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Innovative Activities in Enterprises from the Standpoint of Cluster Initiative


  • Marlena Grabowska

    (Czestochowa University of Technology)


The principal aim of this study is to present the findings of investigations with theoretical and empirical context concerning the concept of cluster initiative oriented at innovative activities. Increasing complexity of innovations often forces business entities to compete in this area. Entities which are not substantially involved in relationships with business surroundings have poorer opportunities for using necessary competencies and resources necessary for running innovative activities. Building competitive advantage often necessitates supplementation of competencies with knowledge, skills or complementary resources that other market participants have. One of the opportunities for maintaining competitiveness is to implement activities of cluster initiative that allow for development of interactions between business and research initiatives. Consequently, the activities are focused on the common goal: faster and more effective creation and implementation of innovations. The empirical part of the study presents the results of the investigations concerning cooperation of enterprises in terms of innovative activities carried out within a cluster initiative.

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  • Marlena Grabowska, 2015. "Innovative Activities in Enterprises from the Standpoint of Cluster Initiative," Proceedings- 11th International Conference on Mangement, Enterprise and Benchmarking (MEB 2015),, Óbuda University, Keleti Faculty of Business and Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkk:meb015:159-170

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