Premises for modification of selected economic concepts induced by the COVID-19 pandemic

Institut de Commerce et d’Économie Internationale, Pologne
ORCID : 0000-0002-9457-3613

Institut Économique et Social, Pologne
ORCID : 0000-0003-2286-3395

Institut de Commerce et d’Économie Internationale, Pologne
ORCID : 0000-0002-7633-8249

Krzysztof MALAGA
Institut d’Informatique et d’Économie Quantitative, Pologne
ORCID : 0000-0001-7079-9880

Abstract : The authors of the article put forward a thesis about the need of modification or even revision of the way economic sciences (ES) are practiced in ontological, epistemo- logical and methodological aspects.2 It results from the impact of a series of factors that appeared even in the pre-pandemic period, for which COVID-19 may be a complementary, reinforcing circumstance, and even directly determining change.

The structure of the article was subordinated to the adopted goal, which is the author’s reference to the thesis. As an exemplification of the areas requiring change, eight issues were

selected, for which a set of postulates constituting the desired modifications in conducting research in ES was submitted. The main method used in the study is the method of critical analysis of the literature.

Keywords : economic sciences, economic concepts, economic paradigms, COVID-19 pandemics, evolution of economic sciences, homo oeconomicus, business performance, global supply chain, international competitiveness, essence and measurement of national wealth.

JEL Classification : A10, A11, A12, B1, B2, B4, B5, C1, D6.