Why Some Russian Industrial Companies Innovate Regularly: Determinants of Firms’ Decisions to Innovate and Associated Routines

Journal for East European Management Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 66-96, 2013

42 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2012 Last revised: 18 May 2013

Igor Gurkov

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: April 12, 2012

Abstract

Through a survey of CEOs of Russian industrial companies administered in the second half of 2011 we have tried to understand the forces that lead some firms to decide to engage in more innovative activities than others and examined the types of routines associated with this decision. We found that the most important factors that predispose Russian CEOs towards regular innovations are awareness of rapid changes in technologies and products, positive assessment of the market trends and ability to orchestrate intra-industry cooperation. The most visible routine associated with more innovative behavior is the wide use of subcontractors for most of the activity related to innovations.

Keywords: industrial innovations, surveys, managerial attitudes, post-recession development, Russian economy

JEL Classification: L60, L21, M11

Suggested Citation

Gurkov, Igor, Why Some Russian Industrial Companies Innovate Regularly: Determinants of Firms’ Decisions to Innovate and Associated Routines (April 12, 2012). Journal for East European Management Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1, p. 66-96, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2039053 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2039053

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