Attitude of the smes in the south plain region to the academic innovation

Vincze-Lendvai Edina and Hódur Sára: Attitude of the smes in the south plain region to the academic innovation. In: Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia 2-3. pp. 270-277. (2010)

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In the 20th century the role of the university transformed towards to research, applied research besides education. In addition, there is a third function, too. namely marketing/saleing. of the research results via spin off companies. The European Commission - according to what was said at the summit of Lisbon- regards universities as the heart of the economic development (Shattock. 2009). They say that the European universities -comparing to the ones in the USA- do not utililize fully their potentials. They consider as the main shortcomings, that the European universities are not able to react to the new challenges, to support economic development and thus, they should be forced to accomplish reforms (COM. 2006(a)). For this reason, the European universities, so have the national ones, have started to realize technology transfer offices, spin-off firms, regulations on research utilization. The necessity of these changes has been widely debated by the society so far. We intended to get to know the attitude, motivation and actual problems of small and medium entrepreneurships in the region of the South Plain with a questionnaire research. First of all. we asked the managers to fill in the compiled questionnaires separately, online. They were the members of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Csongrád County. They were informed about our survey by the Chamber in the form of Newsletter. Supply of data was voluntary, but in the interest of further availability we asked the firms and their managers to give us their address and phone number. We processed the questionnaires, altogether 46. by means of the Microsoft Excel program. The main question groups were the following: • We started with general questions in connection with the businesses. • In the second question group we tried to map. in an indirect way. if they feel the necessity to form a connection with the University. So we asked if they have any, non-financial problems to be solved or ideas to be realized which they could not accomplish alone. • The third question group aimed at the innovative activities of the enterprises. We tried to collect data about how much the enterprises accomplish Research and Development activities or if they have an organization of innovation. • With the fourth question group we intended to see the knowledge and opinions in connection with the University of Szeged. • Finally, we examined disposition for cooperation with the fifth question group. We wanted to see if the managers would like to form a connection with the university.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review of faculty of engineering : analecta technica Szegedinensia
Date: 2010
Number: 2-3
ISSN: 1788-6392
Page Range: pp. 270-277
Language: English
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Közgazdaságtudomány
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 276-277. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2016. Oct. 15. 12:24
Last Modified: 2021. Jan. 27. 09:49

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