Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128199
Authors: 
Wziątek-Kubiak, Anna
Balcerowicz, Ewa
Pęczkowski, Marek
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CASE Network Studies & Analyses 394
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the differences in innovation behaviour, i.e. differences in innovation sources and innovation effects, among manufacturing firms in three NMS: the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. It is based on a survey of firms operating in four manufacturing industries: food and beverages, automotive, pharmaceuticals and electronics. The paper takes into account: innovation inputs in enterprises, cooperation among firms in R&D activities, the benefits of cooperation with business partners and innovation effects (innovation outputs and international competitiveness of firms' products and technology) in the three countries. After employing cluster analysis, five types of innovation patterns were detected. The paper characterises and compares these innovation patterns, highlighting differences and similarities. The paper shows that external knowledge plays an important role in innovation activities in NMS firms. The ability to explore cooperation with business partners and the benefits of using external knowledge are determined by in-house innovation activities, notably R&D intensity.
Subjects: 
Innovation patterns of firms
Strategy of innovation
Innovation behaviour
Innovation sources
Taxonomies of innovative firms
EU New Member States
JEL: 
L25
O31
O32
O33
Document Type: 
Research Report

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