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Regional specialisation as an endogenous factor in the development of Poland’s provinces

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  • Dorota Milek

    () (Kielce University of Technology)

  • Paulina Nowak

    () (Kielce University of Technology)

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Regional and local development results from a complex interaction of many factors, including the development policy. Development priorities, contained in the strategic documents such as regional innovation strategies, emphasise building up the region’s competitive advantage by identifying and developing regional specialisations. Regions need to identify their strengths and weaknesses and they have to rely strongly on innovation to develop. The aim of the paper is to undertake a diagnostic assessment of the specialisations of Poland’s provinces, and also to validate that, in the context of the regional innovation policy, on the example of the swietokrzyskie province. The paper employs the Krugman dissimilarity index, which is computed on the basis of a comparison of a given region’s economic structure with average structure of other regions.

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  • Dorota Milek & Paulina Nowak, 2015. "Regional specialisation as an endogenous factor in the development of Poland’s provinces," Working Papers 136/2015, Institute of Economic Research, revised May 2015.
  • Handle: RePEc:pes:wpaper:2015:no136
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    Keywords

    economic development of the country; regional innovation policy; regional specialisation; Krugman index;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • B16 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Quantitative and Mathematical

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