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The nature of innovation channels at the micro level: evidence from Russian manufacturing firms

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  • Yuri Simachev
  • Mikhail Kuzyk
  • Vera Feygina

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The main purpose of the paper is to analyze different channels for innovations. We analyze the influence of such channels on Russian companies taking into account industrial organization - vertical or horizontal orientation, peculiarities of corporate demography, roles and motives of different owners (including government and foreign investors), demand trends, customers' profile, nature, and intensity of competition in relevant markets. Our study's empirical base is provided by a survey of 652 Russian industrial companies conducted in 2012. We find that innovations in Russian industry are spread in accordance with two main models: vertical through corporate connections, and horizontal, based on the example of foreign companies in the atmosphere of developed competition.

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  • Yuri Simachev & Mikhail Kuzyk & Vera Feygina, 2014. "The nature of innovation channels at the micro level: evidence from Russian manufacturing firms," Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(2), pages 103-123, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jocebs:v:12:y:2014:i:2:p:103-123
    DOI: 10.1080/14765284.2014.900942
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    1. Simachev, Yuri & Kuzyk, Mikhail & Feygina, Vera, 2014. "Cooperation between Russian research organizations and industrial companies: factors and problems," MPRA Paper 57503, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Yu. Simachev & M. Kuzyk & V. Feygina., 2014. "R&D Cooperation between Russian Firms and Research Organizations: Is There a Need for State Assistance?," VOPROSY ECONOMIKI, N.P. Redaktsiya zhurnala "Voprosy Economiki", vol. 7.

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    JEL classification:

    • D22 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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