Assessing the Influence of Institutional Factors on the Innovation Ecosystem Model in Russian Power Sector
This paper investigates the influence of institutional factors on the ecosystem model of EnergyNet within the Russian power sector. We argue that creation of ecosystem value proposition depends not only from the activities of actors, their positioning and links between them, but from the external environment as well. This environment can be described in terms of availability of resources, essential for ecosystem, possibility of partnership among actors, and state support of innovative activity. This allows to expand the ecosystem model point of view and reveal factors that determine current state of ecosystem development. Preliminary results of the research show disproportion in the assessment of importance to collaborate among big companies and SMEs. We also revealed that state support is considered to be the least important from the participants’ point of view, which seems to be contradictive to the current point of view on innovations in Russia. In addition, we can observe a considerable imbalance in the assessment of availability and importance of various institutional factors.