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ISSN: 2450-7733    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/sip.2019.56-07
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Issue archive / nr 56 2019
Innovation and internationalization of companies: a theory and practise

Authors: Katarzyna Kozioł-Nadolna ORCID
Uniwersytet Szczeciński
Keywords: product & process innovation internationalization company MNC (multinational corporation) Poland
Year of publication:2019
Page range:13 (81-93)
Klasyfikacja JEL: F23 O30
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The article has a theoretical and empirical character. Its purpose is to present the relationships between innovation and internationalization of the company. Innovation and internationalization are connected. The first part of article presents the theoretical basis for innovation and internationalization of enterprises, is based on the literature of the subject. The second focused on showing the links between these categories, presenting/using the results of research and own research.
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