Title: Information Technology and Information Society in Poland

Authors: Zoltan Batori, Andrea Koren, Bruno S. Sergi

Addresses: Faculty of Economics, University of West Hungary, H-9400 Sopron, Erzsebet st. 9, Hungary. ' Faculty of Economics, University of West Hungary, H-9400 Sopron, Erzsebet st. 9, Hungary. ' DESMaS 'V. Pareto', University of Messina, Via T. Cannizzaro, 278, 98122 Messina, Italy

Abstract: Investment on the information technology has a prominent place in understanding the growth of labour markets productivity in the USA after 1995. While investment on information technology enabled US firms to achieve high growth rates of both labour and total factor productivity, neither Western European nor Central European firms echoed the US experience. The European productive system has failed to implement forward-looking investment decisions. This paper is designed to help readers make sense of the complexity of information technology and information society in Poland, and describes challenges to keep the Polish economy competitive in the 21st century.

Keywords: Polish economy; information technology; information society; investment; competitiveness; Poland; emerging economies.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2008.019260

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2008 Vol.1 No.2/3, pp.137 - 155

Available online: 04 Jul 2008 *

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