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“New Public Policy” As an Example of Pro-Innovation Policy – The Neo-Institutional Perspective

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Process Tracing in Evaluating Innovation in Sub-Regional Governance. Case Study of Selected Integrated Territorial Investments in Poland

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Bojkovice: Transformation of a peripheral micro-region at the Czech-Slovak border


The paper analyses the problem of a rural region in the peripheral position. Bojkovice micro-region on the Czech (Moravian)-Slovak border has been chosen as a case study. Economic transformation of productive and non-productive branches, demographic development (depopulation and aging) and networking in the area were characterized by using statistical data and field research. Development, understood as improvement in quality of life and not in sense of quantitative growth, is highlighted with regard to the changing perception of the countryside. The question remains: how to use peripherality for prosperity? Peripheral countryside is known as “the right countryside” in comparison to suburbanized and globalized countryside in core regions. Based on the research, production embedded in local sources and traditions, ecological agriculture using the protection of landscape and soft tourism are proposed as solutions. Networking like the association of municipalities, LEADER local action group or White Carpathian Euroregion could be the instruments of micro-regional collaboration. The human and social factors seem to be more important than objective conditions. Long-term population stability is the main advantage. However, a lower level of formal education could be a problem. The character of social capital is considered as a decisive circumstance - whether it is passive social capital resistant to outer innovations or active social capital open for now ideas.

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Creative Clusters in Visegrad Countries: Factors Conditioning Cluster Establishment and Development

’s Stage of Development - Good Practice Examples as an Inspiration for the Czech Cluster Policy Advancement. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Scientific Conference Finance and the Performance of Firms in Science, Education, and Practice, Zlin, pp. 96-112. Bialic-Davendra, M., Pavelková, D. and Vejmělková, E., 2014: The Clusters Phenomenon in the Selected Central European Countries. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Bilton, Ch. and Cummings, S., 2010: Creative Strategy: Reconnecting Business and Innovation. New

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Post-industrial university towns and the triple helix concept: case studies of Bristol, Sheffield, Novosibirsk and Tomsk

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Cultural Clusters as a Local Economic Development Strategy in Rural Small-Town Areas: Sarah Baartman District in South Africa

References Bain, A. (2016). Suburban creativity and innovation. In: Shearmur, R., Carrincazeaux, C. and Doloreux, D. editors, Handbook on the Geographies of Innovation , Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 266-276. Balfour, B. Fortunato, M.W.P. Alter, T.R. (2018). The creative fire: An interactional framework for rural arts-based development. Journal of Rural Studies, 63, 229-239. DOI: Bell, D. Jayne, M. (2010). The creative countryside: Policy and practice in the UK rural cultural economy. Journal

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Foreign Trade of the Republic of Belarus in the International Business Environment

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Settlement Type and Educational Effectiveness of Polish Schools on the Example of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivoideship

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Municipal waste recycling in big cities in Poland in the context of ecologisation

: Environmental innovation in the utility industries. Earthscan. Zaman, A.U. Lehmann, S. (2013): The zero waste index: a performance measurement tool for waste management systems in a ‘zero waste city’. In: Journal of Cleaner Production , 50(1), 123-132. DOI: Zębek E. M. Raczkowski M. (2014). Prawne i techniczne aspekty gospodarowania odpadami komunalnymi (Legal and technical aspects of municipal waste management). IN: Przegląd Prawa Ochrony Środowiska , 3, 33-51. DOI:

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The application of new technologies in promoting a healthy lifestyle: selected examples

: integrating environmental and public health perspectives. Public Health , 14, 270-278. DOI: Hello Lamp Post (2013). Available at: (18.02.2017). JCDecaux’s Inteligent Street Furniture (2016). Available at: (12.04.2017). Kamboj, A.K. Kriszna, S.G. (2016). Pokémon GO: An innovative smartphone gaming application with health benefits. Promary Care Diabetes , 11(4), 397

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