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Innovation, Investment and International Trade Performance of Russian Enterprises: A Study of St. Petersburg-Based Companies


  • Vadim Kapustkin


Investigates and compares the innovation, investment and international trade performance of Russian firms using questionnaire survey data of 150 enterprises in the St.-Petersburg area, half newly set-up private firms and half state-owned and privatised enterprises. Shows that the former performed better in terms of introducing new products, investment growth, international trade, etc.

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  • Vadim Kapustkin, 1999. "Innovation, Investment and International Trade Performance of Russian Enterprises: A Study of St. Petersburg-Based Companies," Working Papers wp147, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.
  • Handle: RePEc:cbr:cbrwps:wp147
    Note: PRO-1

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    1. M Belka & S Estrin & M Schaffer & I.J. Singh, 1995. "Enterprise Adjustment in Poland: Evidence from a Survey of 200 Private," CEP Discussion Papers dp0233, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
    2. A. Richter & M.E. Schaffer, 1996. "The Performance of De Novo Private Firms in Russian Manufacturing," CERT Discussion Papers 9610, Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation, Heriot Watt University.
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    transition economies; innovation; investment; trade; firm behaviour;

    JEL classification:

    • P31 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Socialist Enterprises and Their Transitions
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior


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