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The nature of innovation channels at the micro level: evidence from Russian manufacturing firms

Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies. 2014. Vol. 12. No. 2. P. 103-123.
Yuri Simachev, Kuzyk M., Feygina V.
The main purpose of the paper is to analyze different channels for innovations. We analyze the influence of such channels on Russian companies taking into account industrial organization – vertical or horizontal orientation, peculiarities of corporate demography, roles and motives of different owners (including government and foreign investors), demand trends, customers’ profile, nature, and intensity of competition in relevant markets. Our study’s empirical base is provided by a survey of 652 Russian industrial companies conducted in 2012. We find that innovations in Russian industry are spread in accordance with two main models: vertical through corporate connections, and horizontal, based on the example of foreign companies in the atmosphere of developed competition.