ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

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The ICT Usage as an Attribute of the Knowledge-Based Economy – Poland’s Case
Teresa Kamińska

ABSTRACT. Economy in the new age, challenges of the changing – at great speed – world and requirements of well-being societies are areas for interdisciplinary studies since only multi-fold scientific approach enables broad analysis of the present day problems. Information and communication technologies (ICT) are tools that have been generating new ways of living and working together. Therefore, it is worth to examine whether Poland is already participating in revolution based on knowledge (information). To resolve the issue two major market players (enterprises and individuals/consumers) are going to be observed in the context of their access to computers and internet. The subject of the analysis is a percentage of firms and individuals using ICT to link with their economic and social environment either to raise competitiveness due to transformation of management (enterprises) or to alter life and work styles (individuals). Analyzing and concluding are based on the Polish Central Statistical Office reports (GUS) within the period of 2005* – 2008.

KEYWORDS: market players (enterprises and individuals), ICT, digital products, knowledge-based economy (information society), Poland.

JEL classification: D83, O33, P2.

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