Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft

, Volume 28, Issue 2, pp 133–143 | Cite as

Regional competitiveness in Poland: Creating an index

  • Urszula BroniszEmail author
  • Wim Heijman
  • Andrzej Miszczuk
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Original Paper


The present paper looks at the competitiveness from a regional perspective and examines the basic factor which have influence on this phenomenon. This article aims at evaluating Poland’s regional competitive performance by constructing an overall index, which is composed in accordance with the Huggin’s Institute approach. The purpose of the paper is both rank the 16 Polish regions (voivodships) according to their competitive position and see whether Huggin’s approach was appropriate for measuring Polish competitiveness.

This article also aims to make a contribution to the debate surrounding the state of Polish regions competitiveness.


Competitiveness Region Index Poland Regional Competitiveness 


Der Beitrag betrachtet die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Regionen und bestimmt Faktoren, die darauf Einfluss haben. Es wird versucht, die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der Regionen Polens mit einem zusammenfassenden Index zu messen, der dem Ansatz des Huggin’s Instituts entspricht. Ziel dieses Artikels ist es, sowohl die 16 Regionen (Woiwodschaften) Polens nach deren Wettbewerbsfähigkeit zu ordnen als auch festzustellen, ob der Huggin’s Ansatz geeignet ist, die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit polnischer Regionen zu messen. Außerdem soll dieser Artikel einen Beitrag zur Diskussion um die aktuelle Situation der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der Regionen in Polen leisten.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Urszula Bronisz
    • 1
    Email author
  • Wim Heijman
    • 2
  • Andrzej Miszczuk
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Political ScienceMaria Curie-Skłodowska UniversityLublinPoland
  2. 2.Social Science, Economics of Consumers and HouseholdsWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Centre for European Regional And Local StudiesWarsaw UniversityWarszawaPoland

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