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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice

Technology innovative special economic zones as a basic element of the region's innovation system: Some approaches to determining their performance

Vol. 23, Iss. 1, JANUARY 2024

Received: 2 November 2020

Received in revised form: 30 November 2020

Accepted: 15 December 2020

Available online: 30 January 2024

Subject Heading: Innovation

JEL Classification: G28, G32, H54, O32, R58

Pages: 59–75


Vladimir I. TIKHII Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev (OSU), Orel, Russian Federation


Ol'ga V. KOREVA Orel State University named after I.S. Turgenev (OSU), Orel, Russian Federation


Subject. This article deals with the issues of determining the performance of Russia's technology innovative special economic zones (Technology Innovative SEZ).
Objectives. The article aims to develop a system of indicators for assessing the operational performance of technology development zones.
Methods. For the study, we used the methods of systems, comparative, and economic analyses.
Results. The article presents a system of indicators to determine the effectiveness of the technology innovative zones, which is related to the division of their life cycle into two stages, i.e. competition and operation.
Conclusions. Assessing the effectiveness of the technology innovative zones from the perspective of the results of their residents' activities sets the task of finding ways to assess the effectiveness of innovation activities of the entire economic entity. The use of the proposed indicators to assess the attractiveness and competitive advantages of the zones will provide an opportunity to improve the existing method of selecting economic actors to create such zones within their territories.

Keywords: technology development zone, special economic zone


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