@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999652,
	  title     = {Knowledge Acquisition as Determinant of Outputs of Innovative Business in Regions of the Czech Republic},
	  author    = {P. Hajek and  J. Stejskal},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {The aim of this paper is to analyze the ability to
identify and acquire knowledge from external sources at the regional
level in the Czech Republic. The results show that the most important
sources of knowledge for innovative activities are sources within the
businesses themselves, followed by customers and suppliers.
Furthermore, the analysis of relationships between the objective of
the innovative activity and the ability to identify and acquire
knowledge implies that knowledge obtained from (1) customers aims
at replacing outdated products and increasing product quality; (2)
suppliers aims at increasing capacity and flexibility of production;
and (3) competing businesses aims at growing market share and
increasing the flexibility of production and services. Regions should
therefore direct their support especially into development and
strengthening of networks within the value chain.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering},
	  volume    = {8},
	  number    = {11},
	  year      = {2014},
	  pages     = {3490 - 3493},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999652},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/95},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 95, 2014},