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A systems analysis of the Russian regions' life philosophy

Vol. 17, Iss. 6, JUNE 2019

Received: 14 February 2018

Received in revised form: 21 August 2018

Accepted: 20 April 2019

Available online: 17 June 2019


JEL Classification: E13, E43, E52, G18, G21, G38, R12

Pages: 1019–1032

Smirnov V.V. I.N. Ulianov Chuvash State University (ChuvSU), Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic, Russian Federation

Mulendeeva A.V. I.N. Ulianov Chuvash State University (ChuvSU), Cheboksary, Chuvash Republic, Russian Federation

Objectives This article aims to conduct a systems analysis of the views and attitudes to life of the Russian regions taking into account the relevant nonlinear equations, identifying a group of leading regions, as well as determining the possibility to intensify the motivation.
Methods For the study, we used a systems analysis, economic laws, and the research findings in the field of equilibrium and non-equilibrium development of the economy.
Results On the basis of creation of an interdependent set of nonlinear equations of various indices, the article reveals the leading regions with passive, negative, and proactive attitudes and approaches to life.
Conclusions The essence of the Russian regions' life stance is considered as a system-level structure capable of adapting to new challenges. The criterion of assigning the region to a certain position is the equilibrium paradigm, realized by means of a set of nonlinear equations of the basic socio-economic indices growth.

Keywords: analysis, approach to life, system-level structure, growth rate, theoretical and methodological approach


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