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Original scientific paper

R&D Activities as a Growth Factor of Foreign-Owned SMEs in Croatia

Zoran Aralica
Domagoj Račić
Denis Redžepagić

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APA 6th Edition
Aralica, Z., Račić, D. & Redžepagić, D. (2009). R&D Activities as a Growth Factor of Foreign-Owned SMEs in Croatia. Croatian Economic Survey, (11), 73-93. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/35887
MLA 8th Edition
Aralica, Zoran, et al. "R&D Activities as a Growth Factor of Foreign-Owned SMEs in Croatia." Croatian Economic Survey, vol. , no. 11, 2009, pp. 73-93. https://hrcak.srce.hr/35887. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Aralica, Zoran, Domagoj Račić and Denis Redžepagić. "R&D Activities as a Growth Factor of Foreign-Owned SMEs in Croatia." Croatian Economic Survey , no. 11 (2009): 73-93. https://hrcak.srce.hr/35887
Harvard
Aralica, Z., Račić, D., and Redžepagić, D. (2009). 'R&D Activities as a Growth Factor of Foreign-Owned SMEs in Croatia', Croatian Economic Survey, (11), pp. 73-93. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/35887 (Accessed 01 December 2020)
Vancouver
Aralica Z, Račić D, Redžepagić D. R&D Activities as a Growth Factor of Foreign-Owned SMEs in Croatia. Croatian Economic Survey [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2020 December 01];(11):73-93. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/35887
IEEE
Z. Aralica, D. Račić and D. Redžepagić, "R&D Activities as a Growth Factor of Foreign-Owned SMEs in Croatia", Croatian Economic Survey, vol., no. 11, pp. 73-93, 2009. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/35887. [Accessed: 01 December 2020]

Abstracts
The aim of this paper is to explore the role of R&D activity as a factor of innovation and growth in foreign-owned SMEs in Croatia. In this paper, we try to confirm the hypothesis that there is a significant statistical difference (measured by the chi-square test) between high-growth foreign-owned SMEs and low-growth foreign-owned SMEs with regard to R&D activities. R&D activities are measured by annual expenditures on R&D and by the existence of R&D collaboration with external partners. In addition, the role of the firm as a source of technological knowledge for R&D activities and innovation for its partners is measured. The growth performance (i.e. increase of total revenues and number of employees) of foreign-owned SMEs in Croatia cannot be explained by R&D activities. However, a statistical difference has been observed in the case of high-growth SMEs as knowledge sources for foreign competitors.

Keywords
small and medium-sized enterprises; R&D activities; Croatia

Hrčak ID: 35887

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/35887

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