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Book chapter

Industrial Development, Structural Changes, and Industrial Policy in Russia

P. 69-106.
Yuri Simachev, Mikhail Kuzyk.

The chapter is devoted to the analysis of industrial development in Russia since 2005. Characteristic features of the Russian industry are considered. It is shown that Russian industry is specific both by its structure and high heterogeneity. The mining and quarrying sector and related manufacturing industries play a significant role in the Russian economy and major role in industrial production. In the foreseeable future, these sectors can strengthen their leading positions.

Considerable attention is paid to the analysis of industrial policy of the Russian government, which has traditionally been one of the leading actors of industrial development. The main directions of industrial policy are singled out: compensation of negative changes, catching-up, and advance development. It is noted that the role of government is ambivalent: on the one hand, it seeks to develop high-performing companies, including new and fast-growing ones, on the other hand, it often supports large, low-performing enterprises. With the declared continuously emphasis of industrial policy on innovation and modernization, low innovativeness of Russian companies remains. Based on the analysis of modern conditions, as well as new objects and instruments of industrial policy, some prospects for future industrial development have been revealed.

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Edited by: B. S. Sergi. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019.