Assoc. professor Włodzimierz Sroka specializes in theoretical and practical issues relating to the management and strategic management. He is the author of several scientific articles about strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, strategy, restructuring and alliance networks published both in Polish and international journals. His research activities mainly include cooperative strategies, and mergers and acquisitions. He holds his Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Management and Marketing from the Karol Adamiecki University of Economics in Katowice, as well as D.Sc degree (habilitation) from the University of Zilina (Slovakia). Currently he is an Associate Professor at the Academy of Business in Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland). He was previously employed in different managerial positions in both the steel and machine industries.
Professor Štefan Hittmár is a lecturer, author, researcher and consultant, specializing in both management systems and information in decision making. He started his career in transport management as a researcher at the Research Institute of Transport, where he participated in the development of organizational, information and managerial processes in both transport systems and socio-economical systems. Subsequently he has been a member and/or the head of numerous scientific and practical projects, studies and research tasks. Currently he is the director of the Management Institute at the University of Žilina (Slovakia) and his work involves participation in the preparation and development of management theory, and its application for both industry and educational process. His research interests include decision-making processes and modelling of managerial activities. His teaching activities include problems in basic management and strategic management, projecting of management systems, and the methodology of the teaching process. He has an extensive list of publications including textbooks and monographs on management.