Title: On implementing the social innovation in Poland

Authors: Marian Hopej, Jerzy Wilimowski

Addresses: Institute of Production Engineering and Management, The Technical University of Wroclaw, Wyb. Wyspianskiego 27, Wroclaw, Poland. ' Institute of Production Engineering and Management, The Technical University of Wroclaw, Wyb. Wyspianskiego 27, Wroclaw, Poland

Abstract: The paper presents assumptions underlying the Polish reform started in the 1980s. This attempted to perform in parallel two mutually inter-related processes: decentralization of the management of the national economy, and reorganization of the state strategic managerial centre. The paper discusses the reality of the reform, which – in its essence – was intended to be a great social innovation. An attempt is also made to present the reasons for the slow pace of implementation of reform changes.

Keywords: management systems; economic reform; social innovation; Poland; national economy; decentralisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1988.025984

International Journal of Technology Management, 1988 Vol.3 No.5, pp.507 - 513

Available online: 26 May 2009 *

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