Working from home: Too much of a good thing?
The paper is devoted to the problem of digital life of personality. This study is based on the theoretical development of the Model of the topology of life by E.B. Starovoitenko. I proposed digital and objective shaped spaces in addition to the original Model. Besides I proposed to comprehend the new perspectives of the model of the genesis of significant I-Other relationships in the context of the total digitalization of social and personal relations, the gradual loss of physicality in these relations. The problems of communication, professional activities and relationships of personality in the context of the development of digital culture, which have become especially tangible due to isolation during the COVID-19 epidemic, are discussed.
Active development and improvement of Internet technologies has resulted in the creation of new organizational and institutional structures in all areas of society. Some absolutely new phenomena emerge, including a new form of employment relationship, online employment. Online employment can be both a wage labor and an independent professional work. The aim of this paper is to determine the characteristics of the category of online workers who are employed in the form of wage labor and self-employment. Each of these forms of labor relations has its own specific features. The empirical basis for this study is provided by the data of a sociological research of online workers conducted in 2015 (N = 140). In this work, the author identifies the main differences between self-employment and wage labor of online workers and defines their essential characteristics. Selfemployed online workers have a significant human and social capital and are highly motivated.
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.