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Więzi — integracja — networking. Socjologiczne wymiary przekształceń regionu przemysłowego w kierunku regionu wiedzy
Social relationships — integration — networking. Sociological dimensions of the industrial transformation of the region towards the region of knowledge

Author(s): Małgorzata Suchacka
Subject(s): Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: social relationship; integration; networking; learning region; human capital; social capital
Summary/Abstract: Complicated nature of the industrial transformation of the region into a knowledgeregion is one of the most interesting topics of research, observation and inquiry bothfor researchers and practitioners. Contemporary empirical analyzes in a comprehensivemanner attempt to describe these phenomena taking into account the concept of interdisciplinaryroots: human capital and social capital, learning region — as well as thenotion of a strictly sociological origin — social relations, integration and more recentlynetworking. The purpose of this paper is to present a summary of the results of researchin the Silesia voivodeship concerning transformation of the industrial region towardsthe knowledge region. The basic conclusion from these analyzes relates to the changingnature of relationships, the importance of relationships, integration and cooperationbetween regional entrepreneurs, the development of innovation and its determinants.