Regional smart specialisations in fostering innovation development of resource regions of Russia

Leontiy V. Eder, Irina V. Filimonova, Irina V. Provornaya, Vasiliy U. Nemov, Sergey M. Nikitenko

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The EU has set out its vision for Europe's social market economy in the Europe 2020 strategy, which aims at confronting our structural weaknesses through progress in smart specialization. In line with the Guide to Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialization, this paper aims to identify key directions of sustainable innovative development of Russian resource regions and determine their readiness for smart specialization. Relying on clustering methodological approaches, this study has revealed: 1) economically developed resource regions, ready for smart specialization by attracting private sector investment; 2) resource regions ready for smart specialization using only public-private partnership, 3) enclave resource regions that initially require significant government support to enhance their investment attractiveness for private sector participation. The use of public-private partnerships and other forms of state support is a priority task at the initial stage, while regions with weak economic structure should receive support from the state until they become attractive to active private capital investing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation and Accreditation in Geosciences; Environmental Legislation, Multilateral Relations And Funding Opportunities
PublisherInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9786197105001, 9786197105988, 9786197105995, 9786197408003, 9786197408010, 9786197408027, 9786197408034, 9786197408041, 9786197408058, 9786197408065, 9786197408072, 9786197408089, 9786197408096, 9786197408102, 9786197408119, 9786197408126, 9786197408133
ISBN (Print)9786197408263
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference, SGEM 2017 - Albena, Bulgaria
Duration: 29 Jun 20175 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference Surveying Geology and Mining Ecology Management, SGEM
ISSN (Print)1314-2704


Conference17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference, SGEM 2017


  • Enclave
  • Innovation policy
  • Public-private partnership
  • Resource regions
  • Smart specialization


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