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The Determinants of Innovation: Empirical analysis based on European country-level data

Author: Mgr. Miroslav Stacho
Year: 2012 - summer
Leaders: Mgr. Barbara Pertold-Gebicka M.A., Ph.D.
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Work type: Finance, Financial Markets and Banking
Masters
Language: English
Pages: 82
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Abstract: The thesis summarizes current state of art for the most recent research capabilities of innovation
activities analysis. Its main goal is to assess the factors influencing pace and volume of technological
innovativeness throughout the European industry and services sectors considering time span 2002-2008
using country-level Community Innovation Surveys and R&D data. It also attempts to evaluate trends in
innovation policy instruments targeted to close the gap between Europe and world innovation leaders
such as USA. Complex literature overview, basic empirical and extended instruments’ analyses lead to
recommendations of optimal governments’ policy approaches towards different groups of countries
divided by level of innovative performance.

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