Robert Gawlowski Krzysztof Makowski


Town center management (TCM) has become a popular public management tool among European countries. Scholars mostly focus their attention on western European countries, while little attention has been paid to the central European region. The aim of this paper is to examine the relevance of existing TCM in Poland. This topic was researched using a case study approach, was conceptualized within an existing framework, and seeks to classify TCM schemes by the types of services they deliver and their structural formali- ty. In conclusion, the authors argue that the Polish models of TCM are more focused on delivering public services, and their performance is strictly linked with the types of services that they are concentrated on. The recommendation is to develop the social impact of TCM work by strengthening its contact with the local community and councilors.


Public Management