Author(s): Jakub Piecuch, Joanna Szarek
Title: The Importance of Start-Ups in the Process of Technological Convergence in the Visegrad Group Countries
Source: International Scientific Days 2018 :: Towards Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Global Agriculture and Food Systems :: Proceedings
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer ČR, Prague
PY, pages: 2018, 2659-2670
Published on-line: 2018-11-09
Abstract: Countries of Central and Eastern Europe are facing the challenge of creating an economy based on innovation and knowledge. Eliminating the disproportions in economic development is the key part of the EU’s regional policy, and therefore of each member state. The goal of this paper is to analyze technological convergence and to compare startup ecosystems in Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Based on the established goal, three main theses were formulated:
1.The process of technological convergence in the V4 countries is occurring at a similar rate.
2.The largest number of startups in Poland, compared to the countries in the region, is indicative of comparative advantage of this country over other Visegrad Group countries in the high-tech sector.
3.Development of startup ecosystems contributes to forcing the pace of technological convergence in the region.
Keywords: startup, startup ecosystem, technological convergence, Visegrad Group
JEL Classification: R11, R58, P25
Rights:Open Access :: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 International Licence
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