Transforming innovation models in European regions: breaking out of path dependency and growing faster?

Korneliusz Pylak , Elżbieta Wojnicka-Sycz


The 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.
Author Korneliusz Pylak
Korneliusz Pylak,,
, Elżbieta Wojnicka-Sycz (FM / IOM / DEM)
Elżbieta Wojnicka-Sycz,,
- Division of Enterprise Management
Journal seriesMiscellanea Geographica, ISSN 0867-6046, e-ISSN 2084-6118, (B 14 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishregional development, development path, path dependency, less- developed region, innovation model, innovativeness
ASJC Classification1901 Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)14
ScoreMinisterial score = 14.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 14.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.404
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