Innovation, Financial Culture, and the Social-Economic Environment of SMEs in Hungary

Győri, Ágnes and Czakó, Ágnes and Horzsa, Gergely (2019) Innovation, Financial Culture, and the Social-Economic Environment of SMEs in Hungary. EAST EUROPEAN POLITICS AND SOCIETIES, 20 (10). pp. 1-29. ISSN 0888-3254 (print); 1533-8371 (online)

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Despite the numerous pieces of research that have been undertaken to aid understanding of the innovative activities of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), only a few have dealt with the interaction between innovation activity and the finance-related attitudes, literacy, and knowledge (competencies) of these companies. The current research focuses on specific aspects of the innovation activities of SMEs in a post-communist society (Hungary) by taking into consideration elements of both entrepreneurial financial culture and the social-economic environment. Our analysis is based on a national representative survey, 2017. Results show that the presence of a creative financial culture, and the grounding of management decisions correlate with company innovation. We found that subsidies as external financial sources contribute to a larger extent to the innovation activities of SMEs than other external and internal financial resources. Moreover, the study explores the effects of some economic and social competition-related factors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: SMEs; innovation; financial culture; financial literacy; corporate financial resources; social-economic environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HB Economic Theory / közgazdaságtudomány
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 12:46
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 12:46

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