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