Special Issue "Determinants and Aspects of Regional and Local Development in Poland"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Grażyna Rosa
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Guest Editor
Institute of Spatial Management and Socio-Economic Geography,University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland
Interests: economic, marketing and transport issues, particularly in the regional aspect; research area—marketing (services, partnership, social, in trade); market competition; market analysis and negotiations; marketing communication; services; customer service

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will comprise papers covering a wide range of aspects related to determinants of regional and local development mainly in Poland. The articles shall cover a fairly wide research area that allows you to include diverse and often niche aspects of development, including specific regional microfinance institutions, biophilic urbanism, and tourist and recreational services in urban and rural areas, to identify exogenous conditions for growth and development through innovation, EU funds for reducing unemployment and for economic growth, infrastructure markets, and added value created by Scandinavian enterprises operating in Poland.

Papers selected for this issue also show relations between integrating green and natural elements into building, neighborhood and city design, and providing the basis for healthier lives and lifestyles, e.g., reduction in stress and increased levels of physical and mental health. an interesting subject raised in this paper concerns conceptualization of the notion of regulation and pro-competitive sector-specific regulation, defining the problem of digital exclusion and finally developing a model of action to ensure access to information using the postal infrastructure which, until full digitization, will fulfil the constitutional needs of citizens developing a model of action to ensure access to information using the postal infrastructure which, until full digitization, will fulfil the constitutional needs of citizens. 

Prof. Dr. Grażyna Rosa
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • regional financial institutions
  • biophilic urbanism
  • local community
  • urban space
  • rural space
  • tourism
  • innovations
  • registered unemployment
  • relative poverty
  • digital exclusion

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Regional Development in Poland in Taxonomic Terms
Sustainability 2020, 12(11), 4780; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114780 - 11 Jun 2020
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Regional development is a complex economic category and a commonly used term today, yet it is vaguely defined and, therefore, interpreted implicitly and understood intuitively. From a statistical point of view, this concept, on account of its imprecision and ambiguity, is a kind [...] Read more.
Regional development is a complex economic category and a commonly used term today, yet it is vaguely defined and, therefore, interpreted implicitly and understood intuitively. From a statistical point of view, this concept, on account of its imprecision and ambiguity, is a kind of multidimensional characteristic which may be measured, though not conclusively. Due to the lack of a universal set of diagnostic variables adopted in taxonomic analyses, the quantitative approach to the examined research area, which is in most cases presented descriptively, poses the main problem. The objectives of the article are to rank the provinces of Poland in terms of regional development in the years 2006–2018 and to assess the similarity of results over time. The research study is based on linear ordering methods within the scope of multidimensional statistical analysis. The results of the conducted analyses allowed us to rank the provinces of Poland in terms of regional development in the years 2006–2018 and to assess the similarity of the results over time. The results of the analysis indicate a clear stabilization of high ranked positions during the examined period, last places are generally taken by the same regions. This situation may indicate an increase or at least strengthening of the disproportions between the most and least developed regions in Poland. Theoretical considerations presented in the article as well as the empirical results of our own research may provoke more detailed discussion on the subject. Full article
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Problems of Infrastructure Markets with Particular Emphasis on the Postal Market in the Context of Digital Exclusion
Sustainability 2020, 12(11), 4719; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114719 - 09 Jun 2020
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For many years, infrastructure markets have been treated as a strategic element of each country. Substantial technological changes forced postal and telecommunications operators to adapt their services to the information society, use new business opportunities, and take account of the emerging and rapidly [...] Read more.
For many years, infrastructure markets have been treated as a strategic element of each country. Substantial technological changes forced postal and telecommunications operators to adapt their services to the information society, use new business opportunities, and take account of the emerging and rapidly developing direct and indirect competition. The aim of the presented article is developing a model of action to ensure access to information using the postal infrastructure which, until full digitization, will fulfil the constitutional needs of citizens. In order to achieve the indicated aims, the article refers to the nature of the regulation, which constitutes a point of reference to the examined problem. In addition, selected economic policy tools are presented, which allow the development of a model of action that will reduce the problem of digital exclusion. The article uses research methods such as critical analysis of scientific literature, synthesis and generalization, the Delphi method, multidimensional comparative analysis, and graphic visualization. Full article
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