The study is part of the research activities implemented within the KRIN project – creation of a regional innovation network. Having in mind that qualitative research on innovations in enterprises in Bosnia and Herzegovina is rarely implemented, importance of the study is even higher.
In the first part of the Study, key concepts related to innovation are clarified, while the second part contains an overview of quantitative indicators related to innovation of enterprises in the Republika Srpska, the Federation of BiH, the Western Balkans and the EU. In the third part are findings of the conducted research on the situation, capacities, practice of innovations, barriers and opportunities for improvement of innovations in selected companies in the wood processing and the metal processing sector.
The last part of the study presents findings of the research on reasons for (non)collaboration among enterprises, which are results of another research based on an approach and methodology that is particularly sensitive to complex problems (using Cynefin framework and the SenseMaker software). Due to the fact that this is a new research approach and methodology on a global scale and that researches based on them are very rare, this research has a pioneering character.
The publication is available only in local language.
Project is co-financed by the European Union within the joint programme of the European Union and the German Government for local self-government and economic development in BiH – EU ProLocal, which is implemented by GIZ. The project budget is 233.795 BAM co-financed by the European Union in the amount of 186.498 BAM. The project contributes to improved competitiveness of SMEs in sectors of metal and wood processing in local communities Prijedor, Kozarska Dubica, Gradiška, Laktaši, Prnjavor, Derventa, Banja Luka, through networking of key stakeholders and solving market failures. More information about the project is available here.