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: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/2149

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