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A comparative study of regional innovative entrepreneurship in Russia and the United States

Natalia A Kravchenko (Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia)
Svetlana A Kuznetsova (Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia)
Almira Yusupova (Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia)
Thadavillil Jithendranathan (University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, USA)
Lorman L Lundsten (University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, USA)
Arkady Shemyakin (University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, USA)

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development

ISSN: 1462-6004

Article publication date: 16 February 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to conduct comparative research of small innovative entrepreneurship under different types of institutional environment in Russia and the USA.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey was administered among small innovative firms in the State of Minnesota (USA) and Novosibirsk Oblast (Russia). Mann-Whitney test for median differences adjusted for multiple comparisons using Benjamini-Hochberg procedure is used to establish statistically significant dissimilarities between Siberian and Minnesotan populations.

Findings

The results indicate that there are significant differences in the challenges faced by the Russian and American firms. The most important among them are the lack of legal structure for innovation and availability of qualified staff in Russia.

Research limitations/implications

The study is limited to two regions with comparable economic and geographic environments.

Practical implications

It is indicated in the results that significant changes in institutional business environment are necessary for the future development of innovative entrepreneurship in Russia.

Originality/value

This study is the first of its kind to compare the challenges facing small innovative entrepreneurship in Russia and the USA.

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Acknowledgements

This publication was made possible through support provided by the Moscow Office of the US Agency for International Development, under the terms of Contract No. PCE-I-00-00-00014-00. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the US Agency for International Development.

Citation

Kravchenko, N.A., Kuznetsova, S.A., Yusupova, A., Jithendranathan, T., Lundsten, L.L. and Shemyakin, A. (2015), "A comparative study of regional innovative entrepreneurship in Russia and the United States", Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 22 No. 1, pp. 63-81. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-09-2011-0009

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