A few words about me

researcher - sensemaker - storyteller

Silesian - by birth and by upbringing, and very proudly so! My hometown is one of those old, medieval cities which overgrew with coal mines and steelworks. I was raised between red bricks, yellow fields, blue lakes, and green hills. Silesia, the broderland of cultures, taught me respect to diversity, humility in face of my legacy, and a sense of community.
Academic - by training. It has been a dream of mine at least since junior high. Perhaps the most formative years of my life I spent in the university towns of Kraków, Uppsala, and Oxford, with shorter sojourns in Siegen and Helsinki. I probably studied every branch of the social science, my crowning achievement being a doctoral dissertation on sensemaking.
Scandinavian - by choice. Amongst the Swedish forests and lakes, and amongst these honest, clean-living, handsome people I found a home where I thrive best in the open landscape.
European - by conviction, and a very strong one at that.
Traveller - by hobby and, sometimes, by profession as well. If the world is a book, then those, who don't travel, are stuck on the first page.
Introvert - but working on it, I promise!
Storyteller - also by profession. As an introvert, I collect impressions and memories. I've collected quite a lot over the years, perhaps it's time to give some of them back.
Dog-enthusiast - because of course. I have even developed an odd kind of liking for the Black Dog, but all animals are great.
Foodie - had you tried my food, you'd understand.
Also: skier, sailor, cyclist, among others.

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Curriculum Vitæ


Since October 2020

Researcher at the Institute for Future Studies. Analysis and evaluation of the FLEXIT project of the Bank of Sweden Trecentennary Foundation.

PhD Research Fellow

September 2014 – October 2020

PhD Researcher at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University. Running a research project on sensemaking in international business, teaching and directing courses in entrepreneurship, supervising master students' degree projects. Doctoral dissertation defended successfully on October 16, 2020.

President & Chair

November 2015 – October 2017

President & Chair of the Board of the PhD Student Assoiation at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University. In charge of the current affairs of the Association. Arranged two doctoral conferences, two international research visits, among others.

Recognised DPhil Student

Extended research visit to the Saïd Business School, the University of Oxford. Hosted by Professor Sally Maitlis.

September 2017 – January 2018

Process Leader

October 2014 - December 2015

Process Leader at Entrepreneurship Lab. Supervising students developing business plans for external stakeholders.

MSc in Entrepreneurship

September 2012 – June 2014

Master of Science in Business Administration with specialisation in Entrepreneurship. Degree project on the drivers of internal venturing in established corporations under Professor Ivo Zander's supervision. Degree awarded by the Uppsala University.

MA in History

September 2009 – June 2011

Master of Arts in History. Degree project on the organisational history of the Communist Party in Poland from the local perspective under Assistant Professor Lars M Andersson's supervision. Degree awarded by Uppsala University.

BA in European Studies

October 2006 - June 2009

Bachelor of Arts in European Studies. Degree project on the political and economical integration in the Baltic Sea basin under Assistant Professor Mirosław Natanek's supervision. Degree awarded by Jagiellonian University.


My works

Most recent publications


Fat Cats? A Case for the Swedish Managers' Making Sense of the Developing Markets

Acta Universitas Upsaliensis, 2020-09-24

Image by Alex Kondratiev

Våga satsa på kunskapsnationen Sverige

Universitetsläraren, 2020-06-25

Länsstyrelsen måste ta avstånd från hbtq-fria zoner!

Upsala Nya Tidning, 2020-05-09

Image by Teddy Österblom

They Grow Up So Quickly! Evolution of Swedish Managers' Mental Frames of Developing Markets

Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2018 (1)

Image by John-Mark Smith

All publications

Budryk M., 2020

[in:] Acta Universitas Upsaliensis, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, Uppsala

Budryk, M., 2020

[in:] Universitetsläraren: Debatt, 25 June 2020

Länsstyrelsen måste ta avstånd från hbtq-fria zoner!

Budryk, M. (with RFSL Uppsala board), 2020

[in:] Upsala Nya TidningDebatt, 9 May 2020

They Grow Up So Quickly! Evolution of Swedish Managers' Mental Frames of Developing Markets

Budryk, M., 2018

[in:] Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2018 (1). Presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Chicago, IL (USA), 10-14 August 2018

Frog Cooking Recipe: Everyday Sensemaking in International Business

Budryk, M., 2017

[in:] Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2017 (1). Presented at the 77th Annual Meetings of the Academy of Management in Atlanta, GA (USA), 4-8 August 2017

How to Handle and Internal Venture? The Effect of Relatedness on Internal Venturing Outcomes

Budryk, M., & A. Schmuck, 2015

[in:] Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2015 (1). Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Vancouver, BC (Canada), 7-11 August 2015.