This monograph discusses topical issues of investment policy and foreign capital participation in socio-economic programs of modernization of the national economy, stated the modern concept of improving the investment climate in Russia, increasing competitiveness in the international investment market. The monograph contains recommendations on the organization and presentation of research results. The materials of the monograph is addressed to teachers and students, making first steps in research, the participants of the student scientific society and leaders of student research groups in the departments of universities, and will also be useful to postgraduate students, applicants and their academic supervisors.
The paper exploits data collected in the framework of f ‘Russian firms in a global economy’ (RuFIGE) project, implemented as a part of the HSE Basic Research Program in 2014-2015. The research goals of the paper are: first, to evaluate changes in the business climate in Russia during the period of implementation of the program aimed at business climate improvement in 2012-2014; second, since the business environment reforms were initiated personally by Vladimir Putin, to analyze by the means of survey experiment the influence of reference to the politician in the question wording on the estimates of changes in business climate made by the respondents. The analysis is based on the data of the survey of managers of 1950 large, medium and small manufacturing firms in 60 Russian regions conducted by the HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies in summer-autumn of 2014. The results demonstrate that firms with longer planning horizon and firms that received support from the state are more likely to give positive assessments of the changes in business environment. Firms with state ownership, on the contrary, more often evaluate results of the reform negatively. Firms-investors do not differ from other firms in their assessment of business climate change. Reference to Vladimir Putin initiative on improving business environment leads to the statistically significant increase in the share of positive assessments of the changes for medium enterprises with 101-249 employees, and increases the share of refusals to respond to the question for large enterprises with 500 and more employees.
This paper presents a quarterly index of competitiveness of the construction industry allowing to monitor status of industry and trend of development as well as presents the first results. The index consists of three components: remote rating of construction companies, the survey of professional community, market conditions. Detailing of index includes country, Federal districts and regions. The results would be useful for regional governments and other stakeholders of the construction market
One of the most important indicators of company's success is the increase of its value. The article investigates traditional methods of company's value assessment and the evidence that the application of these methods is incorrect in the new stage of economy. So it is necessary to create a new method of valuation based on the new main sources of company's success that is its intellectual capital.