Cooperation between Russian Research Organizations and Industrial Companies: Factors and Problems

MPRA Paper No. 57503

24 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2014

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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 25, 2014

Abstract

The study is focused on the cooperation of Russian companies with research organizations in implementing R&D projects during technological innovation. Taking into account behavioral changes, authors carry out a micro-level analysis based on empirical data of executive survey of over 600 Russian industrial firms (2011-2012) and about 350 research organizations and universities (2012). The authors emphasize the key factors of firms’ demand for outsourcing R&D reveal the main barriers to the development of university-industry cooperation and their particularities for different cooperation actors.

The analysis shows that there is a positive relation between the size of a company and R&D outsourcing. As for the factor of age, the highest cooperation activity of Russian firms is observed among enterprises founded over 20 years ago. As far as concerns cooperation activity of research organizations, large ones are significantly more likely to cooperate with business. A common prerequisite for research organizations' R&D cooperation with business is sufficient academic ranking.

Business and science evaluate differently various obstacles to effective cooperation. For firms, the main problems are the inflated costs of national R&Ds, insufficient research organizations’ orientation at company needs, and low quality of developments. As for representatives of research organizations, they mention as barriers primarily the lack of companies' receptivity to innovation and inadequate information about promising developments. Businesses are more optimistic about cooperation with science if they already have a relevant experience of interaction. In the case of research organizations we observe a different pattern: most problems seem more significant to organizations conducting R&D in business interests.

Keywords: innovations, university-industry cooperation, barriers to research and development, firm behavior

JEL Classification: L20, O31, O32

Suggested Citation

Simachev, Yuri and Kuzyk, Mikhail and Feygina, Vera, Cooperation between Russian Research Organizations and Industrial Companies: Factors and Problems (July 25, 2014). MPRA Paper No. 57503, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2471633 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2471633

Yuri Simachev

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Mikhail Kuzyk

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Vera Feygina (Contact Author)

Interdepartmental Analytical Center ( email )

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