Goltvenko A. Public management of innovative development of coastal areas: socio-ecological-economic aspect

Українська версія

Thesis for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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  • 074 - Управління та адміністрування. Публічне управління та адміністрування


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Donetsk State University of Management


The defining component of public management of coastal territories development in the country is the state management of regional development of Ukraine. To eliminate the national disparities of socio-economic development of regions, the study has outlined coastal areas’ problems, which are defined as depressive and those that impede the development vector of the blue economy as an all-European trend. The conceptual and categorical apparatus of the science of public administration was further elaborated to clarify the meaning of the term «socio- ecological-economic system» as a form of relationship organization in a particular area and time between natural, economic and social subsystems. It provides self- regulation of those systems and ensures self-renewal elements, sets the limits to the proposed model of public management’s adaptive capabilities, and the interaction of government-business-educational institutions and the community of coastal areas. Implementing foreign experience of public management of coastal territories development, which presupposes nurturing the community’s social complexity characterized by value cognitive adaptation, has been further developed. As aggregations of industries, educational spaces, protected areas, and cross-border cooperation, coastal areas have to cultivate the community's social complexity. It promotes the manifestation of various reactions to environmental changes, adaptation to various aspects. Cognitive complexity makes it possible to consider different options as scenarios, leveling the community’s specifics of the coastal areas community to the national level, can lead to social fluctuations and imbalances in the development of the socio-ecological-economic system already in conditions of decentralization. This thesis’s substantiation is to assess the socio-ecological-economic aspect of the social transformation effectiveness of coastal areas on the example of Mariupol amalgamated territorial community. This allowed improving the approaches to building a scenario of innovative development of coastal areas, in the long term with the use of sociological surveys and assessment of the effectiveness of public changes by vector method. The resulting vectors of public management of coastal areas’ development are used in Mariupol: Development Strategy – 2020. It has been proved that changing the vector of public management of coastal areas development towards the collaboration of government-community-business will reduce the environmental burden and allow to manage social fluctuations in society. According to the analysis, it has been shown that in the long run the strategies of cities located in the coastal areas ought to include an implementation plan to ensure human capital security and measures to promote community education. After all, the development of science and technology will inevitably bring an innovative component and allow the development of high-tech industries, positively impacting the environment aspect and creating a generation of Ukrainians who can lead the country to top-ranking positions in Central and Eastern Europe. Given the needs of coastal territories, the existing innovational and infrastructural function of the model of public management of innovative development of coastal areas has been improved. It is the innovation and infrastructure function that should perform the tasks of institutionalization innovation activity in the coastal areas, and the result of its implementation is the creation of an appropriate innovation infrastructure. Therefore, the coordination and communication center proposed in the public management model of innovative development of coastal areas will ensure communication effectiveness with all interested stakeholders and local governments and establish a relationship with ministries and agencies that perform a regulatory function. Providing that the global community recognizes the need to intensify efforts to harmonize international relations and implement global experience in ensuring public management of the development of coastal areas, the center will assess the effectiveness of innovative development of the area by summarizing evaluations all criteria that are used in the analysis of the relevant phenomena and processes. The proposed approach to the functioning model differs from the current approaches based on the coastal area competitiveness assessment in terms of its economic utility as it stipulates assessing the public administration impact on socio-economic-ecological aspects.


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