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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF INNOVATION CAPACITY FROM HUMAN CAPITAL PERSPECTIVE ON REGIONAL LEVEL: STUDY OF SLOVAKIA Print E-mail

M. Lučkaničová, Z. Maliková

Abstract
The paper deals with innovation index related to existing US innovation index. The US Innovation Index provides comparison of innovation capacity of selected territorial entities.
 
This comparative study looks closer on one of the component sub - indices: Human capital. Both, theorists and policy - makers, too are aware of human capital which takes active role as catalyst for innovation. This is evident not only from researches but also from various indicators in which human capital represents one of the measured component. Such indicators tempt to measure innovation capacity or potential of given territory and allow making rankings among countries. The aim of this paper is to use Human Capital Index derived from US Innovation Index for Slovak regional comparison and to analyze ranking of countries of Visegrad Group from the same perspective.
 
The paper is organized as follows: first part deals with the role of innovations and knowledge within knowledge economy, supported by theoretical approaches about importance of human capital in the whole context. Second part dedicates to regional disparities of Slovak regions and innovation overview of selected countries based on diverse indices. Practical part provides methodology and descriptive analysis, supported by maps and calculations run in computing and graphics software R. The results exhibit regional diversity of innovation capacity among selected regions and Visegrad Group countries, too.
 
Key words: Human Capital Index, US Innovation Index, innovation capacity, regional disparities

This paper was supported by the project Economic efficiency of providing public services in municipalities of different population size in Slovakia supported by the Slovak Research and Grants Agency based on the contract VEGA 1/1046/11.

 
Martina Lučkaničová, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Zuzana Maliková, Faculty of Economics, Technical University of Košice, Slovakia, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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Lučkaničová  M., Maliková Z.. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF INNOVATION CAPACITY FROM HUMAN CAPITAL PERSPECTIVE ON Regional LEVEL: STUDY OF SLOVAKIA. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.5, no.2:196-217, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2012-no2-art13

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2012-no2-art13 

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