Olga Bochkareva, Aleksandr Kharitonovich


Introduction: The construction industry represents the priority area of the economy, which affects the quality of life of the population and other industries as well. Currently, many construction companies in Russia show low competitive ability (in 2016, their competitiveness index was lower than 400). The value of this index depends on the ability to adapt the internal organizational structure and applied technologies to the requirements of the market, i.e. on the innovative activity. At the present time, introduction of technical as well as organizational and economic innovations is complicated. This is due to the fact that most Russian companies do not focus on qualitative changes in the production structure and processes as well as in the management practices applied. Those factors result in low labor efficiency as unqualified workers are engaged, long lead time, etc. Methods: Scientific novelty lies in the development of methods for innovation potential assessment at a construction company, based on technical and economic indicators. The originality of the paper lies in the fact that the results of the authors' research on construction companies in Russia are used for analysis. Results and discussion: The present paper analyzes key factors of construction companies' development and its barriers. The paper aims at substantiating resources facilitating development of construction companies. The research data obtained allow for qualitative and quantitative assessment of the construction industry state in Russia.


construction, competitive ability, potential, innovative development

Full Text:



Faltinsky, R., Tokunova, G. (2018). Information technologies and construction sector: Why construction loses competition for innovations to other industries? In: SHS Web of Conferences (2018) CC-TESC 2018, 44, p. 00033 DOI: 10.1051/shsconf/20184400033.

Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) (2018a). Civil engineering in Russia. 2018. Rosstat, Moscow.

Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) (2018b). Labor force, employment and unemployment in Russia (based on the results of sample studies of labor force). 2018. Rosstat, Moscow.

Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) (2018c). Russia in figures. 2018. Rosstat, Moscow.

Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) (2018d). Russian regions. Main characteristics of Russian constituent entities. 2018. Rosstat, Moscow.

Vedomosti (2017). 50% more migrants from CIS countries came to Saint Petersburg. Available at: (accessed on: 15.04.2019).

Vinogradova, A.V. (2012). Macroeconomics. Study guide. Nizhny Novgorod: Nizhny Novgorod State University, 85 p.

Roos, G., Pike, S., Fernström, L. (2010), Intellectual capital: management approach. Saint Petersburg: Higher School of Management, 436 p.

Sadkova, E. (2013). Out of 100,000 migrants having a work permit, only 352 persons are qualified specialists. Available at: (accessed on: 15.04.2019).

Saint Petersburg Vedomosti (2016). Saint Petersburg is a city of migrants. Available at: (accessed on: 15.04.2019).

Shcherbakova, E. (2013). As of the end of 2012, 1,149 thous. foreign citizens had a permit to work in Russia. Available at: (accessed on: 15.04.2019).

Tokunova, G.F. (2014). Construction cluster: trends and prospects. Advanced Materials Research, 1020, pp. 849–853. DOI: 10.4028/

Vin'kov, A., Imamutdinov, I., Medovnikov, D., Oganesyan, T., Rozmirovich, S., Hazbiev, A., Shchukin, A. (2007). Innovations in construction cluster: obstacles and prospects. RAEX Analytics (International group of rating agencies). Available at: (accessed on: 15.04.2019).



  • There are currently no refbacks.

ISSN: 2500-0055