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

  • Marta Nečadová
  • Lubomíra Breňová
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    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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    Article provided by University of Economics, Prague in its journal Ekonomika a Management.

    Volume (Year): 2009 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
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