MKR_RE2 Regional Economics II

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. RNDr. Milan Viturka, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Milan Viturka, CSc.
Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Iveta Suchomelová Vašíčková
Sat 21. 2. 12:50–16:15 P303, Sun 8. 3. 8:30–11:50 P303, Sat 28. 3. 12:50–16:15 P303, Sat 23. 5. 8:30–11:50 P303
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 70 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/70, only registered: 0/70, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/70
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
According to the contents of given lessons we can divide this course into two parts: theory and application. First of theirs gives complete survey of regional development theories. Application part then emphasizes problems of evaluation of business environment quality, which together with quality of firms represent basic components of regional competitiveness, and further on chosen partial problemes (e. g. interactive models of regional competitiveness, international colaboration of SMEs). Relevant knowledge are consequently interpreted from point of view creation of conceptional and strategic documents targeting on regional development support and its utilization in frame of specific tools of (predominantly investment incentives and regional marleting).
And the end of this course students should be able to evaluate space dimension as economic category and to transform this knowledge in solution of practical economic issues (including relation to regional policy).
  • 1. Neoclassic and neoliberal theories of regional development (e. g. growth accounting, new economic geography and new theory of growth) and its transfer to regional policy.
  • 2. Keynesian theories (e. g. Harrod-Domar growth model, theory of unbalanced development) and its transfer to regional policy.
  • 3. Structural and regulative theories (neomarxist theories, Californian school) and its transfer to regional policy.
  • 4. Critical-realistic and institutional theories (theory of divisions of labour, theory of learning regions)and its transfer to regional policy.
  • 5. Contemporary regional policy in interaction to regional development theories (summary).
  • 6. Regional interdependence and conditionality of regional development (potential of influence and potential of reaction).
  • 7- International collaboration of small and medium enterprises (main types of collaboration, start-up phase of collaboration, supporting infrastructure).
  • 8. Evaluation of business environment quality (national and reginal evaluation models), searching of main factors and entrepreneurial preferences.
  • 9. Application of regional evaluation model on the example of the Czech Republic (developmental changes of entrepreneurial preferences).
  • 10. Economic integration of space (creation of territorial development axis and entrepreneurial nets).
  • 11. Investment incentives and their systems (examples of chosen states including the Czech Republic).
  • 12. Regional marketing, chosen examples (types of marketing strategies, choice of marketing mix).
  • 13. Market oriented strategy of regional development, theoretical starting points and practical continuities.
  • VITURKA, Milan. Regionální ekonomie II. První. Brno: ESF MU, 2000. 91 pp. ISBN 80-210-2257-4. info
  • 1. Blažek, J., Uhlíř, D.: Teorie regionálního rozvoje. UK Praha, 2002. ISBN 80-246-0384-5.
  • Armstrong, Harvey, Tayolor, Jim. Regional economics and policy. 3rd ed., Blackwell Publisher 2000,434 p. ISBN 0-631-21713-4.
Assessment methods
Forms of examination: written test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: max. 20 cizích studentů; cvičení pouze pro studenty ESF

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