International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management
ISSN (Print): 2374-2011 ISSN (Online): 2374-2038 Website: http://www.sciepub.com/journal/ijefm Editor-in-chief: Tarek Sadraoui
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Special Issue "Regional studies"

Special Issue Editors

Chief Guest Editor

Andrey Mikhaylov
Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
Email: ikbfu39@gmail.com

Special Issue Information

In the early 19th century a French sociologist Frederic Le Play has suggested to consider the inter-dependence and relationship of geography and social development. His idea has given the basis to alienate the regions of the natural world, studied long ago as a separate dependent research subject of the geoscience, from the “physical regions”, established by communities of people, actively influencing its borders and structure. The regional studies are interdisciplinary a priori; hence the notion of a region is a topic of research in numerous fields of science: geography, economics, political science, sociology, cultural studies, history, etc. A number of prominent scholars, such as Niosi, Asheim and Isaksen, note that the region as an object of study should be one of the priorities in the regional studies. The contemporary socio-economic research suggests four main paradigms to consider the region: 1) region as a quasi-state, described as a subsystem of the state and national economy, having relative isolation in decision-making; 2) region as a quasi-corporation pointing at the regional and municipal property, which is engaged in economic relations with other market participants; 3) region as a society, considering the region through the lens of different social groups, their roles and interests in the context of the issues related to the reproduction of social life and the development of the socio-economic system; 4) region as a market, meaning either a common conditions for economic activity in certain territorial boundaries and the presence of the distinctive features of the resource markets in different regions, or the interest of regional authorities in the creation of a favorable business climate.

Giving credits to the classical approach of the regional studies, nowadays researchers consider additional factors in this scope. Strengthening hyper-competition, which sets the growing interest in innovation as a source of competitive advantage, increases the importance of cooperative intra-regional ties in innovation (the concept of open innovation H. Chesbrough). This fact has led to the development of a new approach to define a region – an independent and direct participant in the internationalization and cooperation processes in the economy.

Regions are increasingly eager to benefit from interactions with the outside world through the formation of networks (Stubbs Richard and Geoffrey Underhill), changing the balance in the “center – periphery” (Frank A.G.; Friedmann J.). In this case, the positioning of the region and its movement in the direction of openness or isolationism is dependent on various external and internal factors. As an alternative to the traditional hierarchy ‘from the center to the regions’, comes the network form of organization of social control. The network approach determines the region as a network itself and as an element of an even larger network (Cooke P., Dreger C., Erber G.). Analyzing the changes that occur with the region in a globalized world, the scientists note that the notion of region does not disappear, but it re-appears in a regional-network form.

Special Issue Topics

About the issue

The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:

  • Theoretical contributions in line with the spatial economics, location modeling, and empirical research over inter-industry analysis;
  • The aspects of demography and migration;
  • Transportation analysis;
  • Urban and rural development, including land use and resource management;
  • Environmental and ecological analysis;
  • Regional development policy analysis, industrial and innovative development of the regions;
  • Articles on geographical information systems, spatial data analysis.

Import Dates & Submit

Important dates

Submission Deadline: October 20, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: November 10, 2014
Final Version Due: November 24, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 01, 2014

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Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Andrey Mikhaylov at the address: <ikbfu39@gmail.com>

Published Papers (7 Papers)

Open AccessResearch Article
Development Features of Retail Chains in Russia: a Comparative Study of Europe
International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015, 3(1), 1-6. DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-3-1-1
Pub. Date: December 21, 2014
This article belongs to the Special Issue Regional studies
Open AccessResearch Article
Methodological Basis for the Formation of the Cluster Model to the Regional Economic Development
International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015, 3(1), 7-11. DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-3-1-2
Pub. Date: December 21, 2014
This article belongs to the Special Issue Regional studies
Open AccessResearch Article
Evaluation of the Demographic Potential of Russia’s Northern Regions
International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015, 3(1), 12-18. DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-3-1-3
Pub. Date: December 21, 2014
This article belongs to the Special Issue Regional studies
Open AccessResearch Article
Using International Experience for the Formation of Prerequisites for the Development of Innovative SMEs in the Regions of Modern Russia
International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015, 3(1), 19-23. DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-3-1-4
Pub. Date: December 21, 2014
This article belongs to the Special Issue Regional studies
Open AccessResearch Article
Management of Explicit and Implicit Knowledge in Industrial Regions of the Russian Federation for the Period 2000 - 2010
International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015, 3(1), 24-31. DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-3-1-5
Pub. Date: December 21, 2014
This article belongs to the Special Issue Regional studies
Open AccessResearch Article
Geographies of Cluster Internationalization: Inter-organizational Linkages on the Baltica
International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015, 3(1), 32-37. DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-3-1-6
Pub. Date: December 21, 2014
This article belongs to the Special Issue Regional studies
Open AccessResearch Article
Diagnosis of Conditions for the Formation of Innovation Clusters in Russian Regions: Mathematical and Statistical Approach
International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management. 2015, 3(1), 38-43. DOI: 10.12691/ijefm-3-1-7
Pub. Date: December 21, 2014
This article belongs to the Special Issue Regional studies