Digitisation as a Tool for Developing Social Capital


social capital
digital economy
economic security


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Sapiński, A., Małodobry, Z. . and Sito, R. (2021) “Digitisation as a Tool for Developing Social Capital”, Scientific Journal of Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law. Bielsko-Biała, PL, 25(4), pp. 50–55. doi: 10.19192/wsfip.sj4.2021.8.


The modern world has already taken the first step towards a completely new technological, economic and social reality. However, the challenges facing modern industrial society are difficult to overestimate. It is a matter of changing the global socio-technological way of life, the consequence of which is the complete reformatting of habitual systems, the creation of new social and economic strategies. At the same time the technological paradigm is shifting, management models and social norms are changing, and large-scale demographic changes are taking place. The purpose of this article is to present the importance of the process of digitization of the economy as an important tool to ensure the development of social capital in the state and the company. The data presented in the article are based on the analysis of leading coefficients related to the topics presented in the article. The article presents how important digitalization is for ensuring economic security from the point of view of developing the digital integration of social capital.



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