The Business of Place: Critical, Practical and Pragmatic Perspectives
Purpose – The paper is aimed to present the approach to the investigation of place development trajectory which ties up the bottom-up initiatives and the city strategic perspectives.
Design / approach – It is proposed to implement the ‘tactical urbanism’ activities and to up-scale their insights to tackle them with city strategy. The approach is aimed at local community activation as the preliminary stage of further involvement and gives new insights into ways of city representation. The case study is performed on the basis of the intervention that was implemented during the “Interactive Moscow” Summer School and the possible strategic insights are discussed.
Findings – The paper proposes the way of abandoned places development using intervention as a tool of community activation and draws the possible algorithm schematically, which needs further discussion.
Originality / value – The paper tests transferability of place management concept to centrally planned environment.
Proceedings of the 6th Corfu Symposium on Managing & Marketing Places organised by the Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, May 6th-9th, 2019.
The article explores the possibility of increasing the loyalty of the youth audience - generation Z - to regional brands using the example of the Perm State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after P.I. Tchaikovsky. The authors substantiated the use of the SERVQUAL methodology as a key method for studying the influence of the main branding indicators on attracting the attention of young people and increasing their loyalty to the region of residence. Using the SERVQUAL methodology, the authors undertook a study and assessment of the impact of the theater brand on young consumers - representatives of the Z generation.
The article is devoted to the problem of borrowing, reproduction of similar constructive and visual-graphical solutions, as well as plagiarism in the field of territorial branding, arising due to a number of factors and conditions of contemporary visual communication, as reflected in the work. This problem is relevant for the perception of visual identification of the target audience and has a direct impact on the existence of a visual brand-identification of the territory in a public space and marketing communications of the brand territory.
The article defines the importance of studying the residents’ equity in place marketing. Several current approaches to determining the residents’ equity are highlighted. In conclusion, the approach to determining the residents’ equity in place marketing is stated.
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.
This work looks at a model of spatial election competition with two candidates who can spend effort in order to increase their popularity through advertisement. It is shown that under certain condition the political programs of the candidates will be different. The work derives the comparative statics of equilibrium policy platform and campaign spending with respect the distribution of voter policy preferences and the proportionality of the electoral system. In particular, it is whown that the equilibrium does not exist if the policy preferences are distributed over too narrow an interval.
The article examines "regulatory requirements" as a subject of state control over business in Russia. The author deliberately does not use the term "the rule of law". The article states that a set of requirements for business is wider than the legislative regulation.
First, the article analyzes the regulatory nature of the requirements, especially in the technical field. The requirements are considered in relation to the rule of law. The article explores approaches to the definition of regulatory requirements in Russian legal science. The author analyzes legislation definitions for a set of requirements for business. The author concludes that regulatory requirements are not always identical to the rule of law. Regulatory requirements are a set of obligatory requirements for entrepreneurs’ economic activity. Validation failure leads to negative consequences.
Second, the article analyzes the problems of the regulatory requirements in practice. Lack of information about the requirements, their irrelevance and inconsistency are problems of the regulatory requirements in Russia.
Many requirements regulating economic activity are not compatible with the current development level of science and technology. The problems are analyzed on the basis of the Russian judicial practice and annual monitoring reports by Higher School of Economics.
Finally, the author provides an approach to the possible solution of the regulatory requirements’ problem. The author proposes to create a nationwide Internet portal about regulatory requirements. The portal should contain full information about all regulatory requirements. The author recommends extending moratorium on the use of the requirements adopted by the bodies and organizations of the former USSR government.
At present many industries reveal tendency for setting up of vertically integrated companies (VIC) the structure of which unites all technological processes. This tendency proved its efficiency in oil industry where coordination of all successive stages of technological process, namely, oil prospecting and production -oil transportation - oil processing - oil chemistry - oil products and oil chemicals marketing, is necessary. The article considers specific features of introduction of "personnel management" module at enterprises of oil and gas industry.
vertically integrated companies; personnel management