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Student theses oriented on solving business problems as an effective factor of firms’ innovativeness


This aim of this paper is to explore the role and usefulness of applied student theses dedicated to solve specified firms’ problems from the perspective of firms manage. The additional value of such theses is connected with increase of interpersonal relations between universities and firms as well as decrease costs of recruitment in enterprises. The paper presents the results of research based on 50 interviews conducted in Krakow with representatives of firms for which such theses were prepared by students of five universities. Positive opinion about students engagement, high level of satisfaction of contacts with universities, usefulness and possibility of students theses implementation confirm that such kind of knowledge generated within this process is important for effective strategy of innovative development.


Innovation, entrepreneurship



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