Identifying Directions for the Russia's Science and Technology Cooperation

Foresight and STI Governance, vol. 9, no 4, pp. 54–72, 2015

24 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2016

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Maxim Kotsemir

National Research University - Higher School of Economics

Tatiana Kuznetsova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Elena Nasybulina

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Anna Pikalova

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: December 25, 2015

Abstract

Strong international partnerships are a key vehicle for building an efficient national innovation system. Successful global cooperation needs comprehensive knowledge of the features of the science and technology (S&T) sphere in a changing environment of global division of labour, competition, and political climates. New realities and trends emerge, changing the established ‘rules of the game’ and calling for immediate actions from politicians, experts, and various economic actors.

We propose an analytical approach to build and examine an empirical database. Drawing on bibliometric analysis and expert survey tools, such an approach helps us identify the most promising areas for Russia’s international S&T cooperation. We assess the scope for applying the proposed methodology. Based on the latest available data in Web of Science, the international scientific citation indexing service (2014 and early 2015), we compare the structure and variation over time of scientific specializations in Russia, leading S&T countries, and several fast growing global economies.

The cooperation priorities that we identified via matrix analysis were complemented with data from expert surveys. The surveys highlighted the partner organizations, thematic areas, and instruments of S&T cooperation, which indicate some of the future possibilities for Russia’s international S&T cooperation.

Keywords: science and technology cooperation, international partnerships, priorities for STI cooperation, bibliometric analysis, expert interviews, scientific collaboration, publication activity, Russia, Russian Federation, STIpolicy, Science policy, scientometrics, S&T cooperation

JEL Classification: C00, A00, Z00, F01, F59, O19

Suggested Citation

Kotsemir, Maxim and Kuznetsova, Tatiana and Nasybulina, Elena and Pikalova, Anna, Identifying Directions for the Russia's Science and Technology Cooperation (December 25, 2015). Foresight and STI Governance, vol. 9, no 4, pp. 54–72, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2714363

Maxim Kotsemir (Contact Author)

National Research University - Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Tatiana Kuznetsova

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Elena Nasybulina

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Anna Pikalova

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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