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Title: Lack of Systemic Thinking and Innovation; Case of Slovenia - A Transitional Country
Authors: Matjaž, MULEJ
Keywords: culture
economic development
systemic thinking
Issue Date: Nov-2005
Publisher: JAIST Press
Abstract: European Union admits its lack of innovativeness. This holds even more of its ten new member-states from the Central and Eastern Europe, including Slovenia. Her economic and social development reasons for her lack of innovativeness can be summarized in a history of culture preferring (exaggerated) solidarity to entrepreneurship. It is centuries long. The attempt to create entrepreneurship by import of investors with written-off equipment in Kingdom of Yugoslavia times lacked time to demonstrate its success in 1930s. Kingdom experienced a fictitious democracy. In the same period the liberalistic economy led to the big depression. Hitler won - with no democracy - all the wars against countries with democracy, in 1930s. Yugoslavia, including Slovenia, was heavily destroyed in WWII, as well as lost most of the remaining entrepreneurs. In a synergy of all these reasons, people accepted solidarity and accelerated industrialization under Tito. Lack of systems thinking and innovation helped country succeed on a fictitious basis: international debts financed Yugoslavs’ living. This could not last. Slovenia went independent and supported innovation legally enough to enter European Union, but less so in real culture and economy. Thus, the so-called transition is not one from socialism to capitalism, but a more natural one - from pre-industrial via the early industrialization to the industrial era. Move to postindustrial era as the one of an innovative society is the next step. It is delayed a lot and causes danger of neocolonial exploitation.
Description: The original publication is available at JAIST Press http://www.jaist.ac.jp/library/jaist-press/index.html
IFSR 2005 : Proceedings of the First World Congress of the International Federation for Systems Research : The New Roles of Systems Sciences For a Knowledge-based Society : Nov. 14-17, 2008, Kobe, Japan
Language: ENG
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/3798
ISBN: 4-903092-02-X
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