Substantial (organic) innovation for the substantial (organic) modernization of Russia

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


Vesntik TSU. Sociology (#8 ). 2013

Substantial (organic) innovation for the substantial (organic) modernization of Russia

About the authors:

Nikolay O. Vilkov, Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Associate Professor, Department of Economic Theory and Applied Economics, University of Tyumen; eLibrary AuthorID,

Eugeniy M. Cherkasov, Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Associate Professor, Department of Global Economy and International Business, Tyumen State University;


The paper examines the current conceptual and practical approaches to the implementation of modernization on the innovative basis (taking into account the specifics of social formation), providing the innovation process, as well as to the development of mechanisms to encourage innovative behavior at the municipal level of Tyumen region. Special emphasis is placed on the theoretical and methodological analysis of the relationship of business economy and the new social configuration, providing the innovation process. A new category of “substantial (organic) innovation” is introduced into the scientific terminology; the key role of municipalities in the dissemination of innovative entrepreneurial way of life in the chain “an individual — an enterprise — a municipality — a region” is pointed out as the leading method of providing a high level of productivity, standard of life and long-term competitiveness; the differences in the innovative behavior of the population of municipalities on the basis of the study of the influence of economic culture of municipal employees in the cities of Zavodoukovsk and Ishim on their innovative behavior. The proposed approach combines the socio-economic and socio-cultural aspects of organic innovative development with a particular emphasis on the level of municipalities. Basing on the research, the priorities for the formation of a new configuration for the Russian society, providing an organic modernization on the basis of innovative development, are identified; two mechanisms of stimulation of innovative activity of the population at the municipal level are proposed.


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