Negrusa, Adina L.; Gica, Oana A.; Cosma, Smaranda A.
March 2008
Journal of International Business & Economics;3/20/2008, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p79
Academic Journal
The SMEs play an important role in the economy of every nation, being responsible for the creation of an important number of jobs, and for a healthy competitive environment. The SMEs play an important role in stimulating the innovation. For this reason we chose to analyze the innovative behaviour of the SME's sector form Transylvania Region, Romania, on a sample of 257 SME's acting in the field of production, services and commerce. We interrogated the enterprises about the new products/services launched on the market for 2005-2007 period, about the solutions used to modify the structure of the products/services, the source of the new products/services, and whether the new products/services were new on the global, national market or company's market. We were interested about the information/idea sources and the financial resources for the innovative actions and what support programs they use to ensure the success of the innovation actions. We have also asked them to rank the factors that impair the innovative actions.


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