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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Working Paper examines the peculiarities of the Russian model of corporate governance and control in the banking sector. The study relies upon theoretical as well as applied research of corporate governance in Russian commercial banks featuring different forms of ownership. We focus on real interests of all stakeholders, namely bank and stock market regulators, bank owners, investors, top managers and other insiders. The Anglo-American concept of corporate governance, based on agency theory and implying outside investors’ control over banks through stock market, is found to bear limited relevance. We suggest some ways of overcoming the gap between formal institutions of governance and the real life.
We address the external effects on public sector efficiency measures acquired using Data Envelopment Analysis. We use the health care system in Russian regions in 2011 to evaluate modern approaches to accounting for external effects. We propose a promising method of correcting DEA efficiency measures. Despite the multiple advantages DEA offers, the usage of this approach carries with it a number of methodological difficulties. Accounting for multiple factors of efficiency calls for more complex methods, among which the most promising are DMU clustering and calculating local production possibility frontiers. Using regression models for estimate correction requires further study due to possible systematic errors during estimation. A mixture of data correction and DMU clustering together with multi-stage DEA seems most promising at the moment. Analyzing several stages of transforming society’s resources into social welfare will allow for picking out the weak points in a state agency’s work.