• Ralina Arslanbaeva Bashkir State University
Keywords: single-industry town, city-forming enterprises, social and economic development of single-industry towns, the Republic of Bashkortostan


The problem of single-industry towns remains one of the most relevant and most complex due to the strong contrast between the levels of socio-economic development of single-industry municipalities. This phenomenon is especially typical for the Republic of Bashkortostan, where single-industry towns vary in population, the level of development of social infrastructure and industries.

The paper considers the social and economic problems of the functioning of single-industry towns of the Republic of Bashkortostan identified basing on their current economic environment, as well as the tools and mechanisms of support to these municipalities.

The author analyzes the modern criteria for classifying municipalities as single-industry towns. The analysis identified the criteria’s weak points: narrow criteria and rating formality. The author systematized the international and Russian experience in the field of managing the development of single-industry towns, identified the historical-genetic and civilizational features of the formation of monofunctional urban settlements systems and the features of urban development within the frames of various socio-economic systems.

The author assessed the indicators of socio-economic development and the current level of single-industry towns’ competitiveness of the Republic of Bashkortostan and equivalent areas and determined the main characteristic features of the socio-economic development of single-industry towns. The study identified the causes, limitations, and factors influencing the existing values of indicators of socio-economic development of single-industry towns of the Republic of Bashkortostan and equivalent areas. The author developed the classification of single-industry towns, analyzed the standard of living of single-industry towns of the republic. This analysis is important for the process of implementing regional development models, solving the matters of employment, internal migration, training, and retraining.

The author analyzed the introduction of new tools to support these territorial entities – the creation of the priority social and economic development areas, modernization of the existing industrial complex of municipalities with one city-forming enterprise.

Author Biography

Ralina Arslanbaeva, Bashkir State University

senior lecturer of Chair of Project Management and Marketing


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Economical Sciences