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Contemporary Issues of Services in Light of Polish Geographic Literature
Contemporary Issues of Services in Light of Polish Geographic Literature

Author(s): Joanna Dominiak
Subject(s): Economy, Geography, Regional studies, Recent History (1900 till today)
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie
Keywords: geography of services; literature review; Poland;

Summary/Abstract: Service activity, which is an essential part of modern economy, is constantly changing. The changing economic reality also involves changes in research orientations. Changes in the subject of interest in the literature related to geography of services are a reflection of the changes taking place in services. Economic changes, as well as technological and civilisation progress, result in the emergence of new directions of research, as well as the disappearance of some of the existing ones, which in current circumstances are losing their relevance. The beginnings of geography of services as a distinctive scientific discipline date back to the 1970s. Previously, service research was part of the field of settlement research. The 1970s brought an increased interest in services, which initiated the process of crystallising geography of services, manifested in both theoretical and methodological work. The article discusses current changes in Polish geography of services, in particular its new trends and research directions.

  • Issue Year: 32/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 163-175
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English