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.
This article is devoted to the analysis of the methods that form the basis of the study. This article is devoted to the analysis of main results of empirical study threats to social and economic development of Russia.
In the report it is critically considered not only the official point of view, but also M. Porter, К. Ketels work “Competitiveness at the Crossroads: Choosing the Future Direction of the Russian Economy”. Also «The forecast of innovative, technological and structural dynamics of Russian economy till 2030» and RAND Corporation report “The Global Technology Revolution 2020: Trends, Drivers, Barriers, and Social Implications” are analyzed.