Course: Innovating Concepts in the Regional Development

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Course title Innovating Concepts in the Regional Development
Course code KRRVS/MINKO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Viturka Milan, prof. RNDr. CSc.
  • Koutský Jaroslav, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction to the discipline 2. Geographical perspective of innovations 3. Innovative-oriented theoretical concepts 4. Environment for creation and diffusion of innovations 5. Innovative environment 6. Selected research of innovation problem 7. Regional innovation systems 8. Concept of clusters 9. Innovative firms 10. Problems of implementation of innovation within the business sector 11. Problems of implementation of innovation within the public sector 12. Innovative concepts of territorial units management 13. Instruments for innovation support

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • unspecified - 13 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 13 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
This course expands upon the ability to understand innovation importance, innovation existence principles and implementation of innovative concepts within territorial units. Emphasis is placed upon linking theoretical notes with practical examples.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: - Formulate the significance of the innovation for regional development - Explain basic innovation-oriented theories - Summarise of possibilities for innovations support - Evaluate of practical examples of innovative concepts realization within territorial units
Recommended prerequisites are Introduction to regional development and Regional development and spatial planning

Assessment methods and criteria
Attendance on lectures is recommended, but is is not obligatory. Group presentation is obligatory Final written test (maximum 100 points) with following grades: 100 90 points excellent 89-75 points very good 74 55 points good 54 points and lower fail
Recommended literature
  • BLAŽEK, Jiří, UHLÍŘ, David. Teorie regionálního rozvoje: nástin, kritika, implikace.. Praha: Karolinum, 2011. ISBN 978-80-246-1974-3.
  • KISLINGEROVÁ, Eva. Inovace nástrojů ekonomiky a managementu organizací: základy, prosperita, globalizace.. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7179-882-.
  • MARTIN, Ron, SUNLEY, Peter. Deconstructing clusters: Chaotic concept or policy panacea?. Journal of Economic Geography, 3(1), s. 5-35, 2003.
  • SKOKAN, Karel. Konkurenceschopnost, inovace a klastry v regionálním. Praha: Repronis, 2004. ISBN 978-807-3290-597.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Regional Development (C) Economy 2 Winter