BPR_ITRD Impacts of the Transformation on the Regional Development in the Czech Republic

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Ing. Vladimír Žítek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Petr Halámek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Viktorie Klímová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Bc. Andrea Holešinská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Richard Hubl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Vilém Pařil, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Lucie Winklerová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radim Kunc (lecturer)
Ing. Dominika Tóthová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Vladimír Žítek, Ph.D.
Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Iveta Suchomelová Vašíčková
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Wed 11:05–12:45 P312
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The subject provides the students with the information about a wide context of the transformation period in post-communist countries. The questions of social, demographic, geographical, territorial and economic development are explained on the example of the Czech Republic. The students gain the knowledge necessary to understand the transformation process and its influence on the territorial (regional) development.

The goal of this course is to introduce socio-economic changes in post-communist countries to students.
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- identify the causes of regional disparities
- explain the essential obvious impacts of the transformation on a region's economy
- demonstrate the effects of the application of regional policy tools
- interpret the role of individual parts (segments) of economy in the regional development
- estimate the possible further development of CR regions
  • Introduction to regional development, fundamental terms, CZ-NUTS classification of Czech regions.
  • Regional policy in the process of transformation, reasons for regional differentiation, development of the regions, Czech regional policy (tools, institutions, policies).
  • Programmes implementation I - Strategy of the Regional Development in the Czech Republic, Czech X European regional policy, implementation of the Structural funds.
  • Programmes implementation II - institutions building, political support, cross border cooperation.
  • Regional Development Agency - goals of the RDA, ČARA / EURADA, activities of the Regional Development Agency of Southern Moravia.
  • Territorial public administration, instruments of financial management at the local and regional level - budgets of municipalities and regions, budgetary outlooks.
  • Foreign Direct Investment - investment opportunities in the Czech Republic, inflow of FDI, investment incentives, influence of the FDI on the regional development.
  • The business environment in the Czech Republic, strengths and weaknesses of the Czech business environment.
  • Support of small and medium-sized enterprises, what the SMEs are, how they are supported (forms of support and programmes) and which institutions support them in the CR.
  • Labour market and employment policy, unemployment in Czech regions and its development, efficiency of labour market policy.
  • Tourism, brief history of tourism and basic tourism characteristics, external and internal impacts of tourism.
  • Tourism Management (government involvement, tourism administration structure (national, regional level), public-private cooperation etc.) and Tourism Marketing.
  • Czech regions in international comparison, its present and future, indicators of measuring and evaluation of regional standards.
  • HAMPL, Martin. Geography of societal transformation in the Czech republick. Prague: Charles University, department of social geography and regional development, 1999. 242 s. ISBN 80-902154-9-1. info
  • The transfer of power :decentralization in Central and Eastern Europe. Edited by Jonathan D. Kimball. Budapest: Local Government and Public Services Reform Initiative, 1999. x, 149 s. ISBN 963-03-5083-1. info
  • MATOUŠKOVÁ, Zdena. Regionální a municipální ekonomika. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, 2000. 156 s. ISBN 8024500612. info
Teaching methods
Lessons take form of lectures predominantly.
Assessment methods
Written exam: multiple choice test. 30 points can be usually obtained in total; to pass the exam student needs 18 points (60 %).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět PRDOTR.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2017, recent)
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