Determinants and Perspectives of Service Sector Development in Poland – Intrasector Changes


  • Anna Skórska Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach Wydział Ekonomii Katedra Analiz i Prognozowania Rynku Pracy



development, employment, KIBS, services, servicization


In the economies of developed countries, services play a key role; they are the largest source of employment growth. Moreover, services determine the efficiency of production processes and some of them serve the purpose of meeting the social needs of population. Due to the progressing inequality of share in the traditional three-sector division of the economy, the intra-industry changes become more important. Thus, the goal of the article is to present the level of service sector development in Poland between 1995 and 2014, with special focus on intra-sectoral employment changes and employment forecast up to 2022. In order to do so, the author had to consider the following areas: 1) determinants of service sector development, 2) KIBS characteristics, 3) the analysis of employment changes in the service sector and KIBS in 1995-2014, 4) the forecast of services sector and KIBS development in Poland.


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Author Biography

Anna Skórska, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Katowicach Wydział Ekonomii Katedra Analiz i Prognozowania Rynku Pracy

Anna Skórska, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Labour Market Research and Forecasting, Universi- ty of Economics in Katowice. The author’s research interests focus mainly on issues related to the economy, especially labour market economy. In her research work she examines issues of structural changes in the global economy; deindustrialization and reindustrialization; innovations in modern economies; knowledge; human capital; knowledge-based economies and their development; economics of higher education; flexibili- ty and flexicurity. She is the author of over 75 publications, including books Youth on Labour Market in Poland and European Union and Knowledge-Intensive-Business-Services in Poland and other European Union Countries (both in Polish), chapters in books and articles in research papers.


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How to Cite

Skórska, A. (2016). Determinants and Perspectives of Service Sector Development in Poland – Intrasector Changes. Studies of the Industrial Geography Commission of the Polish Geographical Society, 30(4), 7–20.