Компаративное исследование роли культурных событий в развитии малых городов
8 September 2017
11 August 2017
14 July 2017
The future of small Russian cities is largely dependant on the prospects of reconstructing their life on an innovation basis. There is a program of government support to monocities including small ones which was initiated in 2010 drawing funds from budgets of all levels. 48 investment sites have been created in 26 cities to start big projects with the participation of private business in constructing industrial and technological parks.
The article is about formal and informal resourses used by actors in local politicsof city. The analysis is based on in depth interviews with local authorities, politicians, businessmen party activists and regional experts in two small towns of the Perm regioncities of the Perm region.
This chaper refers to the problem of low productivity and weak competitive stand of plants located in small and particulalry small specialized towns as compared to firms in bigger and more diversified locations. The findingds imply that the urban size and density of economic space, as well as its excessive sectoral specialization significantly reduce the firm competitiveness. Yet, the sectoral structure matters: textile and garmet plants in small towms are most vulnerable. Minimal diversification of economic structure and sufficient scale economy at the plant level allow to reduce the negative effects of the urban size.