Int. J. of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development   »   2016 Vol.8, No.1

 

 

Title: Re-distribution of knowledge for innovation around Russia

 

Authors: Anna A. Mikhaylova; Andrey S. Mikhaylov

 

Addresses:
Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Spatial Development, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, A. Nevskogo str. 14, 236041, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Region, Russia
Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Spatial Development, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, A. Nevskogo str. 14, 236041, Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Region, Russia

 

Abstract: This article reveals research results on comparative analysis of the subjects of the Russian Federation in terms of accumulation of new codified knowledge with a high degree of readiness for commercialisation, i.e., the commercially ready knowledge (CRN). The study is based on two scientific approaches: 'ideas are embodied in patents' and 'ideas are concentrated in the regions'. The method of cluster analysis was used to identify four types of regions according to the share of CRN accumulated in the respective regions on a national scale. Within the first three clusters - the major, large and medium, the following sub-clusters were identified: 'largely creators' and 'largely consumers'. The relationship between the level of innovative economic development of the region and the need for CRN is confirmed. Conclusions are made on comparability of generated and absorbed flow of new knowledge within regional innovation systems.

 

Keywords: regional innovation systems; Russia; new knowledge; commercially ready knowledge; CRN; knowledge distribution; commercialisation; cluster analysis; economic development; regional development.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTLID.2016.075179

 

Int. J. of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2016 Vol.8, No.1, pp.37 - 56

 

Date of acceptance: 11 Apr 2015
Available online: 06 Mar 2016

 

 

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