Green jobs, a new measure of public management and sustainable development


  • Adam Sulich Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Computer Science and Management, Department of Infrastructure of Management, ul. Smoluchowskiego 25, 50–372 Wroclaw
  • Tomasz Zema Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Department of Electronics, ul. Janiszewskiego 11/17, 50–372 Wroclaw



durable and sustainable development, efficiency, green jobs, green employment


The aim of this article is to propose a measurable definition of green jobs based on balanced, durable and sustainable development, which is an example of both the Green Economy and New Public Management (NPM) concepts. This approach is justified due to the nature of NPM, which uses the goals of management and measures of effectiveness. In this paper, the definition of green jobs is formulated as tool for measuring, based on the Polish Classification of Activities (PKD), which has roots in the classifications proposed by UN the ISIC and Eurostat NACE. Then the ease with which this tool can be used is tested by determining the efficiency of labour market institutions. Therefore, the green jobs concept can be much wider than just a qualitative description of an organisation’s strategy. In this paper it is proposed that green job characteristics based on section E of PKD is more specific and because of its quantitative approach it is a suitable measurement not only in Polish conditions, but generally.