Journal of Economics and Management (Oct 2015)

Attitudes of Institutions Of Higher Education in Poland Towards Regional Development Processes. Analysis of Their Missions and Development Strategies

  • Agnieszka Piotrowska-Piątek

Journal volume & issue
no. 22
pp. 162 – 175


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This article presents results of the research whose aim was to determine attitudes of higher education institutions (HEIs) in Poland towards cooperation with the socio-economic environment at the regional level. Missions and strategies available on HEIs' websites were examined using one of sociological research methods - content analysis. The collected documents were subjected to a quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify the directions and areas of this cooperation. The study conducted showed a strong connection between the commitment to regional development processes and the type of HEI (public academic HEIs, state higher vocational schools and private HEIs).