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Espy IV T. H., Mitrofanova E. S. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2017. No. ID 3071733.
Migration in any context may be approached from myriad perspectives and with varied techniques; in this study, we examine migration in Russia using the life-course perspective. We investigate two core issues: the factors of migration and the position of migration in the Russian life course. In addition, we perform data exploration and assess at what stage of the Zelinsky mobility transition model Russia is. We use exploratory analytical tools and life-course analytical methods such as event history analysis (EHA) and sequence analysis (SA) in this study. The exploratory data analysis (EDA) and EHA reveal interesting, albeit in some cases contradictory, results. We find that Russians are not very mobile, particularly in large cities; movement more often occurs in mid-sized cities and towns. One intriguing observation is the prevalence of what may well be return migration to rural areas among women born in 1990-1995. Furthermore, the military is shown empirically to be a major factor; in all, we find that enlistment, sex, generation, and type of education are significant factors in migration, with soldiers, women, younger generations, and those with higher education exhibiting higher likelihoods of migration. The SA results show that migration is often positioned as a starting event in Russians biographies; more interestingly, it is also positioned to work potentially as a deferment or avoidance tool (e.g., draft avoidance). Our observations and test results lead us to conclude that Russia is at the “advanced society” stage of the Zelinsky mobility transition model. 
Added: Nov 15, 2017
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Markovskaya E., Anoshkina E. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2016
Authors analyze the differences between the influence of the foreign direct investments on the economic growth in the developed and developing countries. For the model of the GDP on the foreign direct investments for the developed countries the following data are used: observations for the 10 countries during 1983-2013. For the model of the GDP on the foreign direct investments for the developing countries the following data are used: observations for the 11 countries during 1994-2013. Investigators conclude that the influence of the foreign direct investments on the economic growth definitely has the positive effect in both cases. However, the degree of this influence depends on the type of the country. The developing countries get the smaller effect from the foreign direct investments because of the non-transparent institutional environment and negative influence of other non-economic factors. These findings provide an opportunity to judge that in developed countries, institutional and economic environment and, most of all, human capital allow you to get the full effect of FDI, that is, as capital accumulation and spill-over effects. In developing countries, there should be thresholds to reduce effects of FDI, such as insufficient human capital and poor economic and institutional environment. Thus, the impact of FDI on economic growth is certainly positive, however the level of this effect depends on country characteristics. That is, the hypothesis that FDI affects developing countries less than developed, due to the existence of thresholds in the form of unhealthy institutional and economic environment were confirmed.
Added: Dec 26, 2016
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Novatorov E. V. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2016. No. 2776503 WPS.
The article suggests concept of chain generalized exchange proposed by Ekeh (1974) as a central concept underlying nonprofit marketing. Most studies and research perspectives are based on controversial concept of complex exchange (Bagozzi,1975) to be a central concept for nonprofit marketing. Article discusses limitations of complex exchange concept and offers chain generalized exchange to be a central concept of nonprofit marketing.
Added: May 10, 2016
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Novatorov E. V. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2013. No. No. 2279799.
ABSTRACT The paper discusses and suggests alternative methodological paradigms to approach the problem “marketing to nonmarketers”. First, the paper describes the issue of “marketing to nonmarketers” and proposes the purpose of this article. Then it presents methodological issues in management science and describes four major research paradigms: the logico-positivist/empiricist paradigm, constructivism, critical theory, and the pluralist paradigm. Finally it concludes that pluralist approach will benefit and enrich both the management science and non-profit field. Using as a case methodological development of nonprofit marketing concept and followed controversy over “marketing to nonmarketers” controversy paper traces evolution of the issue in context of research methodology. Paper concludes that traditional approach it based on logico-positivist paradigm. Article suggests adaptation of alternative methodological approaches and research paradigms to approach the problem “marketing to nonmarketers”.
Added: Jun 15, 2013
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Novak A., Larin A. V., Khvostova I. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2013
This paper investigates the household consumption behavior in Russia. The model assumes that household consumption can be described by both the Euler equation and the rule-of-thumb. Using panel data on households (Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey – Higher School of Economics [RLMS-HSE]) from 2000 to 2011, we obtain the estimates of the elasticity of intertemporal substitution and show that an essential part of households consume a constant share of their current income and do not solve optimization problem
Added: Dec 9, 2013
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Yanovskiy K. M., Shestakov D., Leonard C. S. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2014. No. P16, P50, N40, O40.
In this paper we explore current understandings of the influence of political rights, among historical legacies, on economic development. We construct variables for selected political regimes for 1811-2010. We find significant association between individual rights and economic growth. We argue that current understanding of political regimes supportive of growth (Acemoglu, etc), should parse the concept of property rights to include the protection of the individual in their focus on private property rights protection, alone, respected in various forms of government, are insufficient; what matters is the security of individuals from arbitrary arrest, regardless of type of regime. Discretionary rights of rulers or democratic governments to arrest citizens undermines the protection of private property rights and other attributes classically given to democratic foundations of economic growth, for example, free press, freedom of the exercise of religious belief. We suggest, as a research agenda, that the power of the politically competitive system therefore comes from weakening discretionary authority over law enforcement.
Added: Dec 23, 2014
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Evgeny Galchenko, Larionov A. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2014
This paper provides modern theoretical perspective on the relationship between HR practices and performance, examines human resource strategy (HRS), analyzes the main features of HR evolution, HR planning and corporate strategy. It also compares HRM with strategic HRM, elaborates on the importance of value for HRS and offers indicators for measuring performance of companies.  The text reviews problems and prospects in the problem of human resource management activity. The analysis emphasizes the problem of measuring value for three main market actors: managers, employees and customers. It is argued that the main task of HRM manager is achieving efficient level of value for these actors. Furthermore, researching this HRM theory helps to examine the possibilities for developing cooperation between HRM managers from different companies and organizations. Sets of these measures let managers understand the process and the prospects of this cooperation not only in terms of market level, but also in terms of improving total macroeconomic situation in long-term period.
Added: Nov 20, 2014
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Zaretsky Y. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2019
The paper offers some reflections of its author on a recent trend in historical research, which is grounded in the study of self-narratives and is aimed at producing a fresh vision of the European past. Chronologically, this trend refers, for the most part, to early modern time, though has an ambition to cover later periods.
Added: May 7, 2019
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Alyona Artamonova, Mitrofanova E. S. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2014
Declining marriage rates and increasing cohabitation rates in modern Russia have become a trend that many scholars have observed and tried to explain through the perspective of the Second Demographic Transition. Our research is another attempt to understand these changes and to answer the question on the nature of cohabitation in Russia. We aimed to find the difference between some patterns of matrimonial events and to define the nature of cohabitations in Russia. For these purposes, we applied descriptive statistics and Event History Analysis. We also suggested a logical scheme of the ways of development of the first cohabitations. We observed the opposite trends of matrimonial behavior: the younger Russian people are, the higher their probability of starting of the first cohabitation and the lower their risk to have the first marriage. Our analysis showed that a cohabitation is not yet a complete alternative to marriage, but it has a possibility of becoming it for younger generations.
Added: Oct 22, 2014
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Shiryaev A., Zhitlukhin M., Ziemba W. T. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2013
We study the land and stock markets in Japan circa 1990. While the Nikkei stock average in the late 1980s and its -48% crash in 1990 is generally recognized as a financial market bubble, a bigger bubble and crash was in the golf course membership index market. The crash in the Nikkei which started on the fi rst trading day of 1990 was predictable in April 1989 using the bond-stock earnings yield model which signaled a crash but not when. We show that it was possible to use the change point detection model based solely on price movements for pro table exits of long positions both circa 1990 and in 2013.
Added: Mar 9, 2014
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Novatorov E. V. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2016. No. 2727720.
Societal problems represent both opportunities and challenges for private and public organizations. Issues such as poverty, climate change and inequality can be seen either as a burden or as a source for innovation. Multinational Corporations, Nonprofit Organizations (NGOs), Cooperatives and Social-Purpose Organizations (SPOs) have engaged in projects that can tackle some of these major societal issues. The paper explores existing discussion over controvercial social marketing concept and develops superior conceptualization of social innovation marketing concept based on pluralist research paradigm found in the phylosophy of social science literature.
Added: Feb 6, 2016
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Novatorov E. V. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2014
The author deconstructs the prevailing controversial conceptualization of nonprofit marketing and concludes it rests on three principles: voluntary exchange, an open system organization, and self-interest motivation. Negative case analysis of these principles revealed that alternative principles were ignored in the social science literature. Based on a qualitative analysis a revised conceptualization of non-profit marketing was suggested which incorporated the principles of redistribution and reciprocity, the features of a closed model of formal organization, and public interest motivation. The critical theory approach to the study used non-empirical procedures that included negative case analysis. The paper presents results of negative case analysis.
Added: Oct 14, 2014
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Novatorov E. V. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2014
Concept of nonprofit marketing has emerged from discussions of applying the philosophy and techniques of marketing to the public and nonprofit sectors in the marketing literature. However, many of these marketing ideas emerged originally from social science disciplines. Almost all social science can be classified into the two general categories of "individualistic" and "collectivistic" perspectives (Collins, 1994; Olsen, 1992; Parsons, 1961). This study attempts to accommodate a pluralistic stance toward diversity of social science perspectives in context of nonprofit marketing theory. Thus, it is not limited to discussion of individualistic or collectivist references. The study attempts to consider different social science perspectives to validate nonprofit marketing theory.
Added: Oct 30, 2014
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Shmatko N. A. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2012. No. 4.
Changes in financing structures of science and education foster the restructuring of scientific personnel market and its mobility. The author presents a conceptual model of scientists’ social mobility that reflects its dependence on the social processes that take place in an academic community and their connection with scientific capital. This model allows a complex analysis of doctorate holders. There are core trends in scientists’ social shifts in the professional sphere (inter-sectoral, institutional, international, etc.), their second employment and their shifts in specialization.
Added: Jan 11, 2013
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Zutler I. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2013
A number of experiments indicate probabilistic preferences in cases where no one alternative is absolutely optimal. The task of predicting the choice of one of the alternatives among multiple alternatives is then practically important and not trivial. It can occur in situations of choice under risk when no one lottery stochastically dominates others. For risky lotteries there are several complicated models of probabilistic binary preference. For the first time, we herein propose the probabilistic extension of the cumulative prospect theory (CPT). The presented visual graphic justification of this model is intuitively clear and does not use sophisticated cumulative summing or a Choquet integral. Here we propose a model of selecting from a set of alternatives by continuous Markov random walks. It makes predicting the results of a choice easy because it fully uses dates received by probabilistic extension of СPT. The proposed methods are quite simple and do not require a large amount of data for practical use.
Added: Sep 16, 2013
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Dokuka S., Gradoselskaya G. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2014
Online social networking sites are considered as one of the most influential facilitator of many recent social movements. In this paper we investigate both the dynamics of friendship interactions and the structure of communication in protest-related community. We find that offline actions play insignificant role for the dynamics of the structure of a relatively stable protest online community.
Added: Aug 5, 2014
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Denis Fomenkov, Kirill Veselov. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2015
Over the past several years, Russian companies have become increasingly interested in improving cooperation between marketing and R&D since they believe such cooperation can raise effectiveness of new product development. This survey examines influence of different factors on the level of R&D – marketing cooperation in Russian companies. Based on data collected from 100 Russian companies, we identified factors having great effect on cross-functional cooperation and NPD effectiveness in Russian companies. Follow-up comparative analysis with other country specific results showed significant difference in factors affecting cross-functional cooperation. We offer explanations for the results and discuss managerial and academic implications. 
Added: Nov 12, 2013
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Kim N. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2016
Mass media is stated as extremely powerful when it comes to the impact of any social or political influence ingeneral and family policy implementation in particular. The majority of researchers consider the influence ofmedia product presenting state family policy on the audience and do not consider how mass media change their information product themselves under the external influence of the state family policy. In this paper we make an attempt to evaluate the changes in family theme, represented on the pages of six state-owned and private Russian printed mass media with different political orientation from 2000 to 2015. In this study the year 2006 is chosen as a landmark year. Russian state family policy after receiving independence in 1996, ten years later in 2006 became to be considered as pro-natalist, with explicit pro-natalist actions of the state inrelation to family. Demographic topics received special weight in political rhetoric, and most of the discussion was made to encourage birth of the second and subsequent children. 720 selected articles from newspapers were subjected to the quantitative content analysis. The results showed that Russian printed mass media, without respect of the political orientation, after 2006 broadcast regulatory model of the family, designed to solve the demographic problem and increase birth rates
Added: Nov 21, 2017
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Shmatko N. A., Katchanov Y. L. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2012. No. 7.

The article presents a sociological interpretation of efficient management of research team’s social structure, based on the stationary action principle.A relevant mathematical model was designed, built on application of variational principle to social structure operationalised as probability density of research team’s social distinctions. The article also includes an overview of empirical testing of the model by conducting a sample study.

Added: Jan 11, 2013
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Larin A. V. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2016
In the paper, we consider generalized method of moments (GMM) and propose statistics to test relevance, conditional relevance and redundancy of moment conditions, as well as they modifications to check if moment conditions help with identification of a particular set of unknown parameters. The statistics have, under the null hypothesis andwhen the estimator of moments covariance matrix converges at the rate square root of T, a chi-squared limiting distribution. We show that, though the concepts ofredundancy and conditional relevance are very close, necessary and sufficient conditions for them may differ, which happens in the case of partial redundancy andrelevance.
Added: Dec 10, 2016
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Novatorov E. V. Social Science Research Network. Social Science Research Network. SSRN, 2015. No. SSRN-id2656506.
The article focuses on four major assumptions that underlie the alternative conceptualization of public recreation marketing. It explains (1) the redistribution system within recreation resources are allocated; (2) the organizational structure of recreation agencies; (3) the ways in which public recreation agencies interact with local governments and citizens; and (4) the code of ethics and its influence on the behavior of recreation professionals. Finally, the article attempts to integrate these assumptions into an alternative definition of public recreation marketing that is termed “administered marketing.”
Added: Sep 8, 2015
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