Włodzimierz Sroka, associate professor at the Management Department of University of dąbrowa Górnicza, specializes in theoretical and practical issues relating to the management and strategic management. he is the author of numerous scientific papers about strategic alliances, network organizations, strategy, restructuring of the company, CSr and business ethics, as well as innovations and entrepreneurship published both in Polish and international journals. He is also a member of scientific councils of several journals (e.g. senior editor at European Journal of International Management) and conferences organized by different european Universities. His research activities mostly include cooperative strategies (e.g. alliances, network organizations), co-opetition relations, m&a, business ethics and CSr, innovations and entrepreneurship. 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 Žilina (Slovakia). Currently he merges his scientific activity with being the Ceo of a medium-size engineering company. he was previously employed in different managerial positions in both the steel and machine industries.