Regional Economics: Theory and Practice
 

Regional informatization: Results and prospects

Vol. 16, Iss. 11, NOVEMBER 2018

Received: 13 July 2018

Received in revised form: 10 August 2018

Accepted: 22 August 2018

Available online: 16 November 2018

Subject Heading: SOCIOECONOMIC POLICY

JEL Classification: O18, O33, O35, R11, R58

Pages: 2015–2033

https://doi.org/10.24891/re.16.11.2015

Zhdanchikov P.A. Institute of Regional Studies and Urban Planning, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation
peters8@yandex.ru

ORCID id: not available

Subject The article considers the issues related to informatization and digitalization in the Russian regions.
Objectives The focus is on a comprehensive study of information technology penetration in Russian regions, state-of-the-art analysis and proposals for further development of informatization.
Methods I apply the methods of systems, comparative, logical, and statistical analyses.
Results The paper provides objective assessments of the status of regional informatization and prospects for its development. I present an organizational and legal model of informatization in the Russian Federation and the rating of regions based on the assessment of informatization level, using the key performance indicators. I also define urgent problems in the industry and possible solutions.
Conclusions When designing a qualitatively new model of socio-economic development of regions, it is crucial to overcome the digital divide, and this should be the major direction on the way to regional informatization in Russia.

Keywords: informatization, electronic government, electronic society, innovation-driven development, human capital

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