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Ing. Maroš Valach, PhD.
Identification number: 1223
University e-mail: maros.valach [at]
lecturer CSc.PhD. - Department of Public Administration (FESRD)
Chief official - Department of Public Administration (FESRD)

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Type of thesis: Diploma thesis
Thesis title:Innovation in Local Self-Government - Martin Town
Written by (author): Ing. Lenka Gáborčíková
Department: Department of Public Administration (FESRD)
Thesis supervisor: Ing. Maroš Valach, PhD.
Opponent:Ing. Marián Kováčik, PhD.
Final thesis progress:Final thesis was successfully defended.

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Language of final thesis:English

Slovak        English

Title of the thesis:Innovation in Local Self-Government - Martin Town
Summary:Joseph Alois Schumpeter was the first person, who introduced the term innovation to the real life and perceived innovation as a new combination of developmental changes. In generall, innovation is a process from idea to implementation of change through new products, services, processes, procedures and technologies as well. Concept of innovation is based on capacity to innovate, which represents the ability of making knowledge and new ideas. The fundamental and main objective of this diploma thesis is focused on definition, identification, analyses and comparison of innovation activities and innovation process in local self-government – Martin town. Theoretical part of this thesis includes general knowledge about self-government in Slovakia and its division. Then a few definitions about innovation, its importance, effectiveness and the concepts of innovation as well. Next and very important part of this thesis is devoted to innovation process and public-sector innovation. Practical part described the concrete characteristic of Municipal office in Martin town, its innovation environment and many types of innovation which were created during our 8 years observed period. The end of the thesis shows information about our suggestions for improvement and development in field of innovation in local self-government in Martin town. Slovakia, as a whole, needs various kind of changes, for example modification in field of development of innovation sector, more professional people with innovative and strategic thinking and also higher financial funds, support, subsidies, advices from state authorities in field of innovation in public sector.
Key words:local self-government, innovation, innovation process, public sector

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