Title: Assessment of the digital transformation impact on regional sustainable development: the case study in Russia

Authors: Tatyana Mirolyubova; Ekaterina Voronchikhina

Addresses: Perm State University, 15, Bukireva Str., Perm, 614990, Russia ' Perm State University, 15, Bukireva Str., Perm, 614990, Russia

Abstract: The research identified and quantified the regional digital transformation impact on the key indicators of sustainable development, reflecting economic, social and environmental components. The research methodology consists in the construction and verification of a multi-level multiple regression model, reflecting the indicators of the manifestation of the regional digital transformation and their impact on the sustainable development. The article proposes specific indicators that allow to quantitatively measure the level of digital transformation of the region. The influence of digitalisation on the gross regional product is substantiated. On the basis of econometric methods and a set of methods of socio-economic statistics, models of the digital transformation impact on key indicators of regional sustainable development were obtained, calculations were carried out for all regions of the Russian Federation. It has been proven that indicators of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) depend on the digital transformation level of the region. At the same time, the digital transformation level in industrially developed regions is higher than in regions where non-industrial activities are predominant. The research results can be used to formulate recommendations for improving the policy of stimulating the regional economy digital transformation.

Keywords: region; digital transformation; digital economy; information and communication technologies; ICTs; sustainable development; regional science.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSE.2022.119723

International Journal of Sustainable Economy, 2022 Vol.14 No.1, pp.24 - 54

Received: 22 Mar 2021
Accepted: 13 May 2021

Published online: 16 Dec 2021 *

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