Published in «Journal of International Economic Affairs»3 / 2019
DOI: 10.18334/eo.9.3.40851

Modern scientific approaches to development of integration processes at the regional level

Khmeleva Galina Anatolevna, Samara State University of Economics, Russia

Fedorenko Roman Vladimirovich, Samara State University of Economics, Russia

Современные научные подходы к развитию интеграционных процессов на региональном уровне - View in Russian

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Integration for many countries of the world is a way to expand markets through the formation of sustainable production and trade relations. At the same time, an important regional level of building economic relations is often overlooked from the field of view of politicians and scientists. The article provides an overview of the main theories and models to explain integration at the regional level. The systematization of scientific works allowed to establish that the development of integration processes at the regional level can be explained in the framework of process-industrial and economic-geographical approaches, organically complementing each other and allowing to reveal economic relations on two key aspects of integration: integration into global value chains and the movement of factors of production in order to obtain economies of scale. It is shown that regions can benefit more from integration if they follow the recipes of “optimal“ integration of M. Moussa and wider use of international integration in order to create new industries for the region by attracting scarce resources, establishing preferential treatment for producers of final and intermediate products.


development, integration, integration processes, region

JEL-Classification: F15, R10, R19

Khmeleva G.A., Fedorenko R.V. (2019). Modern scientific approaches to development of integration processes at the regional level [Sovremennye nauchnye podkhody k razvitiyu integratsionnyh protsessov na regionalnom urovne]. Journal of International Economic Affairs, 9(3). (in Russian). – doi: 10.18334/eo.9.3.40851.

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