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Clustering of Small and Medium-Sized Cities in Russia Based on the Assessment of Knowledge Spillovers Localization

verfasst von : Tatyana Melnikova

Erschienen in: Landmarks for Spatial Development

Verlag: Springer Nature Switzerland

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Abstract

Small and medium-sized cities of Russia are one of the most sensitive topics in spatial research. Such cities are resilient to changing economic conditions, but are quite unaffordable in moving towards a higher level of development. In this paper, we set a goal to identify existing barriers of knowledge spillovers in small and medium-sized cities and their subsequent localization. We thus indicated the urban environment quality, the financial capital availability, the level of social capital, and transaction costs as potential barriers in localizing knowledge spillovers. On the basis of the k-means clustering method and data for the cities of the Sverdlovsk region, Oryol region and the Republic of Crimea, five clusters of cities were formed. The first cluster includes small cities with high barriers. The second cluster consists of a medium-sized city with low barriers. Small and medium-sized cities with moderate barriers of tacit knowledge spillovers form the third cluster. The fourth cluster includes mainly small cities with low barriers of tacit knowledge spillovers. And the fifth cluster is based on small and medium-sized cities with moderate agglomeration influence, lack of social capital and low financial barriers. The results obtained are useful for identifying reserves for reducing knowledge spillover barriers.

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Metadaten
Titel
Clustering of Small and Medium-Sized Cities in Russia Based on the Assessment of Knowledge Spillovers Localization
verfasst von
Tatyana Melnikova
Copyright-Jahr
2023
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-37349-7_3