ANALYSIS OF THE INNOVATION ACTIVITY PERFORMANCE IN THE KHARKIV REGION (Analiz stanu innovatsiynoyi diyalnosti v Kharkivskomu reguioni)
The article contains Information about an ad hoc innovation-focused survey of 12 leading enterprises, research and technological organizations, firms located in the city of Kharkiv (regional center, large industrial center in the Eastern Ukraine), conducted by specialists of economics and marketing department of the National Technical University 'Kharkiv Politechnic Institute'. Questions included in interview are divided into two groups: innovation-specific factors depending on enterprises; innovation-specific externalities, including administrative (regulatory) influences on innovation and investment activities. The first group of questions deals with innovation activity in respondents' enterprises, location of innovations generators (internal or external), technology (intellectual property) transfer. Regarding the first group of questions, the surveyed sample performance seems to be acceptable as a whole, although more than 40% of respondents have low or too low innovation performance. The second group of questions aims to find out respondents' opinion on what the innovation performance depend (state power, business partners, personnel); respondents' needs and expectations with respect to administrative support and its forms, and to private investment and its forms; respondents' visions of the strongest policy-specific pressures on innovation (such as taxation system, failure to secure invested funds). Basically, innovation performance in surveyed organizations can be referred to as rather satisfactory, in spite of the lack of administrative support as reported by the overwhelming majority (75%) of respondents.
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