Skip to main content
Top

2023 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

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

Author : Tatyana Melnikova

Published in: Landmarks for Spatial Development

Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland

Activate our intelligent search to find suitable subject content or patents.

search-config
loading …

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.

Dont have a licence yet? Then find out more about our products and how to get one now:

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft+Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 102.000 Bücher
  • über 537 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Nachhaltigkeit
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe
  • Versicherung + Risiko

Jetzt Wissensvorsprung sichern!

Springer Professional "Technik"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Technik" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 67.000 Bücher
  • über 390 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Automobil + Motoren
  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Elektrotechnik + Elektronik
  • Energie + Nachhaltigkeit
  • Maschinenbau + Werkstoffe




 

Jetzt Wissensvorsprung sichern!

Springer Professional "Wirtschaft"

Online-Abonnement

Mit Springer Professional "Wirtschaft" erhalten Sie Zugriff auf:

  • über 67.000 Bücher
  • über 340 Zeitschriften

aus folgenden Fachgebieten:

  • Bauwesen + Immobilien
  • Business IT + Informatik
  • Finance + Banking
  • Management + Führung
  • Marketing + Vertrieb
  • Versicherung + Risiko




Jetzt Wissensvorsprung sichern!

Literature
go back to reference Baldwin, R., et al. (2005). Economic geography and public policy. Princeton University Press. Baldwin, R., et al. (2005). Economic geography and public policy. Princeton University Press.
go back to reference Cainelli, G., et al. (2019). Does related variety affect regional resilience? New evidence from Italy. The Annals of Regional Science, 62(3), 657–680.CrossRef Cainelli, G., et al. (2019). Does related variety affect regional resilience? New evidence from Italy. The Annals of Regional Science, 62(3), 657–680.CrossRef
go back to reference Capello, R., & Nijkamp, P. (2019). Handbook of regional growth and development theories. Edward Elgar Publishing ltd.CrossRef Capello, R., & Nijkamp, P. (2019). Handbook of regional growth and development theories. Edward Elgar Publishing ltd.CrossRef
go back to reference Devitofrancesco, A., et al. (2016). Sustainability assessment of urban areas through a multicriteria decision support system. Grada Publishing for Dep. of Building Structures. Devitofrancesco, A., et al. (2016). Sustainability assessment of urban areas through a multicriteria decision support system. Grada Publishing for Dep. of Building Structures.
go back to reference Fauser, V. V., et al. (2021). Demographic assessment of the sustainability of the development of small and medium-sized cities in the Russian North. Economy of the Region, 17(2), 552–569.CrossRef Fauser, V. V., et al. (2021). Demographic assessment of the sustainability of the development of small and medium-sized cities in the Russian North. Economy of the Region, 17(2), 552–569.CrossRef
go back to reference Karachurina, L. B., Florinskaya, Y. F. (2019). Migration intentions of graduates of schools of small and medium-sized cities in Russia. Bulletin of Moscow University. Series 6: Geography, 6, 82–89. Karachurina, L. B., Florinskaya, Y. F. (2019). Migration intentions of graduates of schools of small and medium-sized cities in Russia. Bulletin of Moscow University. Series 6: Geography, 6, 82–89.
go back to reference Kuzmitskaya, T. V. (2021). Sustainable development of small and medium-sized cities in the conditions of the agglomeration effect. Bulletin of Polotsk State University. Series d. Economic and Legal Sciences, 6, 30–34. Kuzmitskaya, T. V. (2021). Sustainable development of small and medium-sized cities in the conditions of the agglomeration effect. Bulletin of Polotsk State University. Series d. Economic and Legal Sciences, 6, 30–34.
go back to reference Landry, C. (2008). The creative city: a toolkit for urban innovators. Landry, C. (2008). The creative city: a toolkit for urban innovators.
go back to reference Manaeva, I. V., et al. (2020). Determinants of urban Growth in Russia. Regional Economy. South of Russia, 8(4), 39–52. Manaeva, I. V., et al. (2020). Determinants of urban Growth in Russia. Regional Economy. South of Russia, 8(4), 39–52.
go back to reference Mkrtchyan, N. V., & Florinskaya, Yu. F. (2019). Residents of small and medium-sized cities in Russia: Labor migration as an alternative to irrevocable departure. Journal of the New Economic Association, 3(43), 78–94.CrossRef Mkrtchyan, N. V., & Florinskaya, Yu. F. (2019). Residents of small and medium-sized cities in Russia: Labor migration as an alternative to irrevocable departure. Journal of the New Economic Association, 3(43), 78–94.CrossRef
go back to reference Schiller, D., & Diez, J. R. (2010). Local embeddedness of knowledge spillover agents: Empirical evidence from German star scientists. Papers in Regional Science, 89(2), 275–295.CrossRef Schiller, D., & Diez, J. R. (2010). Local embeddedness of knowledge spillover agents: Empirical evidence from German star scientists. Papers in Regional Science, 89(2), 275–295.CrossRef
go back to reference Sekushina, I. A. (2021). Inter-municipal cooperation as a tool for managing the socio-economic development of small and medium-sized cities. Problems of Territory Development, 25(4), 100–118. Sekushina, I. A. (2021). Inter-municipal cooperation as a tool for managing the socio-economic development of small and medium-sized cities. Problems of Territory Development, 25(4), 100–118.
go back to reference Tagirov, K. T., & Ignatova, T. V. (2020). Comparative characteristics of the efficiency of the urban business environment of small and medium-sized cities: The practice of the city of Derbent. State and Municipal Management, 3, 157–165. Tagirov, K. T., & Ignatova, T. V. (2020). Comparative characteristics of the efficiency of the urban business environment of small and medium-sized cities: The practice of the city of Derbent. State and Municipal Management, 3, 157–165.
go back to reference Torre, A. (2018). Développement territorial et relations de proximité. Revue D’économie Régionale and Urbaine, 5–6, 1043–1075.CrossRef Torre, A. (2018). Développement territorial et relations de proximité. Revue D’économie Régionale and Urbaine, 5–6, 1043–1075.CrossRef
go back to reference Torre, A., Polge, E., & Wallet, F. (2018). Proximities and the role of relational networks in innovation: The case of the dairy industry in two villages of the “green municipality” of Paragominas in the Eastern Amazon. Regional Science Policy and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1111/rsp3.12151CrossRef Torre, A., Polge, E., & Wallet, F. (2018). Proximities and the role of relational networks in innovation: The case of the dairy industry in two villages of the “green municipality” of Paragominas in the Eastern Amazon. Regional Science Policy and Practice. https://​doi.​org/​10.​1111/​rsp3.​12151CrossRef
go back to reference Vesalon, L., & Cretan, R. (2019). Little Vienna or European avant-garde city? Branding narratives in a Romanian City. Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis, 11(1), 17–34. Vesalon, L., & Cretan, R. (2019). Little Vienna or European avant-garde city? Branding narratives in a Romanian City. Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis, 11(1), 17–34.
Metadata
Title
Clustering of Small and Medium-Sized Cities in Russia Based on the Assessment of Knowledge Spillovers Localization
Author
Tatyana Melnikova
Copyright Year
2023
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-37349-7_3