The role of clusters in stimulating breakthrough innovation in enterprises
|Title:||The role of clusters in stimulating breakthrough innovation in enterprises|
Vol. 7, No 1, 2014
Published date: 20-05-2014 (print) / 20-05-2014 (online)
Journal of International Studies
ISSN: 2071-8330, eISSN: 2306-3483
|Keywords:||cluster, breakthrough innovations, patent applications, Poland|
The subject of this article is the role of clusters in increasing breakthrough innovation of their member enterprises. The aim of the article has been to investigate to what extent entering and operating within a cluster stimulates breakthrough innovation in enterprises. is aim has been achieved on the basis of comparative analysis of the number of patent applications of enterprises in 1990-2012, separately for the periods before and after the beginning of cooperation within the cluster. The study covered enterprises belonging to clusters in the Lower Silesia region (Poland). The results of the study suggest that there is no positive relationship between the enterprises being members of a cluster and their breakthrough innovation.