Volume 15, Issue 1, 2023


Authors: Marcin SPYCHAŁA

DIFFERENTIATION OF THE SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE NUTS-3 SUBREGIONS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES

The article focuses on the analysis of the level of the socio-economic development of 239 NUTS-3 level subregions of Central-Eastern Europe based on 31 indicators categorised within the three subcomponents (factors) of the regional development: the natural environment, the human capital, as well as entrepreneurship and innovativeness. The purpose of the article is to specify the variation in the level of socio-economic development of the subregions within the arrangement of the NUTS-3 units. The level of socioeconomic development, as well as the level of the development of its factors, shall be presented based on a synthetic gauge exhibiting the taxonomic distance of a particular subregion from the established pattern of development. In the study, a hypothesis shall be verified according to which the socio-economic development of Central-Eastern European subregions is highly varied, and its highest level is registered in the subregions located around the capitals of the researched states.

https://doi.org/10.37043/JURA.2023.15.1.3

Key words: regional development, NUTS-3 units, Hellwig’s reduction method, distance from the role model.

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