Ing. Lukáš Válek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Office No.: RB 427

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Research Specialisation

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Economics
  • Complementary Economic Systems
  • Migration and Entrepreneurship
  • Soft Systems



Social Entrepreneurship


Curriculum Vitae

Lukas Valek obtained bachelor´s degree in Financial Management at Faculty of Informatics and Management of the University of Hradec Kralove (FIM, UHK) and master´s degree in Corporate Finance and Business at Faculty of Business and Management of University of Technology Brno. He holds PhD in field of Information and Knowledge Management from FIM, UHK. He is active in non-profit, non-governmental (NGO) sphere since 2010 and focuses on relations between NGOs and business. Since 2012 he is involved in projects of programme Erasmus+ in various roles including consultant for the Czech National Agency. His publishing activities are related mainly to non-mainstream complementary economic systems and further to migration and entrepreneurship. He has long experience in application of methods of non-formal learning in education and in project management, and since 2017 worked as Technology Scout in field of humanities (University of Hradec Kralove).

Selected Publications

Valek, L, Strishna, A, Zanker, M, Bures, V,. (2020), Migration and Entrepreneurship: Proposal of Simulation-Focused Research Methodology. In: HED – Hradec Economic Days 2020, 2nd and 3rd April 2020. DOI: 10.36689/uhk/hed/2020-01-094

Valkova Tarasova, O., Stindl, P., Yom, J., Chardymova, N., Imre, S.-B., & Valek, L. (2020). Integration of Non-Formal Learning Approaches into the Formal Education by Peer Learning of Teachers and Youth Workers. In: Revista Romaneasca pentru Educatie Multidimensionala, 12(1Sup1), 345-365. DOI:

Valek, L, Bures, V., (2018), Time Bank as a Complementary Economic System: Emerging Research and Opportunities, IGI Global, Hershey. ISBN: 9781522569749. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6974-9

Valek, L, Bures, V., (2018), Time Bank and Dynamics of its Metamodel. In: Postmodern Openings, Dec2018, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p157-183. 27p. DOI:

Valek, L., (2017), Three New Directions for Time Banking Research: Information Management, Knowledge Management, and the Open Source Model. In: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals. IGI Global, Hershey. ISBN: 978-1-5225-5297-0

Valek, L. (2016), Open Ways for Time Banking Research: Project Management and Beyond. In: International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP), Volume 7, issue 1, Issue 1, January – March 2016, p. 35-47, ISSN: 1947-3478; EISSN: 1947-3486; Published by IGI Global Publishing, Hershey, USA

Valek, L., (2016), Time Banking and its place in economic education. In: Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p9-15. 7p.

Valek, L., (2015), Simulations and Modelling of Non-Mainstream Economic Realities: Final Study, 26th International Business Information Management Association konference, Madrid, Spain, ISBN: 978-0-9860419-5-2

Valek, L., Tarasova, O., (2014), Intercultural learning and communication in Time Bank environment. ERPA – Educational science congress 2014, Istanbul, Turkey. In: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier Publishing, ISSN: 1877-0428. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.09.350

Valek, L, (2013), Time banks in Czech Republic: Filling an empty gap in time bank research, 21st International Business Information Management Association conference, Vienna, Austria, pp. 393 – 398, 2013 ISBN 978-0-9821489-7-6

Valek, L., Jasikova, V., (2013), Time Bank and Sustainability: The Permaculture Approach, International Conference Logos Universality mentality Education Novelty 2013, Iasi, Romania. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, ISSN: 1877-0428, Elsevier Publishing. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.08.788



Since 2016 member of RAMICS (Research Association on Monetary Innovation and Community and Complementary Currency Systems) association.

Since 2015 Alumnus of Czech-German Young Professionals Program