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Contemporary Practices for Developing Innovation Activity of the Human Resources


  • Mariana Dimitrova


In the current economic conditions the survival and prosperity of organizations more and more depends on the success they have in unlocking the innovation potential of their employees. To greatest extent the human resource is capable to contribute to the progress of the Bulgarian economy in the long economic crisis. The paper presents modern approaches from the practice of effective organizations developing their human resources and using their skills for developing and introducing innovations. The article analyzes the characteristics of the small and medium-sized enterprises, dominating in Bulgaria, regarding the opportunities for increasing the innovation activity of the employees. It attempts to study the available statistical information concerning the obstacles to using the approaches in selection, training and developing the human resources in the organizations for increasing the innovation activity in the Bulgarian organizations.

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  • Mariana Dimitrova, 2012. "Contemporary Practices for Developing Innovation Activity of the Human Resources," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 2, pages 116-128.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2012:i:2:p:116-128

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    1. Kenneth E. Knight, 1967. "A Descriptive Model of the Intra-Firm Innovation Process," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 40, pages 478-478.
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    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation


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