The study is focused on defining the position of the Slovak economy in terms of its technology and knowledge intensity catching up with the EU countries' level. The differences between economies are quantified by a share of more or less technology and knowledge intensive segments on total employment, value added and foreign trade. Analysis indicated that Slovakia comparing with EU 15 markedly lags behind in the development of knowledge intensive services and henceforth it keeps a considerably higher share of low and medium-low tech industries; the most remarkable differences have been discovered in the share of high technology manufactures on exports. Therefore, supporting of technology catching up has to become an important part of fulfilling the convergence objectives of Slovakia.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.