Information Society and Globalization: Problems of Identification

NAUMENKO Tamara Vasilyevna

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences; Professor, Faculty of Global Processes, Lomonosov Moscow State University



The article considers one of the aspects of the most important sociological and political problem related to periodization and structuring of society. The article analyzes the issue on the criteria of marking out the information society and its correlation with the notion of the global society. Specific attention is paid to the positions of Antony Giddens and Frank Webster on the absolutely new type of the society and its essential characteristics. A number of contradictions in the theories of the information society of those authors are identified. The “individuation” and “individuality” concepts introduced by Antony Giddens and its argumentation for the existence of global processes are analyzed.

Keywords: Antony Giddens, Frank Webster, information society, individuation, individuality, globalization, “elusive world”, nation state.

Gender Discrimination in the Labor Market of Russia and Japan

MOSAKOVA Elizaveta Alexandrovna

Candidate of Economic Sciences; Associate Professor, Faculty of Global Processes, Lomonosov Moscow State University


Information Society promotes the development of new forms of employment, providing women with the opportunities for becoming more successful at the labor market, and, consequently, reduces gender disparity in the field of labor relations.

The article compares the discrimination of women in the labor markets of Russia and Japan, taking into account the following factors: level of women’s economic employment, gender gap in wages, level of education and opportunities for women to combine professional and family responsibilities.

The author concludes that due to specificity of historical development and cultural traditions, the women employment in Russia is generally high in compare to men. In Japan, the value of this indicator is much lower, that largely depends on the differences in terms of employment and the sex of the employee. It is shown that there is almost the same gender gap in wages in Russia and Japan. However, in Russia the value of this indicator varies and significantly depends on the sector of economy and occupation, in Japan – on the terms of employment.

Keywords: labor market, women, level of employment, education, wages, sectors of economy, Gender Inequality Index, advanced training, family employment, occupation, digital economy.

Digital Research & Development Platforms

ERSHOVA Tatiana Viktorovna

Candidate of Economic Sciences; Director, National Digital Economy Center, Lomonosov Moscow State University

HOHLOV Yuri Evgenievich

Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Associate Professor, Full Member of the Russian Academy of Engineering; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Institute of the Information Society; Head of the Digital Economy Department of the Institute of the Information Society, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics


The article presents a conceptual scheme of digital transformation process and describes the role of digital platforms in the implementation of this process. It analyzes the features of the current stage of digital platforms development and platform companies. Special attention is paid to the digital platforms for research and development. An approach to the establishment of a Center of Excellence as a digital platform operator is proposed, around which the ecosystem for representatives of science, education and business, interested in the development and use of digital technologies, is formed.

Keywords: digital economy, digital technologies, “end-to-end” technologies, digital platform, R&D, Center of Excellence, digital platform ecosystem, platform companies.

Digital Transformation in Russian Regions: the Role of Human Capital

SHAPOSHNIK Sergey Borisovich

Senior Research Fellow, Vavilov Institute of Science and Technology History, Russian Academy of Science; Researcher of the National Digital Economy Center, Lomonosov Moscow State University


The article presents the results of an empirical study of the role of human capital in the development of the information society and the digital economy in the regions of Russia. It is shown that a high level of correlation between the indicators of human capital and the level of use of digital technologies in the regions of Russia is evidence of the important role of knowledge and skills of the population in the processes of digital transformation.


Digital technology, digital transformation, human capital, subjects of the Russian Federation, composite indicators, statistical methods, Pearson correlation coefficient.

Russian Technical University in Global Information Space (Case of Perm National Research Polytechnic University)

SHLYAKHOVA Svetlana Sergeevna

Doctor of Philological Sciences; Head of Foreign Languages and Public Relations Department, Perm National Research Polytechnic University


The article analyzes web presence of a large Russian technical university in global information space. Monitoring of WWW segments of Europe, Asia, Africa and South America (donor countries of potential universities’ entrants) by keywords and tags in language used in studied country has become a basis of the research. Monitoring was carried out using Premium Proxy Switcher software, which changes IP-address to proxy and allows installing of any proxy server from the list of server available. The results of the search using this software are identical to the results of the Internet user search in a particular country, which makes it possible to provide availability of information about the Perm National Research Polytechnic University in the global information space.

Keywords: Perm National Research Polytechnic University, university ratings, WWW, media communications, education services market, tags, education in Russia.

New Generation Reference Model of Digital Library for University and Business

LAPIDUS Larisa Vladimirovna

Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor; Director, Center of Social and Economic Innovations, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University

POGODAEVA Alexandra Igorevna

Master of the University of Luigi Bocconi, Milan, Italy

MUKANIN Dmitry Andreevich

Post-graduate student, Baikal State University of Economics and Law, Irkutsk, Russia

MUKANINA Ekaterina Igorevna

Post-graduate student, Faculty of Economics, Lomonosov Moscow State University


One of the perspective directions of science and education development in digital economy is creation of sustainable partnerships with business and further collaboration in creation of electronic platforms. This article presents a reference model of the electronic library for the university and business, which is built given the capabilities of the latest information technologies and oriented to the innovative expectations of consumers of this type of services. The article is based on the results of the research project “Development of E-Library Reference Model of MSU S&T Valley “Vorobyovy Gory” Based on the Methodology for Assessing the E-Services Quality Provided by MSU Faculty of Economics (e-SQMSU)”. This project has won MSU contest “Vorobyovy Gory” held in March, 2017. The reference model reflects the overall system of interrelations and describes the internal architecture of e-library management system, the roles and responsibilities of performers based on targets and standards that were identified in the process of auditing the quality of integrated e-services and e-platforms using e-SQMSU methodology.

Keywords: digital economy, science and education sphere, partnership, university, business, collaboration, e-services, e-platforms, e-library, e-library systems, innovative consumer expectations, methodology of assessing the quality of e-services/e-platforms (e-SQMSU), audit of the quality of e-services/e-platforms, architecture of e-library management system.

Assessment of School E-Diaries and E-Record Books by Teachers

EFIMOVA Galina Zinovievna

Candidate of Sociological Sciences; Associate Professor and Head of the Educational and Scientific Sociological Laboratory, Department of General and Economic Sociology, Tyumen State University

SEMENOV Maksim Yurievich

Assistant, Department of General and Economic Sociology; Junior Research Fellow, Educational and Scientific Sociological Laboratory, Tyumen State University


The article analyzes the opinion of the teachers on introduction and problems related to provision of the information services by means of information and communication technologies in education sphere. Based on materials of sociological studies focused on study of social and professional profile of a modern Russian teacher, the author formulates a number of recommendations, the introduction of which will allow increasing the effectiveness of e-diaries and school e-record books use in schools.

Keywords: information and communication technologies, ICTs, educational services, quality of education, school e-diaries and e-record books, competition-oriented individual.

ICT-based Foreign Language Teaching of Students

BURIMSKAYA Diana Valentinovna

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of English Language for Humanitarian Disciplines, National Research University “High School of Economics”


The article considers key trends in improvement of foreign language teaching based on the information and communication technologies including optimization of organizational forms, methods and means of teaching, development of person-oriented training, examination of pedagogical and ergonomic quality of the content in appropriate conceptual and subject area, training of a foreign language teacher in the field of ICT use.

Keywords: foreign language teaching based on ICTs, information systems, LMS, MOOC, conceptual and subject area, forms, methods and means of teaching.

© Информационное общество, 2017, вып. 6, стр. 68-70.