The Innovation Process in Local Development – the Material, Institutional and Intellectual Infrastructure Shaping and Shaped by Innovation

Magdalena Gorzelany-Dziadkowiec , Julia Gorzelany , Gintaras Stauskis , Józef Hernik , Kristof Van Assche , Tomasz Noszczyk


The purpose of the article is to define the material, institutional, and intellectual infrastructure of a region and identify the innovative processes that determine its creation. Our main research hypothesis is that the processes that influence the creation of a region’s infrastructure determine a region’s competitiveness as well. To verify these premises, we conducted a study among the residents and employees of a municipality. The research employed deductive and inductive methods and a qualitative analysis was performed. Pearson’s linear correlation coefficient and factor analysis (inference based on the modal and median values) were used in the study. The research verified the hypothesis that innovative processes influence the creation of a region’s infrastructure and that innovative processes in the studied region exhibit low dynamics, which is caused by financial and psychosocial barriers. The important role of social leaders in municipalities was identified as well, above all as regards building civic society and social activity. The added value of the article is threefold: the developed model of infrastructure construction in the material, institutional, and intellectual dimensions of a region; recommendations for the investigated municipality; and a structured questionnaire that, together with the model, can be used for research in municipalities.
Author Magdalena Gorzelany-Dziadkowiec - [Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie]
Magdalena Gorzelany-Dziadkowiec,,
- Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie
, Julia Gorzelany (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Julia Gorzelany,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Gintaras Stauskis
Gintaras Stauskis,,
, Józef Hernik (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Józef Hernik,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
, Kristof Van Assche
Kristof Van Assche ,,
, Tomasz Noszczyk (FoEEaLS / DoSPaLA)
Tomasz Noszczyk,,
- Department of Spatial Planning and Landscape Architecture
Journal seriesTechnological and Economic Development of Economy, ISSN 2029-4913, e-ISSN 2029-4921, (N/A 140 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets61.6
Keywords in EnglishRegional development, regional competitiveness, material infrastructure, institutional infrastructure, intellectual infrastructure, entrepreneurship behavior, municipal management, model of infrastructure construction
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
Score (nominal)140
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 3.244 (2) - 2017=2.794 (5)
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Finansowanie This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland under Grant [DS 3371/KGPiAK/2018]
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