Diversity in Firms’ Innovation Strategies and Activities: Main Findings of Interviews and Implications in the Context of the Hungarian National Innovation System

MICRO-DYN Working Paper No. 16/10

38 Pages Posted: 12 May 2014 Last revised: 13 May 2014

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Attila Havas

Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) - Research Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (HAS)

Date Written: June 1, 2010

Abstract

This paper reports on the findings of interviews conducted with Hungarian firms on their overall business and innovation strategies and innovation activities to pursue three interconnected aims: a) better understand firm behaviour by analysing qualitative features of innovation processes (motivations, dynamics, linkages among driving factors and collaboration among actors); b) identify and sharpen hypotheses and research questions for quantitative analyses; derive policy implications.

A brief overview of the Hungarian NIS is offered in Section 2, and the major performance indicators are presented in international comparison in Section 3. Then the sample is described and the major interview findings are summarised in Section 4. The concluding section highlights implications for innovation surveys’ methods, further quantitative analyses, as well as innovation policies and policy analyses.

Keywords: Firms' innovation strategies, Automotive industry, Pharmaceuticals, ICT, National and sectoral innovation systems, Innovation surveys, Innovation policies, Hungary

JEL Classification: L21, L62, L63, L65, L86, O31, O32, O38

Suggested Citation

Havas, Attila, Diversity in Firms’ Innovation Strategies and Activities: Main Findings of Interviews and Implications in the Context of the Hungarian National Innovation System (June 1, 2010). MICRO-DYN Working Paper No. 16/10, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2435464 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2435464

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