Innovations in tourism marketing: Operation Anthropoid in Prague

Operation Anthropoid is a story of assassination of "3rd most dangerous man in the Third Reich" Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak SOE parachutists trained by British SOE in the United Kingdom. It was a hit-and-run operation, except there was nowhere to run. Moreover, it was a story or unprecedented heroism and bravery. Operation Anthropoid remains one of the Prague's most intriguing and thrilling stories and constitutes an enormous tourism potential for the Czech capital. Watch the video (an interview for AdCamp 2015) that tells about the project (in Czech).

I spent years collecting data and material for using its potential in promoting the tourist cultural heritage of Prague. Based on the innovative marketing research and together with GEOFUN, we created a geolocation game called "Anthropoid" for smartphones and tablets that combines a quest, a narrative, and a guide of the places related to the events of 1942 Nazi-torn Prague. Watch a report by the Czech Television coverning our Anthropoid game app!


Professor Wadim Strielkowski is a Czech economist and multidisciplinary scientist from Prague, Czech Republic. Even his adversaries rightfully recognize him as a prolific writer, an expert on publishing in journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science, and a succesful globetrotting entrepreneur. He is an expert in energy economics and policy, international migration, and tourism. Wadim often acts as the national expert in the evaluation of various EU-funded projects and grant schemes, as well as of the educational systems of the EU and Russian Federation.

He recieved his Master degree in Economics from the Charles University in Prague, and a second Master degree in Political Economy from the University of Siena. He gained his Ph.D. for the dissertation on the Economics of Migration from the Charles University in Prague and his second Ph.D. for his dissertation on the Economics of Small and Medium Enteprises in the Context of Rural Development from the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

He worked as Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, as an Assistant Professor at the Charles University in Prague and as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. 

He is an author and co-author of over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals (including 100+ papers indexed in Scopus and 50+ papers indexed in Web of Science).

Wadim Strielkowski is a Professor at the North-C aucasus Federal University, a Lecturer and Assistant Director at the Centre for Energy Studies, Prague Business School, and a Director of Prague Institute for Qualification Enha ncement, an institution  accredited  by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Czech Republic. 

He is an Editor-in-chief of Czech Journal of Social Sciences, Business and Economics and International Economics Letters and a member of editorial boards of the Journal of Business Economics and Management (Taylor & Francis, WoS, Scopus), Economics & Sociology (WoS, Scopus), Terra Economicus (WoS), Marketing and Management of Innovations (WoS), Tourism and Travelling, etc.


Supernatural Economics

Read my Supernatural Economics blog (co-written with Evgeny Lisin)

Halloween interview: do vampires and humans live in harmony?
Check my interview with Kieren Monks published in on the 31st of October 2013 ins which I explain how I made some surprising discoveries about vampires who might live among us. The interview can be downloaded here

Improbable research

My serious research on a ridiculous topic has found its way to the the academic and popular science journals. It demonstrates that peaceful co-existence of humans and vampires is possible: 
  • Strielkowski, W., Lisin, E., Welkins, E. (2013). Co-Existence of Vampires and Humans Is Possible: Proofs Based on Models Derived from Fiction Literature, Comic Books and Films. Annals of Improbable Research, Vol. 19, No. 1: 11-16 download 
  • Strielkowski, W., Lisin, E., & Welkins, E. (2013). How to Stop a Vampiric Infection? Using Mathematical Modeling to Fight Infectious Diseases. Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 7. no. 84: 4195-4202 download

Feel intrigued? Get yourself a copy of "Till the last drop!", a scientific book about vampires by Emily Welkins!

Vampires exist!

Take a look at the results of this improbable research! Vampires do exist and this is a scientifically-proved fact now. 

Check the poster for more info!

Download our poster in PDF