The conditions of development of regional innovative environment: the experienceof focus-group research

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


Vesntik TSU. Sociology (#8 ). 2013

The conditions of development of regional innovative environment: the experienceof focus-group research

About the authors:

Elena A. Lyubimova, Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Associate Professor, Department of General and Economic Sociology, Tyumen State University;

Irina V. Ignatova,
Cand. Sociol. Sci., Associate Professor, Financial and Economic Institute, Tyumen State University


The article analyzes the conditions of formation and development of innovative environment of the region. Innovative environment is seen as a fundamental source of innovation. The set of conditions for the development of the innovative environment of the region is studied by means of focus-group method, the author's interpretation of the program and the research instruments is offered. The most significant findings of the study include the description of the external and internal conditions relevant for the innovative environment of the region, and also the identified positive and negative factors of the innovative environment in Tyumen region. External conditions of the innovative environment in the region comprise scientific and industrial potential, personnel, financial and administrative resources, the industrial demand for innovation. The main problems in the development of innovative environment of the region are the dual nature of innovations, the weakness of investment institutions, law enforcement practice, the absence of federal regulatory framework rationalization activities, lack of personnel professionalism, their reluctance in the creation and implementation of innovations. In conclusion, the recommendations on the formation of favorable innovative environment in the region are formulated.


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