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Stimulating innovation in Russia: the role of institutions and policies

Gianella, Christian and Tompson, William (2007) Stimulating innovation in Russia: the role of institutions and policies. Working Paper. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France.

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This paper examines the potential role of innovation policy in enhancing long-term productivity growth in Russia. It begins by exploring the role of framework conditions for business in encouraging innovative activities, particularly with respect to intellectual property rights and competition. Realising Russia’s innovation potential will also require reform of the large public science sector. This raises issues pertaining to the organisation and financing of public research bodies and, in particular, to the incentives and opportunities they face in commercialising the results of their research. Finally, the paper looks at the potential role of direct interventions, such as special economic zones and technoparks, as well as the scope for improving the tax regime for private-sector R&D.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Russia, innovation, research and development, intellectual property, patents, venture capital, competition, tax, technology transfer, productivity, technology, science, ICT, computers
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Politics
Depositing User: William Tompson
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:33

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