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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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mischief I'm up to

Here's a summary of the projects that keep me busy, in no particular order



I'm treasurer on the national board of RFSL, the Swedish Federation for the LGBTQ Rights. I also serve on the board of RFSL's Uppsala chapter as its deputy treasurer.

KIDS Foundation

Data Analytics Team Leader

I'm helping the K.I.D.S. Foundation, or the Children Hospital Innovators Club, to analyse data from their Great Children Hospital Survey. The aim of the project is to identify and prioritise the areas for improvement in Poland'd children hospitals.

Stockholm Pride

Board Secretary

I'm the board member and secretary for Stockholm Pride, arranging the largest LGBTQIA+ festival in Northern Europe.

BTM Nanodesign

Business Consultant

I'm helping the team behind BTM Nanodesign to screen the market for growth and collaboration opportunities in the development of protein-based materials for biotechnological applications.

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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
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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.

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