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Assessment of innovation performance of Slovak regions

Vol. 9, No 2, 2016

Eva Ivanová

 

Faculty of Social and Economic Relations Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín

Trenčín, Slovakia

eva.ivanova@tnuni.sk

Assessment of innovation performance of Slovak regions

Jana Masárová

 

Faculty of Social and Economic Relations Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín

Trenčín, Slovakia jana.masarova@tnuni.sk

 Abstract. The paper attempts to evaluate the innovative performance of Slovak regions over the years 2010-2014 by using the selected indicators of innovative performance. The innovation performance of the Slovak regions we evaluated in terms of the following indicators: creation or substantial improvement of new materials, products, equipment; creation of new processes, technological procedures, systems and services or substantial improvement; publications and citations; patents and utility models. The variable standardized method was employed to evaluate the innovation performance of the Slovak regions.

The innovation performance of the Slovak regions was changing continually. In 2010, 2011 and 2013 the highest innovation performance was in Trnava region, in 2012 in Bratislava region, in 2014 in Trencin region. A significantly below the average of innovation performance was found in Prešov region.

 

Received: December, 2015

1st Revision: January, 2016

Accepted: May, 2016

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-

8330.2016/9-2/16

 

JEL Classification: O10, O30, O32

Keywords: Innovations, Innovation activity, Research and Development, Innovation Performance.