Journal section "Regional economics"

Scientific and Technological Development of Russia: State Assessment and Financing Problems

Mazilov E.A., Davydova A.A.

Volume 13, Issue 5, 2020

Mazilov E.A., Davydova A.A. Scientific and technological development of Russia: state assessment and financing problems. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2020, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 55–73. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2020.5.71.3

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2020.5.71.3

Abstract   |   Authors   |   References
Given the current conditions of rapid cyclical economic processes, the urgency of tasks related to ensuring sustainable economic growth is increasing. The available experience clearly indicates that sustainability can only be achieved by ensuring the proper level and pace of scientific and technological development. At the same time, the implementation of spatial development concept is entering into the foreground due to globalization, integration and digital technologies development. The purpose of the work is to assess the scientific and technological development of Russia in the context of international comparisons and to study the system of R&D financing in the country. Based on this purpose, the article considers the evolution of approaches to the scientific and technological development of territories, identifies the need to form a single scientific and technological space in Russia, which will reduce the existing imbalances and ensure the uniformity of regional development; substantiates the significance of the financial subsystem in the formation of a single space; analyzes its state. The conducted analysis has shown that the current system of research and development financing in Russia is contrary to the global trends. The research has revealed that a crucial role in the process of funding is still played by the state; it has demonstrated the low efficiency of the system of R&D financing and offered recommendations for its improving and optimizing, i.e. the formation of regional funds for scientific, scientific-technical and innovation activities; increasing the availability of federal funding sources of scientific and technological development in the regions and the efficiency of venture activity in Russia. Further stages of the research will involve studying other basic subsystems of the scientific and technological space (organizational, managerial, informational, educational, etc.), as well as working out practical recommendations for their development, efficiency and harmonious interaction and functioning


factors, differentiation of territories, unified scientific and technological space, financing of scientific, scientific-technical and innovative activities, support funds, incentive tools

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