Evaluation of the Level of Internationalization of the Region of Łódź in the Market of High Technology Products
Technology and innovation belong to most important factors stimulating competitiveness in the microeconomic and regional level. The aim of the paper is to analyze and evaluate the level of innovation and technological competitiveness of the Region of Lodz in comparison to other regions of Poland. In the paper several groups of high–tech products were taken into consideration, with special reference to: aerospace, computers-office machines, electronics-telecommunications, pharmacy, scientific instruments, electrical machinery, non-electrical machinery, chemistry, armament. Region of Łódź for several years has been taking the 6 th position at the economic map of the Polish regions. However, the level of internationalization of the region of Łódź is not high since as far as the share of export in GDP is concerned, the region of Łódź takes only 14 th position in the country. From the point of view of high technology products’ position in export, the region of Łódź was taking 11 th position in the year 2004 among the Polish regions, while in the year 2005 it dropped to the 12 position. The same position [meaning 12] the region of Łódź took also in export of ultrahigh technology products.