Возможности “case-study” в подготовке студентов к проектной деятельности
The article considers the possibilities of "case-study" as a preliminary stage of a long-term educational project: revealing and actualization of inter-subject communications, maintenance of unity of methodical approaches in substantial and educational lines during the process of training college students, studying design activity stages in the process of a solution search of a problem in a concrete practical situation.
The third topic of the lecture course «Firm-Level Empirical Surveys: Tools and Practice» is presented in this issue. The topic «Qualitative information: tools for collection and analysis of data» includes two lectures and describes existing methodology and application of qualitative research to firms behavior studies: in-depth interviews, case-studies and focus groups. Special attention is paid to organization of an empirical survey as a set of in-depth interviews with top-managers of enterprises including methodology, field-work procedures and questionnaires. Limitations and advantages of top-managers interviewing as a tool of collecting qualitative information and its possible distortion are discussed.
In the context of the introduction of the new federal state educational standard of secondary (full) general education the organization issue of project activities at the school raises sharply. In the article the authors attempts to answer this question. Also there are the main aspects of the project organization: The principles are highlighted in particular the process of organization and content.
The paper proposes and substantiates the use of the project activities as a resource for enhancing the involvement of students in the educational process, extraccurricular activities, communication between teachers and students. Consider the value of the involvement of students in terms of the competence-based approach.
The research work presents an analysis of the educational demands of middle managers of the modern University, as well as the motives of their occurrence. The practical importance of the results of the study/is to solve the problems of management accounting of the effectiveness of professional interactions of managers in the transition to the project activity to obtain additional resources for the development of the educational organization The study of factors and motives of formation of qualification deficits of managers of the University, which contributes to the solution of problems of management accounting efficiency of professional interactions of managers in the transition to the project activity.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.