Currently, successful business alliances are an important, crucial and one of the key strategic components in many industries and areas of production, industry and business. On the one hand, using the company's strategic alliances can increase and strengthen the competitiveness and market power, increase efficiency by gaining access to new and critical information resources and technical and technological capabilities. However, the issue there is another side of the coin, namely, according to statistics from 30 to 70% of established alliances fiasco. In other words, by alliances, do not meet the objectives of the parent companies and do not provide any competitive or strategic advantage, their success, or rather the failure does not justify the expectations imposed initially. It is important to note that over 50% of cases, the companies have entered into an alliance lost its value on the stock exchange, and some are even very quickly. The totality of the facts set out above leads to the creation of a certain paradox for companies. On the one hand, companies are faced with specific and significant obstacles in order to make the Union a smooth and successful, and on the other hand, they should and must form a larger number of unions than ever before, and have yet to rely more and more on them as a means to enhance their competitiveness, success and growth. In this article a review of the theoretical and methodological aspects of the formation of strategic alliances and presents regional industrial clusters of the Perm region, as a kind of strategic alliance.
This book features selected papers presented at The International Science and Technology Conference “FarEastCon”, which took place on October 2–4, 2018 in Vladivostok, Russian Federation.
The conference represents an informational platform for accumulating expert opinion on projects and initiatives aimed at the implementation of farsighted scientific research and development; it also allows scientific and practical achievements to be shared with a wide circle of researchers.
Sections of the conference are of interest for the broad range of experts involved in developing innovative solutions and organizing events that increase the efficiency of economic and innovative activities.
The article raises the question of innovations in the field of real estate development in Russian Federation and ways of its potential development are considered.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Efficient Production and Processing (ICEPP-2020), which took place in Prague, Czech Republic. This conference was organized by Business Communication Center s.r.o. in February 2020 and gathered participants from countries such as: Russia, Italy, Germany, Cyprus, Czech Republic. The conference topic covers the development of modern technologies, systems and solutions used in the production of healthy food and efficient waste treatment. One of the purpose of the conference is reaching an agreement on future cooperation between universities and participants.
We comment on the article by Zagaria et al., which explicates the ““soft” nature of psychology: a minor consensus in its “core”” (Zagaria et al., p. 1), manifested by the discordant character of definitions of psychological “core-constructs”. Zagaria et al. build on the assumption that psychological science should reside in the status of a paradigm, meanwhile the real state of things they consider as pre-paradigmatic, imperfect and unhealthy, from which a transition to a paradigm is necessary.We cannot agree with this provision. We argue that not internal coherence and consistency, but the ability to reflect multifaceted reality, to answer its innovative manifestations in various dimensions and solve tasks that life poses to humanity with an adequate set of different tools not reducible to a single approach, is what makes the value of science. Psychology originally developed as poly paradigmatic science, because its subject has a most complex nature, holistic, yet incorporating many aspects different in their essence and, therefore, requiring different versions of the methodology. Considering epistemology of psychological science from the philosophical perspective implying special focus on the ontological issues, we argue that poly paradigmatic structure of psychology is a virtue, not weakness. Thanks to such a structure, modular, like a Swiss knife, our science may offer the most effective solutions for a variety of problems. Multiplicity of relative approaches is best fit for life and innovation, even though we have to sacrifice rigor and concordance of definitions in introductory textbooks.
Introductory paper to the special issue "Innovation Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies"