Dr. Piotr Pachura (assoc. prof. dr. hab.), European academic and scientist, the reader at Częstochowa University of Technology (Poland) and University of Presov (Slovak Rep.). Academic degrees achieved in: social science (MA), economic science (PhD) and geography (dr hab.). Consultant in regional innovation policy and practice. Author of over 80 books and articles, participant in many international research projects, originator of several scientific international journals as e.g. : Springer Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Systems View Across Time and Space and Polish Journal of Management Sudies. Engaged in interdisciplinary research on: network and global economy, globalization, economic geography, theory of regional and local change and development.