Bolesław Domański's research while affiliated with Jagiellonian University and other places

Publications (39)

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Celem artykułu jest pokazanie, jak zmieniła się od połowy XVIII w. w krajobrazie kulturowym miasta Gliwic rola odgrywana przez różne narracje tożsamości o zasięgu lokalnym, regionalnym (górnośląskiej i kresowiackiej), narodowym (głównie polskiej i niemieckiej) i ponadnarodowym (religijnej i socjalistycznej). Autorzy dokonują analizy, w jakim stopni...
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There are debates in the research literature about the mechanisms responsible for the formation of local development trajectories. What is emphasised, as particularly scarce, are longitudinal studies which show how historical, social and institutional structures are reproduced and/or transformed into new paths of development in the case of industri...
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The authors shed light on the development and the current position of Central Europe in the European automotive production networks in the context of industrial upgrading and territorial embeddedness of transnational corporations, with particular emphasis on Poland. Special attention is given to the emergence of non-production functions, especially...
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The paper aims at identifying the main trends in the spatial patterns of automotive industry in Poland and their underlying changes. The analysis includes the distribution of employment in the sector by regions (voivodeships) in 1998 and 2015 on the basis of the Central Statistical Office data, as well as the location of greenfield plants built in...
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The aim of the paper is to identify the main factors and mechanisms behind the development of low-emission public transport vehicles in Polish cities. This innovation is primarily connected with growing environmental requirements for transport, with the EU environmental and transport policies being the key factors. However, strategies of local gove...
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Na posterze przedstawiono wyniki badań nad zgodnością wyznaczenia granic trzech dzielnic samorządowych w Krakowie z kryteriami spójności społecznej i funkcjonalno-przestrzennej. Na podstawie przeglądu literatury wyznaczono kryteria, na podstawie których powinny być wyznaczane granice jednostek pomocniczych w miastach. Porównano przebieg granic trze...
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This paper discusses the evolving geography of the motor vehicle industry in Europe and North America in the context of core-periphery relationships. Historically, the motor vehicle industries in both regions have been highly clustered in core areas. Since the late 20th century, peripheral areas have taken on more prominence in the two regions’ mot...
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The authors explore the factors shaping the adoption of low-emission vehicles in urban public transportation in Poland. The country has leapfrogged to a position among European leaders in the manufacturing of hybrid and electric buses within 20 years due to foreign investors (Volvo) and domestic enterprises (Solaris). At the same time, the adoption...
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The authors explore the factors shaping the adoption of low-emission vehicles in urban public transportation in Poland. The country has leapfrogged to a position among European leaders in the manufacturing of hybrid and electric buses within 20 years due to foreign investors (Volvo) and domestic enterprises (Solaris). At the same time, the adoption...
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The paper considers the effects of the crisis on the restructuring of automotive industry in Poland and its possible impact on the long-term prospects of the sector in the country. The dynamics of Polish automotive exports and the performance of various automotive suppliers located in Poland, depending on their size, ownership, position in supply c...
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Gwosdz K., Guzik R., Domański B., 2011, Environmental pressure in fragmented markets: the fall and rise of bus makers in Poland, European Review of Industrial Economics and Policy, Numéro 3, on line since 12 décembre 2011, URL : http://revel.unice.fr/eriep/index.html?id=3317
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The article addresses the embeddedness of automotive production in Poland in terms of supply networks. A comprehensive analysis of more than 550 suppliers, supported by company interviews, shows that foreign-owned producers become embedded in Poland in the automotive supplier networks they have largely created themselves. Numerous local suppliers g...
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The paper presents the preliminary results of the project entitled 'Public attitudes and behaviours concerning extreme natural phenomena in Southern Poland', carried out in the years 2005-2008 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. The aim was to study the public perception of floods, strong winds and landslides in a representative group...
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The author discusses dangers which stem from the old West-East divide of Europe. On the one hand, there may be a deterministic interpretation of Central and Eastern Europe as political, economic and cultural periphery, which leads to paternalistic attitudes and belief in one-way transfers of knowledge and decisions. This may legitimize unequal trea...
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This article examines the immense changes in Polish industry since 1990 and the impact of foreign direct investment. It is shown that, contrary to some general views about Central and East European transition, the postsocialist transformation processes have contributed to the enhanced competitiveness of Polish industry and to narrowing the gap betw...
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This study uses a questionnaire survey of people in 25 towns and cities in south-eastern Poland to assess public attitudes towards local industrial development and the quality of life. The results indicate that negative attitudes have become predominant in larger cities with more noxious industries. These attitudes have been diffused through social...
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The author addresses the question of local and regional embeddedness of foreign industrial investors in Poland. It is analysed from the perspective of economic and social linkages developed by foreign- owned companies. Special emphasis is put on their supplier relationships as well as quantitative and qualitative impact on labour market. It is show...
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The arrival of foreign capital became one of the major factors in the process of industrial transformation in Poland in the 1990s. The growth of foreign capital from one year to another affected the development and nature of industry on a national scale, as well as in specific regions (Bak, Kulawczuk 1996; Jarosz 1996; Olesinski 1998; Durka 1999)....

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... In general, the nesting of metropolitan functions (decision-making, control, modern services) is a recent process in the large mining and industrial cities. 6 It is also worth remembering that metropolitan areas with mining and industrial origins created the foundations of their metropolisation during a process of profound and painful structural change which determined completely different population dynamics (depopulation!) than is found in established metropolitan areas. 4 For example, after 1945, in addition to the Silesian University of Technology, 9 research institutes and 19 design offices were located in Gliwice (Domański and Murzyn-Kupisz, 2021). It is worth noting that one of the important sources of scientific and research competence in the areas of traditional industry is found in those that were created to solve problems generated by industry. ...
... This approach should be applied to both start-ups and existing businesses as well as external investors. Designing pathways for economic revitalisation requires taking into account that the creation of new economic structures is rarely an entirely 'new beginning' and that it cannot be understood without priorly taking into account economic, social and spatial structures, local knowledge and competences and existing spatial relations (Gwosdz et al., 2020). ...
... Source: Pavlínek (2018) In both countries, the industry as we know it today emerged in the 1990s in the wake of post-socialist economic liberalisation. While some formerly state-owned enterprises survived the privatisation process, foreign capital flows were attracted to the region by a variety of factors, including cheap and relatively skilled and reliable labour, a location on the semi-periphery of a large trading bloc (the EU) but also competition for FDI resulting in generous subsidies (Guzik et al., 2020;Jacobs, 2016;Pavlínek, 2018). Both Czechia and Slovakia are also near large automotive markets (such as Germany). ...
... Firm-level agency and regional industrial paths After 1990, Silesia became part of one of the largest clusters of the automotive industry in Europe, which spans through the western part of the Małopolska region, the Silesia region and the northern part of the Silesian and Moravian region in the Czech Republic (Domański & Gwosdz, 2018;Pavlínek, 2017). Four car assembly plants are located in this area: FIAT/ FCA, since 1992 in Tychy, formerly FSM (since 1973); GM/PSA in Gliwice (1998), MAN Truck in Niepołomice (2007) and Hyundai in Noszowice (2009); numerous plants of global tier 1 suppliers (including TRW/ZF, Valeo, Lear, Delphi/Aptiv, Tenneco, Nexteer and NGK); and numerous tier 2 and 3 suppliers. ...
... Value chain module relocations, and the particular forms they can take (especially offshoring and outsourcing), for diverse reasons have recently attracted a lot of attention from economists, businessmen and politicians. The phenomenon has been studied by scientists focusing on selected national markets (see: Murray, Kotabe 1999;Farrell, Grant 2006;Beugelsdijk et al., 2008;Sharma, Chen 2008;Schwender, Leet 2008;Klincewicz 2008;Wei et al., 2008), selected industries (see: Sando 2008;Schwender, Leet 2008;Gupta et al., 2008;Mangieri 2008;Guzik, Micek 2008), MNCs' operations (see: Magretta 2000; Cantwell et al., 2008;Wei et al., 2008), selected forms of relocation (see: Maskell et al., 2007;Doh 2005;Sharma, Chen 2008;Pyndt, Pedersen 2006;Jensen, Pedersen 2007;Labrianidis 2008;Oshri et al., 2009;Parmigiani, 2007;Parmigiani, Mitchell 2009;Martínez-Noya et al. 2009;Perunovic, Christoffersen 2009), selected economic issues (see: Grossman, Rossi-Hansberg 2008;Piscitello, Santangelo 2008;Gwosdz, Domański 2008) and diverse combinations of those criteria. Additionally, many publications have been devoted to the subject of supply chain management (see : Christopher, 1998;Mentzer et al., 2004;Li et al., 2006). ...
... • Cracow ranks first in Poland in terms of electromobility solutions implemented in public transport [127,128] and possesses the largest fleet of electric buses in Poland, although the share of electric buses in its fleet as a whole is still low [129]. The introduction of a fleet of electric and hybrid buses that meet the highest emission standards is a very important goal in Cracow's development strategy and is a significant step towards the paradigm of sustainable mobility in terms of environmental protection and transport. ...
... CE countries are integrated into the automotive industry of the EU in a similar way as Mexico is integrated into the US automotive industry. These newly emerging peripheral automotive production regions within global production networks are known as integrated peripheries (Brincks et al., 2018). ...
... Visegrad countries share several properties with another integrated periphery economies in Europe (Klier et al., 2018). These are relatively cheap labor force, geographical proximity to large markets, membership in regional trade agreements, and some investment stimulus for international agents. ...
... Meanwhile, the expanding infrastructure of roads required for an increasing number of cars fragments and destroys habitats, impacting on wildlife (Schwartz et al., 2020). The rise of the automobile across much of the world, at the expense of alternative modes of transport, is not the result of any natural or necessary development (Dennis and Urry, 2009). It is a consequence of a socio-economic framework that prefers more profitable individual transport predominantly dependent on fossil fuels. ...
... However, this is not a completely new phenomenon, in particular in municipal transport. In fact, the first means of mass urban transport was a fully zero-emission electric tram (1), introduced at the end of the 19 th century (Taczanowski, 2016). Despite its disappearance from many Western European and North American cities between the 1930s and the 1970s, its role in Central and Eastern Europe -including Poland -has been basically maintained, at least in big cities (even though some lines and systems were closed down also in this region) (Kołoś, 2006;Taczanowski, 2015). ...