The successful transition to a knowledge-based development path of a less-developed region

Elżbieta Wojnicka-Sycz

Abstract

This paper presents the case of a less-developed EU region—the Pomeranian region of Poland—that is, an example of the successful transformation from a command to market economy and the creation of a new knowledge- based development path thanks to the upgrading of its innovation model. This successful transformation was based, in part, on the region’s specific innovation policy and the activities of pro-innovative institutions; however, other factors were also important such as the diversified structure of the region’s economy. New knowledge-based industries have developed in the region, while the potential of traditional industries that have gone through a restructuring, has been main- tained. The factors that existed prior to the innovation model’s transformation included such aspects as the high quality of human and social capital, a strong academic center, a high quality of life, and an open economy and society. Supply factors in the form of qualified personnel were crucial for the growth of employment in new industries and R&D that determined the improvement of the regional GDP per capita. Moreover, the transition to a knowledge-based economy stimulated an increase in the concentration of population in the metropolitan area of Tri-City.
Author Elżbieta Wojnicka-Sycz ZZP
Elżbieta Wojnicka-Sycz,,
- Division of Enterprise Management
Journal seriesGrowth and Change, ISSN 0017-4815
Issue year2018
Vol49
No3
Pages569-589
Publication size in sheets1
Keywords in Englisheconomic transformation, innovation model, Pomeranian Region
DOIDOI:10.1111/grow.12241
URL https://doi.org/10.1111/grow.12241
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 12-06-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 12-06-2018, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.561 (2) - 2016=1.021 (5)
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