Экономика развития малого «этнического» бизнеса при наличии априорных предубеждений
Business society widely uses modern information technologies to maintain everyday changes in business environment. These technologies play a significant part in business models’ modifications and reorganisations. Business models started evolving as far back as the 1970s–1980s, and a couple of decades later the term “multi-sided platform” became deeply ingrained in business practice. With each passing decade, the process of developing and assimilating innovations rapidly accelerates and now it has reached unprecedented rates, what makes business models to be more flexible and adaptable and stimulates all types of enterprises to search for new sources of competitive advantages focusing not only on their own efficiency and quality, but on customer satisfaction in the first place. The authors determine the main stages of the business models evolution and the role of multi-sided platforms in formation of a micro-enterprise business model on the basis of the analysis of Russian and foreign secondary sources. Having performed a qualitative analysis of the case of a small-scale publishing house, the authors establish the advantages of utilizing various multi-sided platforms for the subject areas of the business process.
The article researches the elites' revolution in Russia in context of foundation and development of business elites in the world economics. The author focuses his attention on the historical examples of the business elites' forming in Venice, Holland, Great Britain, Germany, the USA, Italy, China.
Currently, innovations are the main competitive advantage of small-sized enterprises in many developed countries. Innovative activities of microenterprises in Russia, making over 93% of small business, stay beyond reporting and specialised research. Given that, the objective of the research was a revealing interrelation of the results of microenterprises’ activities and the innovative activities of enterprises in regions. Collections of statistical reports by the Russian Federal State Statistics Service as well as independent research materials, were used as information sources. Federal subjects were used as objects, correlation and regression analysis was the research methodology. The primary attention in the paper is paid to the possibility of indirect assessment of microenterprises’ innovative activities in regions, looking for factors and forms of their interaction assisting the development of the potential of this small group of economic agents. As a result, it was found out that intensity of microenterprises’ distribution, strengthened by intermediary’s (mediator’s) influence, is mostly interrelated with innovative activities, with the region’s e-development index serving as mediator.