TOPSIS method in assessing innovative potential of voivodships in Poland
The article presents an assumption that the characterization of regional innovativeness requires an assessment on many levels, mainly at the regional level. For this reason in this research paper is applied the linear method of ordering objects as an instrument for assessing and comparing the level of innovativeness on the example of Polish voivodships. The aim of research is to present the TOPSIS method as an instrument for assessing and comparing the level of innovativeness of Polish voivodships. Research object: innovative potential of Poland voivodships. The results allowed identifying the level of differentiation among Polish voivodships in terms of distance of the object from the “ideal” and “undesirable”, as well as making their hierarchy and arranging them in 3 groups of innovativeness. The research and its results lead to the conclusion that the proposed method is a useful tool in evaluating the regions according to their innovativeness level.
JEL Codes: Q16, Q12, M10.
Article in: English
Published on-line: 2015-09-28
Keyword(s): innovational potential, linear method of ordering objects, TOPSIS method, voivodships
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