Russia\'s North Regions as Frontier Territories: Demographic Indicators and Management Features
The study of Russia's northern regions as frontier territories is the subject of this article. It has been shown that frontier territories are distinguished with special mechanisms of development and predominance of innovative projects in entrepreneurship. The management of the frontier territories is less centralized and depends more on personal and organizational qualities of local leaders. Distinctive features of the frontier territories brought about the fact that they have some specific demographic characteristics. One of the directions of the research is to clarify the question whether Russia's northern territories are frontiers or not at present time. This problem has been studied from two viewpoints. Firstly, on the basis of the authors' methodology the demographic indicators of Russia's northern territories were compared with the average Russian ones. Secondly, it has been estimated how special the management of the northern territories is in comparison with others.