EU Border Security – the Drivers and Barriers of Border Guarding Authorities Motivation in Technological Innovation. : Case of Latvia.
With the dynamic development of modern society, ensuring the security and control of the state border is the simultaneous goals of both internal and external security of the country. Consequently, it is vitally important to identify and develop tools and ways to address emerging challenges. In the current climate, private and public organizations are required to be up-to date with technological advancements in order to provide competitive, relative and effective solutions and services for inhabitants in all areas. Technological innovation is an important and even compulsory element of the modern organization, which stimulates continuous development and potential growth.There are many innovative ideas within other industries and universities where joint funds could be sort to allow the delivery of innovative solutions that would benefit such law enforcement agencies as border guarding authorities. A significant problem is that there appears to be a lack of interest from the respective law enforcement organizations in participating in consortiums, which is necessary for submission of any proposal.
1. Introduction ; 1.1.Background to the Project ; 1.2. Research question ; 1.3. Aim ; 1.4. Objectives ; 1.5. Overview of the report ; 2. Literature review ; 2.1. Understanding of research and innovation ; 2.1.1. Definitions ; 2.1.2. Typology ; 2.1.3. Why to research and innovate? ; 2.1.4. Diversity of the approaches to research and innovation ; 2.2. Overview on the research and innovation in the Republic of Latvia ; 2.3. Research and innovation for the border security in EU (samples of the state of art technology) ; 3. Research methodology and design ; 3.1. Research methodology ; 3.2. Research design (including questionnary design) ; 3.3. Data collection and usage of data ; 3.4. Data analysis ; 3.5. Sample strategy ; 3.6. Research quality indicators ; 3.7. Ethical considerations ; 3.8. Limitations of the research ; 4. Analyses and results ; 4.1. Interview analyses outcome ; 4.1.1. What is the motivation of the State Border Guard of the Republic of Latvia in technological innovation? ; 4.1.2. What are drivers of the State Border Guard of the Republic of Latvia to participate in research and innovation projects? ; 4.1.3. What are barriers of the State Border Guard of the Republic of Latvia to participate in research and innovation projects? ; 4.2. Questionaire analyses outcome ; 5. Conclusions and recommendations ; Conclusions in relation to answering research questions