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Evaluation of regional innovation systems performance using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)


  • Yelena Vechkinzova

    (V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Federation)

  • Yelena Petrenko

    (Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russian Federation)

  • Yelena Petrenko

    (LLP "Rational solutions", Kazakhstan)

  • Stanislav Benčič

    (Pan-European University, Slovakia)

  • Dmitriy Ulybyshev

    (LLP "Rational solutions", Kazakhstan)

  • Dmitriy Ulybyshev

    (Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz, Kazakhstan)

  • Yerlan Zhailauov

    (LLP "Rational solutions", Kazakhstan)

  • Yerlan Zhailauov

    (Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz, Kazakhstan)


Effective innovative systems testify to the success of regional economic policies. Based on the neoclassical approach novel approach towards evalution of regional innovation system functioning is suggested. In this study, the performance indicators of innovative systems in the regions of Kazakhstan are calculated using the non-parametric Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method for a convex model, with constant and variable effects of scale, focused on maximum outputs and minimum resource costs. The obtained results will facilitate providing recommendations for improving economic policy for the purposes of more efficient use of resources in regional innovation activities.

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  • Yelena Vechkinzova & Yelena Petrenko & Yelena Petrenko & Stanislav Benčič & Dmitriy Ulybyshev & Dmitriy Ulybyshev & Yerlan Zhailauov & Yerlan Zhailauov, 2019. "Evaluation of regional innovation systems performance using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA)," Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues, VsI Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, vol. 7(1), pages 498-509, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ssi:jouesi:v:7:y:2019:i:1:p:498-509
    DOI: 10.9770/jesi.2019.7.1(35)

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    regional innovation development; Kazakhstan; efficiency of innovation systems; non-parametric optimization; Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA);
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    JEL classification:

    • C01 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Econometrics
    • C67 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Input-Output Models
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation
    • M00 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General - - - General
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O50 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - General
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
    • P40 - Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - General
    • P47 - Political Economy and Comparative Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Performance and Prospects


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