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Russia’s Transition to an Innovation-based Growth: Problems and Opportunities

Modeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Russia

ISBN: 978-1-78973-266-5, eISBN: 978-1-78973-265-8

Publication date: 23 May 2019


For at least the last 10 years, the Russian authorities have been declaring the need to move to an innovative path of economic development. The government actively initiates and applies various instruments and measures to promote innovation. However, the effectiveness of the Russian innovation policy is still in question. The chapter examines the evolution of state policy to foster innovation growth in Russia since 2000 and describes some sets of achievements and problems for different stages of this policy. In addition to analysis of changes in the innovation sphere at the macro-level, we discuss the primary motivations and limitations at the micro-level (firm level). As a result, the critical institutional barriers to innovation-based growth are revealed. In the same time, certain successes have been achieved in some sectors, and we consider various opportunities to improve Russian technological and innovation policy.



Simachev, Y. and Kuzyk, M. (2019), "Russia’s Transition to an Innovation-based Growth: Problems and Opportunities", Sergi, B.S. (Ed.) Modeling Economic Growth in Contemporary Russia, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 129-166.



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