Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Abstracting and Indexing

Referativny Zhurnal VINITI RAS
LCCN Permalink
Google Scholar

Online available



Cyberleninka (12 month OA embargo)

Concerns related to innovation security of the Kaliningrad Oblast as a borderland region

Vol. 17, Iss. 5, MAY 2019

Received: 18 February 2019

Received in revised form: 18 March 2019

Accepted: 28 March 2019

Available online: 16 May 2019


JEL Classification: D83, D85, F52, O33

Pages: 910–925

Mikhailova A.A. Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad, Russian Federation

Subject The study deals with innovation as an essential prerequisite for long-term sustainable development at the country and regional level. It considers a new approach to innovation security, enabling to address the specifics and interests of a particular region when identifying, preventing and reducing the current and potential threats to its knowledge-based economy.
Objectives The purpose is to explore the specifics of innovation security in the border region most affected by the impact of foreign policy developments on its innovation. The object of study is the Kaliningrad oblast, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea coast, where the innovation security issue in conditions of geopolitical turbulence is particularly acute.
Methods The study draws on theoretical and practical scientific approaches to innovation security. It employs general scientific methods, like analysis and synthesis, logical and theoretical generalization, systems and complex analysis.
Results I show the specificity of threats to innovation security of the border region, perform a comprehensive analysis of threats to the Kaliningrad oblast by five groups of factors describing the migration processes, infrastructure security, economic structure, information flows, networks and integration of the oblast with border regions of Lithuania and Poland.
Conclusions The paper defines the dependence of innovation in the region on the country’s foreign policy. The cooling of relations between Russia and the EU member States prevents the Kaliningrad oblast from fulfilling its potential when implementing joint innovation projects with Polish and Lithuanian partners.

Keywords: national security, economic security, border region, innovation policy, geopolitics


  1. Bagaryakov A.V., Nikulina N.L., Bystray G.P., Pecherkina M.S. [Innovations in the Context of the Regional Economic Security]. Upravlenets, 2014, no. 6, pp. 54–59. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  2. Golova I.M. [Substantiation the strategic priorities of innovation regional development security]. Ekonomika regiona = Economy of Region, 2014, no. 3, pp. 218–232. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  3. Golova I.M., Sukhovei A.F. [Threats to the innovative security of regional development in a digital society]. Ekonomika regiona = Economy of Region, 2018, vol. 14, iss. 3, pp. 987–1002. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  4. Golova I.M., Sukhovei A.F. [Development of innovative component for the region's economic security]. Ekonomika regiona = Economy of Region, 2017, vol. 13, iss. 4, pp. 1251–1263. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  5. Golova I.M., Sukhovei A.F., Nikulina N.L. [Problems of increasing the regional development innovative sustainability]. Ekonomika regiona = Economy of Region, 2017, vol. 13, iss. 1, pp. 308–318. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  6. Kuklin A.A., Bagaryakov A.V., Nikulina N.L., Boyarskikh A.I. Metodika diagnostiki innovatsionnoi bezopasnosti regiona: monografiya [Methods to diagnose innovation security of the region: a monograph]. Yekaterinburg, Institute of Economics of Ural branch of RAS Publ., 2013, 83 p.
  7. Kuklin A.A., Bagaryakov A.V., Nikulina N.L. [Innovation security and living standards of the population in the region]. Vestnik Yuzhno-Ural'skogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya Ekonomika i menedzhment = Bulletin of South Ural State University, Series Economics and Management, 2013, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 20–25. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  8. Sukhovei A.F. [The problems of providing innovative security in Russia]. Ekonomika regiona = Economy of Region, 2014, no. 4, pp. 141–152. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  9. Barchuk I.D., Maslennikova O.A. [Present-day aspects of innovation activities security and stimulation: Problems and decisions]. Izvestiya Orenburgskogo gosudarstvennogo agrarnogo universiteta = Izvestia Orenburg State Agrarian University, 2013, no. 1, pp. 122–125. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  10. Kormishkin E.D., Sausheva O.S. [Innovative safety as condition of effective functioning of regional innovative system]. Regional'naya ekonomika: teoriya i praktika = Regional Economics: Theory and Practice, 2013, vol. 11, iss. 34, pp. 2–8. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  11. Nikolina Yu.P. [Innovative safety in system national economic security: Scientific and methodical aspect]. Ekonomika i upravlenie: problemy, resheniya, 2018, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 13–19. (In Russ.)
  12. Shalaev V.P. Mirovozzrenchesko-obrazovatel'naya zapadofikatsiya kak ugroza innovatsionnoi bezopasnosti i innovatsionnomu razvitiyu Rossii v global'nom mire (filosofskie zametki). V kn.: Problemy sotsiogumanitarnogo obespecheniya innovatsionnykh protsessov na evraziiskom prostranstve [Ideological and educational connectivity with the West as a threat to innovation security and innovative development of Russia in the global world (philosophic notes). In: Problems of socio-humanitarian support to innovative processes in the Eurasian space]. Moscow, Kogito-Tsentr Publ., 2014, pp. 132–145.
  13. Kuznetsova E.I. [Innovation security and priorities of implementing the innovation policy in Russia]. Natsional'nye interesy: prioritety i bezopasnost' = National Interests: Priorities and Security, 2015, vol. 11, iss. 31, pp. 10–17. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  14. Matskevich D.A. [Influence of national innovative system on maintenance of economic safety]. Nauchnyi vestnik MGTU GA = Civil Aviation High Technologies, 2011, no. 167, pp. 168–172. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  15. Khandazhapova L.M., Lubsanova N.B. [The issues of innovation security of the region]. Regional'naya ekonomika: teoriya i praktika = Regional Economics: Theory and Practice, 2015, vol. 13, iss. 17, pp. 13–21. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  16. Mikhailova A.A. [Innovation security of region: Scientific construct or political necessity?] Innovatsii = Innovations, 2018, no. 1, pp. 79–86. (In Russ.)
  17. Mikhaylova A.A., Mikhaylov A.S. Antecedents and Barriers to the Formation of Regional Innovation System: Case Study of the Kaliningrad Region. Modern Applied Science, 2015, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 178–187. URL: Link
  18. Voloshenko E.V., Voloshenko K.Yu. [Evaluating and measuring the security of Russia's border regions: Theory and practice]. Baltiiskii region = Baltic Region, 2018, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 96–118. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  19. Fedorov G.M. [The Kaliningrad Region as a coastal border region of Russia]. Vestnik Baltiiskogo federal'nogo universiteta im. I. Kanta. Seriya: Estestvennye i meditsinskie nauki = IKBFU's Vestnik. Ser.: Natural and Medical Sciences, 2018, no. 2, pp. 5–20. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  20. Mikhaylov A.S. Features of the Triple Helix Model in Cross-Border Clusters. World Applied Science Journal, 2013, vol. 21, iss. 12, pp. 1734–1738. URL: Link
  21. Fedorov G.M. [Demographic situation and demographic security in the regions of Russia's Western borderlands]. Baltiiskii region = Baltic Region, 2018, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 119–135. URL: Link
  22. Zhdanov V.P., Plyukhin M.Yu. [Additional transaction costs to the economy and the population of the Kaliningrad Region of Russia]. Ekonomicheskaya politika = Economic Policy, 2017, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 180–207. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  23. Gumenyuk I.S. [System of passenger traffic of Kaliningrad Region with fixed in the Russian Federation: Current state and prospects]. Pskovskii regionologicheskii zhurnal, 2017, no. 3, pp. 19–29. URL: Link (In Russ.)

View all articles of issue


ISSN 2311-8733 (Online)
ISSN 2073-1477 (Print)

Journal current issue

Vol. 17, Iss. 6
June 2019