The article deals with regional diagnostics as a method for studying the socio-economic space of Russia, the quality of the economic space and its regional differences, methods and tools for the sustainable development of regions.
The work considers perspective ways of technology borrowing in industry-regional level in Russia and offers preliminary methodology for identification of suitable technology for particular region. Methodology is based on labor productivity comparisons. For this purposes productivity levels for all Russian regions in industry level were calculated. International productivity comparison with 16 foreign countries is also done. Using obtained productivity ratings, perspective sources for technology borrowing were identified for all main industries of Krasnodar region.