Determinants of Strengthening Technological Capabilities of Different Sectors

Commissioned by: The Institute of Economics, Zagreb
Project duration: January 1, 2024 - December 31, 2027
Project manager: Zoran Aralica
Collaborators: Ivan-Damir Anić, Ljiljana Božić, Jelena Budak, Sonja Radas, Edo Rajh, Bruno Škrinjarić

The project is divided into five units: a) informal institutions in the digital environment, b) adoption, emergence and spread of technologies and analysis of their effects within different sectors, c) innovative consumer buying behavior, d) sustainability and skills, and e) methodology for improvement of reliability of subjective data and application to innovation. The first unit analyzes the behavior of business entities and individuals in certain informal, permitted or prohibited business practices. The second part refers to the adoption, creation and spread of technologies at the level of population, within the business sector as well as the scientific and research sector. As part of the analysis of the business sector, female entrepreneurship in the sector of high-tech and knowledge-intensive companies will be analyzed, as well as the differences between different management styles in relation to company performance. Within the third set of topics, the attitudes, perceptions and propensity of consumers towards innovations and the purchase of new products/services are analyzed. The fourth unit refers to topics within which innovations and technological changes are analyzed and their impact on the general level of well-being and sustainability of the entire social economic system. With the exception of the concept of ecologically sustainable business, this unit will also explore the matching of competences on the labor market. The fifth unit is the development of methods for improving the reliability of subjective data and their application to the development of innovations and beyond.

RESEARCH AREASInnovation, research and development; Sectors and enterprises


Project ''Determinants of Strengthening Technological Capabilities of Different Sectors'', monitored by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, was funded within the National Recovery and Resilience Plan 2021–2026 – NextGenerationEU.