MKR_REP2 Regional Economics II

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
26/0/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
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
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Sat 19. 2. 12:00–15:50 P403, Sat 19. 3. 12:00–15:50 P403, Sat 30. 4. 12:00–15:50 P403
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: 13/70, 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
This course may be divided into two parts: theory and application. The theoretical part gives a complete survey of regional development theories. The applicational part emphasizes the issue of evaluation of business environment quality, which together with quality of firms represent basic components of regional competitiveness, and further selected partial issues (e. g. interactive models of regional competitiveness, international collaboration of SMEs). Relevant knowledge is consequently interpreted with regard to creation of conceptional and strategic documents targeted at regional development support and their utilization in relation to specific tools of regional development support (predominantly investment incentives and regional marketing).
Learning outcomes
After successful finishing of this course students should be able to: - repeat basic environmental continuities of economic development; - explain causes of market failure in the area of environmental goods; - evaluate spatial dimension as an economic category and to transform this knowledge into solution of practical economic issues (also with relation to regional policy); - demonstrate decisive instruments and measures stimulating implementation of strategy of sustainable development and; - analyse their basic economic impacts of regiopnal 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.
    required literature
  • VITURKA, Milan. Regionální ekonomie II. První. Brno: ESF MU, 2000. 91 pp. ISBN 80-210-2257-4. info
  • VITURKA, M. a kol. Kvalita podnikatelského prostředí, regionální konkurenceschopnost a strategie regionálního rozvoje České republiky. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2010. 227 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-3638-9. info
    recommended literature
  • BLAŽEK, Jiří and David UHLÍŘ. Teorie regionálního rozvoje : nástin, kritika, implikace. Vyd. 2., přeprac. a rozš. V Praze: Karolinum, 2011. 342 s. ISBN 9788024619743. URL info
Teaching methods
Theoretical peparation, class discussion, practical exercises.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded by a written exam (25 questions).In oeder to pass the subject, students are required to obtain at least 60 points (out of 100).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali předmět MKR_RE2.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutoriál 12 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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