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Pikalova A. G., Mazurin A. SEARCH Working Paper. WP4. Университет Барселоны, 2013. No. WP4/14.
Added: Mar 29, 2013
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Pikalova A. G., Korobeynikova M. N. SEARCH Working Paper. WP4. Университет Барселоны, 2013. No. 27.
The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) remains the basis on which the EU works with its neighbours to achieve the closest possible political association and the greatest possible degree of economic integration. Knowledge creation precisely research and technological development (RTD) is a shaping basis of up-to-date economy and measures focused on responding to the global challenges. International RTD cooperation and transfer of knowledge is essential to reinforce research capacity of involved parties, to share respective resources and risks as well as to lay the foundation for joint innovative activities. EU RTD programmes are open for participation of scientists from any countries world-wide including the EECA countries and Russia in cooperation with the European researchers. The EU policy actively promotes integration of the EECA and Russian scientists into the European Research Area. The present paper offers assessment of EU-EECA and EU-Russia cooperation within FP5-7 (1998-2012) classified by country, by discipline and by type of organisation. The conducted assessment is based on the collection and systematisation of data on joint EU-EECA and EU-Russia projects extracted from the EU CORDIS Project database. The synergy with the FP7 IncoNet EECA and FP6 SCOPE-EAST projects has been used. The part on Russian participation in projects within FP7 includes data presented by the European Commission at the workshops. The Case-study of 5 functioning EU-EECA thematic research networks was carried out via a specially elaborated questionnaire addressed to EU and EECA partners of ongoing research projects under the 7th EU Framework RTD Programme. The Case-study contributed to analysis of the effects of EU-EECA thematic research networks, formed in the course of FP7 projects including identification of added value, success stories and barriers to EU-EECA collaboration. It helped to understand what barriers scientists face implementing joint research projects under EU Framework RTD Programme.
Added: Jul 31, 2014
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Golikova V., Boris Kuznetsov. SEARCH Working Paper. WP4. Университет Барселоны, 2013. No. WP4/29.
Russia’s increased participation in the global economy since its accession to the WTO not only provides new opportunities but also creates new challenges for Russian firms. To compete internationally, many firms must significantly modernize their technologies and introduce new products. Various channels exist to acquire new knowledge, including investment in a firm’s own R&D and innovation, acquisition of new equipment, attraction of FDI, etc. Competition and formal contracts may be important but are not the only mechanisms that facilitate innovations. Foreign and domestic networks may also serve as additional sources of information flows and promote the direct and indirect acquisition of relevant valuable information about foreign markets. In this paper, we present a preliminary empirical analysis of the impact of network participation on the technological upgrading and innovation activities of Russian manufacturing firms. We analyze both the prerequisites for establishing an international/domestic partnership and the impact of such participation on the behaviors and innovation strategies of a firm. We utilize data from two waves of a survey of medium and large Russian manufacturing firms conducted in 2005 and 2009 to evaluate the effects of network participation on the innovation behavior of firms. We find evidence of a positive relationship between participating in both domestic and foreign networks and innovations, but the impact of domestic networking is stronger than that of foreign networking.
Added: Nov 15, 2013
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Kuznetsova T., Roud V., Bredikhin S. V. SEARCH Working Paper. WP4. Университет Барселоны, 2013. No. WP4/24.
Added: Nov 13, 2013
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Golikova V., Gonchar K. R., Kuznetsov B. SEARCH Working Paper. WP4. Университет Барселоны, 2013. No. WP4/04.
This paper examines how Russian manufacturing firms respond to international trade with product innovations, R&D expenditures and technologies’ upgrade. The discussion is guided by the theoretical models for heterogeneous firms engaged in international trade which predict that as more productive firms generate higher profit gains, therefore they are able to afford high entry costs, while trade liberalization encourages the use of more progressive technologies and brings higher returns from R&D investments. We test the theory using a panel of manufacturing Russian firms surveyed in 2004 and 2009, and use export and import entry indicators to identify the causal effects on various direct measures of technologies’ upgrade. We found that probability of the firm to invest in R&D depends on the prior experience in international trade – both export and import. Importing tends to have stronger learning effects than exporting. Imported input stimulates R&D less than machinery import. Continuous traders are more likely to introduce all three types of innovation. However, we cannot identify any impact of government or foreign ownership on learning-by-exporting or importing effects. Firm location in the border region is irrelevant for the power of links between trade and innovation behavior.
Added: Mar 29, 2013