dr hab. Adam SKRZYPEK – prof. UPH Siedlce, Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach, ul. Konarskiego 2, 08-110 Siedlce, Polska; e-mail: email@example.com
The new economy is a new economic order in which there is a strong concentration on intangible resources, including knowledge. It is also a new economic order of the third wave of social development, in which knowledge, digital techniques, networks and real time activities play a decisive role. The key to the success of an organisation in the new reality is quality and knowledge. Knowledge must be embedded in the quality of product, processes, information and life. Knowledge and the ability to apply it to create innovations are basic determinants of value creation. Distinctive competences and continuous development of human capital are crucial. Success in the conditions of the new economy is measured by achievements in knowledge management and effects obtained as a result of direct and indirect exploitation of intellectual property. In the conditions of the new economy, enterprises should apply pro-quality management, which enables effective operation of business. High quality of management creates conditions for increasing the effectiveness and competitiveness of the organisation. Modern organisation management is based on the criterion of quality. Quality management is a dynamic and innovative process, which enables the promotion of pro-quality awareness and creates the basis for continuous improvement of management. The effectiveness of this improvement depends on the quality of knowledge. The article shows the essence of the new economy, its assumptions, elements, conditions of functioning. It indicates the need for proquality management in organizations operating in the new economy. The role of non-material resources in the process of management and improvement of the organization was emphasized. The article uses critical analysis of available literature and logical reasoning.
new economy, knowledge, knowledge management, quality management, improvement