Proceeding from a political-economic approach, the nature and causes of topical ills of modern education — like commercialization, bureaucratization and managerization — are investigated. Alternatives of education development as a main sphere of society’s humanitarian potential production are proposed.
The article shows that the failed institutional reforms of the 2000s have largely been a consequence of the inertia and impotence of the obedient parliamentary majority, of failures and dysfunctions of the state in the legislature. According to the author, an objective need has become imminent to renovate professional ethics (morality) and shape a relevant ethical code as a codified corpus of rules, principles, ideals and forms of public servants’ practical conduct.
Kozhevina Olga, Bataeva Bela
Strategic planning and management practices for Russian companies with state participation are investigated. Modern tools of strategic goal-setting and key effectiveness indicators of state companies are discussed, an algorithm of their interaction with stakeholders is proposed.
Groshev Igor, Krasnoslobodcev Aleksey
The article analyzes the phenomenon of information pressing in information environment of organization in the context of interaction with its organizational culture. Ways of localization and struggle with information pressing in the framework of organizational environment and the wave vector of organization are examined. The conclusion is made that information pressing should be a controllable process in a wave vector space of organization and thus provide for the organization’s efficient activity.
Mikhailova Anna, Buravleva Anastasia
The role of intersectoral interaction as an effective way to solve social problems facing the society is highlighted. Three models of using intersectoral interaction as a mechanism for the creation of social innovations are regarded. Specific features of the Russian model are analyzed in detail.
The author describes the content and effectiveness of prevailing governmental attempts to influence the dynamics of labour productivity in Russian economy and demonstrates eventual ways to improve them. The need for more thorough and committed implementation of programs adopted to this end, determination in achieving the criteria of productivity required are stressed.
Okorokov Vasily, Okorokov Roman
The article unveils the main differences between the technological mode of information economy and a similar mode of industrial economy. According to the authors, the availability of information and knowledge substantially changes also the role of people employed in social production and transforms them into active subjects of management of economic and social processes.
Klimanov Vladimir, Chernyshova Natalya
The authors make a comparative analysis of key texts on national-level strategic planning adopted in European countries and the Russian Federation. Different approaches to and competing principles of defining the priorities are identified, a variant of structuring the priorities in the Strategy for socio-economic development of the Russian Federation is advanced.
Volkova Olga, Loginova Yana, Lvova Irina
The article researches the evolution of approaches to creditworthiness assessment and rating of economic agents. The authors address the specificity of rating activity regulation in Russia and other countries — Basel Accords participants — as well as peculiar rating properties of different agencies. Main research trends in the analysis of ratings and creditworthiness are classified.
Tsarkov Alexander, Gorodnova Anfisa
The authors scrutinize the experience of designing and implementing a bilevel development strategy of Nizhny Novgorod region mapped out for 2005 to 2015. They show that, with the help of open participative project technologies and by selecting stakeholder groups, the conflicting community can be consolidated around a common goal in the desired Future. They also estimate retrospectively the efficiency of already accepted approach and consider prospects of its application in the future.
Kononkova Natalya, Kozlov Alexey
The authors analyze the concept of market of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), the main regularities of its development, the specificity of economic agents as well as the theory and practice of organizing the preparatory process of merger and acquisition deals. Special attention is paid to the study of the internal structure of the market, the role and functions of infrastructure proxy agents.
Melnik Alexander, Lukishina Ludmila
The authors deal with the impact of sanctions pressure by Western countries on changes in energy saving and energy efficiency of Russian economy. They assert that energy saving and growing energy efficiency can be considered as the most important direction of the country’s innovative modernization. Various development scenarios for Russian economy are analyzed, the impact of each of them on processes of energy saving and increasing energy efficiency is estimated.
Zhilina Liliya, Krasova Elena
The article analyzes key trends in boundary trade development as a key direction in Russian-Chinese boundary cooperation. The current product structure of exports and imports in the Far Eastern border areas is examined, the conclusion is drawn that the markets of Russia’s Far Eastern federal district are, to a significant extent, dependent on trade exchange with China. Main problems, which cause a decrease in indices of boundary trade development and the necessity to solve them, are accentuated.