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IJIET 2015 Vol.5(3): 228-232 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.506

Measurement of Innovative Performance of Selected Economies of the European Union and Switzerland

Ingrid Majerová

Abstract—Currently, the focus is on innovation as key component of competitiveness of economies. Innovation cannot be understood only as the introduction of new products and production processes, but also as an application of changes in work organization and management, or new ways of selling products. Innovative performance is related not only to the ability of firms, but is also bound to the environment of the entire national system that includes a system of public and private institutions. This article aims to find innovative performance of selected economies of the European Union, namely the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria and Germany and one country outside the EU - Switzerland and confirm the hypothesis of a direct relation of innovativeness and the size of the economy. The methods of description, analysis and comparison were used in the article, and innovative performance was measured through three innovation indexes in the period 2001 to 2009.

Index Terms—Comparison, competitiveness, global innovation index, innovation, summary innovation index.

Ingrid Majerová is with the Department of Economics, Silesian University in Opava, School of Business Administration in Karviná, Univerzitní náměstí 1934, 73401 Karviná, Czech Republic (e-mail: majerova@opf.slu.cz).


Cite: Ingrid Majerová, "Measurement of Innovative Performance of Selected Economies of the European Union and Switzerland," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 228-232, 2015.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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