Journal 2019#4


Coordinating the Priorities of Scientific, Technological and Spatial Development of Industrial Regions

The article develops the methodological approach to coordinating the priorities of scientific , technologica l an d spatial development of regions. The relevance of the study is due to the significance of choosing the benchmarks for the transformation of regional economic systems. These systems are based on the principles of harmonisation of the social and economic interests of individuals, business entities, territories of different levels, and modern prospects for the development of science and technology. The study aims to substantiate the methodology for assessing and selecting priorities for coordinating scientific, technological and spatial development of the economies of industrialised regions. The methodology is based on a combination of the individual territories interests due to their joint participation in integrated investment projects of interregional significance. We applied general scientific methods of theoretical and empirical knowledge, including a causal method, a method of analysis and synthesis, a method of scientific abstraction. We substantiated the role of macro-regions in the process of integration of the local territories initiatives with the national development guidelines. Then, we identified the characteristics of integrated investment projects with significant potential, which can be the basis for determining the criteria for assessing and selecting projects and project initiatives proposed for implementation at the supra-regional level. Further, we offered an algorithm for developing an integrated investment project that determines the sequence of events. Such events allow realisation of opportunities of scientific and technological development available for industrialised regions, taking into account the priorities of their spatial transformations. We tested the algorithm using the industrial Ural-Siberian macro-region as an example, identifying key aspects of the Ural Highway pilot project. A specific feature of the developed approach is the proposal of a bipolar system for determining priorities. It allows integration of the national guidelines for scientific, technological and spatial development with the prospects for transformation defined by individual territories (industrialised regions). Th e propose d approac h ca n b e use d t o substantiat e proposal s and strategic measures aimed at implementing the priorities of spatial development and the development of science and technology in industrialised regions.