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The role of selected soft factors in the transformation of old industrial regions

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  • Sucháček, Jan

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This paper deals with immaterial factors of regional development. As it is shown in two case studies, intangible items, such as image, stereotypes or overall atmosphere of the place can hamper the development in many territories. From this point of view, old industrial areas represent particularly sensitive entities. As suggested, it is useful to examine the sources of formation of mental maps on the one hand and actively influence them on the other hand.

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  • Sucháček, Jan, 2009. "The role of selected soft factors in the transformation of old industrial regions," MPRA Paper 15023, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15023
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    1. Jan Suchacek, 2005. "Regional Decline and Restructuring in Ostrava Agglomeration and Katowice Conurbation," ERSA conference papers ersa05p200, European Regional Science Association.
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    Keywords

    regional development; soft factors; old industrial regions; Ostrava agglomeration; Katowice conurbation;

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    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
    • N90 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - General, International, or Comparative
    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General

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