FLOW Management Research Group

About us

From mid - 2010, the Department of Leadership and Organizational Sciences of the PTE has knowingly developed the research activities of its staff by embracing bottom-up initiatives. Till now, our research results were identified with the name of the Department. Nevertheless, in this year the FLOW Management Research Group was founded, which got its name after the psychological concept of the highly focused mental state conducive to productivity, described by the world-famous, Hungarian-origin scientist, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi.
The purpose of FLOW Management Research Group is to explore and investigate the empirically-based relevant leadership topics of the 21st-century management theories’, especially related to higher education.



The research is carried out in cooperation between The Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Pécs and Körber Hungária Kft, for the second time now. The operational tasks of the investigation are performed by the Flow Management Research Group of the Department of Leadership and Organizational Sciences. Then the Group reports the results to Körber Hungária Kft.



The research is based on the strategic cooperation between the Faculty of Economics of the University of Pécs and Körber Hungária Kft., which has been implemented primarily in education.



The Flow Management Research Group conducts research together with Körber Hungária Kft. to get to know the general career plans of the students, their job search ideas, their expectations of employers in general, and their opinions regarding employment in the manufacturing industry.
They also want to assess how well students know Körber Hungária Kft. And what they think about it as an employer.
Körber Hungária Kft. Uses the results to improve the conditions in the manufacturing sector, while PTE-KTK integrates them into training development and student service development.
The research team also intends to use the general research results (ie non-Körber-specific ones) for publication purposes:
•    dissertations and TDK dissertations on the student side,
•    on the teacher's side, journal articles will be created. 



The target group will be interviewed through an online questionnaire survey. The questionnaire was prepared both in English and Hungarian.



Questionnaires are created through the EvaSys system and sent to students in a message. The message sent will include a link to the questionnaire. Compliance with the relevant GDPR is ensured by the data management statement (attached), reviewed and approved by the PTE Data Protection Officer.
According to the research plan launching the official survey and the rector's permission, the information generated during the data management of the online survey will be handled with the utmost care by PTE RK, strictly confidential, only to the extent necessary and prevented by unauthorized access.
Under no circumstances will PTE RK disclose the data to third parties, including the original print version of the completed questionnaires or a recorded online record.
This method ensures the expected maximum data security and anonymity of online surveys.
The processing is performed using mathematical-statistical methods with the help of the SPSS software.


The target group of the research is full-time students of the bachelor's or master's degree department of the University of Pécs (including those studying Hungarian and English language courses). The Flow Management Research Group undertakes to interview a minimum of 1,000 students.





Creating an online questionnaire plan

February 28, 2023

Conducting the authorization procedure

March 31, 2023

Survey of the online questionnaire among PTE students

April 30, 2023

Evaluation of the online survey, preparation of a research report

May 30, 2023

Presentation of research results

June 30, 2023



Covid research project

The aim of the project is to digest the present aspects of digital and non-presence forms of higher education and employment with the help of online questionnaire surveys.

Our goal is to gain feedback on the current situation and the actual practice of the companies. We hope our feedbacks can support the actors of the economy, and we can build-up recommendations based on current best practices. We know that in this situation, the motivation of employees, the cohesion of a well-established team will challenge companies, as the changed circumstances, working in the home office at home can give rise to unprecedented difficulties and problems, which are a challenge for both employees and employers. The ability of a team to remain efficient and effective in the changed way of operation and the smooth running of the work, processes can be key to the survival of many companies.


We have set two main objectives:

  1. Assess the views and satisfaction of instructors working in non-presence education or in teleworking, with regard to the current operation and future plans.
  2. To explore the development of organizational communication, the motivations of employees and instructors in higher education, their suggestions about the competencies need to develop, their soft and hard needs.


Our research project has been implemented via several stages:

Stage 1: We have started to ask teachers and the administrative staff of the University of Pécs, and we have closed the survey in mid-May.
Stage 2: During our employee survey, which started in early May, we would like to ask companies about their experiences. We aimed to involve the priority partner organizations of the university and the faculty as well.
Stage 3: In the development of digital education, the opinion of the teaching staff is of paramount importance, therefore we are looking for colleagues from Hungarian higher education institutions who teach in the economics field – and ask them to participate and share their experience through the survey.
Stage 4: we plan to conduct student interviews in the framework of the Graduate Career Tracking System of University of Pécs surveys by introducing specific questions, including students and graduates of the University of Pécs in the research programme. Due to the importance of internationalization, we are interested in the opinion of foreign students, so we also plan to create a questionnaire in English