Proceedings of the Internation Conference on "Humanities and Social Sciences: Novations, Problems, Prospects" (HSSNPP 2019)

Changes in the Territorial Clusters of the Russian Timber Industry

Authors
A. Plastinin, O. Sushko
Corresponding Author
O. Sushko
Available Online July 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/hssnpp-19.2019.123How to use a DOI?
Keywords
production, clusters, integration processes, scale of timber industry clustering, survey, interview, statistical methods of analysis
Abstract
The article provides results of the field study undertaken to research the timber industry clustering across Russian regions. The major advantage of the cluster approach is integration of all members, from regional authorities to industry firms and infrastructure facilities. The cluster-based development of the Russian timber industry, high investment and long payback period for projects will provide production stability, increase exports of wood-based products with higher value added and enhance import substitution of end-use products across the industry. The results will comprise the innovational level of the Russian technological base for the timber industry enterprises, access to modern technologies, financial and investment resources, competitive global markets. Additionally, it will provide integration with international timber industry corporations, which is essential in current development. The field study was conducted to identify the scale of clustering, taking place in the Russian timber industry, prerequisites and factors of further development of regional timber industry clusters. Data collection was done by surveying and interviewing respondents at dedicated industry events of the international significance, as well as interviewing experts working for cluster members in two regions. SPSS program was used for input and statistical processing of data. The significant result of the study is identification of the timber industry cluster formation slowing, established clusters across regions face challenges when reaching the cluster aims and implementing joint projects.
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