Innovative firms in transition economies: what do they have in common?
by Albulena Kadriu; Besnik A. Krasniqi; Justina Pula-Shiroka
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation (IJTTC), Vol. 16, No. 2, 2018

Abstract: Network provides opportunities for mutual learning and stimulation for the creation of fresh knowledge. However, in transition economies researchers have paid little attention to the ability of network to boost firms' innovative capabilities. Based on 2016 Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey this article has identified the positive impact of network on helping firms overcome institutional obstacles and innovate. Through structural equation model the study concludes that network helps firms to cope with institutional obstacles, especially in non-European countries where governmental framework is fragile and unsupportive towards innovative SMEs.

Online publication date: Mon, 21-Jan-2019

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