Analysis of Production Methodologies for Process-Based Management

Abstract There exist two methodologies for process-based management the subject of study of which are production processes: Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. Lean Manufacturing is one of the most widely spread methodologies of process-based management, which methods and practices determine in many respects the competitiveness of the world’s leading companies. Lean Manufacturing methodology orients the […]

Social-and-Ecological Metabolism of the Russian Megalopolis under the Influence of Sports Megaevents

Abstract The article provide insights on the complex empirical research of the social-and-ecological metabolism of based on the Russian large city, the city of Kazan, with emphasis on mutual changes of natural, social and technical environments under the influence of sports megaevents (Universiade – 2013, World Aquatics Championship – 2015). The findings empathize the importance […]

Development of Integrative Skills in Higher-Education Students

Abstract This study deals with the development of critical thinking in higher‑education students and identifies the integrative skills that a graduate student will need in their future professional activity. Also, the article exposes the features of teamwork in the development of critical thinking in students. We suggest a model of development of critical thinking in […]

Neogothic Space Interpretation

Abstract The article considers the specific features of Gothic motifs interpretation in different countries and in different historical periods: Gothic motifs in baroque Italy and the Czech Republic, Germany and England of the 19th century and in more thoroughly in Russia. Medieval motifs coexist harmoniously with the elements of different styles in small forms. The […]

The Dynamics of the Efficiency of State Support to the Agro- Industrial Complex on the Example of The Volga Federal District

Abstract The   issues   of   improving   the   system   of   state regulation   of   agriculture   have   highly   actualized subject to Russia’s accession to the WTO. Based on the    materials    provided    by    the    Ministry    of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation and the Center for    Strategic    Planning    in    the    Agro-Industrial Complex, this […]

Educational Potential of Voluntary Activity in Work with Student Youth

Abstract The presence of volunteer movements is one of the important indicators of the spiritual, moral level of the state, nation, society. Today, new means and ways of forming social initiative of student youth, motivating them to actively participate in socially useful activities, are being sought in the national general and vocational education. Theoretical analysis […]

Gifted Students’ Personal Features Comparative Analysis Depending on Style Preferences in Painting

Abstract The result description of an empirical research of identity features of art gifted students depending on their style preferences in painting is presented in article. The comparative and correlation analysis revealed reliable differences on indicators of scales of lying and hypochondria in Mini-Mult questionnaire; on an indicator of a scale of neuroticism Eysenck Personality […]

The Interaction between Oil Price and Basic Macroeconomics Indicators: Evidences from Russia

Abstract This study empirically analyzes the causation between GDP, unemployment rate, inflation and oil price in through analyzing Russian quarterly data from 2005:Q1 to 2014:Q3 and employing Vector Error Correction (VECM). The main findings of the paper are in line with general theory and are as follows: i)     changes in oil prices in direct […]

Culture as a Factor of Influence on the Management Potential of Modern Organizations

Abstract The paper deals with the problems of management of Russian companies and suggests to form a strong corporate culture as one of the approaches to their solution. Management potential, as the most important component of the human capital of organizations, is considered as a system of three main subsystems (health, intellect and culture); a […]