Role of Digitisation and Modern Technologies in Enhancing Innovation of Central and Eastern European Countries

The purpose of the study was to determine the role of digitisation and modern technologies in improving innovation of countries of Central and Eastern Europe, with special attention given to Poland.

After the third industrial revolution which consisted in automation of individual processes, we are currently at the stage of the fourth industrial revolution, which allows for remote connection of devices (Internet of Things), servicing and analysis of a large number of data (big data) and tightening of integration inside the horizontal and vertical value chains. Poland and the CEE countries participate in such process to a limited degree.

The starting point for the study was a diagnosis of the stage of technological advancement of enterprises in Poland and in the CEE along with identification of barriers that hinder more comprehensive participation in the digital transformation processes. The analysis covers possibilities resulting from more extensive participation of companies in the digitisation processes. Furthermore, recommendations for politics have been presented in this respect, showing examples of best practice from countries that are the leaders of 4.0 Industry.



Project director:
Andżelika Kuźnar, Ph.D., SGH Professor
Financing institution:
SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Project duration:
January 2019 - November 2019
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Organizational unit (collegium/department/unit):
SGH Warsaw School of Economics » Collegia » Collegium of World Economy
SGH Warsaw School of Economics » Collegia » Collegium of Business Administration