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Alternative Energy Industry in Russia: What Bars the Development?

Naumova Yulia

The main problems of alternative energy industry development in Russia, topical for national conditions, are generalized. The experience, prospects and flaws of green energy economy in foreign countries are researched. The need to design Russia’s own approach to development of this industry is substantiated.

Cognitive Leadership Problems in Scenario Management

Kudryavtseva Elena

The author discusses the possibilities of using causal mapping to predict the quality of scenarios formed on its basis. Four types of managerial position are identified which are realized in the structure of the causal map and in qualitative specificity of development scenarios of management projects. Peculiarities of cognitive deficits realized in the process of the scenario planning are discovered. The conclusion is drawn about the need to develop cognitive leadership as one of leadership forms.

Cross-Border Water Use in Russia: New Administrative Challenges

Kuznetsov Sergey, Mezhevich Nikolay, Lachininsky Sergey

A new view in the study of cross-border water use problems in Russia is offered. Geographical conflictology is regarded as a possible scientific platform to develop effective mechanisms in managing cross-border basins. The authors note that, under conditions of re-sovereignization, development of geographical conflictology (geoconflictology) can serve as an adequate response to already existing and new challenges, those in contact zones between Russia and adjoining states included.

Dichotomies in Scenario Management

Kuzin Dmitry

The approach to development of managerial scenarios based on conditional dichotomy of modern management — like order and chaos, linearity and non-linearity, rationality and irrationality, etc. — is highlighted. The author holds that this approach allows to reveal the totality of meanings, values and other individual characteristics of responsible and clear-sighted leaders and this impacts on the development and implementation of managerial scenarios.

From Sectoral to Inter-Sectoral Economy

Malyshev Valery

According to the author, the mechanism of production activities in Russia at present corresponds to a similar mechanism of industrially developed countries in mid - late 19th century. Therefore, the transition to a new mechanism of production activities turns into a priority development goal of Russian economy. This transition supposes a change of the reproduction process, elimination of contradictions between production and consumption, transition to inter-industry inter-firm cooperation, replacement of branch-based type by inter-sectoral type of Russian economy.

HR-Management in For-Profit Organization under Nonstationary Economy

Aglitsky Igor, Sirota Efim, Shchepetova Svetlana

The causes of personnel management specificity underpinned by nonstationarity of Russian economy are studied. The authors propose to consider the problem of choosing HR-strategies by the employer as a set of non-antagonistic bimatrix games with imperfect information and separation of "key core" games with full information from this set.

Leadership under Uncertainty and Emotional Leadership

Bataeva Bela

One of popular theories of leadership, the theory of emotional leadership by Daniel Goleman, is addressed. The essence of "emotional intelligence", "emotional competence" concepts is unveiled, the author points to the link between the leaders’ emotional intelligence level and business results. The characteristic of main leadership styles is presented.

Problems of New Developed Oil-Oriented Regions

Solovyev Mikhail

The author considers various aspects of oil revenues distribution between different levels of RF budgetary system. By the example of Krasnoyarsk region, he shows the problems faced by oil- oriented regions, defines the marginal localization costs of the oil complex, proposes measures to enhance the development of related industries.

Processes of Value Creation and Transfer

Garin Yevgeni

Processes of creation and transfer of market commodities value constitute the object of research in the article. Meanwhile, the market is regarded as an evolutionary series of interconnected needs for commodities (through the functional of satisfaction-generation).

Regional Innovation Systems and High-Tech Clusters in European Union Countries

Zakharova Natalya

The article analyzes the development of regional innovation systems and high-tech clusters in EU countries. The model of EU regional classification is unveiled as well as peculiarities in distinguishing regions of different levels. The role of clusters in the development of innovation economy is shown. Conclusions are made about the dependence of regional innovative development on the economic policy practiced on the level of countries, regions, and the supranational system of the EU.

Scenario Management as Modern Leader's Tool

Kryuchkov Vladimir

The point of view on scenario management as modern leader's tool allowing him to achieve the objectives set for the company is presented. Advantages and limitations of a scenario approach are generalized, the specifics of scenario thinking is underlined.

Scenario Management: Origins, Fundaments and Trends of Development

Marshev Vadim

The author addresses the origins of strategic and scenario planning, in particular theories of military battles, military officials’ opinions about military scenarios and their implementation. He exposes the main principles and elements of scenario management system, and asserts that a scenario and analysis of scenarios represent a method of describing an eventual sequence of events in the future, not a forecast.

Strategic Marketing Management and Scenario Approach

Chernov Sergey

Various aspects of scenario approach application to strategic marketing management are analyzed. Alternatives of scenario approach are proposed when devising the strategy of market-oriented organizations, as well as a typology of strategic marketing management scenarios.

Structural Analysis of Economic Growth: All-Russian and Regional Specificity

Sukharev Oleg, Palash Svetlana

The article shows how elements of structural analysis are applied to determine Russian economic growth factors. The authors propose to change the dominant approach used in economic policy and focus a new growth model on domestic consumption and, later, on gradual increase of investment expenditures. General conclusions are formulated to trigger economic growth in Russia taking into account structural constraints and regional development specifics.

The Chief and the Leader in Project Activities: Specificity and Principal Distinctions

Neizvestny Sergey

The psychological fundaments of role and competence distinctions between the chief’s and leader’s functions in project activities are discussed. The author shows that a significant part of these functions is ambivalent, and only few personalities who possess the ability to mobilize all main professional, intellectual, spiritual resources can combine them.

The Formula of Leader’s Scenario Thinking in Uncertain Environment

Bekoeva Diana, Tikhenky Vladimir

The main parameters of scenario thinking of an effective leader in uncertain environment are researched. The scenario thinking of an effective leader in uncertain business environment is expressed by a formula. It is stated that the parameters of leader’s capital, leader’s conditions, self-acceptance and acceptance of others, trust to the world, adequate self-appraisal help the leader make a free choice of the optimal scenario of company management aimed at achieving organizational targets in uncertain business environment.

The Institutional Component of Cluster Structures Development

Popov Yevgeni, Simonova Victoria, Kazakova Darya

The paper presents fundamental cluster institutions, examines key parameters and factors underlying the institutions. Several hypotheses are advanced about the correlations between the parameters and factors within each institution, which have been tested in enterprises of the instrument engineering cluster of the city of Ekaterinburg, Russia. The results obtained are demonstrated in form of correlation dependences, which allow to make conclusions about factors of control action in cluster institutions.

The Institutional Crisis of Employment Policy in Germany

Lоrents Olga

The author examines problems related to the institutional crisis of employment policy in Germany and Hartz institutional reforms of 2003–2005. The results of institutional reforms for economic activities, employment, unemployment as well as labour costs are evaluated. The causes of failed labour market reforms and the need to change the employment policy in Germany are investigated.

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