Dariusz Jemielniak

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Dariusz Jemielniak
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Jemielniak in 2015
Born (1975-03-17) March 17, 1975 (age 44)
Nationality Polish
Scientific career
Fields Economics
Institutions Kozminski University
Website www.jemielniak.org

Dariusz Jemielniak (born March 17, 1975) is a full professor of management, the head of the Center for Research on Organizations and Workplaces (CROW), and a founder of New Research on Digital Societies (NeRDS) group at Kozminski University. His interests revolve about critical management studies, open collaboration projects (such as Wikipedia or F/LOSS), narrativity, storytelling, knowledge-intensive organizations, virtual communities, organizational archetypes, all studied by interpretive and qualitative methods. [1] In 2015, he was elected to the Wikimedia Foundation board of trustees.



He is a graduate of VI Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. Tadeusza Reytana w Warszawie and a 2000 summa cum laude graduate from the Faculty of Management, Warsaw University. In 2004 he earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Kozminski University, under the supervision of Andrzej Koźmiński. In 2014, he received his Professor's degree from the President of Poland.

He has researched and published books in the field of work-space studies; about IT professionals [2] [3] and other knowledge workers. [4] He has also published articles on organisational changes in higher education facilities [5] and is an active participant in the debate on the reform of higher education in Poland. [6] [7] [8] [9]


Within the Wikimedia movement, Jemielniak is involved in the Polish Wikipedia, where he serves as an administrator, bureaucrat and check-user. [10] He was also a steward for all Wikimedia projects. [10] He is a member of the Polish chapter of Wikimedia, but has never held any roles or position in it.

Dariusz has voiced his support for the enabling of paid editing of Wikipedia, under certain constraints [10] and has been vocal about reducing the bureaucracy within projects. [11] [12] He is an advocate of wider involvement of women and academics in the Wikimedia movement. [13] [14] [15] [16]

He has authored a book on the social organization of Wikipedia, titled Common Knowledge?: An Ethnography of Wikipedia, (first published in Poland in 2013 as Życie wirtualnych dzikich. Netnografia Wikipedii, największego projektu współtworzonego przez ludzi [17] ), following a period of research on identity and roles in open source projects, in the form of participating ethnography. [18] [19] The book was well-received by critics and other scholars. [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28]

Selected academic publications

Notes and references

  1. About us. Dariusz Jemielniak CROW website, accessed on 1 October 2012
  2. Claburn, Thomas (2010) Software engineers doubt competence of Managers Archived 2010-09-15 at the Wayback Machine informationweek.in, accessed on 1 October 2012
  3. Andrzej Gontarz (2009-10-06). "Mity i fakty". computerworld.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  4. Jemielniak, Dariusz (2012), The New Knowledge Workers, Cheltenham, UK – Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN   978-1-84844-753-0.
  5. Jemielniak, Dariusz; Greenwood, Davydd J. "Wake Up or Perish: Neo-Liberalism, the Social Sciences, and Salvaging the Public University". Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies. doi:10.1177/1532708613516430.
  6. Dariusz Jemielniak (2011-01-01). "Reforma obok nauki" (in Polish). Forum Akademickie. Archived from the original on 2014-01-10. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  7. Dariusz Jemielniak (2010-12-23). "Doktorat w ubikacji?" (in Polish). wyborcza.pl. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  8. Dariusz Jemielniak (2011-11-03). "Bezkonkurencyjna reforma" (in Polish). rp.pl. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  9. Dariusz Jemielniak (2014-01-08). "Grzeszna reforma" (in Polish). polityka.pl. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  10. 1 2 3 "Why Wikipedia needs paid editing". The Daily Dot. 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  11. Jemielniak, Dariusz (2014-06-23). "How to Fix Wikipedia's Bureaucracy Problem: Ignore All the Rules". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  12. "Polak we władzach Wikipedii. Prof. Dariusz Jemielniak w programie Raport". 2015-06-20. Archived from the original on 2015-06-20. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  13. "Prof. Jemielniak: "Nie każdy musi mieć hasło w Wikipedii"" (in Polish). wyborcza.pl. Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  14. Dariusz Jemielniak. "Wikipedia, a Professor's Best Friend" . Retrieved 2014-10-16.
  15. "Popołudnie RDC: "Wikipedii nie interesuje prawda, ale dobrze uźródłowiona informacja"". Warszawa i Mazowsze - najnowsze wiadomości w RDC (in Polish). Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  16. Justyna Suchecka. "Nie każdy trafi do Wikipedii" (in Polish). wyborcza.pl. Retrieved 2015-06-15.
  17. "Życie wirtualnych dzikich" (in Polish). Poltext. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  18. Hamann, Mathias (2010) Wikipedia ist wie "World of Warcraft" Der Spiegel (spiegel.de) accessed on 1 October 2012
  19. Cohen, Noam (2010) How Can Wikipedia Grow? Maybe in Bengali, The New York Times (nytimes.com), accessed on 1 October 2012
  20. Collins, Samuel Gerald (July 2015). "Common Knowledge? An Ethnography of Wikipedia by Dariusz Jemielniak. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2014". Anthropology of Work Review. 36 (1): 47–48. doi:10.1111/awr.12062.
  21. Bourne, Dorota Joanna (2016). "All That We Know Dariusz Jemielniak Common knowledge? An ethnography of Wikipedia. (Stanford University Press 2014)". European Management Review. 13 (1): 69–72. doi:10.1111/emre.12067. ISSN   1740-4762.
  22. Kiberd, Roisin (2 September 2014). "An Ethnographic Study of the Wikipedia Hive Mind". Vice . Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  23. Fister, Barbara (11 December 2014). "Common Knowledge: Jemielniak on Wikipeda". Inside Higher Ed . Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  24. Postrel, Virginia (17 November 2014). "Who Killed Wikipedia? - Pacific Standard". Pacific Standard . Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  25. Konieczny, Piotr (2016-07-09). "Book Review: Dariusz Jemielniak, Common Knowledge? An Ethnography of Wikipedia". Journal of Sociology. 52 (3): 608–610. doi:10.1177/1440783315590921. ISSN   1440-7833.
  26. Allen, Barry (2016-12-31). "Common Knowledge? An Ethnography of Wikipedia by Dariusz Jemielniak (review)". Common Knowledge. 23 (1): 104. doi:10.1215/0961754X-3692492. ISSN   1538-4578.
  27. "Common Knowledge? An Ethnography of Wikipedia" (PDF). Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. 11 (1): 84–86. 2016-03-14. doi:10.1108/QROM-02-2016-1362. ISSN   1746-5648.
  28. "Common Knowledge? An Ethnography of Wikipedia, Dariusz Jemielniak, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA (2014), 293 pp". Scandinavian Journal of Management. 31 (1): 159–161. 2015-03-01. doi:10.1016/j.scaman.2014.09.006. ISSN   0956-5221.
  29. Anita Grochola, Antoni Kowalik (2008-12-08). "Oferta, która goni wydarzenia" (in Polish). rp.pl. Retrieved 2010-10-22.

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