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Regional Economics: Theory and Practice

The impact of digital technologies in industries on the economic growth of industrial areas

Vol. 21, Iss. 9, SEPTEMBER 2023

Received: 15 June 2023

Received in revised form: 21 July 2023

Accepted: 14 August 2023

Available online: 18 September 2023


JEL Classification: E24, J24

Pages: 1653–1670


Ol'ga P. SMIRNOVA Institute of Economics, Ural Branch of RAS, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation


Lyudmila K. CHESNYUKOVA Ural State University of Economics (USUE), Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation


Subject. This article discusses the issues of improving the competitiveness of industrial production and the development of the digital economy at the regional level.
Objectives. The article aims to rank the leading industrial areas of Russia in terms of the level of digital transformation of the economy.
Methods. For the study, we used the methods of cluster, econometric, statistical, and logical analyses.
Results. The article notes that the introduction of digital technologies has a positive impact on the development of regional industry, but the effectiveness of their use depends on a number of different factors. The introduction of digital technologies in industry has a wide range of advantages.
Conclusions. The use of digital technologies in industry makes it possible to improve its competitiveness in world markets, but this requires the formation of investment projects, the development of a personnel training system, and the creation of innovative clusters.

Keywords: digital technology, industrial regions, industry, cluster analysis


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