Volume 15 Number 2 Year - 2021

Number of articles: 20



CLUSTER ANALYSIS OF FACTORS EFFECTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE ACTIVITY AND INFRASTRUCTURE QUALITY

Authors: Elena Nikitskaya, Meri Valishvili, Maxim Astapenko, Anna Namgalauri

Abstract: One of the priorities in terms of building an innovation economy and promoting innovation activities at all level is infrastructure development, i.e. a modality for integrating innovation processes at different levels and in different economic sectors. Among the most significant limitations to innovative growth is infrastructure quality which conditions the investment appeal of national economy and the speed of return on investment.This paper adopted Ward's hierarchical clustering method to analyze various Russian regions. Cluster analysis revealed a direct correlation between infrastructure development indicators and innovation parameters. One of the disruptive factors is a time lag between innovation subjects' demand for individual infrastructure elements and their actual exploitation. In the current context, there is a need to develop projections and comprehensive plans for regional development, thereby improving the efficiency of innovation potential and eliminating the existing disproportions between the levels of innovative development.

Keywords: Cluster analysis, Innovation capacity, Innovative infrastructure, Information and communication infrastructure, Quality of infrastructure

DOI: 10.24874/IJQR15.02-12

Article info: pp. 549-564

Recieved: 17.09.2020  Accepted: 24.12.2020  UDC: 519.237.8   Downloads: 946


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