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Outplacement: The Polish Experience and Plans for Development in the Labour Market
(Ashgate, 2015) Klimczuk, Andrzej; Klimczuk-Kochańska, Magdalena; Warsaw School of Economics; University of Warsaw
This chapter focuses on maintaining employment in the sector of small and medium-sized enterprises, which is crucial for the functioning of the economy. However, in an economic crisis, the changes in the area of employment of workers often become the foremost way of adapting to declining financial resources, which are the result of reduction of interest in the offer of the organisation by the customers. These actions had proven to be particularly evident in the case of global financial and economic crisis, which also affected the Polish economy after 2008. The chapter suggests that the layoffs lead to rise in unemployment. Thus, there is a need to promote the outplacement, which is, a technique oriented on responsible dismissals in order to support a smooth transition of laid-off workers to new workplaces. In this way, both employees and companies increase their chances of maintaining competencies and better adapt to market competition requirements. This chapter explores the characteristics of the labour market policy in Poland, main features of the outplacement in the context of the crisis, examples of the outplacement implementation, plans for further development of the outplacement, and conclusions including directions for further research.
Changes in the Local Government System and Regional Policy in Poland: The Impact of Membership in the European Union
(IGI Global, 2016) Klimczuk, Andrzej; Klimczuk-Kochańska, Magdalena; Warsaw School of Economics; University of Warsaw
This chapter presents the successive stages to make changes in the Polish development policy after 1989. The national administration reform of 1990 in the Third Commonwealth of Poland restored the local government after 40 years of non-existence during the time of Polish People's Republic (1944-1989) that was a satellite state of the Soviet Union after the Second World War. Another reform took place in 1998 as a part of preparations for the country's membership in the European Union (EU) from 2004. Currently developed strategic documents are suggesting the use of the "polarization and diffusion model of the development." The authors also discuss the regional policy currently implemented in Poland, which was designed in years 2009-2014. The process of creation of new policy includes plans to reform the policy instruments and to update the strategic framework. Conclusions highlight a need for a clearer division of powers between the center and regional governments and the importance of strengthening the financial basis and institutional capacity building.
Smart, Age-friendly Cities and Communities: the Emergence of Socio-technological Solutions in the Central and Eastern Europe
(The Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2016) Klimczuk, Andrzej; Tomczyk, Łukasz; Warsaw School of Economics; Pedagogical University of Cracow
The chapter aims to introduce an integrated approach to concepts of (1) smart cities and (2) age-friendly cities and communities. Although these ideas are widely promoted by the European Union and the World Health Organisation, they are perceived as separate. Meanwhile, these concepts are closely intermingled in theory and practise concerning the promotion of healthy and active ageing, a universal design, usability and accessibility of age-friendly environments, reducing of the digital divide and robotic divide, and reducing of older adults' social isolation. The conclusion underlines the need for participatory creation of ambient assisted living (AAL) technologies and applications with older adults and the need for advocacy to promote AAL in the context of the silver economy especially in the Central and Eastern Europe.
Experts and Cultural Narcissism: Relations in the Early 21st Century
(LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2012) Klimczuk, Andrzej; Warsaw School of Economics
Local and global dependencies and interactions between individuals, groups, and institutions are becoming increasingly opaque and risky. This is due to increased importance of highly complex abstract systems created and supported in order to maintain of transport, communications, finance, energy, media, security infrastructure, as well as social and cultural institutions. These systems require the knowledge and skills of experts. Professionals that not only satisfy identified needs, but also create new and thereby contribute to the development of phenomenon of the cultural narcissism. The aim of the book is to discuss relations between experts and mass narcissism, on the background of shaping the knowledge societies and knowledge-based economies, and their transformations towards the societies and economies based on creativity and wisdom. Undertaken analysis is contributing to sociology of expertise and intervention by indicating four selected contemporary issues: dilemmas of the development of knowledge society; selection between trust substitutes and its reconstruction methods; transformations of social stratification; and choice of the development path.
Comparative Analysis of National and Regional Models of the Silver Economy in the European Union
(Institute of Gerontology, Jönköping University / Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, 2016) Klimczuk, Andrzej
The approach to analysing population ageing and its impacts on the economy has evolved in recent years. There is increasing interest in the development and use of products and services related to gerontechnology as well as other social innovations that may be considered as central parts of the “silver economy.” However, the concept of silver economy is still being formed and requires detailed research. This article proposes a typology of models of the silver economy in the European Union (EU) at the national and regional levels. This typology was created by comparing the Active Ageing Index to the typology of varieties and cultures of capitalism and typology of the welfare states. Practical recommendations for institutions of the EU and directions for further research are discussed.