Key stakeholders’ interaction as a factor of innovativeness in transitional economies: the case of Russia
The paper aims to investigate the nature of innovativeness through the lenses of the firm’s interaction with key internal and external stakeholders. Selection of key stakeholders and measurement of their involvement in development of innovations contributes to identification of main innovativeness profiles, whereas interaction with partners and effective interfunctional collaboration are seen as central differentiation criteria for the firm. The research context is presented by transitional economy on example of Russia, providing additional historical, social and economic perspectives. The research assumptions are tested on a sample of large companies from 34 regions of Russia.