Content №2 от 2018

High-Tech Business Development in Siberia: Problems and Prospects

The article assesses the state of high-tech and knowledge-intensive enter­prises, identifies their problems and development prospects in the regions of the Siberian Federal District. We compare approaches to defining high-tech bu­siness, estimate the spatial and sectoral structure of high-tech and know­ledge-intensive businesses, and outline the main problems and development opportunities for high-tech industrial enterprises and those which provide knowledge-intensive services. The article shows that high-tech and know­ledge-intensive business is still not prominent in Siberia since it forms less than 10% of the regional economy. In Siberia, the tertiary sector, represented by knowledge-intensive services, is developing at a higher rate, which incor­porates air transportation in the lead with know-edge-intensive industrial services and small high-tech manufacturing companies sharing the second place. Large high-tech companies are dependent on the government strategy in this area. The regions of the Siberian Federal District are highly dif­ferentiated with respect to the presence and development level of high-tech companies. Regional leaders in high-tech production include Novosibirsk Ob­last, Irkutsk Oblast and Krasnoyarsk Kray. The empirical data confirm that the most favorable conditions for «new-economy» companies to prosper are in the regions with an advanced scientific and educational foundation.

Kravchenko N. A.

Kuznetsova S. A.

Yusupova A. T.

Khalimova S. R.

Boldina N. P.

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