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.
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.