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Patterns of innovative activities in countries of Central and Eastern Europe: An analysis based on comparison of innovation surveys



This paper compares several innovation surveys from the countries of central and eastern Europe (CEECs) with the first EU innovation survey. Based on the innovation survey data it discusses the changes in the innovation activities in central and eastern Europe and points to differences and similarities with the EU. The main conclusion is that the differences in innovation activities come from differences in development levels. Similarities in innovation activities come from a strong convergence in the CEECs with the features of the innovation process in market economies. The paper also discusses the methodological issues involved in inter-country comparisons.

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  • Slavo Radosevic, 1999. "Patterns of innovative activities in countries of Central and Eastern Europe: An analysis based on comparison of innovation surveys," SPRU Working Paper Series 35, SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex Business School.
  • Handle: RePEc:sru:ssewps:35

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    2. Kravtsova, Victoria & Radosevic, Slavo, 2012. "Are systems of innovation in Eastern Europe efficient?," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 109-126.
    3. Richard Woodward & Elzbieta Wojnicka & Wojciech Pander, 2012. "Innovation Systes and Knowledge-Intensive Enterpreneurship: a Country Case Study of Poland," CASE Network Studies and Analyses 0446, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.
    4. Victor Prochnik & Rogério Dias de Araújo, 2005. "Uma Análise Do Baixo Grau De Inovação Na Indústria Brasileira A Partir Do Estudo Das Firmas Menos Inovadoras," Anais do XXXIII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 33rd Brazilian Economics Meeting] 101, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pós-Graduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
    5. Katarzyna Binkiewicz & Jacek Cukrowski & Michal Gorzynski & Malgorzata Jakubiak & Amelia Kalukiewicz & Piotr Wojcik, 2005. "Networks and Competitiveness in Polish Foreign-owned and Domestic Firms," CASE Network Reports 0061, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.

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    innovation; EU; development;

    JEL classification:

    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries


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