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International Competitiveness of Polish Economy in Years 1995-2005


  • Piotr Misztal


The aim of article is the analysis of international competitiveness and competitive position of Polish economy in the years 1995-2005. The first, were defined expressions -international competitiveness of economy and -international competitive position with simultaneous indication of suitable factors determining the changes of international competitiveness of economy. On the basis of conducted analysis, one may say, that the international competitiveness and competitive position of Polish economy is relatively low yet. However, in the years 1995-2005 appeared the gradual growth of competitiveness and competitive position of Poland on international arena, what confirms favourable changes of analyzed competitiveness indexes. The possibilities of increasing international competitiveness of Polish economy depend on that, whether Poland will fully use existing chances resulting mainly from the membership in European Union. Moreover, the improvement of international competitiveness of Polish economy depend on overcoming of existing barriers, such as the necessity of public finance reforms, continuation of structural reforms, enlargement of investments, increasing the elasticity of the labour market and the gradual aiming at knowledge based economy.

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  • Piotr Misztal, 2007. "International Competitiveness of Polish Economy in Years 1995-2005," Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova, vol. 2(1(2)_Fall).
  • Handle: RePEc:ush:jaessh:v:2:y:2007:i:1(2)_fall2007:6

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