Internal determinants of firms’ innovativeness

Elżbieta Wojnicka-Sycz , Piotr Sycz , Piotr Walentynowicz , Jarosław Waśniewski


This article presents an analysis of the determinants of a firm’s innovativeness deriving from its internal potential and characteristics. The analysis is based on research carried out on 1355 firms that applied for public subsidies from the Innovative Economy Operational Program in 2014. The methods applied are logit regression, comparative analysis and literature review. The analysis is structured according to Bielski’s model of an organization indicating the following subsystems: management, goals and values, people, technology and structure. This analysis shows that firms’ innovativeness depends mainly on the following factors: their level of cooperation with academia, longer presence on the market, being highly equipped with modern technologies, being a medium-sized or large firm, as well as being an industrial rather than a service firm. All of the organizational subsystems play a role in determining innovativeness, but the most important ones are the technical subsystem, psycho-social subsystem and the subsystem of structure.
Author Elżbieta Wojnicka-Sycz (FM/IOM/ZZOP) - [Politechnika Gdańska]
Elżbieta Wojnicka-Sycz,,
- Zakład Zarządzania Organizacjami Publicznymi
- Politechnika Gdańska
, Piotr Sycz (FM/IOM)
Piotr Sycz,,
- Institute of Organization and Management
, Piotr Walentynowicz (FM/IOM/DEM)
Piotr Walentynowicz,,
- Division of Enterprise Management
, Jarosław Waśniewski (FM/IOM/ZZOP)
Jarosław Waśniewski,,
- Zakład Zarządzania Organizacjami Publicznymi
Journal seriesOperations Research and Decisions, ISSN 2081-8858, e-ISSN 2391-6060, (B 12 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.70
Keywords in Englishfirms’ innovativeness, research and development activity, determinants of innovativeness, organisation
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); with publication
Score (nominal)12
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 12.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0.000
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