Building support infrastructure for technology-based businesses: What emerging economies can learn from the Western experience?

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Williams, Dina (2013)

This paper aims to examine the effects of physical infrastructure including incubators and science parks on level of innovation activity and performance of new technology-based firms. It reviews evidence from Western countries comparing various assessment of the impact of science parks on the firms. Next the paper examines the development of science park movement in Russia. Then it explores the empirical evidence from a case-study university in attempt to analyse the shortcomings in present state of the support infrastructure in Russian from point of view of the technology-based companies.
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