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Innovation activities in Polish industry in 1998-2000: main results from the GUS 2001 innovation survey

Niedbalska, G.; (2002) Innovation activities in Polish industry in 1998-2000: main results from the GUS 2001 innovation survey. (Economics Working Papers 25). Centre for the Study of Economic and Social Change in Europe, SSEES, UCL: London, UK. Green open access

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The paper analyses results of GUS innovation survey in manufacturing for 1998-2000 and innovation survey in services for 1997-1999. Innovation activities in 1998-2000 reflect downturn in Polish economy of this period. A number of innovative enterprises fell from 37.6% (1994-96) to 16.9% (1998-2000). Also, innovation expenditures, which were continuously growing until 1999 have fallen for the first time. There is not significant difference in number of innovative firms between manufacturing and services. Innovation expenditures as percent of total turnover are still high when compared to the EU but they have also fallen significantly from 1999 to 2000. Objectives of innovation activities of Polish firms are similar as in the EU. Obstacles to innovation are also similar except very high importance of interest rate as an obstacle to innovation in Poland. One third of innovative firms cooperate in undertaking innovation activities but within this the share of small firms is very small. A share of sales due to technologically new and improved products has been continuously growing until 2000 when this share also dropped.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Innovation activities in Polish industry in 1998-2000: main results from the GUS 2001 innovation survey
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/wp25sum.htm
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > SSEES
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/17552
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