Title: Resource-abundance regions of Russia and «dark» side of innovations (cases of Kuzbass and Krasnoyarsk regions)

Authors: Kirill Sablin

Addresses: Kemerovo State University, Krasnaya Str., 6., 650043, Russia

Abstract: The paper is devoted to the study of entrepreneurs' ability those generate Schumpeterian innovations to be a subject of the Russian economy development. Regions those are rich in natural and mineral resources are the object of the study. Research methodology includes concept of dual enclave economy, concept of fragmented innovation systems, and concept of institutional entrepreneurship. Research method is represented with multifunctional φ-Fisher criterion. Activities of entrepreneurs of 'developmental institutions' in Kuzbass and Krasnoyarsk regions are analysed. It is revealed that entrepreneurs faced with a number of problems related not only to the existence of administrative barriers, but also to the lack of demand for their products from large companies, as well as the lack of access to necessary infrastructure. Most of entrepreneurs preferred individual form of interaction with regional authorities representatives that to solve these problems. These facts mean bounded positive externalities arising in the process of innovation activities.

Keywords: resource-abundance regions; institutional environment; Schumpeterian innovations; rent-seeking behaviour.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPEE.2021.113582

International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, 2021 Vol.14 No.2, pp.174 - 186

Received: 02 Dec 2019
Accepted: 03 Mar 2020

Published online: 12 Mar 2021 *

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