Šipikal Miroslav, Peter Pisár, Viera Labudová
The idea of public support programmes to strengthen local economic performance is widely recognized and used by many national or local governments. The basic rationale for support programmes could be found in several
economic theories. The private companies do not want to invest into activities with positive externalities (since they are not able to absorb all the benefits), but these investments are important for society itself, so the governments must subsidy such an investment to be interesting for private enterprises.
Luís António Fonseca Mendes
More and more, researches carried out, over a number of countries, have been stressing the importance of quality improvement in firms’ overall performance, whatever their size, the economic sector they operate in, or their localization, highlighting that this is a factor crucial for the success of every company and determines how they progress towards excellence or not.
Slach Ondřej, Koutský Jaroslav, Novotný Josef, Ženka Jan
It was approximately around the end of the 1990s when terms creative industries and creative class entered academic and public policy discourse and have become to large extent fashionable topics in the field of urban and
regional development. This happened despite the fact that both concepts show a number of ambiguities with respect to their theoretical, methodological-empirical and even application underpinnings.