Yu. S. Pinkovetskaia, A. V. Lebedev, A. A. Somkin. Regional Differences of Digitalization Level in the Activities of Organizations in Russia

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DOI: 10.15507/2413-1407.120.030.202203.721-747


Introduction. The widespread development of digital technologies in recent years has become one of the most significant resources for transforming the activities of enterprises and organizations. The purpose of our study is to evaluate indicators that characterize Russian organizations using both digital technologies in general and specialized software that provide financial calculations, electronic document management and automation of production processes.

Materials and Methods. The official information of the Federal State Statistics Service for 2020, based on the results of surveys conducted by the heads of organizations, revealing the use of digital technologies, was used as the initial empirical data. The territorial features of the use of digital technologies were analyzed on the basis of the development of mathematical models such as normal distribution functions. The use of these models made it possible to establish the levels of digitalization of managerial and production tasks, including the use of specialized applied computer programs.

Results. The results of the study proved that 82.2 % of all organizations used digital technologies in 2020. It was found that 41.7 % of organizations used specialized programs for financial settlements. It was revealed that a little more organization (54.3 %) used electronic document management in their activities. The results of calculations showed that specialized programs for the production of products or individual technological processes are implemented in 7.4 % of organizations.

Discussion and Conclusion. The practical significance of the study for state and regional authorities lies in obtaining new information on the current differentiation of the indicators’ values under consideration for organizations operating in all regions of Russia. The findings of the study can be used to justify activities related to the regulation and planning of the development of digital technologies and the formation of proposals for the allocation of additional resources to regions with a low level of digitalization. The methodology proposed in the study can be applied by regions with a large number of municipalities to conduct a comparative analysis of similar indicators.

Keywords: digital technologies, organizations, regional features, normal distribution functions, digitalization

Conflict of interests. The authors declare that there is not conflict of interest.

For citation: Pinkovetskaia Yu.S., Lebedev A.V., Somkin A.A. Regional Differences of Digitalization Level in the Activities of Organizations in Russia. RegionologyRussian Journal of Regional Studies. 2022;30(3):721–747. doi: https://doi.org/10.15507/2413-1407.120.030.202203.721-747


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Submitted 22.04.2022; approved after reviewing 24.05.2022; accepted for publication 03.06.2022.

About the authors:

Yuliia S. Pinkovetskaia, Associate Professor, Department of Economic Analysis and State Management, Ulyanovsk State University (42 L. Tolstoy St., Ulyanovsk 432000, Russian Federation), Cand. Sci. (Economics), ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8224-9031judy54@yandex.ru

Anton V. Lebedev, Associate Professor, Department of English for Professional Communication, National Research Mordovia State University (68/1 Bolchevistskaya St., Saransk 430005, Russian Federation), Cand. Sci. (Culture Study), ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1927-5595toshaleb@mail.ru

Alexander A. Somkin, Professor, Department of English for Professional Communication, National Research Mordovia State University (68/1 Bolchevistskaya St., Saransk 430005, Russian Federation), Doc. Sci. (Philosophy), ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7833-0729alexsomkin@mail.ru

Contribution of the authors:

Yu. S. Pinkovetskaia – determination of the scientific objectives of the article and identification of the ways for their solution; collection of data; structuring and analysis of the obtained results; edition of the article.

A. V. Lebedev – collection of resources and data for the article; the study of statistical information; editing the text of the article.

A. A. Somkin – determination of the research methodology; analysis of the findings; editing and final revision of the article.

The authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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