Competitiveness of Russian regions in the context of the digital divide




Isocio-economic inequality of regions, regional competitiveness, entities of the Russian Federation, cluster analysis, ICT development, digital divide


The socio-economic inequality of the Russian Federation entities generates digital inequality, and affects the competitiveness of the agglomerations. The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of digital inequality on the Russian regions competitiveness level. The direct connection between the levels of ICT development and regional competitiveness is the hypothesis of the study. Therefore, regions with the similar characteristics of ICT development will have the same competitiveness level. We use the cluster analysis to test the hypothesis. As a result of the research, we confirm the hypothesis, according to the data characterizing the Russian economy in a four-year time interval.


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How to Cite

Valery A. Gordeev, & Maxim I. Markin. (2023). Competitiveness of Russian regions in the context of the digital divide. JOURNAL OF REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVENESS, 3(4), 60.