Dr Ewa Krolikowska-Adamczyk

Dr Ewa Krolikowska-Adamczyk BA, MA, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer, Marketing and Events Management

Key details

Dr Ewa Krolikowska-Adamczyk

Senior Lecturer, Marketing and Events Management

Dr Ewa Krolikowska-Adamczyk joined the University of Greenwich in 2005 as an experienced industry professional, having worked in Marketing and Business Development at PwC in London and Warsaw for nine years.

Since joining the Business Faculty, Ewa has conducted research to enhance our understanding of business and customer relationship management. Ewa is particularly interested in applying social psychology theories to relationship marketing. This led to her PhD thesis in which she explored social bonds which develop between business partners and developed a scale to measure these bonds based on attachment theory. More recently, she has examined how customer experiences and innovative technologies can enhance customer-firm relationships and used her research in developing modules on: Relationship Marketing and the Customer Experience; Event Marketing; and Tourism and Hospitality Marketing. Ewa also conducts pedagogical research into working with students as partners and embedding social consciousness in undergraduate students through teaching.



  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (Chartered Marketer)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE)


  • Reviewer for marketing-related articles in the International Journal of Tourism Cities
  • Short-listed for Faculty of Business Inspirational Teaching award at Greenwich Student Led Teaching Awards 2020

Research / Scholarly interests

Ewa's research focuses on two main areas:

  • Business and customer relationship management. Her current programme of research includes exploring relationship marketing during a global pandemic; how service providers and customers are adapting to the move from face-to-face to tech-mediated collective customer experiences.
  • Pedagogy in higher education. Her current programme of research includes working with students as partners in changing perceptions of event management knowledge through critical pedagogy.

Research supervision

  • Ewa is interested in applying social psychology theories to relationship marketing. She currently supervises PhD students who are applying Social Identity Theory (SIT) to their research in various contexts such as smart cities and theatre.

Key Funded Projects

  • Participating in the evaluation of an EU-funded project: SIREE (Social Integration of Refugees through Education and Self Employment), 2020.
  • Developing socially-conscious students: can social consciousness be embedded in teaching? A research project funded by an Academy of Marketing Teaching and Research Development Grant, 2018.

Recent publications


Rooney, Tara , Krolikowska, Ewa, Bruce, Helen L. (2020), Rethinking relationship marketing as consumer led and technology driven: propositions for research and practice. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Journal of Relationship Marketing, 20 (1) . pp. 42-61 ISSN: 1533-2667 (Print), 1533-2675 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/15332667.2020.1717276).

Krolikowska, Ewa , Kuenzel, Sven, Morrison, Alastair M. (2019), The ties that bind: an attachment theory perspective of social bonds in tourism. Taylor & Francis. In: , , , . Taylor & Francis, Current Issues in Tourism, 23 (22) . pp. 2839-2865 ISSN: 1368-3500 (Print), 1747-7603 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/13683500.2019.1677571).

Conference item

Krolikowska-Adamczyk, Ewa and , (2017), Transforming a BA Events Management final year course using a Students as Partners strategy. In: SHIFT 2018, Friday, 5 January 2018, Greenwich Maritime Campus, Queen Anne Court , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Krolikowska-Adamczyk, Ewa , Bruce, Helen, Rooney, Tara (2017), Reinvigorating Relationship Marketing: A Customer Experience Perspective. In: International Colloquium on Relationship Marketing, 12-15 September 2017, Munich , . , (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Rooney, Tara , Krolikowska-Adamczyk, Ewa, Bruce, Helen (2016), Digital discourses in relationship marketing literature 2006-2015 – review findings and future directions. In: 24th International Colloquium on Relationship Marketing, 6th-9th September 2016, Toulouse, France , . , (doi: https://icrm2016.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/15) NB Item availability restricted.

Krolikowska, Ewa and , (2015), Conceptualising four new social bonds in business relationships. In: 23rd International Colloquium on Relationship Marketing (ICRM) 2015, 15-17 September 2015, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland , . , (doi: ).

Krolikowska-Adamczyk, Ewa and , Abson, Emma (2015), Introducing learning strategies to increase student engagement on a BA Event Management final year course. In: ABS Learning Teaching and Student Experience Conference, 28-29 April 2015, Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, York, UK , . , (doi: ).

Conference proceedings

Kawaf, Fatema , Bruce, Helen, Krolikowska-Adamczyk, Ewa, Rooney, Tara , Ngwakwe, Amarachi (2022), Using screencast videography as a customer experience and journey mapping tool: a case study. SERVSIG. In: , 16th - 18th June 2022, , The 12th International SERVSIG Conference 2022. SERVSIG, (1st) (doi: https://www.servsig2022.org/) NB Item availability restricted.

Yassim, Mazia and , Krolikowska-Adamczyk, Ewa (2019), Developing socially conscious students: can social consciousness be embedded through teaching?. Regent's University London. In: Academy of Marketing Annual Conference 2019, London, 2-4th July 2019, London , Academy of Marketing Conference 2019 - 52nd Annual Conference Proceedings. Regent's University London, London, UK . pp. 89-89 . ISBN: 9781527244856 (doi: https://issuu.com/regentscollege/docs/academy_of_marketing_conference_pro) NB Item availability restricted.

Krolikowska, Ewa and , (2014), Can attachment theory explain why social bonds develop in business relationships? An exploratory study of professional service providers. Newcastle University Business School. In: , , , ICRM 2014 Sustainable relationships: myth or reality?. Newcastle University Business School, , 1 . pp. 98-106 (doi: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nubs/assets/documents/icrm_2014_proceedings.pdf).


Krolikowska-Adamczyk, Ewa and , Kennell, James (2016), The Economic Impact of the Rural and Coastal Self-Catering Sector in England. EASCO. In: , , , . EASCO, (1st) (doi: ).