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Analysis of the efficiency of investments in research and development in Slovenia (AEI-R&D-SLO)

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.04.03  Social sciences  Administrative and organisational sciences  Management 

Code Science Field
S170  Social sciences  Political and administrative sciences 

Code Science Field
5.06  Social Sciences  Political science 
Keywords
Research and Development (R&D), Impacts of R&D, Innovation Union Scoreboard, Global Competitiveness Index, Tax reliefs for R&D, economy growth
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (11)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  30604  PhD Kristijan Breznik  Mathematics  Researcher  2018 - 2020  217 
2.  29842  PhD Valerij Dermol  Interdisciplinary research  Researcher  2018 - 2020  403 
3.  29211  Katarina Košmrlj  Administrative and organisational sciences  Researcher  2018 - 2020  83 
4.  32173  PhD Suzana Laporšek  Economics  Researcher  2018 - 2020  226 
5.  06165  PhD Dušan Lesjak  Administrative and organisational sciences  Head  2018 - 2020  720 
6.  10201  PhD Borut Likar  Economics  Researcher  2018 - 2020  797 
7.  23934  PhD Aleš Lipnik  Economics  Researcher  2018 - 2020  69 
8.  29139  MSc Matic Novak  Economics  Researcher  2018 - 2020  27 
9.  33153  PhD Vesna Skrbinjek  Interdisciplinary research  Researcher  2018 - 2020  92 
10.  21897  PhD Nada Trunk Širca  Administrative and organisational sciences  Researcher  2018 - 2020  575 
11.  34620  PhD Matija Vodopivec  Economics  Researcher  2018 - 2020  75 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  2711  International School for Social and Business Studies  Celje  2213818  4,222 
2.  7097  University of Primorska, Faculty of management  Koper  1810014002  12,528 
Abstract
Research activity is not intended for itself, therefore scientific as well as socio-economic effects are important too.   Slovenia has an above-average European scientific results, innovation system is rated just below the European average, while the per-capita GDP barely reaches the two thirds of the European average. Slovenian economic competitiveness is low.   The content of the project is the analysis of the efficiency of investments in research and development (R&D), the analysis of (non) eligibility of tax reliefs for R&D and their impact on R&D activity of companies, comparative analysis of investments in R&D activity for economic growth and analysis of the effects of investments on R&D related to size of companies, industry, etc.   The project will analyze the strenghths and weaknesess of the Slovenian innovation system and highlight the good practices of successful countries and countries that are making the fastest progress. Therefore, the European Innovation Index and the Global Competitiveness Index will be thorughly analysed and the reasons for the effectiviness and, above all, the ineffectiveness of Slovenia will be studied in detail, and how they could be more successful through the effects of R&D activities.   The project will elaborate the link between funding instruments and the value of both Indexes, which up to now has not yet been addressed in the literature, and will this way influence the development of research in the field of innovation processes.   The results of the project will identify poor mechanisms (criteria, indicators and instruments) when using the research on economic effects in Slovenia and identifying good practices of countries that are successful and appropriate for Slovenia. The implementation of project results to SRA and the work of other institutions of the Slovenian innovation area will last but not least encourage faster economic development of Slovenia.   The result of the project will be good practices of knowledge transfer into the research policy and more broadly in other social subsystems, the elaborated waymarks of monitoring and planning of political/societal effects of research will consequently contribute to the effective functioning of the Slovenian country and/or society as a whole.
Significance for science
There are a number of developed and successful methods to maximize the socio-economic effects on R&D, consequently, numerous documented cases of good practice in the world. This allows for good management of research projects, from their preparation, implementation to completion, and later dissemination of results and theirs' transfer to the economy and non-economy and by that encourage economy growth and development of the whole society.   Analysis of how tax incentives stimulate R&D activity in companies, and how this is reflected in their results and effects, i.e. on the company's business operations and broader on the economy and economic growth and society as a whole will undoubtedly contribute to the further development of this tax instrument.   The European Innovation Index and Global Competitiveness Index both provide data on the overall performance of all innovation management mechanisms in the country or region, therefore, the understanding of their content is important for evaluating the performance of instruments for stimulating the research effects.   In particular, we will deal with the analysis of investments in R&D on the level of companies, as they directly contribute to economic activity and, consequently, to economic growth, which will enable better use of appropriate mechanisms and instruments for R&D activities tailored to the characteristics of individual groups of companies.
Significance for the country
In the last three-hundred years the role of research for the technological progress is undeniable. Successful societies have mechanisms for a quality knowledge transfer into the economy. The difference between the above-average research performance of Slovenia and its Innovation Index, which is slightly below the European average, shows that the knowledge transfer in Slovenia can be significantly higher, which would undoubtedly boost economic growth. The fact that Slovenia is in terms of innovation potential (measured by the European Innovation Index) just below the EU average and is significantly behind the comparable countries in terms of economic performance (GDP). It is therefore even more challenging to turn this potential, which also includes R&D, more effectively to the benefit of the economy and society as a whole. We believe that the project will clearly address this goal and contribute to its realization.   The results of the project will identify poor mechanisms (criteria, indicators and instruments) when using the research on economic effects in Slovenia and identifying good practices of countries that are successful and appropriate for Slovenia.   The implementation of project results to SRA and the work of other institutions of the Slovenian innovation area will last but not least encourage faster economic development of Slovenia.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2018, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2018
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