Transforming innovation models in European regions: breaking out of path dependency and growing faster?
Korneliusz Pylak , Elżbieta Wojnicka-Sycz
AbstractThe aim of the paper is to verify whether a change in innovation model by less-developed regions may speed up development processes and if innovativeness plays crucial role in these processes. Cluster analysis conducted for the years 1994-2014 showed that the majority of lessdeveloped regions in 1994-2000 that experienced significant growth by 2011-2014 changed their innovation models. Logit regression confirmed that innovation factors play a crucial role in high growth rates. The findings suggest that less-developed regions can break out of path dependency by increasing their shares of high-tech industries and employment in science and technology and boosting technology transfer, which usually involves changing and improving their innovation models.
|Journal series||Miscellanea Geographica, ISSN 0867-6046, e-ISSN 2084-6118|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||regional development, development path, path dependency, less- developed region, innovation model, innovativeness|
|Score|| = 14.0, 15-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal|
= 14.0, 15-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
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