Cross-Regional Interactions as a Source for Innovative Reformation: The Case of Russia

Cross-Regional Interactions as a Source for Innovative Reformation: The Case of Russia

Irina V. Elokhova (Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia), Julia V. Dubrovskaya (Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia) and Elena V. Kozonogova (Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Russia)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3856-1.ch008
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Abstract

The processes of disintegration in the 90th of the last century negatively influenced the Russian Federation economic environment. Differentiation of economic activity conditions sustained essential growth. According to experts the total volume of cross-regional economic relations became 4 times lower. Practically the split of economy into export sector and sector working for home market took place. Meanwhile, the achievement of sustainable economic growth, the rise of the country' competitiveness and transfer to the innovative model of development depends directly on successful overcoming of autarkic tendencies. It requires the reform of cross-regional relations' system aimed at efficient use of territories competitive advantages both in the interests of definite regions and state in whole. Solution of the defined problems is in the competence of federal and regional authorities interested in transition of the Russian industry into the innovative setup.
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Background

The means of the cross-regional economic interaction were formed during a long period of time simultaneously with social division of labour and with the development of production and trade relations. Therefore, considerable attention of scientists, from A. Smith with his theory of absolute and relative advantages to the present time, is paid to the problems of studying nature, forms, advantages and effects of cross-territorial interaction and cooperation of economic subjects. Survey of the modern academic literature on this subject revealed that problems of cross-regional interaction are considered by analysts either in the context of globalization when economic subjects co-operate with each other with the aim to meet international competition (Torre et al., 2005,Ovcharenko, 2001, Etzioni, 1965) or in the light of inequality of special regional development (Pyke et al., 1992, Song, 2007, Plikhun et al., 2009). These problems are examined in the frames of “center-periphery” theory, the theory of growth poles and development centers, the theory of territorial industrial engineering.

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