Robustness of innovation determinants is a crucial component for the company’s capacity to innovate and is increasingly central to our understanding of country (national) innovation capacity. The large number of internal and external determinants therefore raises the question of finding/perceiving the robust determinants of companies’ capacity to innovate. By using a Bayesian Model Averaging approach, the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Competitiveness dataset of 135 countries, 10 periods, and a total of 1.239 observations, has been analysed. From 62 explanatory determinants, 27 determinants were found to be significantly and robustly correlated with companies’ capacity to innovate. Our results show that the large number of the previously suggested innovation determinants is not robust. A holistic approach that jointly considers the internal and external determinants of CCI is proposed. A central ingredient of this approach is direct public and private financial support for performing research and development.
Where is your favorite place to write?
Is there a favorite place?
air and light and time and space
“–you know, I’ve either had a family, a job,
something has always been in the
I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this
place, a large studio, you should see the space and
for the first time in my life I’m going to have
a place and the time to
no baby, if you’re going to create
you’re going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine
you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you’re on
you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown
you’re going to create blind
you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.
baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don’t create anything
except maybe a longer life to find
© Charles Bukowski, Black Sparrow Press
I am organising workshop at European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS2019) in Sweden. The call for submissions is published. More information at
Looking forward to your submissions
For the second time I have run 10km on Skopje.Run.10k. This time faster – 1H 3M 14S 🙂
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Asia Minor. Each of these transiting powers has left its mark upon the region, giving rise to a rich and varied cultural and historical tradition. For over 500 years, until 1912, Macedonia was under the rule of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. After the Second Balkan War, the territory
of Macedonia was divided between Bulgaria, Greece, and Serbia. After that, the present-day area of the Republic of Macedonia was incorporated into the newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. After the Second World War, the Republic of Macedonia
became one of the constituent republics of the new Socialist Federal Republic of …