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Region: Economics and Sociology

2011 year, number 3

1.
Analyzing the regional strategic planning in the Siberian Federal District

V.YE Seliverstov, L.V. Melnikova

sel@ieie.nsc.ru, LMelnikova@ieie.nsc.ru
Keywords: regional strategic planning, strategies, socio-economic development programs, Siberian Federal District, regional policy
Pages: 3-21

Abstract >>
The paper considers how the systems of strategic planning are shaping in the regions of the Siberian Federal District. A comparative analysis of the strategies and long-term programs for the Siberian regions is presented. This allows identifying the key problems of regional strategic planning practiced by the Russian and Siberian regions.
																								



2.
A regional targeting concept

L.S. Shekhovtseva

shehovcev47@mail.ru
Keywords: concept, region, subject of development, strategic targeting, managerial and coalition mechanisms, set of techniques, scenarios, assessment of targets
Pages: 22-38

Abstract >>
The author developed a dualistic regional targeting concept which includes the managerial and coalition mechanisms of targeting. We offer an approach and a set of techniques to select the regional development scenarios, build and assess targets, and simulate an economic growth and regional competitiveness.
																								



3.
Tools of regional policy: assessing the efficiency of their application

N.N. Mikheyeva, R.I. Ananyeva

micheeva@sops.ru, roza.ananyeva@gmail.com
Keywords: regional policy, techniques to assess the efficiency, selective support, investment fund, federal conditional programs, special economic zones
Pages: 39-57

Abstract >>
The paper analyzes the techniques for assessing efficiencies and results of federal conditional programs implemented at regional levels, as well as projects and special economic zones. We show that assessment of efficiency is made only at the stage of choosing the tools to be applied. However, the monitoring of programs and projects are conducted only concerning the indicators of allocation and launching investment resources. We present our proposals on how to improve such practice to have an opportunity to assess the tools of regional policy in more adequate manner.
																								



4.
Outsourcing in the agriculture: perspectives of its application

I.D. Kotlyarov

ivan.kotliarov@mail.ru
Keywords: outsourcing, outsourcee, agriculture, profitability
Pages: 58-69

Abstract >>
The paper analyzes how the agricultural sector applies outsourcing in its practice. What differs the outsourcing from other forms of cooperation of enterprises is identified. We show that an agro-enterprise could function as an outsourcee. Some ways of how outsourcing can be used in the agricultural production to make its profitability higher are proposed here.
																								



5.
Technique to generate and analyze an integrated wellbeing index to conduct interregional comparisons

S.V. Domnina

swdomnina@mail.ru
Keywords: wellbeing, regional wellbeing index, regional typology, regional rating
Pages: 70-77

Abstract >>
We show that, for the interregional comparisons purposes, there is a necessity to develop a wellbeing index model which uses adaptive rational interpolation and which includes the statistical indicators and data of public and expert opinion polling. We offer a list of quantitative indicators and an algorithm to calculate an integrated index. The regional rating according to the wellbeing items is presented which allows identifying the regional weak and strong points
and correcting the socio-economic policy to have the higher level and quality of life of the population.
																								



6.
Building the qualifications frameworks: crystallization of the competence clusters in regional labour markets

S.G. Sablina

sablina@nsu.ru
Keywords: qualifications frameworks, competences, labour market, market of educational services, current and perspective needs of employers and graduates
Pages: 78-93

Abstract >>
The study made for Barnaul, Tomsk, Omsk, Novosibirsk and Tyumen shows that the graduates experience difficulties in their employment because of a demand-and-supply imbalance in regional labour markets, and the following negative cumulative effects can be observed in these regions. We demonstrate the crystallization of «competences clusters» in different spheres of employment and types of organizations which reflect employers' current and perspective labour demand. We find that the current training programs should be necessarily oriented on the needs of different groups of consumers such as employers, graduates and etc.
																								



7.
Siberian urban agglomerations: preconditions to their shaping and barriers to their development

YE.YE. Goryachenko, N.L. Mosiyenko, N.V. Demchuk

nmosienko@ngs.ru
Keywords: urban agglomeration, preconditions for shaping, development conditions, assessment of possible consequences, agglomeration effect, mechanism to regulate agglomeration
Pages: 94-112

Abstract >>
We present the arguments for an urban agglomeration concept where urban agglomeration is considered as a complex and naturally shaped socio-economic system. The preconditions of shaping such agglomerations are identified as well as the criteria for their assessment. The conditions which enhance or hinder agglomeration processes are also described. On the base of the expert polling, we compare the opinions about positive and negative effects expected from agglomeration process. As an example, we show the negative impacts of the agglomeration which may take place due to attempts «from the top», i.e. those making by the Siberian regional authorities. We come to the conclusion that a natural course of any agglomeration process through inter-municipal cooperation would be more advisable.
																								



8.
The monitoring of regional socio-economic development: methodical approaches to assessment of its efficiency

A.YE. Bondarev

artur@artflame.ru
Keywords: monitoring, assessment of the efficiency, methodical approach, socio-economic development
Pages: 113-123

Abstract >>
The paper shows that at present there are no methods to assess efficiency of the monitoring of regional socio-economic development. The author presents an approach which allows assessing both the efficiency of regional monitoring and collection of statistical information.
																								



9.
About intensification of economic cooperation between Transbaikalia regions

N.I. Atanov, L.V. Potapov, G.O. Borisov

orei.bnc@mail.ru, orei.bnc@mail.ru, orei.bnc@mail.ru
Keywords: Transbaikalia, interregional economic cooperation, Baikal factor, the food, energy and ecologic security
Pages: 124-138

Abstract >>
The paper reasons the ways how the Republic of Buryatia and Transbaikalia regions could be economically integrated. We show that there is an economic space where economic backwardness of the region could be overcome due to the integrated arrangements made by the Transbaikalia authorities and business communities.
																								



10.
The role of the energy sector in the socio-economic development of the Baikal region

B.G. Saneyev, A.D. Sokolov, A.G. Korneyev, S.YU. Muzychuk

saneev@isem.sei.irk.ru, sokolov@isem.sei.irk.ru, korn@isem.sei.irk.ru, muz@isem.sei.irk.ru
Keywords: Baikal region, energy sector, socio-economic development, energy consumption, fuel and energy resources, fuel and energy balance, budget, tax revenues
Pages: 139-151

Abstract >>
Having analyzed a current economic situation in the Baikal region, we can state that the region falls behind other Russian regions on average. The development of the regional fuel and energy complex is considered of the highest priority. We present our forecasts of the levels of energy consumption and related volumes of energy production in the region which could allow improving the regional fuel and energy balance and socio-economic indicators. This also allows the higher tax revenues in the region.
																								



11.
Transformed population crediting in the Siberian Federal District

M.V. Petukhova

pm1986@mail.ru
Keywords: credit, physical persons, bank, borrower's behavior, methods, assessment, credit risk, arrears, Basel II
Pages: 152-169

Abstract >>
The paper analyzes, on the base of a presented sampling, the trends of population crediting by the banks in the Siberian Federal District in the periods of the pre-crisis, crisis and post-crisis restoration. We can state that in the crisis a sex structure of borrowers (physical persons) has significantly changed. We calculated the possibilities of borrowers' default in different borrowers' groups such as sex-, age-, education- and family state ones. We present our considerations on how to adjust the methods for assessing the borrowers' credit risks according to the Basel II requirements. We offer a rating technique to assess physical persons
which allows an improved classification of borrowers and the more adequate credit risk assessment.
																								



12.
Improved tools of environmental policy and problems of their application

O.P. Burmatova

burma@ngs.ru
Keywords: environmental policy, eco-innovation development, ecological expertise, ecological rationing, monitoring
Pages: 170-194

Abstract >>
The paper reasons the ways how to improve the tools of governmental regulation of environmental quality at the federal and regional levels. We identify the bottleneck problems in the sphere of the development and implementation of environmental policies, and we propose the ways how to improve the mechanisms of environmental regulation including nature protection financing. We also show how innovations could be applied to solve environmental problems and how innovations could make any production ecologically pure.
																								



13.
Socio-economic development in the Krasnoyarsk Krai: post-crisis trends

A.G. Tsykalov
econ@econ-krsk.ru
Keywords: Krasnoyarsk Krai, GRP, sectoral structure, specialization, modernization
Pages: 195-203

Abstract >>
The paper analyzes an economic situation in the Krasnoyarsk Krai over last 5 years. What trends are characteristic of the regional development in the post-crisis period is considered, as well as the factors which make this region supported by the federal budget.
																								



14.
Transformed public business administration in mono-business municipal units

RUS.A. Kulyan, ROM.A. Kulyan

Ku1yan@yandex.ru, Ku1yan@yandex.ru
Keywords: mono-city, governmental regulation, mono-business economy, export-oriented economy
Pages: 204-215

Abstract >>
The paper analyzes how macro-economic factors influence the socio-economic situation in the Russian mono-business municipal units. We offer the ways how economies of such mono-cities could be governmentally regulated in order their problems to be efficiently solved.
																								



15.
Partner relations as a factor of development at an innovation holding

YE.A. Solomennikova

esol@ieie.nsc.ru
Keywords: partner relations, holding consisting of small and medium enterprises, innovation product, developers, delivers, consumers
Pages: 216-230

Abstract >>
The paper shows what coordinated contractors' actions could be regarded as partners' ones and what role such cooperation play in attaining a business success by a holding company which consists of small and medium enterprises considers. We identified the key factors determining the models of cooperation between small and medium innovation enterprises such as the type of the holding, type of the innovation products, way of search, development and implementation of innovations, and provision with necessary financial flows.
																								



16.
Regional Innovation System in West Transdanubia

Z. Chizmadia, A. Gross

cszoltan@rkk.hu, grosza@rkk.hu
Keywords: Hungary, NUT (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics), regional policy, tendencies, innovations, public opinion poll
Pages: 231-246

Abstract >>
On the base of public opinion poll, the paper studies key factors determining the development of a regional innovation system. We describe the socio-economic trends and regional innovation and scientific potential through generalizing the data concerning the Western Transdanubia NUT. We also show the role which innovation policy and its network tools play in innovation activity of regional businesses.
																								



17.
The role of governments in building innovation clusters

F.S. Gubaydullina

g-farida@yandex.ru
Keywords: region, world experience, innovations, innovation cluster, government financing
Pages: 247-259

Abstract >>
The paper shows how innovation clusters are shaped to solve the tasks of higher competiveness of territories in the foreign countries with government activism. We also show what innovation development practices of other countries can be advisable for Russia.
																								



18.
Russian Census of 2010: preliminary results for the Siberian Federal District

A.A. Kiselnikov

oblstat@novosibstat.ru
Keywords: All-Russian Population Census, region, data over 1926-2010, Siberian Federal District
Pages: 260-268

Abstract >>
The paper presents the preliminary results of the Russian Census 2010 concerning the urban and rural populations and their sex-and-age structure in the regions of the Siberian Federal District as well the dynamics of resident population changes over 1926-2010.
																								



19.
Some aspects of economic use of Baikal Lake and Baikal area

A.N. Kuznetsova

an@isc.irk.ru
Pages: 269-271