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Barbara Krystyna Zyzak

PhD Candidate

HU036 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

PhD Research Fellow and a Member of Research Groups: Governance and Leadership in the Public Sector (GOLEP) and Centre for Digital Transformation (CeDiT) at the University of Agder, Norway. Zyzak has published articles and book chapters on inter-organizational/network cooperation. She has research experience from regional and international projects on network cooperation and projects on the impact of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to the development of peripheral regions in Norway. 


(2013-2016) Project Coordinator for financial and administrative tasks. TRANSFAM - Doing family in transnational context. Demographic choices, welfare adaptations, school integration and every-day life of Polish families living in Polish-Norwegian transnationality. Financed by the Norway Grants.

(2012-2013) Project Assistant. Kompetanseframskriving for en region i vekst. Financed by RFF Agder.

(2012-2013) Project Assistant. Higher education and the creative economy. Financed by VRI & RIS.

(2012-2013) Project Manager. The EEA & Norway Grants - bilateral research projects, Agder Research.



Zyzak, B. (2014). Nie dla Unii Europejskiej, Tak dla Europejskiego Obszaru Gospodarczego. Norwegia a Europa 1945-2009, Wydawnictwo Adam Marszalek, Torun. ISBN: 978-83-7780-890-0

Zyzak, B., Pinheiro, R., Hauge E.S. (Forthcoming 2014).‘Ties between university and creative & cultural industries and its implication for regional development: The case of Norway’s Agder region’. Agder Research


Policy reports:

Elisabet S. Hauge, Rómulo Pinheiro & Barbara Zyzak  (2013).Samarbeid mellom akademia og kreative næringer. En kvalitativ analyse i Agder-regionen. FoU rapport 9/2013. Kristiansand: Agderforskning.

Elisabet S. Hauge, Randi Wærdahl, Romulo Pinheiro, Kathrine Bakke, Barbara Zyzak (2013). ‘Kompetanseutfordringer på Agder. Forprosjekt om mulige forbindelseslinjer mellom velferd, kompetanse og arbeids- og næringsliv. FoU rapport 7/2013. Kristiansand: Agderforskning.

Karlsen, J., Flåten, B., Isaksen, A., Pinheiro, R.   & Zyzak, B. (2013).‘Kunnskap og innovasjon I Agder’ (in English, Knowledge and Innovation in the Agder region). In Wallevik, K. and Jørgensen, G. (eds).Crisis, restructuring and growth Krise: a regional analysis of Southern Norway.FoU-rapport 1/2013. Kristiansand: Agderforskning. http://www.agderforskning.no/reports/kov_rapport_2013.pdf

Zyzak, B. (2011). ‘Muligheter for Universitetet i Agder på områder i EØS midlene’, University of Agder



The International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Conference, Ottawa (Canada), April, 9-11 2014.

Paper:  Governance networks as a collaborative platform for governmental and non-governmental actors - the case of regional councils in Norway.

Selected publications

Barbara Zyzak & Dag Ingvar Jacobsen (2019) External managerial networking in meta-organizations. Evidence from regional councils in Norway, Public Management Review, DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2019.1632922

Scientific publications

  • Zyzak, Barbara; Jacobsen, Dag Ingvar (2019). External managerial networking in meta-organizations. Evidence from regional councils in Norway. Public Management Review. ISSN: 1471-9037. 22 (9). s 1347 - 1367. doi:10.1080/14719037.2019.1632922.
  • Hauge, Elisabeth S.; Pinheiro, Romulo; Zyzak, Barbara (2018). Knowledge bases and regional development: collaborations between higher education and cultural creative industries. The International Journal of Cultural Policy. ISSN: 1028-6632. 24 (4). s 485 - 503. doi:10.1080/10286632.2016.1218858.
  • Guribye, Eugene; Pustulka, Paula; Slusarczyk, Magdalena; Zyzak, Barbara (2018). Left to their own devices? : on the role of Polish migrant organisations in Norway. Transnational Polish Families in Norway. Social Capital, Integration, Institutions and Care. ISBN: 978-3-631-71156-9. Peter Lang Publishing Group. Part 2. s 223 - 248.
  • Zyzak, Barbara (2017). Breakdown of Inter-Organizational Cooperation: The case of regional councils in Norway. The Rise of Common Political Order. ISBN: 978-1-78643-499-9. Edward Elgar Publishing. 12. s 251 - 269.
  • Karlsen, James Tommy; Beseda, Jan; Šima, Karel; Zyzak, Barbara (2017). Outsiders or Leaders? The Role of Higher Education Institutions in the Development of Peripheral Regions. Higher Education Policy. ISSN: 0952-8733. 30 (4). s 463 - 479. doi:10.1057/s41307-017-0065-5.
  • Zyzak, Barbara; Pinheiro, Romulo; Hauge, Elisabeth S. (2016). Network ties between universities and cultural and creative industries. Applied social science research in a regional knowledge system. ISBN: 978-1-4724-8782-7. Routledge. 10. s 175 - 187.
  • Zyzak, Barbara (2014). Nie dla Unii Europejskiej, Tak dla Europejskiego Obszaru Gospodarczego. Norwegia a Europa w latach 1945–2009. ISBN: 978-83-7780-890-0. Wydawnictwu Adam Marszalek. s 128.
  • Zyzak, Barbara Krystyna (2021). Do resources make organizations more agile?.
  • Zyzak, Barbara Krystyna (2021). Network bandwidth management.
  • Zyzak, Barbara (2020). The impact of managerial networking on innovation outcomes in the public sector.
  • Zyzak, Barbara (2019). Public Sector Innovation Capacity: Networking and the Role of Value Adding Connector.
  • Zyzak, Barbara (2018). Managerial networking in meta-organisations. Evidence from regional councils in Norway..

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