It investigates firms’ innovation behavior in transition countries before and after the global economic crisis in 2009. It uses firm level data of two BEEPS survey waves of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) from 2009 and 2012 in order to investigate determinants of firms’ innovative activities in times of crisis in transition countries. The paper is part of the cumulative dissertation of Katharina Friz who is working on topics related to the economic development of the Russian economy.
The presentation took place within the research stay (May to July 2019) of Katharina Friz at the Institute of Economics, Finance and Management at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The Jagiellonian University is Poland’s oldest higher education institution and the second oldest in Central Europe. Furthermore, the Jagiellonian University is one of Poland’s best institutions of higher education and collaborating with major academic centers from all over the world. In 2018, it was the only Polish and Eastern European university which was included in “Reuters Top 100” (Europe’s most innovative universities ranking). The Faculty of Business Studies and Economics of the University of Bremen, especially the working group of Prof. Dr. Jutta Günther shares a long-standing scientific collaboration with the colleagues of Jagiellonian University.