The article dwells on some issues of forming an integrated economic system (IES) on the basis of its fundamental structural and hierarchical parts, combined by vertical and horizontal connections. Integrity conditions both of basic parts and the system as a whole on the basis of solving the basic socio-economic and structureforming contradictions are formulated. The article describes some cases of social and economic strains, leading to disruption of the system integrity. Possible goals and objectives, which can be put before IES and solved by it, are proposed.
The article emphasizes the relevance of developing economic and mathematical tools based on a systemic approach and allowing to evaluate the objectives consistency of energy sales organizations (ESO) with the objectives of electric power industry in the process of strategic programs development. The paper considers the available methodological basis in the field of systemic research in the energy sector, on the basis of which co-ordination was selected as the most appropriate method for addressing questions of coordinating industry objectives with those of its subjects. The proposed structural model for assessing consistency of industry goals with the ESO’s goals comprises objectives of different levels: formation of energy-efficient economy; objectives of the state economic policy in the energy sector; electric power industry objectives; goals of a power sales organization. Its application will reduce contradictions in the ESO’s interaction with other subjects of electric power industry.
The authors propose a theoretic-multiple approach to modeling the enterprise’s human resources potential. They construct and discuss the classification and functionalhierarchical models of the enterprise’s personnel and substantiate feasibility of their application in HR management. The article dwells on the objectives system of an enterprise operation, the purposes tree of the personnel management is identified and discussed. It is shown that one of the third level purposes is creation and effective use of the specific tools of HR management and the composition of such a toolset is discussed. Methodology for evaluating employee’s potential and enterprise’s HR potential is presented and discussed.
Article recalls the history of appearance and development of the “business model” concept since the 50s of the last century. Separately is presented classification of the “business model” concepts existing today among foreign management theorists. Based on the analysis of the comprehension varieties of this term the definition that transmits its fundamental meaning is set forth.
The paper deals with the problem of defining responsible leadership in international relations and domestic policy. The analysis of theoretical approaches to understanding leadership in politics and specifics of decision-making made it possible to identify responsible leadership criteria, to determine their nature and the minimum quantity required. The table of responsible leadership, generated on the basis of the analysis, allowed to create a new behavioral model of leadership based on the synthesis of two approaches: typology of political leadership by Jean Blondel and the principle of “Nash equilibrium”. Their aggregate gives us the possibility to talk not only about the responsibility of a true political leader, but also about his indispensable accountability, which allows the leader to ensure sustainable development and to achieve the most positive result in foreign and domestic policy.
The article considers and analyzes the main features of the market of long-haul unmanned aerial vehicles (LH UAV) and, therefore, the main advantages and disadvantages of LH UAV and peculiarities of their marketing.
This article describes and analyzes the main factors affecting the changing conditions of the global market of High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), as well as the sales dynamics and changes in assortment on HALE UAV market and the impact of low maintainability of UAV design elements, made from innovative composite materials, on the sphere of their application.
The author considers features of functioning of organs of government (board of directors and management) in joint-stock company. It is possible to present company director not only in the form of organs which is born by fiduciary duties of due care before the company and its shareholders of the company, but also as agents who render services to shareholders. The author suggests to consider organs of government in two directions (as corporate organ which are allocated by powers and are a company integral part and as agents who render services to shareholders) as such review allows shareholders to expect the true purposes of a director and not to admit destruction of shareholder value.
Increasing public investment in the Russian Federation to facilitate economic growth in the current situation is impossible, therefore the problem of improving their efficiency becomes increasingly important. The above issue has become the subject of many studies showing that public investments effectiveness varies considerably from country to country. It is affected by various factors: structural changes in the economy, sectoral funding distribution, applied mechanisms of planning, management and stimulation. Moreover, analyzing some countries’ experience of economic growth stimulation through public investment it is necessary to take into account their economic and historical situation, the resource base, as well as political attitudes. According to the theory, public investments do not always contribute to the economy dynamic development. At the same time, empirical studies prove that public capital invested in such sectors as transport, communication and education is effective as a whole. An important task is the analysis of mechanisms of priority investment projects state support, existing in the world practice, and their revision with regard to conditions and needs of the Russian Federation.
The article stresses the urgency of developing methodology for increasing strategic management effectiveness of energy retailing companies. The paper presents a review of the existing methodologies for strategic planning of energy retail companies and analyzes their use potential in modern world. The adapted methodology of strategy development for energy retail organizations based on operational peculiarities proposes at the phase of checking the goals conformity to determine congruency of the selected objectives and main strategy directions in conformity with the sector (electricity) goals, the main directions of the value growth concept, the principles of quality management system. At the stage of strategy choosing from three the most probable options — external growth, internal growth, saving — it is recommended to determine the optimal strategy taking into account the main directions (objectives): cost increase, quality and reliability.