American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

An Analysis of Innovativeness as the Basic Competitiveness Factor of the Sector of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Poland in the Years 2001–2012 against Changes in the Selected Measures of the National Economy
Barbara Siuta-Tokarska

The publication analyzes and tries to assess innovative activity of small and medium-sized enterprises in Poland. The above analysis and assessment was made in the context of the competitiveness of the SME sector in Poland and against selected measures characterizing the national economy within that scope, as well as based on the selected indicators for average values in the European Union. The whole article is divided into four, logically linked parts. Introduction shows dependencies between innovative activity and competitiveness, Part Two discusses innovative activity and competitiveness of SMEs in Poland in the years 2001-2006, Part Three deals with the years 2007-2012, whereas Part Four, forming the Conclusions, indicates challenges that the SME sector enterprises in Poland face in the 21st century.

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