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Competitive environment as a factor of introducing innovations in the medical equipment segment

Vol. 18, Iss. 8, AUGUST 2019

Received: 28 March 2019

Received in revised form: 10 April 2019

Accepted: 26 April 2019

Available online: 30 August 2019


JEL Classification: D47

Pages: 1508–1522

Varvus S.A. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

Nizeev A.D. Financial University under Government of Russian Federation, Moscow, Russian Federation

Subject The article discusses competitive relationships between firms in the medical equipment market that arise along the entire value chain.
Objectives The focus is on exploring the competitive environment in the segment of irradiating and electrotherapy equipment, which is used for medical purposes.
Methods The paper employs the least squares method to forecast revenue for 2018–2019, and comparative analysis.
Results We calculated statistical key figures, like market share variance, indexes of entropy and concentration. We made an attempt to predict trends and level of revenue for 2018 and 2019. Based on the analysis, in 2019 the revenue of the industry will increase and amount to 53.466 billion RUB, with a tolerance of 0.9 billion RUB.
Conclusions The calculated CR3 index indicated a decline in the market share of leading firms in the selected segment. This can be explained by the socio-economic development of the country. High interest rate, long payback period of innovations in medicine, a decline in real household disposable incomes in 2015 had a lagged effect on the the industry development.

Keywords: physiotherapy equipment market, commercial medicine, medical innovation, Herfindahl–Hirschman index, concentration index


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