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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

Assessing the investment potential of the Chelyabinsk Oblast

Vol. 19, Iss. 8, AUGUST 2021

Received: 10 May 2021

Received in revised form: 19 June 2021

Accepted: 2 July 2021

Available online: 16 August 2021


JEL Classification: С52, G31, R58

Pages: 1517–1541


Dmitrii G. RODIONOV Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), St. Petersburg, Russian Federation


Anna L. SIDNEVA Saint-Petersburg State University (SPbSU), St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

ORCID id: not available

Subject. This article explores the investment potential of an emerging region in the face of changes.
Objectives. The article aims to determine the prospects for improving the investment climate of the Chelyabinsk Oblast.
Methods. For the study, we used qualitative and quantitative research techniques.
Results. Considering the investment potential as the maximum possible volume of attracted investments to the Oblast under their effective placement and as a set of factors affecting the ability to attract and use investment resources, the article presents the results of the analysis of regional investment projects for 2015–2019, changes in the total volume of attracted investments, and SWOT analysis of the Oblast.
Conclusions and Relevance. The investment potential of the Chelyabinsk Oblast is estimated as high, but subject to the influence of a set of external factors. This results obtained can be used to further study the investment potential of both the Chelyabinsk Oblast and other regions.

Keywords: Chelyabinsk Oblast, investment capacity, assessment, SWOT analysis


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