Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

A review of current approaches to the assessment of the management efficiency of the socio-ecological-economic system

Vol. 16, Iss. 4, APRIL 2018

Received: 1 February 2018

Received in revised form: 9 February 2018

Accepted: 12 February 2018

Available online: 14 April 2018


JEL Classification: P48, Q01

Pages: 681–694

Val'ko D.V. South Ural Institute of Management and Economics, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation

Golubeva O.L. Chelyabinsk State University, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Importance This article deals with the issues of development and management of large and complex socio-ecological-economic systems.
Objectives The article aims to systematize the basic modern approaches in estimation of efficiency of management of socio-ecological-economic systems, and also compare some peculiarities of the approaches.
Methods For the study, we used the methods of systems approach, structural and logical, and factor analyses.
Results The article highlights three groups of the studied current approaches to socio-ecological-economic system management estimation.
Conclusions The analysis of scientific literature testifies to absence of the generally accepted view on taxonomy of approaches to estimation of efficiency of management of socio-ecological-economic system. Theoretical and applied approaches to this assessment evolves in two directions, namely, the development of tools for specific tasks and reliance on conceptual content.

Keywords: sustainable economic development, socio-ecological and economic system, adaptive management, management efficiency, efficiency assessment


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