Yurasov Igor' Alekseevich, Doctor of sociological sciences, associate professor, professor of the sub-department of public administration and region sociology, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yurasova Ol'ga Nikolaevna, Associate professor, sub-department of English language, Penza State University
(40 Krasnsys street, Penza, Russia), E-mail: email@example.com
Supikov Vadim Nikolaevich, Doctor of sociological sciences, professor, sub-department of public administration and region sociology, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kosharnaya Galina Borisovna, Doctor of sociological sciences, professor, head of the sub-department of sociology and personnel management, Penza State University (40 Krasnaya street, Penza, Russia), E-mail: email@example.com
Background. The level of socio-economic development of the subject of the federation, the image of the region, which influences the investment attractiveness of the region, depends on the degree of favorableness of the business climate. The purpose of the study is to identify the influence of administrative barriers from the side of executive authorities on the business and investment climate in the region.
Materials and methods. The main research methods were a questionnaire survey of entrepreneurs, in-depth interviews with experts.
Results. The study revealed the average level of assessment by the business community of the Penza region on the part of entrepreneurs. Almost a third of respondents consider acceptable level of administrative barriers in the region.
Conclusions. The business community considers the level of taxation, the complexity and length of procedures for obtaining licenses, the instability of Russian legislation to be the most negative administrative barriers. The results of the study indicate a crisis of trust between the business community in the region and the executive authorities.
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