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ArticleName Modeling flexible value chains within the framework of clean coal technologies
DOI 10.17580/em.2022.02.06
ArticleAuthor Nikitenko S. M., Goosen E. V., Fedulova E. A., Rada A. O.

The Federal Research Centre of Coal and Coal Chemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Kemerovo, Russia:

Nikitenko S. M., Associate Professor, Chief Researcher, Doctor of Economic Sciences,


Kemerovo State University, Kemerovo, Russia:

Goosen E. V., Associate Professor, Candidate of Economic Sciences
Fedulova E. A., Associate Professor, Head of Department, Doctor of Economic Sciences
Rada A. O., Head of Institute of Digitalization, Candidate of Economic Sciences


The study characterizes resilience of value chains in the Russian coal industry and is the first step toward modeling feasible value chain adaptation under the pressure of sanctions and other challenges. The authorial approach to the analysis of coal value chains includes identification of basic types of value chains in the coal industry, assessment of their current resilience and modeling feasible upgrading directions to enhance the long-term resilience of the value chains. The proposed approach to modeling flexible coal value chains sticks follows a certain algorithm, namely: review of typical value chains in the coal industry; assessment of their current resilience and development trends; finding of feasible directions of upgrading the value chains on the ground of enhanced flexibility and robustness and using clean coal technologies; description of new effective value chains in the coal industry using advanced clean technologies.

The study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, Project No. 22–28-01803,, and used equipment of the Shared Use Center at the Kemerovo State University under the state contract with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Contract No. 075-15-2021-694 dated 5 August 2021, ID RF-2296.61321X0032.

keywords Coal industry, value chains, value chain model, typical coal value chains, coal value chain resilience, value chain modeling, value chain upgrade

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