Title: Does firm's size impact innovative performance?

Authors: Anna Matras-Bolibok

Addresses: University of Life Sciences, Akademicka 13, 20-950 Lublin, Poland

Abstract: The paper aims at the evaluation of the impact of firm's size on the innovative performance especially during the period of recent global economic crisis, basing on the results of the analysis conducted for Polish industrial enterprises. The results of the analysis indicate that larger enterprises achieved better results of innovative activity. The analysis showed that the uncertainty caused by the global economic crisis affected adversely the innovative performance of each size class of enterprises. However, larger enterprises proved relatively more resistant to economic turbulences.

Keywords: innovation performance; firm size; SMEs; small and medium-sized enterprises; large enterprises; effectiveness; learning; interorganisational collaboration; economic crisis; Poland; uncertainty; economic turbulence.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.062477

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.15 No.4, pp.422 - 431

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 09 Jun 2014 *

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