COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF INNOVATIVENESS OF THE BUSINESS SECTOR IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA WITH THE SELECTED COUNTRIES IN THE REGION

Marica Antovska, Tatjana Drangovska

Abstract


In this paper, on the basis of the widely used methodology for measuring of innovations - Oslo Manuel, for the reference period 2012 – 2014, was made comparative analyses of the innovativeness of the business sectors in the Republic of Macedonia and other selected countries in the region such as Republic of Bulgaria, Republic of Serbia and Republic of Slovenia.  Тhe results of the analysis indicate the following:  the most Innovative is the Slovenian business sector and the lowest results are shown in the Bulgarian business sector; in terms of the four types of innovations, in the region the dominant part falls back on the non-technological innovations; the degree of innovativeness of the businesses is directly connected to the size of the enterprises; besides Slovenia, in the other selected countries in the region, there is no coincidence between the indicator for R&D intensity and the degree of innovativeness of the business sector etc

Keywords


innovation, business sector, entrepreneurship, R&D, Oslo Manuel, CIS.

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