Economic development in Poland: a local perspective

Paul Foley (Paul Foley is Head of the Department of Corporate Strategy at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)
Jo Hutchinson (Jo Hutchinson is a Lecturer in economic development within the Department of Corporate Strategy at Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK)
Andrzej Kondej (Andrzej Kondej is Managing Director of SBK Poland, a business consultancy and training agency in Bialystok, Poland)
Jim Mueller (Jim Mueller is a Senior Lecturer in international corporate strategy within the Department of Business Administration, Thomas Mare College, Kentucky, USA)

European Business Review

ISSN: 0955-534X

Publication date: 1 April 1996

Abstract

Explores the local impact of market reform in a former communist country. Uses the Bialystok voivodship in Poland to discuss the local impact of monetary reform and the banking system, local business development, the impact of Western influences, and finally the problem of unemployment and policies intended to combat it. The voivodship is geographically remote from areas currently favoured by foreign investment which contributes to a growing sense of East‐West inequality. Despite showing ingenuity and entrepreneurialism to work the system many businesses are still struggling to adapt and realize that the market economy has significant individual costs. Highlights the local impact of national policy and re‐emphasizes the potential for local economic opportunities not only between countries but also between different regions within those countries.

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Foley, P., Hutchinson, J., Kondej, A. and Mueller, J. (1996), "Economic development in Poland: a local perspective", European Business Review, Vol. 96 No. 2, pp. 23-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/09555349610111839

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

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