Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development, Volume 37, Number 3

TOPSIS method in assessing innovative potential of voivodships in Poland

Lidia Luty, Artur J. Kożuch, Valdemaras Makutėnas, Aušra Butvilaitė

Abstract

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.

Keyword(s): innovational potential, linear method of ordering objects, TOPSIS method, voivodships


Full Text: PDF



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15544/mts.2015.35

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.
1134 views

Management Theory and Studies for Rural Business and Infrastructure Development eISSN 2345-0355

This journal is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License. Responsible editor: Dr Audrius Gargasas.