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The influence of institutional environment on the operation and development of national innovation systems

The influence of institutional environment on the operation and development of national innovation systems

Journal of Economic Regulation, , Vol. 5 (no. 4),
p. 26-43

The institutional characteristics of the Russian national innovation system have been examined in the paper The authors have analyzed the correlation between innovative activity and a country’s level of economic development. The quality of the inner institutional environment is assumed as an important factor in increasing innovative activity of national economies. Diverse motives and incentives of the actors, interacting in the same institutional environment, can cause the lack of coordination between their interests and objectives. Meanwhile, the process of knowledge spillover provides for adaptation to new institutional circumstances and that is how actors' interests can be transformed. The authors assume that institutional underdevelopment, path dependence, ceremonial dominance and general level of trust affect the development of the national innovation system to a great extent. Much attention has been paid to the issues of government regulation and financing of innovations in the Russian Federation.

Keywords: institutional environment; institutions; national innovation system; economic development

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