Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Model of Information Society Measurement – Framework and Selected Outcomes
Issue: Vol. 8, No 3, 2015
Published date: 20-10-2015 (print) / 20-10-2015 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Rafał Żelazny
Keywords: information society, measurement, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2015/8-3/17
Index PUBMS: 23dc25d7-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 245-259 (15)
JEL classification: A12, O18

An increasing role of information and knowledge in countries’ and regions’ economic development can be found in interdisciplinary conceptions of knowledge-based economy (KBE) and information society (IS). This paper tackles the issues of information society measurement. Its main goals are: presentation of an original proposal of measuring information society development and on the basis of this methodology, determining the level of IS development in one of the best economically developed Polish regions, i.e. the Silesian Voivodeship. Developing the information society has become one of the priority issues for the Silesian Voivodeship. Critical success factors (CSFs) for the development of the IS in the Silesian Voivodeship were identified. The calculated value of the regional information society index (RISI) indicates that the level of IS development in this Voivodeship is one third (0.33) of the hypothetical development pattern. Diagnosing the level of information society development is a prerequisite for efficient and effective policy development in the field of information society, both at the regional and national levels.