Keywords: regional service cooperatives, grain market, pole of growth, stakeholders, integration links and interactions, inclusive development.


Topicality. Formation and development of regional service cooperatives in the grain market is an important tool for ensuring the access of individual farms to market infrastructure, increasing the efficiency of their activities by increasing added value in the cooperative logistics chain, overcoming structural imbalances in the development of the grain market. At the same time, the formation of regional grain cooperatives is a mechanism for self-organization of the rural population, increasing their employment and welfare. The practice of developed countries testifies to the possibility of regional servicing cooperatives performing the functions of the poles of growth of the regional economy, which actualizes science and applied research in this direction, taking into account Ukrainian realities and the requirements of the dynamic market.
Aim and tasks. The purpose of the article is to justify the directions and forms of integration development of the regional servicing cooperatives of the grain market as the poles of economic growth in the region. During the study, the following methods have been used: monographic, dialectical, theoretical generalization and comparison, graphical, structural-logical method.
Research results. Based on the integration approach the authors developed a transformed model of the region's economic growth pole, the core of which is the network of regional servicing cooperatives in the grain market. It has been proved that the grain multifunctional cooperatives focused on the sustainable development of rural areas are able to produce a powerful integration impetus for the growth of the region's economy. The conceptual approach to the integration interaction of regional service cooperatives and stakeholders in the region has been developed. Three levels of interaction (low, medium, high) have been distinguished based on the complexity of integration mechanisms from contracting to subjective integration and public-private partnership, which involve the pooling of assets of participants. The key points of coordination of economic interests of cooperatives and stakeholders in the region have been substantiated, the conclusion has been made on the need for active participation of state institutions and rural communities in support of grain co-operation. The potential role of the regional servicing cooperatives of the grain market in the inclusive development of the regions has been determined.
Conclusions. The scientific novelty of the research is to develop the theory of the poles of growth of the regional economy by introducing into its structure the integration component and the core of the pole - a network of regional grain cooperatives, as well as developing a conceptual approach to the formation of the integration links of service cooperatives in the grain market with stakeholders of the region. The results obtained by the authors of the study can be used by the state authorities as a basis for the development of strategies for regional and integration development. Methodological approaches to assessing the integration impact of regional servicing cooperatives in the grain market on the region's economy, development of the theory of inclusive growth of the region on the basis of encouraging the establishment of village-saving type organizations, including cooperatives, constitute prospects for further research in this direction.

Author Biographies


Uzhgorod Trade and Economic Institute
of Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics
Korytnianska Street, 4, Uzhgorod, Ukraine


Dr.Sc. (Economics), Senior Researcher
Institute Of Market Problems And Economic&Ecological Research of the
National Academy Of Sciences Of Ukraine
Frantsuzskiy Boulevard, 29, Odesa, Ukraine


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