Patricia Kotnik is a research and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. Dr. Kotnik received her PhD from the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana. The topic of her dissertation was the determinants of innovation activities of firms and their impact on productivity. Her areas of interest cover entrepreneurship, innovation and ICT. She is particularly interested in innovation activities of SME’s, cooperation in innovation, and innovation and ICT use as sources of productivity growth of firms. She is a member of a research program group, financed by the Slovenian Research Agency, focusing on competitiveness, innovativeness, efficiency and sustainable development of Slovenian economy. She is currently participating in two EU-funded international research projects: ClusterCOOP – Enhancing Framework Conditions for an effective Transnational Cluster Cooperation in Central European Countries; and project assessing economic impact of ICT.