Pataki, Béla PhD

Positionassociate professor
Room numberQA316
Phone+36 1 463-2436


  • Change management
  • Technology management

Research fields

  • Change management
    Multidimensional modelling of reactions to change. Comparative analysis of role theories of change management and project management. Adaptation of organization-level change role theories to interorganizational changes.
  • Technology management
    Development of tools for supporting technology strategic decisions, first of all technology roadmapping. Adaptation of technology roadmapping to special application fields.

Significant Fellowships and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, Híradástechnika (journal of the Society for Telecommunications) 1985, 1988
  • British Council Know How Fund fellowships, Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh Business School, Institute of Technology Management), 1991, 1995
  • Best Tutor (students' vote), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Telecommunications Major, 1995
  • Distinguished Member of the Faculty, Faculty of Natural and Social Sciences, 1997
  • Expert author of CEO Magazin (authors' vote), 2003
  • Certificate of Merit from the Rector of the University, 2012

Scientific and professional community activities

  • Member of the Academy of Management (Organization Development and Change Division, Technology and Innovation Management Division)
  • Member of the European Academy of Management
  • Member of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society
  • Member of the Society for Advancement of Management
  • Associate community fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Section of Economics and Law, Committee on Business Administration

Further Information

  • I can't supervise PhD students, so please, don't send me acceptance letters! You can find the available PhD research topics of our faculty here:
  • Remix Co., Hybrid IC Division, process development engineer, 1981-1988
  • Teaching at BME, 1988-
  • Co-founder of Euro-Contact Business School, the Hungarian school of The Open University Business School, adaptor of course materials, tutor trained by The OU-BS, 1989-1998
  • Management trainer course by the West Herts Management Centre, Watford College (UK), 1990
  • Management consultancy course by the University of Skövde (Sweden), Centre for Small Business Counselling, and the Bohlin & Strömberg International Management Consultants (Göteborg), 1993
  • Co-founder and co-editor of the Hungarian edition of Harvard Business Review, 1998-2011
  • Member of the editorial board of CEO Magazin, 2005-2011


  • English (C1)


  • PhD in Engineering Management, 1999, Budapest University of Technology
  • Dr.Univ. in System Analysis, 1990, Budapest University of Technology
  • MSc in Industrial Management, 1987, Budapest University of Technology
  • MSc in Electronic Engineering, 1981, Budapest University of Technology