The Nature of Innovation Channels at the Micro-Level: Evidence from Russian Manufacturing Firms

MPRA Paper No. 49894, posted 18 September 2013

14 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2013

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Yuri Simachev

National Research University - Higher School of Economics; Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration

Mikhail Kuzyk

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Vera Feygina

Interdepartmental Analytical Center

Date Written: July 30, 2013

Abstract

The main purpose of the paper is to analyze different channels for innovations. We consider the influence of various incentives for innovation in Russian companies taking into account the organization of industries — vertical or horizontal orientation, peculiarities of corporate demography, role and motives of different owners (including government and foreign investors), demand trends, customers' profile, nature and intensity of competition in relevant markets.

An empirical base for our study is provided by two surveys of Russian industrial companies conducted in 2011 and 2012.

One of our hypotheses: in vertically organized sectors that define innovation activeness in the economy (for example, mechanical engineering), the innovative development of the head producers is constrained by the risk of technological gap with its partners in the supply chain.

We find out that innovations in Russian industry 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.

Keywords: Innovation channels, Industrial organization, Supply chain, Firm Behaviour

JEL Classification: D21, L2, O31

Suggested Citation

Simachev, Yuri and Kuzyk, Mikhail and Feygina, Vera, The Nature of Innovation Channels at the Micro-Level: Evidence from Russian Manufacturing Firms (July 30, 2013). MPRA Paper No. 49894, posted 18 September 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2329353 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2329353

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