Author(s): Igor Kryvovyazyuk,Liubov Kovalska,Petro Gudz,Oleg Kovalchuk,Liudmyla Pavliuk,Kravchuk Pavlo,Kateryna Okseniuk,Olena Baula,Iryna Oleksandrenko
The purpose of the study is to determine the impact of entrepreneurial initiative on the development of innovation activity of country enterprises. The theory of entrepreneurship by clarifying the essence of entrepreneurial initiative got further elaboration in the article. The methodical approach to the analysis and evaluation of the entrepreneurial initiative and its impact on the innovation activity of the enterprises, the results of which are the basis for further development of proposals to stimulate entrepreneurial initiative and development of their innovation activity is suggested. The estimation of innovation activity of 1758 enterprises of Ukraine by calculating the integral indicator of innovation activity revealed its low level for innovation active enterprises. The method of one-dimensional linear regression has determined that an increase in the number of business structures per 10 thousand people of the country's population at a rate of 1.0 causes an increase in the indicator of innovation activity by 0.172. It is proved in the article that development of infrastructure of entrepreneurial environment and creation of centers for entrepreneurship development act as an important mechanism of increasing innovation activity of enterprises of the country.