Release:2017, Vol. 1. №2
About the authors:Elena V. Andrianova, Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Head of the Department of General and Economic Sociology, University of Tyumen; Senior Researcher, West-Siberian Branch of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Tyumen, Russian Federation); eLibrary AuthorID, ORCID, Web of Science ResearcherID, firstname.lastname@example.org
This article presents an analysis of academic sources; theoretical approaches and methodologies of researching processes of new industrialization and adjacent social-cultural space as its core; construction of the technique for determining the current positions of macro-, meso- and microactors, revealing their interests; examples of real practices and dominating lines of economical behaviour in the context of industrial growth path of the Tyumen Region. The authors provide empirical, theoretical and methodological studies of the new industrialization, its possibilities and limitations on the example of the Tyumen Region. They disclose the problems and contradictions of the sociocultural regional space, taken in the historical, sociocultural and socioeconomic contexts. This paper emphasises the fact that institutions and technologies are associated with formal and informal practices embodying social norms, implicit knowledge, which reproduce (both politically and socially) the entire spectrum of structured interactions between groups of different status and the regional elites. The authors consider the phenomenon of increasing return on investment in the framework of this study as the most important characteristic of modern societal and technical-technological processes. They see the introduction of new technologies and the innovative activity of elites through the prism of both their direct and indirect influence on the industrial trajectory of the growth of the Tyumen Region. The latter is represented from the historical, socioeconomic, structural, cultural, political and cognitive standpoints by the types of entrenched leading representatives of status groups. The growth can also be viewed as the reproduction of their actions, embodied in terms of their new incentives (motives), of old and new social values.