by Oksana Zakharova, Natalia Fedorenko, Liudmila Denga

Published in Proceedings of Scientific Works of Cherkasy State Technological University Series Economic Sciences by Cherkasy State Technological University.

2021   Issue 60, p30-40


The article is devoted to reflections on what principles, approaches and diagnostic methods should be based on the choice of the type of economic activities, which will be accepted as the basic to implement smart specialization. The purpose of the article is to assess the potential ability of Cherkasy region to rapid innovative development through the implementation of the principles of smart specialization. The article determines the need and expediency of the transition to new regional administration technologies, among which smart specialization on the example of European countries has shown the highest performance. The time of origin and the context of using the term "smart specialization" in the Ukrainian legislative field have been analyzed. The principles and requirements, the observance of which will contribute to ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of the concept of smart specialization in the region, are highlighted. The content of the Development Strategy of Cherkasy Region for the period 2021–2027 has been analyzed. It has its focus on the implementation of the principles of smart specialization. An assessment of the potential opportunities for implementation in the region of the areas of smart specialization announced in the Strategy through the characteristics of the region's ability to innovate growth has been carried out. The assessment is based on twelve groups of indicators, which comprehensively characterize the volume of labor and the cost of its maintenance, the regional product and the net profit of enterprises, the intensity and personnel provision of research and development processes, the intensity and effectiveness of the innovation activities of the region. The "Rank" function in Microsoft Excel is selected as the main tool of quantitative evaluation. According to the results of the study of the preconditions for the implementation of a new instrument of regional governance for Ukraine, the conclusions have been made about the potential of Cherkasy region in the field of human resources and innovative activities of industrial enterprises. At the same time, scientific and educational spheres require substantial development, which could be an obstacle to the successful implementation of the concept of smart specialization in Cherkasy region.
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