Spatial Dynamics of the Oil and Gas Field Services Sector: Global Trends and Lessons for Russia
It is shown that the global spatial organization of the oil and gas field services sector depends largely
on the characteristics of assets available in the mineral resources sector and that Russian service companies
still remain players in the regional league. Our analysis reveals the key role of oilfield service companies in the
innovative processes in the oil and gas industry. Science-intensive services can significantly reduce the unit
costs of reserves increment and production costs. Endogenous, network, and exogenous models are used to
summarize the formation and development processes for the oil and gas component of regional innovation
systems. It is shown that resource regions cannot follow a single model of innovative development targeting
the needs of the oil and gas industry. These models should take into account a wide range of regional features.
The results demonstrate the need to strengthen the role of resource regions in regulating the oil and gas field
services sector and innovative processes in the oil and gas industry. The focus is on developing a methodology
for studying innovative processes within regional socioeconomic systems and on providing practical recommendations.
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Proceedings of the 8th IEEE Conference on Standardisation and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT)
UK corporate tax reform, corporate tax in Russia and tax relief system were considered and described in the article. Also it was made an attempt to apply UK experience of innovative activity encouragement through corporate tax regulation to Russian economy.
We consider the realization of the development strategy for the university in the context of global, national and regional trends. We show how the implementation of innovative forms of educational process and research work of teachers and students, co-operation with key partners are able to turn a new school in a leading regional university of socio-economic profile.
The article is dedicated to fiscal incentives for business angels. Business angel, a comparatively new phenomenon in Russia, is defined in the first part of the article. The second part is a research of fiscal incentives intended for private investors in order to encourage them to support small innovative enterprises. The research is based on European and North American experience. Finally, the third part suggests the ways of creating a system of fiscal incentives for business angels in Russia.
Smoking is a problem, bringing signifi cant social and economic costs to Russiansociety. However, ratifi cation of the World health organization Framework conventionon tobacco control makes it possible to improve Russian legislation accordingto the international standards. So, I describe some measures that should be taken bythe Russian authorities in the nearest future, and I examine their effi ciency. By studyingthe international evidence I analyze the impact of the smoke-free areas, advertisementand sponsorship bans, tax increases, etc. on the prevalence of smoking, cigaretteconsumption and some other indicators. I also investigate the obstacles confrontingthe Russian authorities when they introduce new policy measures and the public attitudetowards these measures. I conclude that there is a number of easy-to-implementanti-smoking activities that need no fi nancial resources but only a political will.
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.