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Type of work:
Dissertation thesis
Topic:
Bioeconomy and Eco-innovation Elements Usage in the European Countries
State of topic:
approved (prof. Ing. Zlata Sojková, CSc. - Chairperson of Departmental Board)
Thesis supervisor:
Faculty:
Faculty of Economics and Management
Supervising department: Department of Social Science - FEM
Max. no. of students:1
Academic year:
2020/2021
Proposed by:
doc. Mgr. Ing. Danka Moravčíková, PhD.
Summary:
The concepts of bio-economy and eco-innovation are related to the sustainable growth of the global economy and refer to preferred solutions aimed, on the one hand, to ensure socio-economic growth and sustainability and, on the other, to the stability of the environment. The EU is one of the most ambitious entities that are committed to sustainable development, green growth and all the issues associated with economic development in the greatest possible harmony with the environment. Comparing bioeconomy employment and turnover for the EU-27 a clear division between Western and especially Eastern European countries becomes visible. The majority of regions in Middle and Eastern European countries show a middle or low bioeconomy maturity. The aim of the thesis is: 1. stakeholder analysis in selected regions and identifying of most relevant representatives from each stakeholders group, characteristics of stakeholders’ needs and expectations regarding bioeconomy and eco-innovations; 2. analysis of the regions’ bioeconomy potential based on characterising the regions’ current situation using a set of key factors (main aspects of the bioeconomy and eco-innovations); 3. comparison of the situation in Western European regions and selected regions in Middle and Eastern European countries resulting in recommendations of actions towards establishing an appropriate model of regional bioeconomy. The methodological approach will be based on triangulation of methods and sources. Primary data will be conducted by using questionnaires and interviews, problem tree design, focus groups and brainstorming. Secondary data will be obtained particularly from Eco-Innovation Score Board (Eco-IS) using the eco-innovation index, and also from other existing sources and relevant materials (documents, databases, etc.). The final analysis step will be a SWOT analysis in order to identify the main assets and challenges of observed regions in the bioeconomy sector and in utilization of eco-innovations.


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Programme
D-EPPA Economics and Management of Agriculture and Food Processing