Release:2018, Vol. 4. №3
About the authors:Nikolay I. Didenko, Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Professor, Head of the Research Laboratory of “System Dynamics”, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University; email@example.com
This article analyzes the convergence-divergence of the development of innovative technological processes in the Russian regions. All these regions (excluding Moscow) are divided into four groups, one of which comprises the Arctic regions. Separating the Arctic regions allows a) comparing the convergence-divergence process of the development of innovation and technological processes among the Arctic regions; and b) comparing the processes in the Arctic regions with the other Russian regions.
The remaining regions are divided into three groups using cluster analysis, and they are named according to the Wallerstein concept in the “Center — Semi-periphery — Periphery” development model. The cluster analysis relies on the information of 2013-2014, using the following indices: gross regional product (GRP) per person, exports (EX) per person, foreign direct investment (FDI) per capita, electricity consumption per person, and human development index (HDI).
The following indices allow assessing innovation and technological processes: “Payments for the import of technology per person”, “Costs for technological innovation per person”, “Number of issued patents in the regions of the Russian Federation”, and “Cash inflows for the export of technology per person”.
The innovation-technological process in all groups of regions is characterized as sluggishly current.