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Innovative Activities and Competitiveness in Manufacturing Industry Firms - the Results of the Primary Research


  • Marta Nečadová
  • Lubomíra Breňová


In this paper the results of the primary research into business sphere in manufacturing industry are discussed. For our analysis we used questionnaire survey - the results of the primary research reflect firms´competitiveness and innovative activities from the managers´point of view. The article deals with the competitiveness by comparison with their competitors in the particular field. To evaluate firms´attitude to innovative activities, we choose these factors: conditions for innovative activities, types of innovative activities, financial sources and barriers to implementation of innovations as seen by firms. Our conclusions from the primary research are following: the competitive advantage of the Czech economy is based on low cost and relatively qualified labor force and energetically and input demanding production, but this advantage is just temporarily adequate; the expenditures of firms on innovative activities are low and firms still do not regard innovative activites as important for competitiveness.

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  • Marta Nečadová & Lubomíra Breňová, 2009. "Innovative Activities and Competitiveness in Manufacturing Industry Firms - the Results of the Primary Research," Ekonomika a Management, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2009(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:prg:jnleam:v:2009:y:2009:i:2:id:68

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    Typy inovací; výzkum a vývoj; bariéry zavádění inovací; primární výzkum;

    JEL classification:

    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics


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