The "Economic Strategies" journal

2017




Movement to the East

#3. Attraction of Diversity
Movement to the EastMovement to the EastMovement to the EastMovement to the East

The article examines the processes taking place in Russian appraisal business at present, taking into account general economic background of development: this is actual introduction of the state monopoly on cadastral valuation of real estate objects owned by individuals, the cancellation of the mandatory examination of the SRO evaluation reports, the introduction for all appraisers of the mandatory qualification examination. Against this background, the strategies of a successful evaluating company are analyzed. It is concluded that the competitive advantage is the ability of the company to develop new markets, to conduct evaluation in growing or emerging new sectors of the economy, which requires highly qualified specialists and high quality of work. Consequently, the most strategic companies in the industry under consideration will be large enterprises with a developed branch network and wide coverage of fields of activity, companies which adhere highest standards of quality.

Trump as a Mirror of the World Revolution

#8. New Year’s Forces
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Trump’s personality and the events associated with him not for the first month excite the world. It was said so much that, it seems, there is nothing to add … except for the main thing — the real reasons for what is happening and a sound forecast for the future. The story with the “tops” and “bottoms” archived decades ago again becomes frighteningly real in all corners of our small world. There are more and more similarities…

Prospects for Valuation Activities Standardization in the Countries of the Eurasian Economic Union

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The article presents a promising model of standardization of valuation activities in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, examines the main elements of the conceptual apparatus, the tasks and principles of standardization of appraisal activity, the model of organization of the standardization and international cooperation process, types of standards and issues of control and supervision of the application of evaluation standards in practice.

Contours of the Concept of Developing Financial Cluster of the Russian Federation in the Long-Term Period

#8. New Year’s Forces
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Availability of a strong financial cluster is one of the key conditions for further economic growth of the Russian Federation. The purpose of its creation is to form conditions for protecting investors and providing efficiency, transparency and development of the national stock market and enhancing its international attractiveness. In this article, the author, having analyzed the world experience in establishing a financial center and working out its development concept, recommends to create an Agency for Financial Cluster (Center) Regulation or an Investment Agency. In turn, it is recommended for the agency to establish an international council as a consultative and advisory body. In such a situation, priority of the state policy should become the improvement of system-forming factors that have a long-term impact on forming the practice of financial institutions activity: the quality of state regulation; the quality of corporate legislation; availability of reliable and high-quality information, as well as free access to it; the level of development of the financial sector infrastructure, the level of trust and awareness of the public about financial sector services (financial literacy realization); training of professional personnel for financial market; improvement of accounting and taxation of financial market participants and financial instruments.

Consolidating German Society and Right-Wing Radical Forces in Europe in the Conditions of Hitlerism

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Consolidating German Society and Right-Wing Radical Forces in Europe in the Conditions of HitlerismConsolidating German Society and Right-Wing Radical Forces in Europe in the Conditions of HitlerismConsolidating German Society and Right-Wing Radical Forces in Europe in the Conditions of HitlerismConsolidating German Society and Right-Wing Radical Forces in Europe in the Conditions of Hitlerism

One of the most important tasks remains the need to understand why two processes were going at such a speed: coming to power in Germany of the NSDAP headed by Adolf Hitler and the subsequent consolidation around the National Socialists not only of a significant part of the German electorate but also of the right (first of all right-wing) forces in Europe and in the world as a whole.

Eurasian Energy Civilization: Notes in the Margins

#8. New Year’s Forces
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The peer-reviewed work “Eurasian Energy Civilization. To the Question of the “Energy of the Future””, prepared by a team of authors headed by Director General of the Institute of Energy Strategy, Professor V.V. Bushuyev, reflects the civilizational essence of the changes taking place today, based on power engineering as a system of civilization’s vital activity.

Bretton Woods

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A lot has been written about the United Nations International Monetary and Financial Conference in Bretton Woods. Let us dwell on a less well-known story. The author describes the events connected with the Soviet delegation’s participation in this conference, and about the circumstances of taking a decision on the USSR’s participation (or rather, non-participation) in the work of the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development created at the conference.

On the Nature of Corruption and Possibility of Its Suppression

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

Moral Economics

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Today politicians, various experts and scholars from all the tribunes unanimously speak of the global systemic crisis that engulfed the entire civilized world and, of course, did not leave aside Russia, being an integral part of this world. More critical are becoming the search for an alternative to the existing world order, the shift of emphasis from satisfying the irrepressible appetites of global corporations to the individual’s interests with his quite understandable and sufficient needs. Here, the moral conduct of business or moral economy, ethical economy becomes a key global issue. The problems of economic ethics were raised and resolved throughout the whole history of the ethical teaching development . Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Immanuel Kant and other thinkers expressed many ideas about the goals and values of economic life, but the first attempt to address these problems systematically was undertaken by German thinker Max Weber. In Russia the term “moral economy” was first introduced by the Soviet economist Alexander Chayanov and his colleagues. In the 1920s, they proved that the family-labor economy, characteristic of Russia, was aimed not at making a profit, but at providing livelihood for its members. To what extent it is important to raise ethical issues in business, and how the ethical economy today can help the world in general, and Russia in particular to overcome the current situation – this is what we are talking about today with our guest, founder and head of the social network Globethics.net, professor of the Basel University Christoph Stuckelberger.