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Imperfection of innovative systems in resource-rich regions

Vol. 17, Iss. 2, FEBRUARY 2019

Received: 15 January 2019

Received in revised form: 22 January 2019

Accepted: 25 January 2019

Available online: 15 February 2019


JEL Classification: O31, P48, R11, R58

Pages: 234–249

Samusenko S.A. Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

Popod'ko G.I. Institute of Economics and Industrial Engineering of Siberian Branch of RAS (IEIE SB RAS), Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

Zimnyakova T.S. Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

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Subject This article discusses the causes of weak economic growth of resource regions and institutional and infrastructural constraints hampering their advancement.
Objectives The article aims to test the hypothesis of a resource trap for Russia's commodity regions.
Methods The results of survey of the heads of enterprises of the Krasnoyarsk Krai are the basis data for consideration. To organize the data, we used mathematical techniques.
Results The study shows that there is an inverse negative relationship between the growth rate and the share of primary industries in the gross regional product of Russia's commodity regions.
Conclusions and Relevance The main obstacles hindering economic growth are concentrated in the field of network interaction of the participants of the innovation process. The results of the study can be used to improve the policy of innovative development of commodity regions.

Keywords: resource curse, recourse-abundant region, innovation system, barriers


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