Przemiany strukturalne gospodarki województwa łódzkiego w latach dziewięćdziesiątych
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Transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy generates many changes bothn of local and national character. The role of the Lodz Province tends to undergo a constant evolution within the systemic transformation taking place in Poland. The province needs structural changes in its economy in order to raise its effectiveness and adapt it to new market conditions. The present article is focussed on presentation of structural transformations in the local economy in the 1990s and discussion of different concepts concerning restructuring of this administrative province. There are identified main factors of transformations and analysed changes in the structure of employment and sales according to their types, in the structure of local economy according to sectors and ownership. Main characteristics of these transformations include relative stabilisation of industry in the province, on the one hand, and growing role of services, on the other hand. Moreover, a rapid growth of employment in the private sector tok place. It should be noted that the analysed process of structural transformations is a long-term phenomenon by its very nature and it is continued all the more so as the new territorial division of Poland came into force as of January 1st 1999.