TECHNOLOGIZATION PROCESSES AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: MODELING THE IMPACT AND PRIORITIES FOR STRENGTHENING THE TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETITIVENESS OF THE ECONOMY

Taras VASYLTSIV

Professor at the Department of Social and Humanitarian Development of the Regions, Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine;

tgvas77@ukr.net

Olha MULSKA

Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social and Humanitarian Development of the Regions, Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine

oliochka.mulska@gmail.com

Volodymyr PANCHENKO

Professor at the Department of Pedagogy and Management of Education, Volodymyr Vynnychenko Central Ukrainian State Pedagogical University, Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine

op_panchenko@ukr.net

Maryana KOHUT

Associate Professor at the Department of International Economic Relations and Marketing, Lviv National Agrarian University, Dubliany, Ukraine

maryana_kohut@i.ua

Volodymyr ZAYCHENKO

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Central Ukrainian National Technical University, Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine

zaichenko.v78@gmail.com

Olha LEVYTSKA

Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Social and Humanitarian Development of the Regions, Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine

o.levytska@gmail.com

Abstract

The methodology of integral assessment of the technological competitiveness state of the economy has been developed, which includes a system of indicators in the areas of the country’s readiness for economy digitization, the quality of innovation activity institutions, the state of digital knowledge dissemination. The integral values of technological competitiveness of the economy for the countries of the European Union and Ukraine have been calculated. A dynamic grouping of countries according to the level of technological competitiveness of the economy has been carried out. Modelling the impact of the parameters of technological competitiveness of the national economy on the basic parameters of social and economic development such as GDP per capita, share of high-tech exports, capital investment and quality of life of population has been realized. The strategic priorities and means of introduction of the collective contractual organizational and institutional system for providing technologization in the processes of social and economic growth of the country (the casestudy of Ukraine) are substantiated.

Keywords: innovation and technological development, competitiveness of the social and economic system, economic integration, prerequisites, factors of technologization

JEL classification: O32, O38, O47, C18, C51

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RENEWING AN ECONOMIC POLICY FOR A RISING UKRAINIAN REGION: SMOOTHING DISCRETE SHIFTS AND MASTERING NEW COMPETENCIES

Igor DUNAYEV

Doctor of science in public administration, associate professor of Department of economic policy and management; Kharkiv regional institute of public administration of the National academy of public administration by the President of Ukraine

Igor.dunayev@gmail.com

(Corresponding author)

Mykola LATYNIN

Doctor of science in public administration, professor, head of Department of economic policy and management; Kharkiv regional institute of public administration of the National academy of public administration by the President of Ukraine

m.a.latynin@gmail.com

Yuriy ULYANCHENKO

Doctor of science in public administration, professor at Department of economic policy and management; Kharkiv regional institute of public administration of the National academy of public administration by the President of Ukraine

y.ulyanchenko@gmail.com

Alisa KOSENKO

PhD in public administration, associate professor of Department of economic policy and management; Kharkiv regional institute of public administration of the National academy of public administration by the President of Ukraine

Abstract

The article develops a methodology for applying the competence-based approach to use on a sub-national level in order to determine points of growth of a regional economy. A proprietary meta-model is proposed that links ‘to-do tasks’ for regional public authorities with essential competences. It also contains some methodological conclusions with the modernization strategy of a regional economic policy on the example of modern Ukraine, which is designed due to comparing an existing approach and approach modernized. Departed from the modernization meta-model and strongly relying on discreteness (discontinuity) as the natural property of any modernization, the authors substantiate the mechanism for overcoming undesirable discrete shifts during the modernization. Then, the relevant methods and forms of international centers of competence for the responsible development of a limited number of necessary competencies are discussed. A national network of competence centers is proposed as an optimal and sustainable way to run those centers in the future. Generally all findings were originated according a methodology on desk research, data collection and fresh expert survey of Ukrainian stakeholders.

Keywords: smart growth, regional economic policy, public policy, competencies, competence-based approach, modernization, Ukraine, mechanism

JEL classification: O38, R58, R50
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A NOTE ON SCHUMPETERIAN COMPETITION IN THE CREATIVE CLASS AND INNOVATION POLICY

Amitrajeet A. BATABYAL

Department of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623-5604, USA.

aabgsh@rit.edu

Seung JICK YOO

Corresponding Author. Graduate School of International Service, Sookmyung Women’s University, 100 Cheongpa-ro 47-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

sjyoo@sookmyung.ac.kr

Abstract

We study innovation policy in a region in which the members of the creative class engage in Schumpeterian competition and thereby extend aspects of the recent analysis in Batabyal and Yoo (2017). Using the language of these researchers, the creative class is broadly composed of existing and candidate entrepreneurs. In contrast to these researchers, we suppose that R&D by candidate entrepreneurs does not generate any negative externalities. In this setting, we analyze the impact that taxes and subsidies on R&D by existing and candidate entrepreneurs have on R&D expenditures and regional economic growth.

Keywords: Creative Class, Creative Destruction, Economic Growth, Innovation Policy, R&D

JEL classification: R11, O31, O38
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