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Wojciech Wladyslaw Gasparski, Polish research scientist, educator.


Gasparski, Wojciech Wladyslaw was born on October 10, 1936 in Warsaw, Poland. Son of Wladyslaw and Jadwiga (Sarnowska) Gasparski.


Master of Science in Engineering, Technology University, Gliwice, Poland, 1959. Postgraduate, 1965—1971. Doctor of Science in Technology Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1969.

Doctor Habilitated in Design Theory, Technology University Faculty Architecture, Warsaw, 1978.


Manager industry, Silesia, Poland, 1958-1962. Research fellow Institute of Industrial Organization and Economics, Warsaw, 1962-1965. Deputy director Institute of Praxiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1971-1973, director, 1973-1974.

Head department praxiology Polish Academy of Sciences, 1974-1975, vice chairman department praxiology and science, 1976-1987. Professor logic of language/action department Institute Philosophy and Sociology, 1993—2005, head research group for ethics in economy and business, 1995—2005, chairman academy board, 1996—2005, professor emeritus, since 2005. Part-time professor Technology University Warsaw, 1985-2004.

Visiting scholar Saybrook Graduate School and Research Institute, San Francisco, 1990-1991, distinguished consulting faculty, 1993-1998. Member Council of Research Institutes, 1990-2000. Chairman Science of Science Committee, 1993-2003.

Higher education support program coordinator Batory Foundation, 1992-1994. Principal The Invisible College, Warsaw, 1995-1998. Visiting lecturer Technology University Catalunya, 1994.

Visiting professor Warsaw School Management, 1993-2000, Cracow Academy Fine Arts, 1993, Warsaw Academy Fine Arts, 1982-1985. Faculty of philosophy visiting scholar University Helsinki, 1983, 84, 86, 89, 90, 92. Senior visiting scholar State University of New York, 1981-1982.

Visiting scholar Open University, England, 1980, City University London, 1974, 88, 93, Academy of Sciences Moscow, 1971-1972. Director Business Ethics Center Leon Kozminski Academy Entrepreneurship and Management, since 1999. Rector Plenipotentihly Science Research, 2003-2005, vice rector research, 2005-2007.

Participant numerous conferences.


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  • Other Work

    • Author/editor: (in Polish) Criterion and a Method of Selecting a Technical Solution with a Praxiological Approach, 1970, Engineering Design Methodology, 1973, Problems of Design Methodology, 1977, Design - A Conceptual Preparation for Actions: An Introduction to Methodology, 1978, Science, Technology and Systems, 1981, An Outline of Design Methodology, 1981, Design Studies: Elements of Scientific Knowledge on Design, 1988, Design Understanding, 1991, Business Ethics, 1997, Praxiological Analysis of Design (in Russian), 1978, (in English) Praxiological Studies, 1983, Understanding Design, 1984, Contributions to Design Science: Praxiological Perspective, 1990-1991, Praxiologies and the Philosophy of Economics, 1992, Practical Philosophy and Action Theory, 1993, Philosophy of Practicality: Treatise on Tadeusz Kotarbínski Philosophy, 1993, Design and Systems: General Applications of Methodology, 1995, Science in Society, 1995, Social Agency: Dilemmas in Education, 1996, Human Action in Business: Praxiological and Ethical Dimensions, 1996, Action Learning, 1998, Praxiology, 1999, Business Ethics in Action, 2001, The Roots of Praxiology, 2000, Business Students Focus on Ethics, 2000, Praxiology and Pragmatism, 2000, European Standards of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, 2003, Lectures in Business Ethics, New Supplemental Editor, 2007, New Enlarged edition, 2007, Getting Knowledge-Based Economy, 2004, Ethics in the World of Finance, 2004, French and Other Perspectives in Praxiology, 2005, Philosophy and Praxiology Technology, 2007. Editor-in-chief Praxiology: The International Annual of Practical Philosophy and Methodology, since 1992, Prakseologia, 1987-2005. Co-editor Design and Systems: Methodological Problems of Practical Sciences (a Polish series), since 1978.

      Assistant editor Design Theories and Methods, since 1985. Editorial board Design Studies (United Kingdom), International Journal of General Systems, Systems Practice (United Kingdom), Systems Research (United Kingdom), Science of Science (Poland), Ergonomics (Poland). Contributor over 300 articles to professional journals.


Member Polish Engineering Institute, Polish Cybernetics Society, Design Research Society United Kingdom (international council member 1983-1998), Society for Philosophy and Technology United States, The Learned Society Warsaw, Learned Society Praxiology (president 1990-1994, honorary president since 1994), International Federation Systems Research (Polish representative), Polish Fulbright Alumni Association, Academy Management, Society for Advancement of Science, Society for Business Ethics, International Society Business Economic and Ethics, (council round table Poland, since 2007).


  • Other Interests

    Tourism, hiking.


Married Renata Dabrowska, December 31, 1962. Children: Jan, Piotr.

Wladyslaw Gasparski

Jadwiga (Sarnowska) Gasparski

Renata Dabrowska

Jan Gasparski

Piotr Gasparski