Implementation of ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing: Comparing Value-Based Objectives Between Polish and Swedish Seniors

  • Ella KolkowskaEmail author
  • Ewa Soja
  • Piotr Soja
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 333)


Active and healthy ageing strategies are proposed in many European countries to address the challenges generated by ageing of the populations. Information and communication technology (ICT) plays an important role in the implementation of these strategies. By applying Value-focused thinking approach, this qualitative study investigates what objectives are important for successful implementation of ICT for active and healthy ageing according to older people in Sweden and Poland. The study shows that there are both differences and similarities between the objectives identified in these two countries that may have significant implications for development (analysis and design) and implementation of ICT solutions for active and healthy ageing.


ICT Active and healthy ageing Value-based thinking Poland Sweden 



This research has been financed in part by the funds granted to the Faculty of Management, Cracow University of Economics, Poland, within the subsidy for maintaining research potential.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Empirical Research in Information Systems (CERIS)Örebro University School of BusinessÖrebroSweden
  2. 2.Department of DemographyCracow University of EconomicsKrakówPoland
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceCracow University of EconomicsKrakówPoland

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