CHARACTERISTICS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISES AND PROBLEMS AFFECTING THEIR ACTIVITIES Cover Image

CHARACTERISTICS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISES AND PROBLEMS AFFECTING THEIR ACTIVITIES
CHARACTERISTICS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISES AND PROBLEMS AFFECTING THEIR ACTIVITIES

Author(s): Petra Matějovská
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Financial Markets
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: Small and middle enterprises; innovation management; research and development; market;
Summary/Abstract: Innovation is generally considered as a motive power of economic growth nowadays. Especially new products, services and new methods of their production and providing are increasing the economic value and enable to improve the standard of living. SMEs are responsible for the most of the innovations that lead to new more valuable goods and services. SMEs include all types of companies from the single proprietorship to the cooperatives. Whereas some SMEs offer very traditional goods and services or craft products, many others are fast-growing companies in the field of top-technologies.

  • Page Range: 361-367
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English