Expert research

Using the Delphi method

The aim of the Delphi panel

was to verify the theoretical assumptions and operationalization of the conceptual model of the opportunity-based approach to innovation management in small business.

The research tool was an online expert questionnaire prepared in the LimeSurvey system and available via the Internet.

The research was conducted between October and November 2020.

The experts

represented the scientific community from Poland and were selected on the basis of their research interests and scientific achievements in entrepreneurship, small business management and/or innovation management.

According to the procedure of the Delphi method, 2 rounds of research were carried out, which allowed to obtain a high level of consensus among the Experts and to formulate a solution accepted by all participants.

The following experts participated in the Delphi panel:

(Names in alphabetical order)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Arkadiusz Borowiec

Faculty of Engineering Management, Poznan University of Technology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Waldemar Glabiszewski

Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun

Dr. Hab. Paweł Głodek

Faculty of Management, University of Lodz

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Jarosław Korpysa

Institute of Management, University of Szczecin

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Renata Lisowska

Faculty of Management, University of Lodz

Dr. Hab. Marcin Ratajczak

Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Jarosław Ropęga

Faculty of Management, University of Lodz

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Barbara Siuta-Tokarska

College of Management and Quality Sciences, Cracow University of Economics

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Izabella Steinerowska-Streb

College of Economics, University of Economics in Katowice

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Grzegorz Szymański

Faculty of Management and Production Engineering, Lodz University of Technology