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Talents, Creativity and Innovation in Austria and the Czech Republic: A Cross-Border Empirical Investigation


  • Barbara Ehrenstorfer

    (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria)

  • Tanja Peherstorfer

    (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria)

  • Jan Nový

    (University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic)


A comprehensive cross-border empirical investigation has been carried out in the framework of an intercultural European Union Project (The Czech Republic/Austria) in the border regions of South Bohemia and NorthernAustria. The aimwas to gain knowledge in terms of the statusquo of creativity and innovation, as well as the situation and requirements in terms of working and living in the region. Thereby, emphasis is placed on the needs and requirements of young people (talents) in order to see who would be willing and able to stay in the region and promote creativity, and social/regional innovation and transformation.

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  • Barbara Ehrenstorfer & Tanja Peherstorfer & Jan Nový, 2013. "Talents, Creativity and Innovation in Austria and the Czech Republic: A Cross-Border Empirical Investigation," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 11(2 (Summer), pages 181-200.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgt:youmgt:v:11:y:2013:i:2:p:181-200

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    1. Robert Oxoby, 2009. "Understanding social inclusion, social cohesion, and social capital," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 36(12), pages 1133-1152, October.
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    regional management and development; cross-border cooperation; quality of life and living; creativity and cooperation of talents; regional and social innovation;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes


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