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Economic Analysis: Theory and Practice

Sustainability and adaptability of spatial development of industrial complexes in networked economy environment

Vol. 19, Iss. 12, DECEMBER 2020

Received: 8 October 2020

Received in revised form: 19 October 2020

Accepted: 1 November 2020

Available online: 25 December 2020


JEL Classification: O1, O2, O25, Q38

Pages: 2186–2209


Akberdina V.V. Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation


Smirnova O.P. Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation


Averina L.M. Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation


Subject. Industry largely determines the economic growth of Russia. Industrial regions are the basis for developing the network technological structure of the economy, changing the technological modes, modernizing the production and consumption.
Objectives. The study aims to consider the spatial distribution of resource-deficient regions and risks inherent in spatial distribution of the defense industry complex; to develop a methodological approach to comprehensive assessment of regional industrial complex stability, considering its adaptation to turbulent environment; to highlight and analyze threats to industrial complex functioning.
Methods. The study employs methods of systems, network, structural and functional, comparative, economic statistics, and integrated approach to the analysis of stability of industrial complexes in regions.
Results. We covered issues related to inter-regional management system for sustainable development of industrial complexes, analyzed risks and threats to sustainable development, considered spatial aspects of development and location of defense industry enterprises. It was found that the regions are critically dependent on strategic raw materials that are not produced in the Russian Federation.
Conclusions. The market is smoothing down the local inefficiency of industrial production during peacetime. However, in the context of mobilization and war, this problem can become a serious limitation for deployment of continuous multi-shift production. High dependence on foreign partners amid the rising tide of aggression on the part of investor countries will not allow the implementation of strategic investment projects in a number of cases.

Keywords: regional industrial complex, threat, risk, network, adaptability, national security


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