Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2013, 61, 2729-2735
Published online 2013-12-24

Innovativeness of enterprises in Poland

Katarzyna Sieradzka

Technical University in Radom, 26-600 Radom, ul. Chrobrego 31, Poland

At a time of huge economic challenges, innovativeness is perceived as a way of overcoming difficulties, fostering and assuring socio-economic growth of particular countries. It is necessary to improve competitive standing of enterprises both in domestic and international economies.
Launching of new or improved products, application of state of the art technologies and of new organisational and management solutions are key to enhanced effectiveness and better competitiveness of enterprises. Innovation standards of Polish enterprises are considerably lower than those of businesses operating in countries of the old European Union, therefore so much attention is paid to these issues.
This paper undertakes to analyse innovative activities of enterprises in the Polish economy.
Based on the report ‘Innovation Union Scoreboard’, a comparative analysis of Poland’s innovation standards in relation to other member states of the European Union is conducted, levels and structure of financial spending on innovative activities incurred by Polish industrial enterprises are discussed using statistics published by the National Office for Statistics and Ministry of Economy.


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