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The changing roles of the post-transitional economic elite in Poland


  • Krzysztof Jasiecki


The study characterised evolution of the role of a new economic elite in Poland using the three-elite-generations metaphor: breakthrough elite, transition elite and consolidation elite. Describing this evolution in terms of the neoliberal modernisation paradigm, “elitist paradigm” and transformation theory is insufficient for a theoretical reconstruction of changes occurring in states which, like Poland, are at the stage of development combining characteristics of post-communist, neoliberal and globalised capitalist societies. Other concepts are also useful, such as globalisation theory, world-systems theory or the varieties of capitalism approach that provide a different conceptual framework for the role of economic elites.

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  • Krzysztof Jasiecki, 2008. "The changing roles of the post-transitional economic elite in Poland," Journal of East European Management Studies, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 13(4), pages 327-359.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:joeems:doi_10.1688/1862-0019_jeems_2008_04_jasiecki

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    economic elite; Poland; three-elite-generations metaphor; breakthrough elite; transition elite; consolidation elite; theoretical reconstruction; post-communist societies;

    JEL classification:

    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • M20 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - General
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • P20 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - General
    • P31 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Socialist Enterprises and Their Transitions


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