Cooperation of enterprises in the functional area in the field of innovation

Edward Stawasz, University of Lodz. Faculty of Management, University of Lodz
2020 Optimum Economic Studies  
Purpose -The aim of the presented article is the assessment of the relationship between the intensity of cooperation in the field of innovation of small and medium-sized enterprises with other business entities and their location in the functional area. Research method -A review of the literature on determinants of cooperation in the field of innovation of small and medium-sized enterprises operating in the functional area was carried out. The second part of the article presents the results of
more » ... nts the results of empirical research conducted among 150 small and mediumsized companies operating in the Lodz-Warsaw functional area. The survey was carried out based on the interview method, using an anonymous questionnaire, with owners or co-owners of enterprises or their main managers. Results -Proximity of companies and other entities located in the functional area and the resulting cooperation in the field of innovation have a positive effect on financial and non-financial results obtained through cooperation. This indicates a dependence between cooperation and innovativeness of companies which are located in the functional area and have partners there. Originality / value -The analysis of the results of the conducted research confirms the assumption that the intensity of cooperation in the field of innovation of Polish small and medium-sized enterprises with other economic entities depends on their location in functional areas. Keywords: functional area, scope and results of cooperation of enterprises in the field of innovation JEL classification: D22, L24, R12
doi:10.15290/oes.2020.01.99.02 fatcat:db6nh4lnuvhzxc4t2rucgtjsjq