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O przemianach kapitału ludzkiego i szansach na klasę kreatywną na przykładzie regionu przemysłowego
On the transformation of human capital and the chances for a creative class on the example of an industrial region

Author(s): Małgorzata Suchacka
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: EUROREG - Uniwersytet Warszawski, Regional Studies Association - Sekcja Polska
Keywords: creative class; human and social capital; region; innovation

Summary/Abstract: The paper focuses on the transformation of human capital in the Silesia province and the formation process of the creative class. In the first part are described some theoretical assumption of human capital and creative class, and the history and specifics of the most important social groups in Silesia. In the second part the authors cite the main results of their research conducted in 2010–2011. In interviews, entrepreneurs, experts and policy makers recognized the existence of regional professionals and active individuals who operated at the level of enterprises and local communities. This confirms the assumption of the enclave nature of the formation process of the creative class in Silesia.

  • Issue Year: 13/2012
  • Issue No: 49
  • Page Range: 5-21
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish