Journal section "Socio-economic development strategy"

New Technological Shape of Basic Branches of RF Industrial Regions

Romanova O.A., Sirotin D.V.

5 (41), 2015

Romanova O.A., Sirotin D.V. New Technological Shape of Basic Branches of RF Industrial Regions. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2015, no. 5 (41), pp. 27-43. DOI: 10.15838/esc/2015.5.41.2

DOI: 10.15838/esc/2015.5.41.2

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The article emphasizes the increasing importance of industry in the economic development of both developing and developed countries. It highlights the decisive role of basic industries of the RF industrial regions in ensuring the level of their socio-economic development. The work substantiates the possibility to develop basic industries of some industrial regions as the ones that are knowledge-intensive, high-tech and can meet the requirements of new industrialization. The authors propose their understanding of new industrialization in terms of inclusive development. The article introduces a term “repositioning of the regional industrial complex” as a gradual process of interdependent technological, economic, socialinstitutional, environmental and organizational change based on innovation. It proves that this complex should be viewed as a network of competitive and structurally balanced productions, satisfying individualized needs of the high-tech sector in knowledge-intensive goods and services and increased quality needs of traditional industries. The study offers a methodological approach to single out the priority directions for technological development of basic sectors in the industrial regions. Its unique feature is to carry out bibliometric modeling as a preliminary framework disclosing key areas of basic industries development at the first stage; to conduct research in the regional patent activity in the selected development directions at the second stage; to single out the agreed priorities to upgrade basic industries on the basis of the Foresight methodology at the third stage. The case study of the Urals helps substantiate the prerequisites for the formation of a new technological shape of the regional metallurgical complex. The authors develop scenarios for repositioning of metallurgy of the region and describe corresponding stages, characterized by the system of proposed indicators


industrial region, bibliometric modelling, patent analysis, foresight, priorities, repositioning, technological shape, scenario approach

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