Fundamental research of development/underdevelopment of different types of regions (and territories) and research focusing on causes of regional disparities. Fundamental research of partial aspects of local and regional development, mainly the topic of restructuring and modernization; de-industrialization and re-industrialization; urbanization, sub-urbanization, re-urbanization, environmental changes, tertiarization and tourism; integrated transport systems; workforce migration and functioning of cross-border labor markets, etc.
Fundamental and applied research of development management of (a) underdeveloped (b) old industrial regions, in particular Ostrava region and Moravian-Silesian Region (or North Moravia region with integration of Jeseníky region). The research will be made by way of application of marketing management as an innovative concept of development management of territorial units. Research of innovative concepts of local development management with focus on innovatively oriented planning.
Intensive research of role of private and public actors in local and regional development (Innovative milieu).