Subject The article focuses on the systems for the region's management in line with scientific discoveries and findings of research. Objectives The research determines structural constituents of the methodology which contribute to the theory and practice of regional studies. Methods The research employs general methods, such as the abstraction-logic method, theoretical generalization, and the systems analysis. Results We analyzed approaches to the region's governance during the digitization era, discovered the predominance of systems and comprehensive approaches. We highlighted methods for analyzing and evaluating the socio-economic development, regions' potential, which allow to integrate territorial units into the digital milieu of Russia. We provide a rationale for adopting efficient mechanisms so that teams of researchers and governmental authorities could cooperate in managing the region's economic growth processes. Conclusions Having analyzed the theoretical and methodological principles of the regions' activities during the digitization and the use of digital technologies in Sevastopol, we detect significant discrepancies and differences in the use of techniques and methods allowing to scrutinize various aspects of regional studies. The set of the proposed methods for the region's development analysis and evaluation and identification of growth points helps build an efficient regional governance system.
Keywords: management, region development, digitization, methodology, approaches, methods, economic growth
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