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Title: Qualitative input-output analysis and national innovation system in Slovakia


Author: Martin Labaj


Address: Institute of Economic Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Sancova 56, 811 05 Bratislava, Slovakia


Abstract: The aim of this paper is to identify national innovation system (NIS) in the Slovak Republic by the means of sub-system minimal flow analysis (SMFA). SMFA revealed that the core of the NIS in Slovakia is based on innovation activities in rubber and plastic industry, basic metals production, chemical industry and machinery and equipments production. It also revealed underdevelopment of Slovakia in the structure of production in relation to perspective technology fields as well as in the level of technology flows. The results could help government to support innovative entrepreneurs operating in perspective technology fields. Innovation policy based on these results could support the economic growth founded on innovation driven entrepreneurship.


Keywords: national innovation systems; NIS; technology fields; innovation; Slovakia; sub-system minimal flow analysis; SMFA; national systems of innovation; technology flows; entrepreneurship; government support; innovation policy.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTIS.2011.039620


Int. J. of Transitions and Innovation Systems, 2011 Vol.1, No.2, pp.105 - 116


Available online: 11 Apr 2011



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