Factors Affecting Innovations and Patent Propensity of SMEs: Evidence from Macedonia

Rocheska, Slavica and Nikoloski, Dimitar and Angeleski, Marjan and Mancheski, Gjorgji (2017) Factors Affecting Innovations and Patent Propensity of SMEs: Evidence from Macedonia. TEM JOURNAL - Technology, Education, Management, Informatics, 6 (2). pp. 407-415. ISSN 2217-8309


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The innovation and proprietary knowledge nowadays represent a basis for new competitive strategies of the companies. In that regard, the patents are among the most representative indicators for their innovative activities. This paper is primarily focused on assessing the relationship between innovation and patent propensity of SMEs. More precisely, the main objective is to identify the significant factors that affect patent propensity of SMEs and to determine the implications of patents upon the SMEs innovation. In this context, the paper encompasses an analysis of several relevant factors such as: the available resources of SMEs, the strategies for development of intellectual property rights and the impact of policy measures. The empirical analysis of the patent propensity of SMEs is performed in a country specific context for Macedonia which provides a basis for proposing appropriate policy recommendations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Dimitar Risteski
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2019 14:51
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2019 14:51
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/2149

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