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Creative Management and Innovation

References Bissola, R - Imperatori, B. (2011): Organizing Individual and Collective Creativity: Flying in the Face of Creativity Clichés, Creativity and Innovation Management, 2011, Volume 20, Number 2, pp.77-89 pp., Blackwell Publishing Ltd., ISSN 1467-8691 Bilton, Ch. (2007) Management and creativity: From creative industries to creative management. Blackwell publishing, Oxford: 2007. ISBN: 978-1-4051-1996-2, 175 pp. Block, J.H., R. Thurik, H. Zou, (2009) What turns knowledge into

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The definition and classification of innovation

References [1] Afuah, A. (1998). Responding To Structural Industry Changes: A Technological Evolution Perspective. Oxford University Press, Usa, Vol.6, Issue 1, pp. 183-202. [2] Akgün, A. E., Keskin, H., & Byrne, J. (2009). Organizational Emotional Capability, Product And Process Innovation, And Firm Performance: An Empirical Analysis. Journal Of Engineering And Technology Management , Vol. 26(3), pp. 103–130. [3] Barczak, G. (1995). New Product Strategy, Structure, Process And Performance In The Telecommunications Industry. Journal Of

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Barriers to innovation in services and manufacturing firms: The case of Kosovo

References [1] Baird, K., Hu, K.J. and Reeve, R. (2011). The relationships between organizational culture, total quality management practices and operational performance. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 31 (7), 789 - 814. [2] Baldwin, J. and Lin, Z. (2002). Impediments to advanced technology adoption for Canadian manufacturers. Research Policy , 31 (1),.1–18. [3] Baregheh, A., Rowley, J. and Sambrook, S. (2009). Towards a multidisciplinary definition of innovation. Management Decision, 47 (8), 1323 - 1339

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E-learning as a Diffusion of Innovation in the Rural Areas of the European Union

1 The article entitled ‘E-learning jako dyfuzja innowacji na obszarach wiejskich Unii Europejskiej’ [‘E-learning as a diffusion of innovation in the rural areas of the European Union’] has been published in Polish in: Kultura i Edukacja [ Culture and Education ], vol 2’2014, pp. 134–145. References Ala-Mutka, K., (2010), Learning in Informal Networks and Communities . JRC-IPTS Technical Report Series. Luxembourg: the European Commission. Bertrand, A. L., and Z. T. Wierzbicki (1970), Socjologia wsi w Stanach Zjednoczonych. Stan i

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Unpacking the geography of tourism innovation in Western Cape Province, South Africa

References Ahmad, J.A., Abdurahman, A.Z.A, Ali, J.K., Khedif, L.Y.B. and Bohari, Z., 2014: Social entrepreneurship in ecotourism: an opportunity for fishing village of Sebuyau, Sarawak Borneo. In: Tourism, Leisure and Global Change, Vol. 1, pp. 1-39. Alonso, A.D., 2011: Opportunities and challenges in the development of micro-brewing and beer tourism: a preliminary study from Alabama. In: Tourism Planning and Development, Vol. 8 (4), pp. 415-431. Antonelli, C., 2009: The economics of innovation: from the

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Innovation and Regional Socio-Economic Development - Evidence from the Finnish Local Administrative Units (1)

References Acs, Z. and Varga, A. 2002: Geography, endogenous growth and innovation. In: International Regional Science Review , 25, pp. 132-148. DOI: 10.1177/016001702762039484 Acs, Z., Anselin, L. and Varga, A. 2002: Patents and innovation counts as measures of regional production of new knowledge. In: Research Policy , 31, pp. 1069-1085. DOI: 10.1016/S0048-7333 (01)00184-6 Ahuja, G. and Katila, R. 2001: Technological acquisition and the innovation performance of acquiring

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Innovation Policy as a New Development Driver of the Regions in Slovakia: Does Activity of Regional Self-government Matter?

: A Comparative Perspective, pp. 141-178. Budapest, OSI/LGI. Buchta, S. (2003) ‘Slovenský vidiek na konci dvadsiateho storočia’. Sociológia , 35(2):125-140. Communal Research and Consulting Centre (2008) Benchmarking miest – nástroj komunálneho manažmentu , (31, January, 2014) Cooke, P. (2001) ‘Regional innovation systems, clusters, and the knowledge economy’. Industrial and Corporate Change , 10(4):945-974. Cooke, P. (2007) ‘Regional Knowledge

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Human Resources Supporting Innovation in the Public Sector: The Case of Kosovo

References [1] Adams, R., Bessant, J. and Phelps, R. (2006). Innovation management measurement: A review. International Journal of Management Review , 8 (1), 21-47. [2] Albury, D. (2005). Fostering Innovation in Public Services. Public Money and Management, 25 (1), 51-56. [3] Alpkan, L., Cagri Bulut, C., Gunday, G., Ulusoy, G. and Kilic, K. (2010). Organizational support for intrapreneurship and its interaction with human capital to enhance innovative performance. Management Decision, 48(5), 732-755. [4] Armstrong, C., Flood, P. C

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Room for action? How service managers in three Scandinavian cities experience their possibilities to develop their services

References Alm Andreassen, T. (2011). Innovasjoner som kjempes fram: Fra politisk nytenkning til institusjonell nyskaping [Fought for innovations: From new political approaches to institutional innovation]. In H. Johnsen, C., G. & Ø. r. Pålshaugen (Eds.), Hva er innovasjon? Perspektiver i norsk innovasjonsforskning: Bind 1: system og institusjon. Kristiandsand: Høyskoleforlaget. Ankarloo, D. (2012). Du följer väl avtalet lille vän? [My little friend, you do follow our agreement?]. Tiden, 1, 38-41. Bason, C

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Creativity and Rural Tourism


Purpose of the article The paper is seeking the mutual links between creativity, innovation and tourism in the rural areas. Creativity and innovation are often associated with cities, because the potential of creative industries and people is concentrated in cities. Is this assumption correct? Using examples from practice, this paper explains that creativity in tourism may be associated with the rural areas.

Methodology/methods The contribution is linked with theoretical basis of creative economy under the research assignment APVV-0101-10 Creative economy - national economic and regional conditions and incentives. Therefore, it is based on analysis and comparison of views on possibilities for attracting the creative class to rural areas on one hand, and for development of creative activities within rural tourism on the other hand. Scientific aim The aim of the paper is to confirm the existence of real link between creativity, tourism and rural areas. Findings In the first part of the contribution, the basic terms as creativity, creative industry and creative class are explained and possibilities for their localization in rural areas are examined. Studies confirm that rural areas can become attractive environment for creative class despite problems like spatial diffusion of local resources and capacities and limited accessibility of capital. High-quality environment, attractive natural, cultural and historical potential and convenient infrastructure belong among the reasons for localization of creative class in rural areas. The same attributes are important for tourists who decide where to spend their free time. Conclusions Consequently, the support for development of rural tourism is understood in the paper as an instrument to improve the quality of places (municipalities) as well as to attract creative class and creative industries to rural municipalities. In the second part, the emphasis is put on definition of creative tourism as a creative industry based on creative activities. Examples of well-developed creative tourism in Europe are also given in this part, namely thematic routes connecting rural and urban municipalities, presenting them under certain theme issuing from local or regional culture and traditions.

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