Krzysztof Janc

Articles

The importance and diffusion of knowledge in the agricultural sector

Zbigniew Floriańczyk, Krzysztof Janc, Konrad Czapiewski

Geographia Polonica (2012) vol. 85, iss. 1, pp. 45-56 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2012.1.4

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Abstract:

The main aim of the work described here was to investigate knowledge transfer to farms, as well as to analyse the levels of knowledgepresent as this relates to farm performance. Possible inefficiency of knowledge utilisation was investigated at the levels of the individualfarm, the gmina (commune – unit of local government administration in Poland) and the region. It emerged from this that theperformance of farms was closely related to level of knowledge, with results offering a basis for the elaboration of different models forknowledge transfer in agriculture. Specifically, the three models distinguished in relation to the path of information flow are peer to peer,global information or direct from supplier.

Keywords: knowledge transfer, human capital, rural policy, rural areas, rural development, agricultural production, Poland

Zbigniew Floriańczyk, Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics Świętokrzyska 20, 00-002 Warsaw: Poland
Krzysztof Janc, Institute of Geography and Regional Development University of Wrocław Kuźnicza 49/55, 50-138 Wrocław: Poland
Konrad Czapiewski [konrad@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland

The Hotspot—a new technology, but is it also a new, geographical face of the Internet?

Dariusz Ilnicki, Krzysztof Janc

Geographia Polonica (2010) vol. 83, iss. 2, pp. 55-65 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2010.2.4

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While an analysis of hotspots might identify aspects that are spatial, technical or sociological,this study disregards the last two (non-geographical) areas of research, in order to concentrateon the spatial distribution of hotspots, albeit on reference levels that are global or elselocal (related to Poland). In fact, however, analysis of spatial aspects to the location and functioningof hotspots encountered a significant obstacle in regard to the accessing of reliable andcomparable data. Beside attempts to assess free sources of data on the subject, the study focuseson the structure of types of place, as well as on the spatial diversity of locations where this typeof Internet access is concerned. Although hotspots do not need to be connected with the ”hardwire” Internet, like their prototype, they seem to copy socio-economic reality and diversities onall reference levels. Nevertheless, like the Internet at the beginning of its existence, they seem todisplay characteristic elements typical of their development.

Keywords: hotspot, Wi-Fi, Internet, world, Poland

Dariusz Ilnicki, Department of Spatial Management, Institute of Geography and Regional Development, Wrocław University, ul. Kuźnicza 49/55, 50–138 Wrocław, Poland
Krzysztof Janc, Institute of Geography and Regional Development University of Wrocław Kuźnicza 49/55, 50-138 Wrocław: Poland