Special Economic Zones of Russia. Alternatives for development of Transport Hub SEZs

by Yulia Sorokina

Institution: Metropolia Ammattikorkeakoulu
Year: 2014
Record ID: 1131344
Full text PDF: http://www.theseus.fi/handle/10024/74751


This dissertation pursues to find alternative solutions for improvement of efficiency of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) Project in Russia. Since special economic zones in general can be seen as a way to enhance economic growth of any country (based on research by M. Porter), we see SEZ as a very important mechanism, which however needs deeper evaluation with subsequent development of competitive and viable scenario. The dissertation provides the reader with detailed outlook of SEZ concept in general, as well as specific recommendations and conclusions for development of alternative scenario for Transport Hub SEZ in Russia (a functional category of SEZs) based on the critical reasoning, contemporary economic theory, analysis of SEZ mechanism in context of liberalization and globalization. The dissertation also takes into consideration positive experience with similar projects implemented by other countries (China).