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System synthesis in elaborating the mechanisms of fuel and energy complex innovation development: Methodological issues

Vol. 19, Iss. 10, OCTOBER 2020

Received: 17 September 2020

Received in revised form: 29 September 2020

Accepted: 9 October 2020

Available online: 29 October 2020


JEL Classification: O10, O11, O21

Pages: 1840–1869


Nikonova A.A. Central Economics and Mathematics Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences (CEMI RAS) Moscow, Russian Federation


Subject. The article addresses methodological issues to develop the mechanisms facilitating the innovation in the fuel and energy complex.
Objectives. I focus on the rationale for the basic provisions of the systems-based approach to the formation of incentive mechanisms to support energy modernization in the light of energy security under conditions of current instability in Russia and in the world.
Methods. The study rests on the tenets of systemic economic theory, in particular, the systemic economic paradigm, according to which, the national economy and its sectors are regarded as relatively integral parts of their environment, and are closely related through the exchange of complementary flows of tangible and intangible resources.
Results. The paper formulates basic principles of the system synthesis of innovation mechanisms for technical and economic transformation in the said sector. It presents a scheme to design modernization, select ways to promote and support innovation. The modernization and transformation of the energy system are seen as controlled processes. The methods to determine the control actions under system rules are aimed at adapting the control system to changing the objects and their environment during the transformation process. This helps to agree on all changes in sectors within a single system.
Conclusions. The offered approach creates a scientific basis for justifying the innovation strategies, forming and studying the organizational and economic mechanisms to encourage innovation in the fuel and energy complex, choosing tools to bolster innovation in different operating environments of energy organization.

Keywords: energy system, new technology, systemic paradigm, ecosystem


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