New supply chains in the world fuel: perspectives of Russian resource regions

The article is devoted to a comprehensive study of the features of the formation of value chains in the sectors of the fuel and energy complex of Russia and the world, as the basis for the economic growth of the country and resource regions. The systematization of concepts and approaches to the definition of value chains has been completed. The analysis of the structure of the fuel and energy complex is carried out, and key factors that affect the transformation of value added chains in the fuel and energy complex are identified. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of digitalization and changes in the organizational structure of extractive industries. It is shown that the digitalization process has changed profit centers in value chains and there has been a shift towards engineering, logistics and transport companies, and new elements of value chains have begun to develop

Keywords: value chains, digitalization, coal and oil and gas industry, vertically integrated company, resource regions.


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