Selected aspects of the innovation policy of enterprises operating in the Member States of the European Union

- Jerzy Baruk Ph.D. Eng.

Jerzy BarukIn the era of innovation revolution it is justified to pursue rational policy of innovation on the level of country, region and company. Innovations have become a basic development factor for business entities, the growth of their competitiveness, improvement of their position on the market, growth of economic efficiency etc. The assumptions of such policy should be based on a precise diagnosis of the existing state in the area of innovative activity. This article tries to carry out such a diagnosis by looking for answers to the following questions:
1. Did companies functioning in Member States of the European Union conduct rational policy in the area of innovative activity?
2. Did the implemented innovations contribute to the achievement of particular revenues?
3. What share of the generated revenues was invested by companies in innovative activity?

To answer these questions the method of statistical-comparative analysis of empirical research conducted by TNS Political & Social in 28 Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and USA was used. The survey was conducted in February 2016 on a sample of 14,117 companies in the area of trends in business innovation in the EU.

Jerzy Baruk, Ph.D. Eng., Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland – a retired academic of the Institute of Marketing and Management of the Faculty of Economics at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. His research work focuses on the organisational and economic aspects of innovation activities, innovation management and management through innovation, as well as the impact of innovation on the efficient functioning of organisations. Knowledge management and the relationship between the management of knowledge and innovation creation constitutes another area of his research work. Author of over 350 scientific publications on the broader aspects of innovation and knowledge management published in domestic and international scientific journals and conference materials. Author of four books and numerous other co-authored publications. He has also presented the results of his scholarly work and research at many domestic and international conferences. A fellow of the following learned organisations: Scientific Society of Organization and Management; Polish Association for Production Management; “Taures” Economic Initiative Enterprise in Warsaw; Lublin Scientific Society; Polish Praxeological Society; University – Industry – Science Partnership; Polish UNISPAR Working Group Society; Innovative Entrepreneurs’ Club at the Lublin Development Foundation. Advisor in the Lublin Branch of the Scientific Society for Organization and Management as well as the “Taures” Economic Initiative Enterprise in Warsaw.

DOI: 10.14611/MINIB.28.06.2018.09
Contact: jerzy.baruk(at)poczta.onet.pl
MINIB, 2018, Vol. 28, Issue 2

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