ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

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Guest Editorial
System’s Transformations in the Polish Economy

JEL classification: Y20.

System’s transformations, which have been occurring in Poland for over 20 years, has produced economic and social effects, both of positive and negative nature. The former undoubtedly include:

  • changes in the structure of the national economy,
  • institutional changes,
  • opening of borders resulting in a free flow of information, goods, services and capital,
  • successful adjustment and integration into the European Union,
  • growing innovation and competitiveness of the economy or active participation of Poland in the development of knowledge-based economy.

Apart from positive effects, transformation brought about negative ones as well. The most significant are as follows:

  • low employment rate and professional activity,
  • inflexible labour market and unemployment, particularly faced by young and educated people, as well as economic stratification of the society.

The assessment of system’s transformations occurring in Poland is neither explicit nor comprehensive or final as the process has been still taking place. In such a situation, it is also not possible to present a cohesive group of issues relating to the economy restructuring.

Therefore, the present volume discusses a number of achievements and problems faced by the Polish economy with a few contributions from other countries as well.

To be more precise, the following issues were addressed:

  • monopolist losses in Polish economy,
  • institutional changes in public finance sector,
  • educational changes in Poland,
  • consumer behaviour in Poland,
  • economic migration of Polish people,
  • adjustment of Poland to the EU solutions,
  • institutional framework for operations carried out by central bank,
  • structural changes in the national economy,
  • optimization of financial management in judicial institutions,
  • fiscal policy pursued in Poland,
  • solutions as far as foresight projects are concerned.

We are inclined to believe that this variety of research subjects could be of appealing interest for the readers of “Transformations in Business & Economics”.

Guest Editors

Prof. Zw. Dr. Hab. Leon Leszek Dorozik,
Dean of Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Szczecin, Poland,

Prof. Zw. Dr. Hab. Danuta Kopycińska,
Head of Microeconomics Department, Faculty of Economics and Management,
University of Szczecin, Poland

18th June, 2010

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