Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2011, 59, 387-398

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun201159040387
Published online 2014-05-29

Research results in the field of information support for innovation activities

Ondřej Žižlavský1, Petra Šmakalová2

1Ústav financí, Fakulta podnikatelská, Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Kolejní 2906/4, 612 00 Brno, Česká republika
2Ústav managementu, Fakulta podnikatelská, Vysoké učení technické v Brně, Kolejní 2906/4, 612 00 Brno, Česká republika

The paper deals with an actual issue focused on one of the world wide problem – effective development of an innovation process in the company. Just innovation is deemed as an essential part of company’s efficiency and its development with an impact on overall performance and competitiveness. The purpose of this paper is to present and discuss knowledge and findings of original primary research into South-Moravian companies within two projects of Internal Grant Agency Faculty of Business and Management Brno University of Technology, which were conducted in 2009 and 2010. For this analysis a questionnaire survey was used – the results of the primary research reflect innovative activities from the top managers’ point of view. The scientific aim of the paper is to gain knowledge and analyse the present status of innovative activities as it pertains to Czech and foreign professional literature and in the Czech business environment. Authors proved with help of questionnaire survey that many companies still neglect information support of their innovation activities although given the importance of innovation as an engine of growth. Moreover, as shown by the primary research, the majority of companies lack a sophisticated marketing information system, modelling and analysis of the future market, analyses of customers, their behaviour and unsaid needs, definition of price strategies, and analysis of new expansion areas. These findings are not affirmative for our business environment.

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