Studies on Russian Economic Development

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 136–145 | Cite as

Metallurgical Complex of Central Urals in the Conditions of Development under Industry 4.0: The Road Map for Repositioning the Complex

  • O. A. Romanova
  • D. V. SirotinEmail author


New technological and institutional trends in the development of metallurgy under Industry 4.0 have been defined in the paper. Models for the development of metallurgy in the Central Urals region have been specified and a possibility of its progress as a science-intensive and high-technology complex able to meet the Industry 4.0 principles has been substantiated. An approach and its principal parameters were developed for generating a new image of the region’s metallurgical complex. These parameters were assessed using the technology of artificial neural networks, and the road map for repositioning the complex has been constructed.



The article has been prepared with the support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research no. 18-010-01156 A “The technological transformation modeling of the Russian industrial complex in the digitalization of economy conditions”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Economics, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences (IE UB RAS)YekaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Center for Structural Policy, IE UB RASYekaterinburgRussia

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