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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Assessment of the competitiveness of regional innovation systems

Vol. 21, Iss. 5, MAY 2023

Received: 17 April 2023

Received in revised form: 25 April 2023

Accepted: 30 April 2023

Available online: 16 May 2023


JEL Classification: O30, R58

Pages: 862–882


Marina V. KURNIKOVA Samara State University of Economics (SSEU), Samara, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Ol'ga S. LEONT'EVA Samara State University of Economics (SSEU), Samara, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject. This article analyzes the development of high-tech production in Russia.
Objectives. The article aims to theoretically substantiate, develop and test a methodology for assessing the competitiveness of innovation systems in Russian regions.
Methods. For the study, we used a statistical analysis.
Results. The article presents a rating of innovative regions of Russia, which helps determine promising areas of economic development of the country.
Conclusions. The development of the regional innovation system is determined by external macroeconomic conditions, as well as internal economic, geographical, sectoral and technological factors.

Keywords: region, regional innovation system, performance, competitiveness


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