Современные тенденции международного инвестиционного процесса в странах БРИКС
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.
Under the Russia legislation, foreign investment implies all types of property and intellectual assets invested in objects of entrepreneurial and other activities by foreign businessmen for purposes of profit. Greenfield and renovated capital funds and circulating assets in all economic areas, securities, property rights and etc. are regarded as investment objects. This part of the article covers issues of commercial and lending institutions with foreign investment, procedure of their registration, and lists relevant documents. The article also analyses the importance of the adequate legal regulation under Federal law no. 160-FZ of 9 July, 1999 on foreign investment in the Russian Federation and other federal laws, legal enactments and international agreements of the Russian Federation.
In many countries, including Russia, models of bilateral investment treaties (or models BIT) have been approved, on the basis of which specific treaties between different countries are then concluded. In this article, the author examines several «schools» of bilateral investment treaties: American, European, and Asian. The study is based on an analysis of the practice of concluding bilateral investment treaties by foreign countries.
The main idea of this article is focused on the new phase of the state programs of investment treaties, which includes the analysis of new models of bilateral investment treaties and invalid old models of treaties of this kind. It ends up with an assessment of the effect which new models BIT can produce on future investment contractual relations between economic entities and the receiving investments of states.
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 results of cross-cultural research of implicit theories of innovativeness among students and teachers, representatives of three ethnocultural groups: Russians, the people of the North Caucasus (Chechens and Ingushs) and Tuvinians (N=804) are presented. Intergroup differences in implicit theories of innovativeness are revealed: the ‘individual’ theories of innovativeness prevail among Russians and among the students, the ‘social’ theories of innovativeness are more expressed among respondents from the North Caucasus, Tuva and among the teachers. Using the structural equations modeling the universal model of values impact on implicit theories of innovativeness and attitudes towards innovations is constructed. Values of the Openness to changes and individual theories of innovativeness promote the positive relation to innovations. Results of research have shown that implicit theories of innovativeness differ in different cultures, and values make different impact on the attitudes towards innovations and innovative experience in different cultures.