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Regional Development in Transitional Economies after 1989: Reformation or Deformation?


  • Sucháček, Jan
  • Malinovský, Jan


The article deals with dichotomic character of contemporary regional development in transitional economies. It is shown the main problem of spatial development in transitional economies consists in sharp discordance between inadequately distributed and distorted system macrostructures inherited from socialist period and vogue neo-endogenous paradigm of regional development that is currently widely applied in both developed and transitional countries. The roots of this unfavourable state can be traced back to the history and hence the evolution of regional developmental conceptions that formed wider context of contemporary spatial developments in transitional economies will be discussed too. The case study that focuses on the Czech Republic brings ample evidence about above mentioned tensions.

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  • Sucháček, Jan & Malinovský, Jan, 2007. "Regional Development in Transitional Economies after 1989: Reformation or Deformation?," MPRA Paper 15025, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:15025

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    1. Geenhuizen, Marina van & Nijkamp, Peter, 2002. "Lessons from learning regions: policymaking in an evolutionary context," Serie Research Memoranda 0034, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
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    1. Sucháček, Jan, 2008. "Territorial marketing in the Czech Republic: a trial – and – error process," MPRA Paper 15027, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    transitional economies; advanced economies; system macrostructures; neo-endogenous approach to regional development; regional development;

    JEL classification:

    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General
    • R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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