Knowledge Spillovers in Regional Innovation Systems

A Case Study of CEE Regions

  • Jan Stejskal
  • Petr Hajek
  • Oto Hudec

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Evaluation and Assessment of Regional Innovation Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Vita Juknevičienė, Jurgita Mikolaitytė, Diana Šaparnienė
      Pages 49-79
    3. Jan Stejskal, Helena Kuvíková, Beáta Mikušová Meričková
      Pages 81-113
    4. Piotr Pachura, Tomasz Nitkiewicz, Kvetoslava Matlovičová, René Matlovič
      Pages 115-130
  4. The Evolution and Dynamics of Regional Innovation Systems

  5. The Economic and Social Impact of Knowledge Spillovers in Regional Innovation Systems

About this book


This book provides an assessment of the evolution and dynamics of regional innovation systems (RISs) and the economic and social impact of resulting knowledge spillovers, presenting comparative case studies on the regions of several Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Lithuania and Estonia).

It analyses RISs on the basis of several dimensions, such as absorption capacity and intellectual capital, and using several methods such as data envelopment analysis, patent network analysis, and  weighted sum approach.

Further, by looking at the economic and social impact of knowledge spillovers in RISs and networking, it identifies key distinguishing factors, including foreign direct investments, still prevalent centralized decision-making, EU-driven innovation policies and public financing of innovations. Sectoral case studies, e.g. from the automobile, chemical and other hi-tech manufacturing industries, are presented to help readers understand the different types of knowledge spillovers in CEE countries and the evolution and dynamics of RISs, and provide a multifaceted overview of the CEE regions.


Knowledge Spillovers Central Eastern European Countries Regional Innovation Systems Regional Policy Evoluation Case studies Innovation Policies

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Stejskal
    • 1
  • Petr Hajek
    • 2
  • Oto Hudec
    • 3
  1. 1.University of PardubicePardubiceCzech Republic
  2. 2.University of PardubicePardubiceCzech Republic
  3. 3.Technical University of KosiceKosiceSlovakia

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