Spatial patterns of profitable firms' location: empirical evidence from Russia

Keywords: Spatial effects, hierarchical linear analysis, regional administration, share of profitable enterprises.


Our study examines the variance of the profitable firms in 330 municipalities within 7 constituent entities of the Russian Federation, based on range of data from 2010 to 2017. The methods of spatial and hierarchical linear analysis were involved to identify horizontal and hierarchical ties. Our findings highlighted existence spatial autocorrelation of municipalities concerning firms’ profitability with high-high and low-low areas stable throughout the determined period. The interregional variance was evaluated, applied hierarchical linear modeling showed that region determined to 25.2% of the variance of the share profitable enterprises in municipalities. Our findings provide essential empirical evidence required policy initiatives at regional level for creation sustainable effective enterprises in the emerging economies.


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Author Biographies

Kasim Nazifovich Yusupov, Bashkir State University, Russian Federation

 (Doctor of economy) Bashkir State University, Russian Federation

Konstantin Evgenyevich Grishin, Bashkir State University, Russian Federation

(Doctor of economy) Bashkir State University, Russian Federation

Venera Maratovna Timiryanova, Bashkir State University, Russian Federation

(Candidate of Economic Sciences) Bashkir State University, Russian Federation

Dina Khadimovna Krasnoselskaya, Ufa State Petroleum Technological University

(Candidate of Economic Sciences) Ufa State Petroleum Technological University


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Yusupov, K., Grishin, K., Timiryanova, V., & Krasnoselskaya, D. (2019). Spatial patterns of profitable firms’ location: empirical evidence from Russia. Amazonia Investiga, 8(24), 452-463. Retrieved from