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A study of the startup accelerators' activities in Russia

Vol. 16, Iss. 9, SEPTEMBER 2018

Received: 26 July 2018

Received in revised form: 6 August 2018

Accepted: 9 August 2018

Available online: 14 September 2018


JEL Classification: D02, D85, O14, O31

Pages: 1725–1734

Kamenskikh M.A. Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU), Perm, Russian Federation

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Subject This article considers and discusses such a phenomenon in the world and Russian economy as business accelerator.
Objectives The article aims to highlight the functioning of business accelerators in Russia to identify the degree of development of these institutions, peculiarities of their activities, and the prospects.
Methods For the study, I used the methods of analysis and synthesis, network approach and the rank order method.
Results The article identifies and describes the key features of the concept of business accelerator, defines the best business accelerators in Russia, and indicates the directions of activity of the institutions under consideration.
Conclusions Currently, business accelerators in Russia are on the rise. An increasing number of large corporations attend to these institutions. The article concludes about the importance and prospects of research in this field.

Keywords: seed accelerator, industry, university, authorities, networking cooperation


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