Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Spatial development of the machine-building enterprises of the Kola Peninsula: Provision of human resource requirements

Vol. 15, Iss. 8, AUGUST 2017

Received: 25 March 2017

Received in revised form: 10 April 2017

Accepted: 24 April 2017

Available online: 15 August 2017


JEL Classification: L22, R58

Pages: 1418–1427

Turchaninova T.V. Luzin Institute for Economic Studies, Kola Science Centre of RAS, Apatity, Murmansk Oblast, Russian Federation

Khrapov V.E. Luzin Institute for Economic Studies, Kola Science Centre of RAS, Apatity, Murmansk Oblast, Russian Federation

Importance The article studies the capacity of machine-building enterprises with single-item and short-scale production in the Kola Peninsula in meeting the demand for their products in the regional economy.
Objectives The article aims to find possible ways to address the problem of labor shortage, through inviting experts from outside or drawing local staff into employment.
Methods For the study, we used methods of statistical analysis and the econometric methods.
Results The article proposes certain ways to create conditions for the training and retraining of personnel for the regional machine-building enterprises of the Kola Peninsula. The focus of the article is on staff resources as a key to the innovative development of these enterprises.
Conclusions and Relevance The proposed solutions can be applied successfully in other regions of the Northwestern Federal District and Northern area due to the close regional integration of these regions. The proper solution to the staffing problem will allow for the creation of conditions for effective spatial interaction among the actors in the regional economy.

Keywords: workforce capacity, engineering enterprise, regional economy, innovative development, resource


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