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Pro-innovative motives for establishing cooperation by enterprises: An empirical study in Poland

Vol. 13, No 2, 2020

Anna Wasiluk

 

Bialystok University of Technology,

Poland

E-mail: a.wasiluk@pb.edu.pl

ORCID 0000-0002-5980-333X

Pro-innovative motives for establishing cooperation by enterprises: An empirical study in Poland

 

Romualdas Ginevičius

 

Bialystok University of Technology,

Poland 

E-mail: romualdas.ginevicius@vgtu.lt 

ORCID 0000-0003-2067-4398


 


 

Abstract. The issue of innovation is currently often perceived in the context of inter-organizational cooperation. In literature on this subject one of the ways to win in competition is by seeking synergies resulting from cooperation of companies with other firms, including their competitors, as well as with business environment institutions or research and development entities. The global experience indicates an important role of these ties in generating innovations. Taking all of the above into account, this paper aims to determine whether companies establish cooperation with one another and also with other institutions of their business environment and science, and whether they are ready to strengthen cooperation in the near future in order to improve their innovativeness. Quantitative research included 76 construction companies, 83 food industry enterprises, 76 enterprises in metal and machinery and 82 those in wood and furniture industry. The research carried out has allowed us to specify previous academic achievements with regard to the readiness of companies to undertake cooperation with their competition, with scientific institutions and also with other business environment entities. The obtained results indicate a large deficit both in terms of previous cooperation and with regard to the readiness to increase it in the near future, which, unfortunately, confirms previous conclusions outlined in the already available literature.

 

Received: October, 2019

1st Revision: January, 2020

Accepted: June, 2020

 

DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2020/13-2/17

JEL ClassificationL22, L26, M14

Keywords: companies, business environment institutions, cooperation, business clusters, networks of companies