COOPERATION AND INNOVATION AS A KEY SUCCESS FACTORS FOR DEVELOPMENT IN REGIONS

Dace Štefenberga

Abstract


Innovation and entrepreneurship in regions is one of essential tools, in added value creation in economics and in development in national level. It is very important to encourage creativity, new ways of thinking and continuous process of learning of individuals. There are some different approaches how to measure competitiveness of state economy and competitiveness in regional level. Global Competitiveness Index shows competitiveness of state among other world economies based on the 12 pillars of competitiveness, which is difficult to apply in regional or entrepreneurial level due to lack of data at regional level. Innovation is a key factor for development and competitiveness in individual (individual, enterprise) and institutional (local governmental institutions, regional, national and global level. Scientific problem of article is that impact of creativity, knowledge creation and dissemination and cooperation could not be measured trough quantitative data. Aim of the article is to define support model for cooperation of individual – institutional level in innovative entrepreneurship and its impact on regional development. Methods ar analysis of  scientific literature, and political planning documents for define of support model in dynamic external environment.

KEY WORDS: innovation, regional development, cooperation level.

JEL CODES: M21, O18, R11

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/rfds.v28i2.1948


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