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Information technologies: Applicability in the municipal management in the Northwestern Federal District

Vol. 17, Iss. 12, DECEMBER 2018

Received: 27 August 2018

Received in revised form: 11 September 2018

Accepted: 26 September 2018

Available online: 24 December 2018


JEL Classification: M15, O33, R58

Pages: 1325–1339

Kurilo A.E. Institute of Economics of Karelian Research Centre of RAS, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation

Prokop'ev E.A. Institute of Economics of Karelian Research Centre of RAS, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation

Sachuk T.V. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Karelian Branch, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation

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Ivashko E.E. Institute of Applied Mathematical Research of Karelian Research Centre of RAS, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation

Subject The article considers the application of information technologies for collection, storage and analysis of data on socio-economic development of municipalities, and the use of analytical results in management decision-making at regional and municipal levels.
Objectives The aim is to define prospects for information technologies to improve the efficiency of regional and municipal management in the Northwestern Federal District.
Methods The research employs analysis of statistical data, institutional environment, and content analysis of websites of official authorities that reflect the information technology and information analytical systems development in regional and municipal government.
Results We reviewed foreign and domestic literature on the subject, analyzed official statistical data illustrating the potential of regional and municipal government employees to use information technologies in making and implementing administrative decisions in regions of the Northwestern Federal District. We identified disproportions in the readiness of regions to use information technologies and described prospects for complex use of information and analytical platforms in municipal units.
Conclusions Complex problems of social and economic development of territories necessitate creation of information and analytical platforms on the basis of big data technology. Inadequate financing in certain regions and also the lack of uniform principles of information and analytical support to management processes at the level of regional and municipal authority impede their implementation.

Keywords: municipal management, monitoring, information systems


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