Croatian High-Tech Industry: Current State and Prospects
; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Information Sciences, Lorenza Jägera 9, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
; University North in Varaždin, 104. brigade 3, 42000 Varaždin, Croatia
; Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Department of Physics, Trg Ljudevita Gaja 6, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
APA 6th Edition Dukić, G., Kozina, G. i Dukić, D. (2019). Croatian High-Tech Industry: Current State and Prospects. Tehnički vjesnik, 26 (2), 545-551. https://doi.org/10.17559/TV-20180516222030
MLA 8th Edition Dukić, Gordana, et al. "Croatian High-Tech Industry: Current State and Prospects." Tehnički vjesnik, vol. 26, br. 2, 2019, str. 545-551. https://doi.org/10.17559/TV-20180516222030. Citirano 12.05.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition Dukić, Gordana, Goran Kozina i Darko Dukić. "Croatian High-Tech Industry: Current State and Prospects." Tehnički vjesnik 26, br. 2 (2019): 545-551. https://doi.org/10.17559/TV-20180516222030
Harvard Dukić, G., Kozina, G., i Dukić, D. (2019). 'Croatian High-Tech Industry: Current State and Prospects', Tehnički vjesnik, 26(2), str. 545-551. https://doi.org/10.17559/TV-20180516222030
Vancouver Dukić G, Kozina G, Dukić D. Croatian High-Tech Industry: Current State and Prospects. Tehnički vjesnik [Internet]. 2019 [pristupljeno 12.05.2021.];26(2):545-551. https://doi.org/10.17559/TV-20180516222030
IEEE G. Dukić, G. Kozina i D. Dukić, "Croatian High-Tech Industry: Current State and Prospects", Tehnički vjesnik, vol.26, br. 2, str. 545-551, 2019. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.17559/TV-20180516222030
Sažetak The goal of this study is to investigate the current state of Croatian high-tech sector and to evaluate its prospects. The growth of the high-tech sector was greatly impeded by the economic crisis. Despite some progress in recent years, the analysed data suggest that the potential of Croatian high-tech industry has not been sufficiently exploited. The share of high-tech products in Croatian international trades is still low, with imports significantly exceeding exports. For years, the electronics and telecommunications industries have been Croatia’s largest high-tech export and import sectors. Lately, the leading high-tech exporter has been the pharmaceutical industry, while the imports and exports of computers and office machines have shown a downward trend. The data also indicate that research and development expenditures have increased substantially over the past several years. However, this is just one of the prerequisites for high-tech industry development. So far, Croatia has not provided an environment that encourages high-tech investments. There are many areas that need improvement for Croatian high-tech sector to become a generator of economic growth, such as creating a positive business and investment climate, stimulating flexible and innovative entrepreneurship, and building an education system capable of meeting the needs of the high-tech industry.