Barriers to Innovation Activities from the Perspective of Non- Innovative Enterprises in The European Union Countries

Elżbieta Sobczak , Dariusz Głuszczuk


The identification of barriers to innovation activities is of significant importance in the proper climate development for innovation. In the course of this process, it should be remembered that the perception of factors hampering or preventing the implementation of innovation activities depends on the characteristics of enterprises. The heterogeneity of perception is influenced by, e.g., enterprise size, the history of its operations, development strategy, the entrepreneur’s country of origin, the degree of innovation as well as the division into innovative and non-innovative entities. The latter should remain the subject of special interest, because the identified barriers determine their resignation from innovation activities. Therefore, the adopted research goals focused on identifying the key barriers to innovation activities among non-innovative enterprises in the European Union, the classification of countries regarding the similarities of factors determining the resignation from such activities and determining correlations between the indications to these factors and innovation activities in individual countries. This study was focused on verifying the hypothesis adopting that the perception of significant barriers to innovative activity by a wide range of non-innovative enterprises translates into the low intensity of innovative processes. The research results from the Community Innovation Survey (2016) and the European Innovation Scoreboard 2017 served as the information basis for the conducted analyses. The multi-dimensional statistical analysis methods, including data classification methods were used in the research.
Author Elżbieta Sobczak (E&F / DRE)
Elżbieta Sobczak,,
- Department of Regional Economy
, Dariusz Głuszczuk (E&F / DRE)
Dariusz Głuszczuk,,
- Department of Regional Economy
Publication size in sheets0.6
Book Soliman Khalid S. (eds.): Education Excellence and Innovation Management: A 2025 Vision to Sustain Economic Development during Global Challenges, 2020, International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA), ISBN 9780999855141
Keywords in EnglishInnovation Activities, Non-Innovative Enterprises, Barriers to Innovation Processes
Referenced project[17] Program doskonałości naukowo - badawczej INTEREKON . . Project leader at WUEB: Ewa Stańczyk-Hugiet, , start date 01-01-2019, end date 31-12-2022, in run
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UwagaThe project is financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland under the programme "Regional Initiative of Excellence" 2019 - 2022 project number 015/RID/2018/19 total funding amount 10 721 040,00 PLN.
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