To Be Both Small and Big — One of the Commandments in Business

#5. Longstanding Generation
To Be Both Small and Big — One of the Commandments in Business

In August 1982, the newspaper Pravda published an article by A.I. Prigozhin and S.V. Hainish “Consultant is required” — the first publication on management consulting, just emerging in the USSR. At the same time in Moscow, a course of lectures was given in this area, hundreds of listeners who already knew firsthand such terms as problem diagnostics, innovation policy, a consultant shared their experience with interest and enthusiasm. What evolution has done management and investment consulting for nearly 40 years, how to build a successful business in today’s Russian environment and what should be changed in the mind and business culture, what mechanisms must be used to ensure the continuous development of the company — these and many other issues of management consulting were discussed by Alexander Ageev and Stanislav Hainish, Director of the Center for Management and Investment Consulting (IMI Consulting) of the International Research Institute for Management Problems, head of managerial courses on organizations active development, leading field management consultant in Russia, the author of more than 100 monographs, scientific articles and a holder of three certificates for inventions.

Business Modeling as a Technology for Creation of New Activities

#5. Longstanding Generation
Business Modeling as a Technology for Creation of New Activities

The article presents the analysis of primary sources on the concepts of business models and business modeling. The mainstream types of approaches to the process of business modeling and their fundamental differences from each other are identified and described. Furthermore, the article describes a situation in which business modeling is used in business practice, such as attracting financial capital and the creation of new activities. In particular, the relationship between necessity for the business modeling with the stages of the emergence and development of the product market is discussed.

On the Nature of Corruption and Possibility of Its Suppression

#8. New Year’s Forces
On the Nature of Corruption and Possibility of Its Suppression

According to the authors, corruption, represents the negative of the integral socio-economic phenomenon, like a cancer eats away, in varying degrees, all the public system and the state. Without a radical reduction of corruption, all the most positive and effective socio-economic reforms are doomed to failure. The approach to corruption as a process occurring in the sociobiological hierarchical functional-professional man-made system of society gives you the opportunity to determine the most effective ways of suppressing this phenomenon. In fact, this is a deliberate, permanent and systematic struggle to achieve social dominance over biologiskai in the nature of modern man.

Strategic Planning — Necessary Condition for Developing the Vital Activity of Modern Society

#6. The Charm of Unattainable Peaks
Strategic Planning — Necessary Condition for Developing the Vital Activity of Modern Society

With this publication, we begin a series of articles on strategic planning and creation of flexible multi-level mechanism for forming goals and goal setting. The authors have many years of scientific and practical experience in this field and focus the attention of specialists and persons, responsible for development of strategic planning documents, on extremely important problems and objective reasons of their origin for practical implementation of the provisions of Federal Law No. 172-FZ of June 28, 2014 “On Strategic Planning in the Russian Federation”.

Recommendations to the Mechanism of Local Strategies’ Interaction and Their Integration Within the Subject of the Federation

#6. The Charm of Unattainable Peaks
Recommendations to the Mechanism of Local Strategies’ Interaction and Their Integration Within the Subject of the Federation

Interaction of the Federal Law № 172-FZ of June 28, 2014 “On Strategic Planning in the Russian Federation” (with amendments) (hereinafter referred to as “172-FZ”) and the Federal Law № 131-FZ of October 6, 2003 “On general principles of the organization of local self-government in the Russian Federation” (hereinafter referred to as 131-FZ) causes two information flows: the downstream — from the Federation level “downwards” and the upward stream — from the municipal districts (MD) “upwards”. These flows meet at the level of the subject of the Federation. The author suggests several assembly schemes that integrate local strategies within the framework of strategic planning of the subjects of the Federation. All these schemes, although being based on a certain historical experience, remain rather conceptual. Their adaptation to management practice is a matter of the nearest future.

On Designing Strategies in the Post-Industrial Non-Digital World

#8. Hunting for Scientists
On Designing Strategies in the Post-Industrial Non-Digital World

The article based on the internal time theorem proposes the refined principles of psychogenic systems standardization, reflecting the definition of consciousness as a property of an open non-local system. Method of setting a numerical value for the length standard as a second component of consciousness amount measure is described. It is shown that any system of strategic planning and management is derived from its metrology system. The article describes a new self-consistent system of methods for designing strategies, which forms the structure of strategic management technologies in non-digital post-industrial world.

Standards of Valuation Activities: Foreign Experience

#8. Hunting for Scientists
Standards of Valuation Activities: Foreign Experience

The article deals with foreign standards of valuation: international valuation standards, European valuation standards, as well as American, British and Japanese. Three models of valuation activities regulation are presented: public model, social and cooperative model (state and public control). Advantages and disadvantages of international valuation standards are formulated. At the same time, the content, composition and structure of international valuation standards can be useful for creating Russian evaluation standards and for developing the system of uniform valuation standards of the Eurasian Economic Union countries.

New Economic Doctrine for Russia. Methodological Principles of Analysis: from Domination of Plutocracy to Real Multiformity and Industrial Democracy

#8. Hunting for Scientists
New Economic Doctrine for Russia. Methodological Principles of Analysis: from Domination of Plutocracy to Real Multiformity and Industrial Democracy

A series of permanent and severe crises in Russia requires radically reform the liberal model of an open economy. The methodological basis of the analysis provides the basic theses, terms and principles of philosophy of Russian traditionalism and the modern Russian scientific tradition. Russia as the Russian Eurasia is developing on the basis of the principle of collectivism, which is the key methodological principle — the principle of methodological collectivism. The article emphasizes that the economy in traditional society is a utility area and is considered as part of the culture, a part of the whole social and living organism. Thus culture is considered as an important intangible resource of economic development, and public dynamics stands out as the social and cultural dynamics. This study allows to determine the methodological foundations of a new economic doctrine for Russia. Our ideal is a model of a just and solidarity society. We can confront the U.S. as a global Empire of evil, countering it the brotherhood of Nations, intergenerational solidarity and the higher justice.

State Support of Investment Projects in Industry by the Program of Project Financing

#7. Hysteresis Loop
State Support of Investment Projects in Industry by the Program of Project Financing

Given the recent economic situation in Russia, occurred due to the fall in oil prices and sanctions restrictions it can be concluded that in the foreseeable future, most of Russia’s budget revenues will amount to non-oil revenues. In this connection it is necessary to create conditions for improving competitiveness of the domestic industry and its diversification. This problem cannot be solved without government assistance. The article discusses one of the most important measures of the state support for industrial investment projects implementation — Projects Financing Program (RF Government Resolution of October 11, 2014 № 1044). The article presents detailed specifications, conditions, advantages and disadvantages, as well as results of the Projects Financing Program functioning in 2015. Special attention is paid to describing selection procedures of investment projects and principals with timelines and performance characteristics of each of its stages. Based on the analysis of key aspects of projects selection and funding within the Projects Financing Program a number of recommendations for stakeholders of this process is formulated.

Traps for Artificial Intelligence

#6. Forecasts and Results
Traps for Artificial Intelligence

The course of artificial intelligence development in the XXI century in the context of formation of new technological modes and post-nonclassical management paradigm can be forecasted based on analysis of its many-sided and thorny historical retrospective. This way, of course, is not assured from unexpected traps. However, they can be avoided by finding new solutions in unfamiliar spaces for modeling, based on other approaches to solving complex problems and semantic interpretation of data by synthesizing for these innovations still unknown materials for computer memory and processors.