
Piaskowska, D., Tippmann, E., Ambos, T., and Sharkey Scott, P. (2015) 'Progressing the relational perspective on MNCs: Beyond headquarters-subsidiary relationships' In: Van Tulder, R., Verbeke, A., and Drogendijk, R. (eds). Progress in International Business Research (vol.10). Unknown: Emerald. , pp.79-95 [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Piaskowska, D., Nadolska, A., Barkema, H.G. (2017) 'Embracing complexity: Learning from minority, 50-50, and majority joint venture experience'. Long Range Planning, . [Details]
Hu, Y., Mc Namara, P., & Piaskowska, D. (2017) 'Project suspensions and failures in new product development: Returns for entrepreneurial firms in co-development alliances'. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 34 (1):35-59. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Piaskowska, D. & Trojanowski, G. (2014) 'Twice as smart? The importance of managers' formative-years international experience for their international orientation and foreign acquisition decisions'. British Journal of Management, 25 (1):40-57. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Janowicz, M., Piaskowska, D. & Trojanowski, G.; (2004) 'Role of strategic investors in Polish companies: Catalysts for organisational change or opportunists?'. European Management Review, 1 (2):145-156. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Ray, S., Piaskowska, D., Trojanowski, G., Tharyan, R. (2017) Role of Acquirer Firm Top Management Teams in Payment Mode Choices in Cross-border Acquisitions Academy of Management Annual Meeting [Details]
Ray, S., Piaskowska, D., Trojanowski, G., Tharyan, R. (2017) Paying Cash? The Effect of Top Management Teams¿ International Experience and National Diversity on Payment Mode in Cross-Border Acquisitions European Academy of Management Annual Meeting [Details]
Ray, S., Piaskowska, D., Trojanowski, G., Tharyan, R. (2017) Paying cash? The effect of TMT international experience and national diversity on payment mode in cross-border acquisitions EIASM Conference on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy [Details]
Piaskowska, D., Trojanowski, G., Ray, S., Tharyan, R. (2016) When international orientation is (not) helpful: The non-linear effects of top management experience and diversity on foreign acquisition performance Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Sydney, , 17-FEB-16 - 19-FEB-16 [Details]
Piaskowska, D., Trojanowski, G., Ray, S., Tharyan, R. (2016) When International Experience and Diversity Are (Not) Helpful: The Non-Linear Effects of Executives' International Orientation on Foreign Acquisition Performance Academy of International Business - UKI Chapter London, UK, , 07-APR-16 - 09-APR-16 [Details]
Ray, S., Piaskowska, D., Tharyan, R., Trojanowski, G. (2016) How TMT International Experience and Diversity May (Not) Influence Effective Choice of Payment Mode in Cross-Border Acquisitions Academy of International Business - UKI Chapter London, UK, , 07-APR-16 - 09-APR-16 [Details]
Ray, S., Piaskowska, D., Trojanowski, G., Tharyan, R. (2016) Paying cash? The effect of top management team's international experience and national diversity on payment mode in cross-border acquisitions European International Business Academy Annual Meeting Vienna, Austria, , 02-DEC-16 - 04-DEC-16 [Details]
Ray, S., Trojanowski, G., Tharyan, R. & Piaskowska, D. (2015) How international orientation of acquirers' top management teams influences their deal payment modes in cross-border M&As World Finance & Banking Symposium Hanoi, Vietnam, , 17-DEC-15 - 18-DEC-15 [Details]
Hu, Y., Mc Namara, P. & Piaskowska, D. (2015) Project suspensions and failures: Returns for upstream biotech firms in co-development alliances in new product development Academy of Management Annual Meeting Vancouver, Canada, , 07-AUG-15 - 11-AUG-15 [Details]
Piaskowska, D., Nadolska, A., Barkema, H. (2014) Complexity, heterogeneity, and transfer effects of joint venture experience on performance Academy of Management Annual Meeting Philadelphia, USA, , 01-AUG-14 - 05-AUG-14 [Details]
Piaskowska, D., Trojanowski, G., Ray, S. & Tharyan, R. (2014) Why TMT international experience and diversity may (not) improve acquisition performance Academy of Management Annual Meeting Philadelphia, USA, , 01-AUG-14 - 05-AUG-14 [Details]
Piaskowska, D., Trojanowski, G., Ray, S. & Tharyan, R. (2014) When international experience and diversity are (not) helpful: The non-linear effects of executive¿s international orientation on foreign acquisition performance Academy of International Business Annual Meeting Vancouver, Canada, , 23-JUN-14 - 26-JUN-14 [Details]
Ray, S., Piaskowska, D., Tharyan, R. & Trojanowski, G. (2013) Twice as smart or too clever by half? TMT international orientation and performance of cross-border acquisitions EIASM Conference on Top Management Teams and Business Strategy Copenhagen, Denmark, , 17-OCT-13 - 18-NOV-13 [Details]
Ray, S., Piaskowska, D.; Tharyan, R. & Trojanowski, G (2013) Twice as smart or too clever by half? TMT international orientation and performance of cross-border acquisitions European International Business Academy Annual Meeting Bremen, Germany, , 12-DEC-13 - 15-DEC-13 [Details]
Piaskowska, D. & Trojanowski, G. (2012) The role of executives' formative-years' international experience in foreign acquisition decisions Academy of Management Annual Meeting Boston, MA, USA, , 05-AUG-12 - 14-AUG-12 [Details]
Han, X. & Piaskowska, D. (2012) A review and reconceptualization uncertainty in international business Academy of International Business Annual Meeting Washington D.C., USA, , 30-JUN-12 - 03-JUL-12 [Details]
Han, X. & Piaskowska, D. (2012) Revisiting the concept of uncertainty in international business IFSAM Limerick, , 26-JUN-12 - 29-JUN-12 [Details]
Han, X. & Piaskowska, D. (2012) The role of environmental uncertainty and managerial perceptions in ownership mode adjustment European International Business Academy Annual Meeting Brighton, UK, , 07-DEC-12 - 09-DEC-12 [Details]
Han, X. & Piaskowska, D. (2012) The role of environmental uncertainty and managerial perceptions in ownership mode adjustment European Academy of International Business Annual Meeting [Details]
Piaskowska, D. & Trojanowski, G. (2011) Twice as smart? The role of CEO biculturalism in international acquisition decisions Academy of International Business Annual Meeting Nagoya, Japan, , 24-JUN-11 - 28-JUN-11 [Details]
Piaskowska, D. & Trojanowski, G. (2011) Twice as smart? The role of CEO biculturalism in international acquisition decisions Academy of International Business UK-Ireland chapter Annual Meeting Edinburgh, , 14-APR-11 - 16-APR-11 [Details]
Mc Namara, P. & Piaskowska, D.; (2010) Pure signals, resource-based amplifiers and moderators: Market valuation of alliance formation by R&D-intensive firms Academy of Management Annual Meeting Montreal, Canada, , 06-AUG-10 - 10-AUG-10 [Details]
Mc Namara, P. & Piaskowska, D.; (2010) Signaling and resources in shareholder value creation through alliances: The case of biopharmaceuticals 5th Warsaw International Economic Meeting Warsaw, Poland, , 02-JUL-10 - 04-JUL-10 [Details]
Mc Namara, P. & Piaskowska, D.; (2009) Signalling innovation value through alliances Academy of Management Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois, USA, , 01-JAN-09 - 01-JAN-09 [Details]
Piaskowska, D.; (2005) The value of expansions within and across industries: A learning perspective Academy of Management Annual Meeting Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, , 01-JAN-05 [Details]
Piaskowska, D.; (2005) The value of expansions within and across industries: A learning perspective Academy of Management Best Conference Paper Proceedings, Honolulu, Hawaii [Details]
Piaskowska, D.; (2004) Unpacking international experience: Foreign expansion, firm value, and the role of host country factors Academy of Management Annual Meeting New Orleans, USA, , 01-JAN-04 [Details]
Piaskowska, D.; (2004) Unpacking international experience: Foreign expansion, firm value, and the role of host country factors Academy of International Business Annual Meeting Stockholm, Sweden, , 01-JAN-04 [Details]
Barkema, H. and Piaskowska, D.; (2003) Creating value through probing using minority and majority international joint ventures IESE Conference on Creating Value through Global Strategy Proceedings, Barcelona [Details]
Barkema, H. & Piaskowska, D.; (2003) Probing the value landscape using minority and majority international joint ventures European International Business Academy Annual Meeting Copenhagen, Denmark, , 01-JAN-03 [Details]
Janowicz, M., Piaskowska, D. & Trojanowski, G.; (2003) Role of strategic investors in Polish companies: Catalysts for organisational change or opportunists? European International Business Academy Annual Meeting Copenhagen, Denmark, , 01-JAN-03 [Details]
Barkema, H. & Piaskowska, D.; (2002) Navigating through the value landscape: How to successfully build a multinational corporation 2002 MERIT Workshop on Strategic Management, Innovation, and Econometrics Maastricht, The Netherlands, , 01-JAN-02 [Details]
Barkema, H. & Piaskowska, D.; (2002) Traveling through the value landscape: Expansion through minority or majority joint ventures? Academy of International Business 2002 Annual Meeting San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, , 01-JUN-02 - 01-AUG-02 [Details]
Barkema, H. & Piaskowska, D.; (2002) Navigating through the value landscape: The journey towards a successful MNC Academy of Management 2002 Annual Meeting Denver, Colorado, USA, , 01-JAN-02 [Details]
Janowicz, M. & Piaskowska, D.; (2002) Role of strategic investors in Polish companies: Catalysts for organisational change or opportunists? Academy of International Business 2002 Annual Meeting San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA, , 01-JAN-02 [Details]
Barkema, H. and Piaskowska, D.; (2001) Merging the internationalization process model with real options theory: Some new theory and evidence Conference on Cooperative Strategies and Alliances: What We Know 15 Years Later - Proceedings, Lausanne [Details]
Barkema, H. & Piaskowska, D.; (2001) Merging the internationalisation process model with real option theory: Some new theory and evidence 2001 Conference on Cooperative Strategies and Alliances: What We Know 15 Years Later Lausanne, Switzerland, , 01-JAN-01 [Details]
                                                                                                   

Articles

Piaskowska, D. (2013) Cross-cultural workforce gives firms an edge in global markets. Irish Independent, 2 May 2013. Articles Available Online [Details]
Piaskowska, D. & Trojanowski, G. (2012) International Orientation in Top Management Teams. Management Articles of the Chartered Management Institute. UK: Articles Available Online [Details]
                                 

Research

Research Interests

Organisational learning and performance 

Corporate development activities: alliances and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, internationalisation, diversification 

Decision makers: top management teams, bicultural individuals 


 

Recent Postgraduates

External PhD Supervisor:

Suparna Ray (University of Exeter, UK. PhD thesis title: Top Management Team International Orientation and Cross-Border Acquisitions) 

PhD Panel chair:

Peiran Su (PhD thesis title: The Impact of Failure Experience in Product Development on Exploration, Knowledge Usage, and Financial Performance of the Firm)

Antonio Garzón-Vico (PhD thesis title: Organisational Learning and Innovation in the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Life Sciences Industry)

MPhil Supervisor:

Xia Han (MPhil hesis title: Environmental uncertainty and post-entry ownership form change: The role of managerial experience)

Supervisor:

John Byrne (Graduate Diploma in Business Research)