Evaluation of the level of socio-economic development in the counties of Wielkopolska Province in 2014
Annals of Marketing Management and Economics, 2016, vol.2, nr 2, s. 47-61
The concept of socio-economic development refers to the qualitative and quantitative measure of progress. The main objective of the study was to assess the level of socio-economic development of thirty-one counties of Wielkopolska province in 2014. A synthetic indicator based on TOPSIS (Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution), a multi-criteria decision analysis method, was used in the analysis. The statistical data were taken from the Local Data Bank of the Central Statistical Office. The counties were classified into four groups depending on their level of development. The study revealed that the most developed county of Wielkopolska province was Poznań county, while Koło county was the least developed. The socio-economic development in most counties of Wielkopolska province was at a medium level in 2014.