Jadranka Svarc

Jadranka Svarc
Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar · Department of Sociology and Anthropology

PhD

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This work aims to shed light on the evolution of the national policy framework in Croatia in its transition to circular economy (CE), and provide a better understanding of how Croatia stands in its transition to CE. The methodology employed in this research involves a systematic analysis of policy programmes, initiatives, and actions regarding Croa...
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The goal of this research is to shed additional light on the internationalisation of scholarly publishing in Croatia through research based on the bibliometric analysis of the journal Društvena Istraživanja (DI). The first part of this research is dedicated to bibliometric analysis of DI since its conception in 1992, while the second part discusses...
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The research peripheral countries (RPCs) are faced with the need to provide transformative change for long term sustainable development with scarce research and development resources which rests upon strengthening science base and the transformative innovation policy focused on societal and environmental challenges. The European Commission's propos...
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Purpose The main purpose of this research is to analyse the efficiency of the main European monitoring frameworks to estimate the transition of the countries within the European Union (EU) towards circular economy (CE) using the example of Croatia. Design/methodology/approach Assessment methods with reliable data and appropriate indicators are ess...
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The rise of the digital economy, in terms of digital innovation (DI), requires the reconsideration of the notion of innovation to clarify its conceptualisation in a post–industrial digital economy. The current science, technology, innovation (STI), and social studies of innovation are lacking conceptual, theoretical, and analytical grounds for the...
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Purpose This study, an exploratory one, aims to empirically investigate the association of national intellectual capital (NIC) with the national digital transformation readiness of the European Union's (EU’s) member states. Apart from building the conceptual model of NIC, this study explores the role of NIC dimensions in the digital divide between...
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This article seeks to undertake a critical assessment of the changing position of public science in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of the countries on the periphery of Euro-pean research. These countries are driven by new innovation paradigm based on entrepreneurship, which are implemented within the European Smart specialization strategy (S3). This...
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This book explores the innovation culture in Croatia from a theoretical and empirical point of view. The initial assumption is that national/regional culture, innovation and entrepreneurship interact in a way that affects economic innovation and social progress. The book consists of three parts. The first part seeks to clarify the theoretical frame...
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The transition from a socialist economy to one of capitalism brought, to many countries that had previously been socialist, a drastic decline in their technological competences, technological transfers, and research activities after the 1990s. This research seeks to assess whether or not the policy of technology transfer practised during the social...
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Vlada Republike Hrvatske provela je 2013. godine niz reformi znanstvenoistraživačkog sustava s ciljem povećanja njegove izvrsnosti i međunarodne konkurentnosti. Želeći analizirati dosege spomenutih reformi, 2017. godine provedeno je istraživanje o tome kako znanstvenici, nakon četiri godine rada u novom sustavu, percipiraju promjene u strukturi zna...
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The aim of the article is to explore the possible impacts of culture on in-country regional differences in innovation capacities and propensity to entrepreneurship using the Hofstede’s model of national culture. There is a number of studies that proved the profound influence of culture on innovation and entrepreneurship capacities. By contrast to c...
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U ovome radu polazi se od potrebe za bržim razvojem Bjelovarsko-bilo-gorske županije (BBŽ) koji valja temeljiti, u uvjetima globalne konkurencije, na proizvodima i uslugama više dodane vrijednosti te koji stoga pretpostavlja korištenje inovacija, znanja i obrazovanja. Razvoj navedenih faktora ukazuje na težnju BBŽ-a ka gospodarstvu znanja čiji razv...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relationship between the three components of intellectual capital (IC) (human, structural, and relational), and contextual factors relating to organisational climate (OC) and innovation culture, together with their influence on business performance (BP). Design/methodology/approach This empiric...
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Many scholars are prone to attribute Croatia’s economic backwardness to its soci¬alist heritage and cultural inertia that impede the adoption of pro-Western values underpinning entrepreneurship and innovation as the principal agents of modern economic growth. This approach overlooks the fact that Croatia is lagging behind both the “old” EU member s...
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Innovation culture and the social determinants of national innovation capacities have rarely been empirically researched in innovation-weak post-socialist countries despite the fact that innovation is considered one of the main drivers of their economic growth and convergence. Applying an alternative approach to identifying the factors that shape a...
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The research and innovation system in Central Europe (CE) has not been studied in sufficient depth, either on a theoretical or empirical level. Consequently, it has sometimes been surmised that CE is simply lagging behind the rest of Europe in terms of scientific and technological performance (Archibugi and Coco, 2005). Moreover, although CE compri...
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What does it mean for a university to be entrepreneurial? This global concept, which enables universities to attain social accountability through innovation and participation in local economic development, has become more important than ever in today's knowledge society. This book considers how an entrepreneurial university can improve the social a...
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The aim of the paper is to identify the cross-national differences and similarities in policy-making trends on science in society (SiS) based on the comparative analysis of national reports from FP7 project “Monitoring Policy and Research Activities Related to Science in Society in Europe”. Science in society in EU is characterized by two parallel...
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This article examines the uncertain and ambivalent position of professions and professionalism in the post-industrial service economy driven by the collapse of the concept of the knowledge worker with which professions have largely been identified since the 1990s. The poor definition of knowledge activities, which are uncritically identified with s...
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The goal of the article is to explore the evolution of original concept of knowledge economy based on science intensive production sectors toward service type economies which significantly changed the role of scientific research and technological innovation for economic growth. The paper argues that this transition is due not only to the structural...
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The paper discusses the particularities of the implementation of the concept of smart specialisation in the innovation follower countries using the example of Croatia. Croatian experience suggests that a level of economic and technological development enables the realisation of a reduced concept of smart specialisation that is focused on the develo...
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This paper discusses the impediments to and perspectives of developing Triple Helix systems in the Western Balkan countries (WBCs) that are recognised as an area for future EU enlargement. Based on the level of maturity and performance of the main components of their innovation systems (research potential, R&D-and non-R&D-based innovation, and inno...
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This paper presents an overview of the progress in the development of indicators of sustainable development (SDI) in Croatia and Slovenia in the context of global challenges. The analysis of indicators is based on the national sets of SDIs developed in recent time by different developers with focus on the EU level in comparison with other regions i...
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The paper presents the comparative analysis of the innovation systems of the Western Balkan Countries (WBC) with a special stress on the needs for better regional innovation and science-industry cooperation in order to support the design of the innovation strategy of the region. The final aim is to encourage a new growth paradigm in WBC based on kn...
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This paper presents an effort to identify the types of professors by their attitudes towards entrepreneurial university. We largely extend the original concept of entrepreneurial orientation by exploring the attitudes of university professors, to finally assess the possible existence of different types of supporters among the university human capit...
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The paper discusses results of empirical research focused on the barriers to cooperation of Western Balkan countries and Turkey (WBC&T) in EU Framework Programmes (EU FP). It reveals that WBC&T and member states of EU share a very similar pattern of barriers dominated by ‘Project managing weaknesses’ and ‘Bureaucratic barriers of the European Commi...
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This article analyzes the participation of women in technology-oriented scientific projects (known as the TEST program) to identify gender-based differences in attitudes toward commercialization and innovation based on scientific research. The analysis is based on the TEST program that marks a milestone in science policy in Croatia, and represents...
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The paper presents empirical results of social evaluation of the first innovation policy programme, technology projects (TEST), in Croatia to identify and explain the main bottlenecks of the programme and put them in perspective in terms of the entire innovation system. The motivation is the growing criticism of innovation system's efficiency and p...
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Croatia invested in the last ten years significant efforts to establish the Croatian national innovation system (CNIS) which nowadays presents a complex system of various institutions and supporting programmes for science-industry cooperation. Despite significant progress, the main thesis of the paper is that the concept of NIS in Croatia is, by wo...
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Termini "gospodarstvo i drustvo" znanja u Hrvatskoj dio su politicke retorike i konvencionalne upotrebe jos od polovice devedesetih godina, a da istodobno postoji malo znanja i jos manje slaganja o znacenju ovih pojmova, njihovu podrijetlu i kontekstu nastanka. Razumijevanje gospodarstva znanja nema samo spoznajno-teorijsku nego i prakticno- -polit...
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The paper deals with the concept of smart specialisation in technology-follower countries, using the example of Croatia. Developed countries, especially in the European Union, have growing interest in smart specialisation as a new policy measure and as a way of overcoming uncoordinated focus on supporting the same technological, research and produc...
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Knjiga nastoji pojasniti pojam i značaj inovacijske politike u kontekstu gospodarstva znanja, te koncept nacionalnog inovacijskog sustava koji sadrži mehanizme i instrumente ubrzavanja tehnološkog i inovativnog razvoja. Na taj način želi se pridonijeti uspostavljanju dijaloga između znanstvene zajednice, političke elite i menadžera u određivanju ul...
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sustava i politike putem evaluacije programa HITRA-TEST. Ključne riječi: ZNANSTVENO-TEHNOLOGIJSKA I INOVACIJSKA POLITIKA, SOCIJALNA EVALUA-CIJA, HRVATSKA Uvod: Korijeni znanstveno-tehnologijske i inovacijske politike Uspon znanstvene, tehnologijske i odnedavno inovacijske politike započeo je otkrićem teh-nologijske promjene kao glavnog pokretača go...
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The main aim of the paper is to provide an alternative paradigm of transition of the Croatian economy towards knowledge economy, which is based on the concept of national innovation system and innovation policy. Following this aim, the main differences between the liberal neo-classical and evolutionary-institutional approach to technical change and...
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This paper discusses the roles of socio-political factors and related public policies in the economic growth of Croatia, as well as their influence on its transition to a knowledge economy (KE). The Croatian experience might help to understand transition processes in other Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs). This paper argues that Croat...
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The main aim of the paper is to provide an alternative paradigm of transition of the Croatian economy towards knowledge economy, which is based on the concept of national innovation system and innovation policy. Following this aim, the main differences between the liberal neo-classical and evolutionary- -institutional approach to technical change a...
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The paper discusses the needs for radical changes of the traditional system of scientific and academic research in Croatia into a new knowledge production as a consequence of the emerging of the knowledge-based economy and national innovation systems in the 1990s. The new mode of knowledge production aims at capitalization and commercialization of...
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The first thing analyzed in the article is the new theoretical framework of modernization, which originates from the theory of innovative society and knowledge-based economies. Modern or innovative societies are founded on knowledge-based economies whose main reproductive resources are knowledge (research and development) and intellectual capital (...
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The first thing analyzed in the article is the new theoretical framework of modernization, which originates from the theory of innovative society and knowledge-based economies. Modern or innovative societies are founded on knowledge-based economies whose main reproductive resources are knowledge (research and development) and intellectual capital (...
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An empirical analysis of science-industry co-operation in Croatia was undertaken to identify: the intensity of co-operation between industry and various types of research organisations; the nature of this co-operation; and the main motives and obstacles as perceived by R&D institutions. The analysis confirmed that science-industry co-operation in C...
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The paper presents an empirical analysis of the utilisation of scientific and technological information (STI) in the industry of Croatia. The aim of the analysis is to enable better placement of STI within industnal firms. The analysis deals with the STI market conceived as a mechanism of STI exchange between STI suppliers and industrial users It i...
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The Cobb-Douglas model applied to value added as a function of labor, capital, purchases of information services, and purchases of other input is used to investigate the use of information by the industry and mining sector in Croatia, Yugoslavia. It is demonstrated that the raw data set directly available from the Bureau of Statistics of Croatia ca...
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The paper examines the development of innovation policy (IP) in Croatia during the 1994-2004 period and it does so from the R&D sector's point of view. The paper argues that Croatia has failed to make the necessary shift from the standard research and industrial policies towards an innovation policy which is seen as the new policy paradigm necessar...
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The paper discusses the needs for radical changes of the traditional system of scientific and academic research in Croatia into a new knowledge production as a consequence of the emerging of the knowledge-based economy and national innovation systems in the1990s. The new mode of knowledge production aims at capitalization and commercialization of k...
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The paper deals with the appearance and meaning of national innovative system (NIS)in conditions of new techno-economic paradigm, economy of knowledge and making technological changes endogenous, and considers the possibilities of building NIS in Croatia. It concludes that NIS as strategic integration of scientific, technological and industrial pol...

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Bringing together contributions of thought leaders in the field, the book plans to cover the following foci and is accordingly inviting book chapters to each of these (exemplary) foci. We invite all kinds of contributions, being conceptual/theoretical, qualitative, quantitative or experimental by nature, within the following key themes and others of relevance will be considered: 1. STI policies and practices in digital entrepreneurship 2. Nature of scientific research for digital innovations 3. Digital innovations, scientific research in Industry 4 4. Digital innovations and Society 5. National Intellectual Capital and the Digital Transformation 6. sustainable development goals (SDG) and digital innovations 7. Digital innovations in entrepreneurship 8. Organizational and cultural prerequisites for digital innovations 9. Open innovation-digital innovation Interface 10. University- industry cooperation in digital innovations 11. Innovation culture in digital entrepreneurialism 12. Marketing in digital entrepreneurship 13. Digital Business Models 14. Digit inability or cross-fertilization between digital innovations and sustainability 15. Managerial tools for digital enterprises 16. Artificial intelligence and Internet of Things applied in the different sectors 17. critical reflections and/or specific guidelines for utilizing research methods in digital entrepreneurship and/or science , technology innovation 18. Dark side of digitalisation Target extent (please indicate word count and include all footnotes /endnotes, and references, noting that figures are each calculated at 500 words and tables at 300 words). 8000-9000 words each of chapters . 4. Copyright: None of material to be included has been previously published. SELECTION OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE BOOK The contributions are selected upon the extended abstract (max one page). The abstract submission should include:  The number and the title of the book section to which submitted contribution should be considered  Title of the contribution  Author(s)' details, including 150-200 word bio with the focus on experience  ORCID identification numbers for all authors if used/applicable/desired.  Extended abstract (British English) (+ references in APA style). (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition, ISBN 978-1-4338-3215-4)  Current state, theories or methods to which the contribution is made  The primary research question  The theoretical and/or conceptual focus of the contribution  The research methodology/design if applicable  The expected results  The contribution to the discourse on digital entrepreneurship in science, technology or innovationT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: I. Extended abstract submission deadline: December, 30th 2022 II. Decision upon abstract acceptance January, 31st 2023 III. Full chapter due: April, 30th 2023 IV. Feedback to authors: May 31st 2023 V. Revised chapters due: October 31st, 2023 VI. Feedback to authors December 15th 2023 VII. Final manuscript submission: February 28th, 2024 VIII. Estimated book publication: late 2024 Please do study the information contained in Author Hub: https://www.e-elgar.com/author-hub/author-information/ Editors: Marina Dabić, full professor University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business mdabic@net.efzg.hr Jadranka Švarc, senior researcher Institute Ivo Pilar 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia jadranka.svarc@pilar.hr Tugrul U. Daim, full professor, Portland State University, Oregon USA, ji2td@pdx.edu All submissions should be made via email to the handling editor Marina Dabić mdabic@net.efzg.hr
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Svrha istraživanja je objasniti tipologiju digitalnih poduzeća u Hrvatskoj i evaluirati proces digitalne transformacije u Hrvatskoj.