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Innovativeness of the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Manufacturing Furniture


  • Radostina Popova
  • Diana Ivanova


The paper discusses the contribution, role and innovation activity of SME for the economy of the country in a particular business sector – wood processing and furniture industry, with focus on the furniture sector. The authors use official statistical information of NSI concerning the innovative furniture enterprises, the tendencies drawn out from studies of a quota excerpt from furniture enterprises, as well as those from the activity of 16 enterprises labeled “tested Bulgarian furniture”.

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  • Radostina Popova & Diana Ivanova, 2012. "Innovativeness of the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Manufacturing Furniture," Economic Studies journal, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute, issue 3, pages 54-67.
  • Handle: RePEc:bas:econst:y:2012:i:3:p:54-67

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    1. Tiwari, Rajnish & Buse, Stephan, 2007. "Barriers to innovation in SMEs: Can the internationalization of R&D mitigate their effects?," Working Papers 50, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Institute for Technology and Innovation Management.
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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
    • L73 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Forest Products


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