Innovation networks and SMEs competitiveness

Rocheska, Slavica and Kostoska, Olivera and Angeleski, Marjan (2011) Innovation networks and SMEs competitiveness. In: Proceedings of International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, ICEIRD 2011, Ohrid, Macedonia.

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Competitive market positioning and successful operation of SMEs in contemporary conditions is increasingly determined by the application of innovation. Hence, the establishment of a system for ongoing development of innovation through mobilization of internal resources and potentials and/or their associated innovation networks is essential to enhance the SMEs competitiveness. Empirical research indicates that SMEs are becoming more dependent on external networks of knowledge primarily because of limited financial and human resources to realize their own research activities. Innovation networks include cooperation and interaction between the subjects of innovation system. These networks enable entrepreneurs and SMEs to overcome the limitations arising from scarce research resources on the one hand, and utilization innovations from external institutions and entities, on the other side. Hence, this paper is primarily focused on considering the possibilities for increasing the linkage of SMEs with innovation networks as an important prerequisite for fostering their competitiveness

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Economics and Business
Divisions: Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Dimitar Risteski
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2020 12:10
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2020 12:10

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