Selected Determinants and their Influence over Business Innovativeness
This paper looks at the relation between business innovation activities and the location of particular enterprises (at voivodship level). In the first part, general assumptions on innovation activities of Polish businesses have been made. Following this, a question has been asked whether a relationship can be found between the number of innovative companies in particular voivodships and the investment attractiveness of these voivodships. The analysis has been based on the ranking of most innovative Polish companies prepared by Institute of Economics - Polish Academy of Sciences (INE PAN) and the report on investment attractiveness of Polish voivodship by the Gdansk Institute for Market Economics (IBNGR). The results of the first step of the research indicate that the voivodships which were evaluated (Nowicki, 2010) as most attractive to investors, were also those where the most innovative companies were located. The aforementioned can lead to a conclusion that increasing the investment attractiveness of voivodships and regions can be a win- win strategy followed by an increase in the number of innovative businesses as well as stimulating their growth by innovation.(original abstract)
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