network of academics


dr. Viktor Květoň

kveton (at) ireas.cz

Viktor Květoň graduated from Charles University in Prague, specializing in Social geography and Regional Development at the Faculty of Science where he was awarded RNDr. and Ph.D. degrees in the field of economic geography. Currently he works here as a scientific researcher within the university centre of excellence. With his activity in IREAS he gained knowledge in international and national projects in the field of evaluation of results and impacts of public expenditure programmes. Professionally he deals especially with analyses in the area of regional policy, quantitative data evaluation and application of geographical information systems. 






Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, Social geography and Regional development department, specialization Social geography and Regional department, degree Mgr., RNDr., Ph.D.




Charles University in Prague, Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Faculty of Science, Social geography and Regional development department


IREAS centrum, s.r.o.


GACR 21-26655S: The role of extra-regional knowledge and capital flows on regional industrial path development in different types of regions (2021 - 2023)

Team role: chief researcher


The WORLD BANK: Czech Republic: Assessment of the Policy Mix. Background analysis for the SME Support Strategy 2021+

Team role: member of international research team


GACR 19-03754S: Výzkum zapojení firem do globálních produkčních sítí: regionální a odvětvová analýza firem působících v České republice (2019 - 2021)

Team role: Team member


EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DIRECTORATE-GENERAL - JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE: Innovation Country Report 2019: High growth enterprises, innovation and productivity challenges - CZECHIA

Team role:: national coordinator


GACR 17-06621S: The specifics of evolutionary trajectories of Central European regions: comprehending the key drivers and processes on the case of Czechia (2017 - 2019)

Team role: chief researcher


FP7 project - Smart Specialisation for Regional Innovation – SmartSpec (2013 - 2016)


Team role: member of research team


FP7 project - Smart Specialisation for Regional Innovation – SmartSpec (2013 - 2016)

Team role: co-investigator within the Faculty of Science at Charles University in Prague


ESPON project: Transport Accessibility at Regional/Local Scale and Patterns in Europe (ESPON TRACC, project partner; lead partner Spiekermann & Wegener Stadt- und Regionalforschung (S&W), Dortmund, Německo), 2010 - 2013

Team role: member of research team


DG REGIO, EC - System of Regional Models for Impact Assessment of EU Cohesion Policy (2010 - 2013)

Team role: head of national research team


DG REGIO, EC - “Ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013 financed by the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund (CF) Work Package 2 on “Support to SMEs – increasing research and innovation in SMEs and SME development”

Team role: national coordinator


DG REGIO, EC - “Ex post evaluation of Cohesion Policy programmes 2007-2013, focusing on the ERDF and CF; Work Package 13: Geography of expenditure”

Team role: national coordinator


Ongoing Evaluation of Operational Programme Research And Development For Innovations (2013 - 2015)


Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic –Evaluation of performing of monitoring indicators of the HRE OP detected by evaluation (2012)

Team role: deputy manager – evaluator


Ministry for regional development CZ – Background material for preparation of the Czech Republic to use the EU fund in the period 2014+ (2012)

Team role: evaluator/analyst

IGA 11/2012 – Regional impacts of cohesion policy in the Czech Republic: Do structural funds support convergence of regions?

Team role: main investigator

IGA 15/2012 - Analysis of existing territorial aspects of rural development policy in the context of endless EU CAP reforms

Team role: co-investigator


Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic – Evaluation of implementation of partnership principle in the Operational Programme Human Resources and Employment (2010 - 2011)

Team role: garant and evaluator of selected evaluation topics

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic – Annual operational evaluation of the HRE OP 2010 (2010 - 2011)

Team role: deputy manager – evaluator

DG REGIO, EK - System of Regional Models for Impact Assessment of the EU Cohesion Policy (2010 - 2013)

Role in the team: analyst


Ministry for regional development CZ – Pilot analysis for establishing the absorptive capacity (2009)

Team role: evaluator/analyst

GAČR402/09/0179 – Regional competitiveness within the Czech Republic and EU (2009 - 2011)

Team role: expert investigator

GA402/09/0248 – A theoretical analysis of the interdependences between environmental policy, regional planning and regional development policy funded by GAČR

Team role: expert investigator


Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic – Ex-post evaluation of the programme HRDP CZ for the period of 2004-2006 (2008 - 2009)

Team role: garant of LFA evaluation - evaluator

Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic – Evaluation of the publicity of OPPP within the project Communication strategy for a campaign to end the Operational Programme Industry and Enterprise 2004 – 2006 (2008 - 2009)

Team role: evaluator

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic – Third phase of ongoing evaluation of CIP EQUAL, (2008 - 2009)

Team role: garant of evaluation of partnership principle - evaluator

KJB301110801 – Use of public and private transport to commute to

work in the Czech Republic and its geographical conditionality (2008-2009) funded by GAAV

Team role: main investigator


R&D Ministry for regional development CZ WD-01-07-1 – Regional differentiation of rural municipalities in Czechia: Disparities and development opportunities (2007 - 2011)


GP205/05/P216 – Transport and geographical organisation of society (2005-2007) financovaný z GAČR 

Team role: Expert investigator



PETRÁŠ, M., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2020): Spatial changes in distribution of firms and selected industries around new motorway. Applied Geography, Volume 121, August 2020, 102263, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2020.102263


KOSTIČ, M., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2020): Does Innovation Support and Maturity Matter for Firms' Performance in a Moderately Developed Regional Innovation System in Central Europe? Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research. (online first), https://doi.org/10.1080/13511610.2020.1752156


KVĚTOŇ, V., BĚLOHRADSKÝ, A., BLAŽEK, J. (2020): The variegated role of proximities in acquisitions by domestic and international companies in different phases of economic cycles. Papers in Regional Science. 99, 583–602, DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12506


BLAŽEK, J., KVĚTOŇ, V., BAUMGARTINGER-SEIRINGER, S., TRIPPL, M. (2020): The dark side of regional industrial path development: towards a typology of trajectories of decline, European Planning Studies, 28:8, 1455-1473, DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1685466


KVĚTOŇ, V., ŠAFR, K. (2019): Regional embeddedness, relatedness and inter-regional linkages among less developed regions in Central Europe, European Planning Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2019.1576591


PĚLUCHA, M., KVĚTOŇ, V., POTLUKA, O. (2019): Using mixed method approach in measuring effects of training in firms: case study of the European Social Fund support. Evaluation and Program Planning, 73, 146 - 155. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2018.12.008


KVĚTOŇ, V., HORÁK, P. (2018): The effect of public R&D subsidies on firms' competitiveness: Regional and sectoral specifics in emerging innovation systems. Applied Geography ,94, 119–129. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.03.015


KVĚTOŇ, V., BLAŽEK, J. (2018): Path-development trajectories and barriers perceived by stakeholders in two Central European less developed regions: narrow or broad choice?. European Planning Studies, Volume 26, Issue 10, 2058-2077. doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2018.1509061


VALLANCE, P., BLAŽEK, J., EDWARDS, J., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2018): Smart specialisation in regions with less-developed research and innovation systems: a changing role for universities? Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. Vol. 36(2) 219–238: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2399654417705137


KVĚTOŇ, V., KADLEC, V. (2018): Evolution of knowledge bases in European regions: searching for spatial regularities and links with innovation performance, European Planning Studies, Volume 26, Issue 7, 1366-1388. DOI: 10.1080/09654313.2018.1464128


PELUCHA, M., KVETON, V. (2017): The role of EU Rural Development Policy in the Neo-Productivist Agricultural paradigm. Regional Studies. Article first published online: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343404.2017.1282608


PELUCHA, M., KVETON, V., SAFR, K. (2017): Theory and reality of the EU’s rural development policy application in the context of territorial cohesion perspective—The case of the Czech Republic in the long-term period of 2004–2013. Land Use Policy, Volume 62, March 2017, Pages 13-28. (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.11.036)


NOVOTNÝ, J., BLAŽEK, J., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2016): The anatomy of difference: comprehending the evolutionary dynamics of economic and spatial structure in the Austrian and Czech economies. European Planning Studies, 24, 4, 788-808 (DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09654313.2016.1139060)


MARADA, M., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2016): Transport supply and demand changes in relation to unemployment: empirical evidence from the Czech Republic in a time of crisis. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie/Journal of Economic and Social Geography (online first), DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12186


ŽENKA, J., NOVOTNÝ, J., SLACH, O., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2015):  Industrial specialization and economic performance: A case of Czech microregions, Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography, 69:2, 67-79, DOI: 10.1080/00291951.2015.1009859


ŽENKA, J., NOVOTNÝ, J., SLACH, O., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2014): Industrial specialization and economic performance: a case of Czech micro regions. Norwegian Journal of Geography, forthcoming


KVETON, V., LOUDA, J. , SLAVÍK, J., PELUCHA, M. (2013): Contribution of Local Agenda 21 to Practical Implementation of Sustainable Development: The case of the Czech Republic, European Planning Studies, DOI:10.1080/09654313.2012.753994


PELUCHA, M., KVETON, V., JILKOVA, J. (2013): Territorial dimensions of agro-environmental measures and LFA in rural development policy in the Czech Republic. Land Use Policy, Volume 34, September 2013, Pages 91–103.


KVĚTOŇ, V. (2012): Faktory nabídky dopravy ve vztazích měst a venkova (Supply factors of transport in urban and rural relations). In. Pělucha, M. a kol.: Venkov na prahu 21. století. Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, Praha (v tisku)


LAPKA, M., CUDLINOVA, E., RIKOON, S., PELUCHA, M., KVETON, V. (2011): The rural development in the context of agricultural "green" subsidies: Czech farmers' responses. Agricultural economics, 57 (6), p. 259-271.


KVĚTOŇ, V., MARADA, M. (2011): Analysis of public and international transportation in Czechia: spatial differentiation and conditional factors. EUROPA XXI, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, č. 21, p. 19 – 30, ISSN 1429-7132.


PELUCHA, M., KVETON, V., SLAVIK, J. (2011): Matching mindsets to maps: towards a more congruent approach to cross-border co-operation. Regional Insights, č. 2, p. 6–11. ISSN 2042-9843.


PĚLUCHA, M., SLAVÍK, J., LOUDA, J., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2011): Sustainable development in practice: experience gained with LA 21 in the Czech Republic. Regions. Regional Studies Association, č. 283, p. 4–7. ISSN 1367-3882.
2010 MARADA, M., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2010): Diferenciace nabídky dopravních příležitostí v českých obcích a sociogeografických mikroregionech (Supply differentiation of transport opportunities in Czech municipalities and socio-geographic micro-regions). Geografie – Sborník ČGS, 110, č. 1, p. 21 – 43, ISSN 1212-0014.
WOKOUN, R, KOURILOVA, J., PELUCHA, M., KVETON, V. (2010): Prospective Future Trends in Urban–Rural Relationships within the Territorial Agenda of the EU: A Critical Analysis of Implementation with a Special Focus on the Example of the Czech Republic. European Planning Studies, p. 1881–1896.
MARADA, M, KVĚTOŇ, V., VONDRÁČKOVÁ, P. (2010): Doprava a geografická organizace společnosti v Česku (Transport and geographical organization of society in the Czech Republic). Edice Geographica, ČGS, Praha, 165 p., ISBN 978-80-904521-2-1.
CHMELÍK, J., KVĚTOŇ, V., MARADA, M. (2010): Evaluation of competitiveness of rail transport on example of connection among regional capitals in Czechia. Národohospodářský obzor, roč. 10, č. 1, p. 5 – 20. ISSN 1213 2446
KVĚTOŇ, V., VONDRÁČKOVÁ, P., MARADA, M. (2010): Dopravní aspekty vztahu středisko – zázemí (Transport aspects of centre – background relation). In: Marada, M. a kol.: Doprava a geografická organizace společnosti v Česku. PřF UK, katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, p. 91–114.
MARADA, M., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2010): Hodnocení mezistřediskových vztahů (Evaluation of intercentral relations). In: Marada, M. a kol.: Doprava a geografická organizace společnosti v Česku. PřF UK, katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, p. 75–90.
WOKOUN, R., TVRDOŇ, J. a kol. (2010): Přímé zahraniční investice a regionální rozvoj (Foreign direct investments and regional development) . 1. vyd. Praha: Oeconomica, 2010. 204 p. ISBN 978-80-245-1736-0. (Další autoři: DAMBORSKÝ, Milan, DOBRÁ, Soňa, KOUŘILOVÁ, Jana, KVĚTOŇ, Viktor, MIŠÚNOVÁ, Ema, PÁSTOR, Rudolf, PĚLUCHA, Martin, ŠIPIKAL, Miroslav, VLČKOVÁ, Viera, WEINGÄRTNEROVÁ, Markéta).
2009 PĚLUCHA, M., KVĚTOŇ, V. (2009): Territorial cohesion reflection in the Czech Republic´s policy making: critical issues and challenges. Regions. published by Regional Studies Association, p. 6–12.
2007 CHVOJKOVÁ, A. KVĚTOŇ, V. a kol. (2007): Finanční prostředky ze strukturálních fondů v příštím programovacím období 2007–2013 (Funds from Structural Funds in the following Programmation Period 2007 – 2013). IREAS, Institut pro strukturální politiku, o.p.s., Praha, 183 p.
2005 MARADA, M., KVĚTOŇ, V., VONDRÁCKOVÁ, P. (2006): Železniční doprava jako faktor regionálního rozvoje (Rail transport as a factor of regional development), Národohospodářský obzor, č. 4/2006, Ekonomicko-správní fakulta, Brno, p. 51–60.