The Voivodeship Status as a Factor of Economic Growth in the Postindustrial Era Cover Image

Status wojewódzki miasta jako czynnik wzrostu w dobie postindustrialnej
The Voivodeship Status as a Factor of Economic Growth in the Postindustrial Era

Author(s): Dawid Krysiński
Subject(s): Public Administration, Rural and urban sociology, Sociology of the arts, business, education, Economic development, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: administrative division; administrative status; economic growth of the city; voivodeship status

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to find an answer to the question: is the voivodeship status a factor which influences economic growth of the Polish cities? The author of the article intends to check the role of the status taking into account three assumptions. Firstly, the amount of financial support which is transferred from regional public institutions to the voivodeship cities may be bigger than transfers to the province capitals. Secondly, the voivodeship capitals, due to the presence of the regional public institutions, may be more attractive for entrepreneurs than the province capitals. Thirdly, the voivodeship capitals are treated as the most important urban centers in various national strategies, and their formal position may lead to the greater support from the state. The author intends to verify these assumptions using selected indicators of economic growth which show the socio-economic condition of two voivodeship capitals (Opole, Zielona Gora) and two province capitals (Kalisz, Legnica). The results of the analysis suggest that the voviodeship capitals are more attractive for business but the administrative status of these cities does not affect the amount of financial support received from regional and national public institutions.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 52
  • Page Range: 27-44
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish