Journal section "Innovative development"

Identification of directions and ways to transform the scientific and innovation space in different regions

Gusakov M.A.

3 (33), 2014

Gusakov M.A. Identification of directions and ways to transform the scientific and innovation space in different regions. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2014, no. 3 (33), pp. 151-168. DOI: 10.15838/esc/2014.3.33.12

DOI: 10.15838/esc/2014.3.33.12

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The article proposes an approach to the definition of the directions of transformation of scientific and innovation space, and ways of its development from the viewpoint of improving the interaction between different regions, expansion of the involvement of regions in the research and innovation process for ensuring greater dissemination of research findings and innovation. The research is conducted in the context of the necessity to expand the role of science in the post-industrial era. This approach is based on the author’s methodology of selecting different regions by assessing their innovation development. The methodology consists in making the statistical distribution of Russian regions by selected indicators, identifying groups of regions that are close to each other by the degree of innovation development, on the basis of the standard deviation, and establishing the link between the identified groups of regions that reflects the possibility of interaction between the groups of regions on creating scientific results and their promotion in the spatial dimension. The author analyzes directions and ways of implementation of polarization of scientific and innovation space, development of scientific-innovation activity in the regions, also in the regions with similar competitive advantages, ways of participation of a larger number of medium-sized and small towns in the scientific and innovation activities, integration of the regions’ activities seeking to increase the degree of innovation development and so on. The author identified a number of opportunities for the improvement of organization of scientific and innovation space by specifying the possible links of the groups of regions between the stages of the research and innovation process, comparison of the regions, included into one group, which gives a real opportunity to shape the innovation strategy in the regions


research and innovation space; extent and ways of innovation development; transformation; regions

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