DXR_INRR Innovation and Regional Development

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
24/0/0. 8 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Viktorie Klímová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Vladimír Žítek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Viktorie Klímová, Ph.D.
Department of Regional Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to enable students to understand the importance of introducing and diffusion of innovations for the economic, social and environmental development of regions. The course also aims to acquaint students with the perception of innovation and technological progress in the historical and contemporary theories of regional development. The course also seeks to link the theoretical knowledge with the possibilities of its practical application within the innovation policy, especially the innovation policy implemented at the regional level.
Learning outcomes
After completing this course the students will be able to:
  • discuss the role of innovation in regional development,
  • assess the innovation environment and innovation performance of the regions,
  • classify individual regional innovation systems,
  • apply the theoretical knowledge in the design of innovation policy,
  • compare the advantages and disadvantages of different innovation policy instruments,
  • reflect the aspects of the regional economy based on innovation in their dissertation thesis.
  • Syllabus
    • The role of innovation in regional economy - historical and contemporary approaches
    • Innovation systems and their typology - elements of innovation systems and their mutual interaction
    • Approaches to evaluation the innovation environment of regions - indicators and methods
    • Innovation policy and innovation strategy – necessity of the policy and design of its implementation
    • Innovation policy tools - theoretical context and practical implications
    • Current approaches to innovation research
      required literature
    • GAULT, Fred. Handbook of innovation indicators and measurement. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2013, xvi, 486. ISBN 9780857933645. info
    • Handbook of regional innovation and growth. Edited by Ron Boschma - Philip Cooke - Bjørn Terje Asheim - Ron Martin - Dafna. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2011, xvii, 625. ISBN 9780857931511. info
      recommended literature
    • HALL, Bronwyn H and Nathan ROSENBERG. Handbook of the economics of innovation: Volume 1. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010, 62 pp. ISBN 978-0-444-51995-5. info
    • HALL, Bronwyn H and Nathan ROSENBERG. Handbook of the economics of innovation: Volume 2. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010. ISBN 978-0-444-51995-5. info
    • The Oxford handbook of innovation. Edited by Jan Fagerberg - David C. Mowery - Richard R. Nelson. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, xviii, 656. ISBN 9780199286805. info
    Teaching methods
    24-hours block teaching (6 blocks per four hours) consists of lectures and discussion sections. Active participation of students is required. As a homework students process literature reviews of three selected foreign scientific articles and each review has a range of about 1 page. These reviews are presented and discussed within the teaching blocks.
    Assessment methods
    The overall assessment is based on the evaluation of three partial activities of the students: Written preparation and presentation of literature reviews (40%), active participation in lessons (10%) and processing of an essay (50%). The topic of the essay will be determined with regard to relevance to the dissertation thesis of the student.
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    Further Comments
    The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
    The course is taught annually.
    The course is taught: in blocks.
    Information about innovation of course.
    This course has been established under the project "Creation of research oriented postgraduate study programme Regional Economics (CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/16_018/0002596)" which is co-financed by the European Social Fund and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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