Intellectual Рotential of Ukraine: Realies and Prospects of Efficient Use in the Knowledge-Based Economy Conditions
The article deals with the problem of finding a new paradigm of socio-economic development of the economy in Ukraine. It is consolidated that a knowledge-based economy is characterized by knowledge-intensive, comprehensive intellectualization of social production, social orientation and becomes a practical shape in economically developed countries as the priority of economic policy. It is accented on the fact that knowledge and intellect will become the main driving force behind value creation. The center of attention is devoted to problems of development and effective use of intellectual potential and its components, and their role in the economic growth of the country. They are determined intellectual potential activation tendencies as the basis of socio-economic development at the conditions of becoming a knowledge-based economy, with the subsequent evaluation of this process effectiveness. The interrelation and influence levels of life and health upon the intellectual potential of society, the performance of intellectual innovation activities and economic growth were justified. It is proved that in the new paradigm of social development the main social goal should be the human and his development – intellectual, cultural, labor, spiritual, moral, social. The role of the human in the economic system requires consideration not only as a key element of the process of production and management, but also a powerful and promising resource that has huge potential and ability for self-development. There are outlined specific measures of political leadership and business elite in Ukraine concerning the intellectual potential of Ukraine intensification in conditions of the knowledge-based economy formation.