A Case Study of CEE Regions
Jan Stejskal, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Petr Hajek, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic
Oto Hudec, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia
Springer, 2018

This book provides an assessment of the evolution and dynamics of regional innovation systems (RISs) and the economic and social impact of resulting knowledge spillovers, presenting comparative case studies on the regions of several Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania and Estonia).

It analyses RISs on the basis of several dimensions, such as absorption capacity and intellectual capital, and using several methods such as data envelopment analysis, patent network analysis, and weighted sum approach.

Further, by looking at the economic and social impact of knowledge spillovers in RISs and networking, it identifies key distinguishing factors, including foreign direct investments, still prevalent centralized decision-making, EU-driven innovation policies and public financing of innovations. Sectoral case studies, e.g. from the automobile, chemical and other hi-tech manufacturing industries, are presented to help readers understand the different types of knowledge spillovers in CEE countries and the evolution and dynamics of RISs, and provide a multifaceted overview of the CEE regions.

Published: 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-67029-4
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Jan Stejskal
He is associate professor of Public and Regional Economics at University of Pardubice, Faculty of Economics and Administration in Pardubice, Czech Republic. He is the author or co-author of more than ten books and monographies. He is the supervisor of Ph.D. students and works on research in regional development, regional economics and policy.

Petr Hajek
He is currently an associate professor with the Institute of System Engineering and Informatics, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic. He is the author or co-author of three books and more than 70 articles. His research interests include economic and financial modelling.

Oto Hudec
He is a professor in the field of Public Administration and Regional Development at the Technical University in Košice, Faculty of Economics. Since 1985 he has been working at The Technical University of Košice, in the years 1996-2014 as deputy dean of its Faculty of Economics. He has been the director of the Institute of Regional and Community since 2002. His research interest is in urban and regional science, regional innovation systems and regional and local policy.

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