Research focus: The regional economic effects of foreign direct investment, the development of the automotive industry in East-Central Europe and its effects on regional development, and the spatial division of labour in the European automotive industry
A note for prospective PhD students: Students interested in research topics related to foreign direct investment, economic development, and the automotive industry development in various world regions are encouraged to contact the supervisor.
- Ongoing PhD projects: Changes in the international division of labour and spatial structure of the European automotive industry since 1990 (Tomáš Michl); The development of the automotive industry and its regional effects in developing countries: The case study of Iran (Bahareh Mostofian); Regionální dopady rozvoje průmyslových zón v Česku (Regional development effects of the growth of industrial zones in Czechia) (Jana Hana).
- Completed PhD projects: Global production networks and labour: Trade unions in the automotive industry in Czechia and Slovakia (Monika Martišková); Industrial upgrading and regional development—Czech automotive industry (Jan Ženka).
For more information see the academic profile of Petr Pavlínek.