1st Edition

The European Digital Economy Drivers of Digital Transition and Economic Recovery

Edited By Judyta Lubacha, Beata Mäihäniemi, Rafał Wisła Copyright 2024
    244 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The “digital economy” is a conceptual umbrella referring to markets, organizations and their networks that are based on digital technologies, communication, data processing and e-commerce. It is multidimensional and its dynamic structure must be analysed from various dimensions, such as economic – changes in the nature of resources, production factors and economic processes; technological – technological progress viewed from a macroeconomic perspective vs. technological innovation viewed from a microeconomic perspective; regulatory – challenges facing regulators, new risks affecting the institutional order; and sociological – changes in society’s functioning principles, attitudes towards work and human relations.

    The purpose of this book is to analyse the effectiveness of digital technologies as well as the fundamental factors that contribute to technological progress in the long run. It also examines structural and qualitative shifts in economies and societies. It investigates many research questions, such as the gap between the level of digital economic development in European Union countries; digital transformation and its impact on workplace skills development patterns; and also the legal framework for data as resource. The book approaches these issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, from law to economics and sociology. It focuses on definitional discussions, the measurement challenges, drivers for digital transition, the impact on labour relations, digital skills and education, data reuse and data extractivism.

    This is a comprehensive introduction to the different contexts from which the digital economy can be addressed, offering an innovative method for studying this complex phenomenon, and as such, it will be a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers across a range of disciplines.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.  

    Introduction Part I: Measuring the Digital Economy 1. The Dimensions of the Digital Economy and Society 2. Measuring the Digital Economy with “Digital Economy” tools 3. Differentiation of the Digital Economic Development in Europe Part II: Sources for Developing the Digital Economy 4. Digital Innovation Hubs as Drivers for Digital Transition and Economic Recovery: the Case of the Arctic Development Environments Cluster in Lapland 5. Digitalisation and the Impact on the Labour Relations 6. Digitalization and digital skills development patterns: evidence for European countries 7. Virtual reality in legal education: Challenges and possibilities to transform normative knowledge 8. The patent system and the problem of innovation diffusion in the digital economy Part III: Nature of Resources 9. Behind the transparency of ‘data reuse’ 10. Data Extractivism: Social Pollution and Real-World Costs 11. FinTech Future Trends: Secondary Data Review 


    Judyta Lubacha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics and Innovation of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.

    Beata Mäihäniemi is a University Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Lapland, Finland.

    Rafał Wisła is a Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics and Innovation of the Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland.