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Competition Policy and Incentives for Innovation

Конкурентная политика и стимулы к инновационной деятельности

Andrey Shastitko, Komkova, Anastasia Andreevna (Комкова, Анастасия Андреевна) (), Alexander Kurdin () and Shastitko, Anastasia (Шаститко, Анастасия) ()
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Komkova, Anastasia Andreevna (Комкова, Анастасия Андреевна): Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)
Shastitko, Anastasia (Шаститко, Анастасия): Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)

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Abstract: The work is dedicated to the identification and study of the relationship between the intensity of competition, market structures, competition policy and innovation activity. Critical analysis of foreign research shows that a universal solution, this problem has not, and the effects of competition policy on innovation in practice depends on a number of specific national and sectoral factors. Impact of innovation activity in respect of competition policy instruments is comprehensive, taking into account their impact on several aspects of the activities of businesses and entrepreneurs' expectations, as well as the availability of related markets. The paper evaluates the effects of the complex. Built in the theoretical model shows that the "inhospitable" attitude antitrust authorities to potentially anti-competitive actions of enterprises can be deterrent to innovative activity, but the rejection of antitrust measures may be harmful to consumers. The best option of competition policy seems favorable attitude towards business initiatives in the case of a likely increase their innovation potential with the simultaneous implementation of compensatory measures or protective active competition policy.

Keywords: intensity of competition; market structures; competition policy; innovation activity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 69 pages
Date: 2016-04-14
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