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Rola innowacji w kształtowaniu regionów wzrostu i stagnacji gospodarczej w Polsce
The role of innovation in the formation of regions of development and those of economic stagnation in Poland

Author(s): Joanna Dominiak, Paweł Churski
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: EUROREG - Uniwersytet Warszawski, Regional Studies Association - Sekcja Polska
Keywords: region; region of development; region of economic stagnation; innovativeness of a region; regional differentiation in Poland

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to evaluate the importance of innovation in the formation of regions of development and those of economic stagnation in Poland. The test procedure adapted by the authors consists of two stages. In the first one, the authors use cluster analysis to group voivodeships into two categories according to the strength and weakness of their economies, on the basis of socio-economic development indicators, structured according to the following aspects: (1) population and settlement, (2) the structure of the economy and the job market, (3) technical infrastructure and easy access, and (4) the financial situation and wealth. In the second stage the authors use canonical analysis to identify the relationship between regional differences in the level of innovation and the distribution of development and stagnation regions in Poland. The results of the analysis shows a strong correlation between the level of innovativeness of a region and its level of socio-economic development in all highlighted aspects of this process, particularly in the relationship between the level of innovation development of a region and its financial situation and wealth.

  • Issue Year: 13/2012
  • Issue No: 50
  • Page Range: 54-77
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Polish