Methodological Approach to Analysis of Management Systems Using the Graph Theory in the Digital Economy

  • Elena N. LetiaginaEmail author
  • Yury V. Trifonov
  • Elena Y. Trifonova
  • Alexander N. Vizgunov
  • Julia A. Grinevich
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 91)


Relevance. In the context of formation of the digital economy and fierce competition. It is very important to introduce new effective approaches to improve enterprise management systems for business analysis of huge data flows. The aim of this research is to develop a methodological approach to the study of management systems of organizations with use of graph theory. Theoretical methods are used: description, analysis and synthesis, additive method, method of functional analysis, as well as combinatorial methods of theoretical and multiple analysis.

Results. On the basis of formalization of main characteristics and interrelations of organizational structure the system of indicators of balance, manageability, and stability of systems and integral criterion is proposed evaluation of management system effectiveness.

Discussion. Article offers ways and methods of using graphs in order to obtain new knowledge, generalization and deepening understanding of facts and theories in the field of development of organizational structures. The top of the graph is proposed to designate heads of organization and its subdivisions. In this case, edges of the graph will be management links of a management system.

Conclusion. Research of enterprise management systems with the use of developed methodical approach and estimation tools of graph theory will allow defining strategic directions of adjustment management decisions on formation of the organizational structure.


Management system Organizational structure Management Graph theory Management relations Delegation of authority 

JEL Code

L250 M1 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena N. Letiagina
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yury V. Trifonov
    • 1
  • Elena Y. Trifonova
    • 1
  • Alexander N. Vizgunov
    • 2
  • Julia A. Grinevich
    • 1
  1. 1.National Research Nizhny Novgorod State University name after N.I. LobachevskyNizhny NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia

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