Knowledge-Driven Economy and Knowledge Workers: Polish Experience in the Integrating Europe.

Surawski, Bartosz
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The article presents Poland’s position along the way to the knowledge-driven economy. Starting with criteria for a knowledge economy, it analyses Poland’s position in comparison to the rest of the EU, and to world leaders. It explains the features and requirements of knowledge workers as a vital group of employees, and proceeds to show their proportion and composition within economies of world leaders and the Polish economy. Further, it presents factors in the labor market, which threaten the development of knowledge workers in Poland. Analysis shows, that Poland has made impressive progress since 1989, but is now at most a developed industrial country, with good prospects, but only at the doorstep of transition to a true knowledge economy.
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