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(pp.091-107) R. Polenakovik and R. Pinto’The National Innovation System and its relation to small enterprises: The case of the Republic of Macedonia’, WJSTSD, Vol. 7, No, 1, 2010

World Journal of Science, Technology & Sustainable Development (WJSTSD)Radmil Polenakovik, Ss. Cyril and MethodiusUniversity Business Start-up Centre, Macedonia
Ricardo Pinto, Pinto Consulting GmbH, Germany

Abstract: Authors summarises the research conducted for the needs of a EU-funded project to assist the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Macedonia to develop a strategy and programme to stimulate the development of SMEs during the period 2007–2010. The research reviewed the current status of the National Innovation System (NIS), its key elements and inter-relationships. It assessed the government strategies and policies that are targeting the above-mentioned NIS elements. This paper culminates in a series of recommendations for policy intervention that can be considered for the SME development programme.
Keywords: NIS; National innovation system; STI; Science; Technology and innovation; R&D; Research and development; SMEs; Small and medium-size enterprises

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