Furthermore as the authors note, "The Kirov Region certainly has the potential to develop effective innovation systems supported by the investment and protection of privately owned intellectual property in the sphere of modern high tech technology. If properly managed...this could create jobs, know-how and other economic and social benefits in the Kirov Region."
"Such an approach," adds Kogan, "would allow Russian biotechnology markets to leapfrog those of the European Union to capture a greater share of the global marketplace for biomedical and bioenvironmental products and processes. Unfortunately, the current EU innovation model is fixated on governmental market control via regulation rather than on market facilitation via economic incentives that ease the burdens and costs of doing business," emphasizes Kogan. "The EU Commission is more obsessed with dictating the rules of the game to ensure 'parity-over-progress' than with providing hi tech European businesses operating in the biotech sectors with
the necessary property rights-based enabling environment and economic freedom to grow and prosper. "Consequently," Kogan notes, "EU biotech and pharma companies have increasingly relocated operations to the US."
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