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Original Paper

UDC 334.7 © T.P. Skufina, E.S. Khatsenko, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 5, pp. 68-71

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-5-68-71




Skufina T.P.1, Khatsenko E.S.2

1LuzinInstitute of Economic Problems of the North Federal Research Center "Kola Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences", Apatity, 184209, Russian Federation

2Youth department of Murmansk regional government, Murmansk, 183038, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Skufina T.P., Doctor of Economics Sciences, Professor, Chief Researcher, e-mail: skufina@gmail.com

Khatsenko E.S., PhD (Economics), Associated Professor, Chief, e-mail: egor-mur@bk.ru


The paper considers the issues of prerequisites for the formation of social clusters in the system of regional economy. Special attention is paid to the processes of clustering of the social sphere, the dynamics of the development of the non-profit sector of the economy, trends in the development and implementation of new measures to support socially significant initiatives at the regional level. A separate direction in the study is to assess the importance of the formation of social regional clusters as new tools for implementing the strategy of socio-economic development of territories with a predominant share of fuel and energy complex companies. The issue of increment of the theoretical basis of the theory of regional cluster formation in terms of the principles of functioning and development is considered.


Social clusters, Fuel and energy cluster, Regional support system, Socially significant initiatives.


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The research was supported by the Russian Science Foundation Grant No. 19-18-00025.

For citation

Skufina T.P. & Khatsenko E.S.

Trends towards the formation of social clusters in the system of the regional economy of the Arctic zone. Ugol’, 2023, (5), pp. 68-71. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-5-68-71.

Paper info

Received April 6, 2023

Reviewed April 15, 2023

Accepted April 27, 2023


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