Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Abstracting and Indexing

Referativny Zhurnal VINITI RAS
LCCN Permalink
Google Scholar

Online available



Cyberleninka (12 month OA embargo)

Human potential as a factor in the innovative development of the region: Evidence from the Volga Federal District

Vol. 17, Iss. 9, SEPTEMBER 2019

Received: 23 May 2019

Received in revised form: 27 June 2019

Accepted: 8 August 2019

Available online: 16 September 2019


JEL Classification: J24, O15, O47

Pages: 1737–1753

Yanchenko E.V. Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (SSTU), Saratov, Russian Federation

Subject This article considers human potential as a factor of innovative development of the region and a source of economic growth.
Objectives The article aims to summarize the theoretical and methodological framework for the study of human development in the context of innovative development, quantify the relationship between the level and quality of human potential and regional innovative development indicators, and rank the regions of the Volga Federal District according to this criterion.
Methods For the study, I used induction and deduction, abstraction, and the methods of index numbers and correlation and regression analysis.
Results The article presents data on the reduction of human potential of the regions of the Volga Federal District on various structural components. The article identifies top regions and bottom regions, and offers mathematical expressions of functional dependencies of the resulting indicators and the most significant factors of influence.
Conclusions Demographic and economic factors are the main factors of regional differentiation of human potential. These factors are a source of economic growth in the region, including innovation, which should be taken into account when developing regional economic policies.

Keywords: human potential, innovative development, human resources


  1. Rimashevskaya N.M., Migranova L.A., Toksanbaeva M.S. [Human and labor potential of the Russian regions]. Narodonaselenie = Population, 2014, no. 3, pp. 106–119. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  2. Chekmareva E.A., Ustinova K.A., Likhacheva T.N. [Theoretical and methodological approaches to human potential research of rural areas]. Problemy razvitiya territorii = Problems of Territory's Development, 2017, no. 4, pp. 96–111. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  3. Marchenkova L.M., Samorodova E.M., Ilyukhina I.B. [Strengthening the development of Russian regions based on human management, intellectual and innovative potential]. Byulleten' nauki i praktiki = Bulletin of Science and Practice, 2017, no. 11, pp. 338–345. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  4. Sankova L.V., Dudko V.N. [Problems of human development at regions in the context of sustainable development goals]. Azimut nauchnykh issledovanii: ekonomika i upravlenie = Azimuth of Scientific Researches: Economics and Management, 2016, vol. 5, iss. 4, pp. 329–332. URL: Link (In Russ.)
  5. Zhiglyaeva A.V., Fedotova M.G., Stolyarova E.V. [System approach to management of the human potential of the region]. Ekonomika i predprinimatel'stvo = Journal of Economy and Entrepreneurship, 2017, no. 12-1, pp. 273–281. (In Russ.)
  6. Domenech J., Escamilla R., Roig-Tierno N. Explaining Knowledge-Intensive Activities from a Regional Perspective. Journal of Business Research, 2016, vol. 69, iss. 4, pp. 1301–1306. URL: Link
  7. Bell S.T., Brown S.G., Weiss J.A. A Conceptual Framework for Leveraging Team Composition Decisions to Build Human Capital. Human Resource Management Review, 2018, vol. 28, iss. 4, pp. 450–463. URL: Link
  8. Shalaev I.A., Bocharova V.A., Novikova V.D. [Modernization of management of human potential for increasing innovation performance of enterprises]. Vektor ekonomiki, 2016, no. 5, pp. 42. (In Russ.) URL: Link
  9. Edmondson A.C., Harvey J.-F. Cross-Boundary Teaming for Innovation: Integrating Research on Teams and Knowledge in Organizations. Human Resource Management Review, 2018, vol. 28, iss. 4, pp. 347–360. URL: Link
  10. Ivanov O.I. Chelovecheskii potentsial (formirovanie, razvitie, ispol'zovanie): monografiya [Human potential (formation, development, use): a monograph]. St. Petersburg, Skifiya-print Publ., 2013, 336 p.
  11. Khmeleva G.A. Chelovecheskii kapital kak uslovie formirovaniya innovatsionnoi ekonomiki regiona: monografiya [Human capital as a condition for the formation of the region's innovative economy: a monograph]. Samara, SASMM Publ., 2012, 167 p.
  12. Pinar M., Stengos T., Topaloglou N. Testing for the Implicit Weights of the Dimensions of the Human Development Index Using Stochastic Dominance. Economics Letters, 2017, vol. 161, pp. 38–42. URL: Link
  13. Ibrahim M., Sare Y.A. Determinants of Financial Development in Africa: How Robust is the Interactive Effect of Trade Openness and Human Capital? Economic Analysis and Policy, 2018, vol. 60, pp. 18–26. URL: Link
  14. Omrani H., Alizadeh A., Amini M. A New Approach Based on BWM and MULTIMOORA Methods for Calculating Semi-Human Development Index: An Application for Provinces of Iran. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 2019, February. URL: Link
  15. Qiu Q., Sung J., Davis W., Tchernis R. Using Spatial Factor Analysis to Measure Human Development. Journal of Development Economics, 2018, vol. 132, pp. 130–149. URL: Link
  16. Fonseca Т., de Faria P., Lima F. Human Capital and Innovation: The Importance of the Optimal Organizational Task Structure. Research Policy, 2019, vol. 48, iss. 3, pp. 616–627. URL: Link
  17. Ma L., Zhai X., Zhong W., Zhang Z.-X. Deploying Human Capital for Innovation: A Study of Multi-Country Manufacturing Firms. International Journal of Production Economics, 2019, vol. 208, pp. 241–253. URL: Link
  18. Comes C.-A. HSDSI Analysis for EU 28 Countries. Procedia Economics and Finance, 2015, vol. 32, pp. 154–159. URL: Link01377-5
  19. Van Puyenbroeck T., Rogge N. Comparing Regional Human Development Using Global Frontier Difference Indices. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 2018, November. URL: Link
  20. Mustafa G., Rizov M., Kernohan D. Growth, Human Development, and Trade: The Asian Experience. Economic Modelling, 2017, vol. 61, pp. 93–101. URL: Link
  21. Dijkstra L., Annoni P., Kozovska K. A New Regional Competitiveness Index: Theory, Methods and Findings. European Union Regional Policy. Working Papers, 2011, no. 2. URL: Link

View all articles of issue


ISSN 2311-8733 (Online)
ISSN 2073-1477 (Print)

Journal current issue

Vol. 17, Iss. 10
October 2019