The National Innovation System and its relation to small enterprises: The case of the Republic of Macedonia, Prof. Radmil Polenakovik and Dr. Ricardo Pinto
Prof. Radmil Polenakovik
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ss
Cyril and Methodius University Business Start-up Centre, Karpos II bb, P.O. Box 464, 1000 Skopje
Dr. Ricardo Pinto
Pinto Consulting GmbH, Geusbleek 7, D-21435 Stelle
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.
Citation: Polenakovik, R. and Pinto, R. (2010), "The national innovation system and its relation to small enterprises: The case of The Republic of Macedonia", World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 91-107. https://doi.org/10.1108/20425945201000007