Key focus of this regular monitoring project is the production of the empirical evidence on the innovation activities of the actors of innovation process as well as further analysis of the key trends, forms and factors of the national innovation system performance heavily based on the organization-level data. It encompasses two specialized surveys: innovation activities of the enterprises and the research and technology organizations.
The central objective for the project in 2016 was implementation of the 5th round of the survey of the innovation activities of the enterprises in manufacturing. The methodology was drastically upgraded in order to follow the recent trends in the empirical studies of cooperative strategies and open innovation practices within the companies. The secondary objectives included the systematization of the evidence accumulated at the previous waves of the research project.
Empirical base of the research:
- Key empirical inputs are comprised with the accumulated database of previous waves of the surveys. Another domain of evidence comes from the national statistical observation of R&D and innovation activities in the Russian economy (performed by Rosstat via forms №4-innovation and №2-research and development).
- General basis for the methodological advancements is derived from the regular projects in the field of Science, Technology and Innovation performed within the ISSEK in the recent years.
Results of Research:
The project contributed to theory of cooperative behavior of the enterprises and the research organisations both from the domains of determinants and factors hampering cooperation (symmetrically from the firms’ and RO’s perspective) and in terms of the activities considered as supplementary for the technology transfer process (other high-tech services not related to R&D).
The methodological advances included systematization of internationally acknowledged projects for measuring open innovation. Four notable surveys were explored. The indicators derived from these surveys helped to update the core questionnaire for the 5th round of the data collection on the innovation activities of the enterprises.
Regarding the applied results, the database of the innovation behavior of the enterprises was expanded with the results of the 5th round of data collection. The overall empirical This allowed to address the policy issues in the field of STI governance, providing the background for the comprehensive policy recommendations.
Level of implementation, recommendations on implementation or outcomes of the implementation of Results: the results were presented at notable international academic events (including XVII HSE April Conference, Moscow, EU-SPRI 2016 Conference “Exploring new Avenues for Innovation and Research Policies”, Lund, Sweden, VI International Foresight and STI Policy Conference, Moscow). The research outcomes were published in a number of papers in the peer-review academic journals indexed in SCOPUS citation base.
The empirical outcomes of the project were heavily used in the applied projects in the field of STI carried out for the Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Science and Education, OECD and other organisations.