Transfer znalostí na pozadí Národního inovačního systému: příklad českých biotechnologických firem
Knowledge transfer on the background of National Innovation System: the case of Czech biotechnology firms
diploma thesis (DEFENDED)
Study Information System: 37554
- Kvalifikační práce 
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Science
Department of Social Geography and Regional Develop.
Date of defense
26. 9. 2008
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Přírodovědecká fakulta
9 Abstract It has been widely acknowledged that the ability to learn, to apply outcomes of R&D and to innovate are key-factors of contemporary economic competitiveness. These aspects are of increasing importance in conditions of the Czech republic as well. Therefore, ambition of this diploma thesis is to deepen current insufficient knowledge in this field in our country. The thesis describes interactions of knowledge-intensive biotechnology companies with the innovation millieu of the Czech republic by analyzing the process of scientific knowledge transfer. It aims at identification of the ways in which knowledge is transfered in applied R&D and at rating the importance of different sources of knowledge for biotech firms. At the same time it identifies actors and institutions of czech biotechnology sector and their relations. In order to display linkages between different subjects in biotechnology, the concept of National Innovation System is used. Further, the importance of different spatial levels for knowledge transfer is analyzed and major institutional and social barriers for development of biotechnology sector are discussed. The thesis concludes by making a distinction between formal (joint research activities) and non-formal types (spare-time meetings) of knowledge transfer. Universities, research...