Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2016, 64, 2141-2150
Published online 2016-12-21

Factors Affecting Development of Rural Areas in the Czech Republic: a Literature Review

Jakub Straka, Marcela Tuzová

Department of Marketing and Trade, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Rural development is a topic that is frequently discussed, but there is no consensus on how to measure it. Various criteria exist such as economic, social, cultural or environmental, which can be used to assess rural development. Therefore the main question addressed in this paper is to identify what factors and indicators are suitable for scrutinizing development of rural areas under the conditions of the Czech Republic. For this purpose, articles focused on Czech rural regions were analysed. Fourteen most frequently used indicators were identified based on the comprehensive analysis of the selected Czech studies.


This article is the result of the project titled “Factors determining the decision of SMEs operate in the rural areas of the Czech Republic” funded from the resources of IGA PEF MENDELU in Brno.


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