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The Russian Far East
Strategic Development of the Workforce

ISBN 9781774630013
Published December 1, 2020 by Apple Academic Press
176 Pages 46 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This monograph presents an integrated concept of workforce development strategy for the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia. This concept is based on the strategizing methodology developed by Vladimir L. Kvint. The concept takes into account contemporary global, national, and regional development trends in workforce, employment, and labor market issues, including the active influence of information and communication technologies and the appearance of numerous novel forms of employment.

The Russian Far East is a region of geostrategic importance for the whole world, rich in minerals that can be extracted provided that the region has the necessary—and correctly applied—workforce. This volume shows the uniqueness of the region’s workforce and factors that impact workforce development. The author identifies strategic factors influencing workforce development, namely, migration, education system, income sources, and business climate. The monograph identifies, with allowance made for global trends, the main components of workforce development strategy for the Far East: mission, vision, strategic advantages, and priorities. The measures proposed are evaluated in terms of public and economic efficiency. The conclusions and proposals in this work are built on the analysis of this wide range of analytical data. Workforce development programs, from the Tsarist era until the present, are analyzed in this work, and creative approaches to the workforce provision problems of the Russian Far East and appraisal criteria for the strategy’s public and economic efficiency are proposed. Applying the information provided in this book will help to improve efficiency of investments in the economy of the Russian Far East using its labor potential.

This book belongs to the Strategy of the Russian Far East Library developed under the editorial supervision of Sergey Darkin and Vladimir Kvint.

Table of Contents


1. Analysis of Key Practices for the Development of the Russian Far East’s Labor Resources
1.1. Labor Resource Endowment in the Russian Far East During the Tsar Period
1.2. Soviet Mechanisms to Strengthen the Attractiveness of Employment in the Far Eastern Region
1.3. Russian Motivation Models Intended to Increase the Able-Bodied Population in the Far Eastern Region

2. Trends in the Development of the Far Eastern Federal District’s Labor Resources
2.1. Labor Resource Dynamics
2.2. Educational Potential of Labor Resources
2.3. Qualitative Characteristics of Population Employment
2.4. Population Migration
2.5. Workforce in the Digital Economy

3. Priorities to Increase the Labor Force in the Russian Far East
3.1. Earned Income of Residents in the Region
3.2. Development of Small Businesses and Self-Employment

4. Key Elements of "The Strategy of Labor Force Development in the Far Eastern Federal District Until 2035"
4.1. Global, National, and Regional Trends in Workforce Development
4.2. Workforce Development: Mission and Vision
4.3. OTSW Analysis of Workforce Development in the Far Eastern Federal District
4.4. Competitive Strengths in Workforce Development
4.5. Strategic Priorities in Workforce Development
4.5. Mechanisms to Implement the Workforce Development Strategy
4.6. Social and Economic Effects of Implementing the Strategic Priorities


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Irina V. Novikova, Dr. Sc. (Economics), is a professor of the Economic and Financial Strategy Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University’s Moscow School of Economics and leading researcher at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Institute of Mathematical Research of Complex Systems under Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

Editorial Research Supervisors

Sergey M. Darkin, PhD, was the Governor of the Primorsky Region of the Russian Federation from 2001 to 2012, Deputy Minister of Regional Development of the Russian Federation from 2012 to 2014, and is currently President of the Pacific Investment Group (TIGR) since 2014. Dr. Darkin currently serves as a board member of several leading companies and banks. He is an authority on issues of Asia-Pacific economic development and a well-established professional in regional cooperation and the shipping and fishing industries, among other areas.

Vladimir L. Kvint, Dr. Sc. (Economics), has been Professor of Strategy, Management Systems and International Economics at Fordham University, New York University’s Stern School of Business, American and LaSalle Universities, and Babson College and serves as Chair of the Economic and Financial Strategy Department in the Moscow School of Economics at Lomonosov Moscow State University. He is also Research Director at the Center for Strategic Studies at the Institute of Complex Systems Mathematical Research (CSS ICSMR). Dr. Kvint is a member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a life-time Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Science, a U. S. Fulbright Scholar, and a well-established strategic advisor.