The effects of culture, attitudes and perceptions on industrial cluster policy – the case of Russia

Sosnovskikh, S., & Cronin, B. (2020). The effects of culture, attitudes and perceptions on industrial cluster policy: The case of Russia. Competition & Change.25(3-4), 350-381. https://doi.org/10.1177/1024529420949491

51 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2020 Last revised: 1 Jul 2021

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Sergey Sosnovskikh

De Montfort University

Bruce Cronin

University of Greenwich

Date Written: July 1, 2021

Abstract

Culture, attitudes and perceptions have an underappreciated effect on industrial cluster policies particularly in transition economies, where long-established local social norms are confronted with hard-pressed external imperatives. This paper examines the impact of cultural and governmental peculiarities in the Russian context on the development of Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks. Based on some stylised facts about the Russian context, in-depth interviews and surveys of the managing companies and tenants of all industrial clusters in Russia, we find cultural and governmental characteristics emerge as major influences on the effective development of industrial cluster policies. We develop an adapted industrial cluster model that accommodates these factors and suggests a policy pathway for mitigation.

Keywords: special economic zone, industrial park, industrial cluster, culture, government, Russia

JEL Classification: E02, F23, F63, H77, L26, L78, M16, O11, O38, O43, P16, P33, R11

Suggested Citation

Sosnovskikh, Sergey and Cronin, Bruce, The effects of culture, attitudes and perceptions on industrial cluster policy – the case of Russia (July 1, 2021). Sosnovskikh, S., & Cronin, B. (2020). The effects of culture, attitudes and perceptions on industrial cluster policy: The case of Russia. Competition & Change.25(3-4), 350-381. https://doi.org/10.1177/1024529420949491 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3503851 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3503851

Sergey Sosnovskikh (Contact Author)

De Montfort University ( email )

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United Kingdom

Bruce Cronin

University of Greenwich ( email )

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Greenwich
London, SE10 9LS
United Kingdom

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