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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

ISBN: 978-80-7598-180-6


Publisher: Wolters Kluwer ČR, Prague

PY, pages: 2018, 2659-2670

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

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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