Skokan, Karel (2006): Innovative Concepts in the Regional Policy of the Czech Republic. Published in: Finansowanie rozwoju regionalnego. Wydawnictwo Wyzszej Szkoly Bankowej w Poznaniu (2007): pp. 301-320.
Download (383Kb) | Preview
The new paradigm of regional policy is based more on competitiveness, innovation and internal potential of regions than on balancing regional disparities by public aid only. Innovation policies are being established and implemented at national and regional levels covering relatively a broad range of public initiatives directed towards supporting the innovation activities and stimulating the creation of pro-innovation environment. This is underlined in key EU strategic documents for new planning period 2007-2013 including Community Strategic Guidelines, Competitiveness and Innovation Programme and national development programmes of member countries as well. The paper describes the contemporary approach to regional policy developed in the key strategic documents in the Czech Republic with special focus to regional innovation strategies and innovative clusters and the possible ways of financing from EU Structural funds. The approach is documented in the case study of Moravia Silesia region, former steal heart of the country, which passes through huge structural transformation in the last decade.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Innovative Concepts in the Regional Policy of the Czech Republic|
|Keywords:||Regional development; regional policy; innovation; clusters|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R58 - Regional Development Planning and Policy
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O38 - Government Policy
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R11 - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O31 - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
|Depositing User:||Karel Skokan|
|Date Deposited:||27. Dec 2008 06:03|
|Last Modified:||13. Jan 2014 16:54|
1.ANDERSON, T. et al. The Cluster Policies Whitebook. Malmö. IKED, 2004.
2.BACHTLER, J., YUILL, D. Policies and strategies for regional development: A shift in paradigm? Regional and Industrial Policy Research Paper, No 46. Glasgow, EPRC, University of Strathclyde, 2001.
3.COMMISION OF EC. The Growth and Jobs Strategy and the Reform of European cohesion policy. Fourth progress report on cohesion. COM(2006) 281. Brussels, 2006.
4.COMMISION OF EC. Proposal for a Council Decision on Community strategic guidelines on cohesion. COM(2006) 386 final. Brussels, 2006.
5.KUDELOVA, M. Microcredit financing in the European Union and the role of Mutual Guarantee Societies. Econ ´05 (Selected Research Papers), Vol. 12., p. 199-206. VSB-Technical university of Ostrava, 2005.
6.National Strategic Reference Framework of the Czech Republic. Prague, Ministry for regional development, 2006.
7.NOVOTNA, M. Venture Capital Environment in the European Union. Econ ´05 (Selected Research Papers), Vol. 12., p. 253-261. VSB-Technical university of Ostrava, 2005.
8.SKOKAN, K. Regional Innovation Strategies. Econ ´04 (Selected Research Papers), Vol. 11, p. 338-346. VSB-Technical university of Ostrava, 2004.
9.SKOKAN, K. Cluster Initiatives in Regional Development of the Czech Republic. In: New Members - New Challenges for the European Development Policy, Conference Proceedings. Nový Smokovec: Vysoké Tatry, September 27th – 30th, Technical University of Kosice, 2005.