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Diffusion of Innovation in Service Firms (Hungarian versus Slovakian Business Service Firms)

Csaba Makó, Péter Csizmadia, Miklós Illéssy, Ichiro Iwasaki () and Miklós Szanyi

Journal of East European Management Studies, 2013, vol. 18, issue 1, 135-147

Abstract: The current global financial and economic crisis has brought into prominence the patterns of economic modernisation of post-socialist countries in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. One of the key factors of successful modernisation and sustainability of competitiveness in these economies is the firms’ innovative capability. The paper aims to map and assess the various forms of organisational innovations and their drivers based on original company survey data collected in Hungary and Slovakia among firms operating in the Knowledge Intensive Business Services sector in 2008 and 2009.

Keywords: modernisation; Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS); non-technological innovation; radical and incremental organisational innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L21 L22 L26 P30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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