Types of innovation activities

As far as forms of innovative activities are concerned, there are important similarities in both datasets (see Table 1). Both datasets report that among innovative activities, major role belongs to purchases of new machines and equipment: 62% of all firms,…
Reasons for innovation activities

The IET survey asks firms why they like to be involved in innovative activities. About 73% of firms, which replied to this question, do it in order to improve financial situation. It appears that they often achieve this goal through…

Both data sources contain information about sources of funding for innovations, but they report it differently. In the IET dataset, firms report percentage of funds, used to finance innovations, which was raised from a particular source. Therefore, summary statistics, which…

Both questioners have a section, which asks respondents to evaluate the problems, which they face in conducting innovation activities. The list of suggested problems includes financial problems, problems with finding managers, workers and other personnel with required qualifications, and problems…

To analyze, whether factors, discussed in the previous section, have any effect on innovation activities of Russian firms, we use probit regressions techniques. We estimate whether probability of a firm to be involved into innovation activities depends on competition with…