Industry digitalization opportunities in Kazakhstan: post-industrial services and human resources

Economic Annals-ХХI: Volume 191, Issue 7-8(1), Pages: 147-156

Citation information:
Zhailauov, Ye., Abzalbek, E., & Zhumanova, B. (2021). Industry digitalization opportunities in Kazakhstan: post-industrial services and human resources. Economic Annals-XXI, 191(7-8(1)), 147-156. doi:

Yerlan Zhailauov
PhD (Economics),
Associate Professor,
Karaganda Buketov University
28 Universitetskaya Str.,
Karaganda, 100024, Republic of Kazakhstan;
23/7 Shakhterov Ave.,
Karaganda, 100026, Republic of Kazakhstan

Ergaly Abzalbek
PhD Student (Economics),
Karaganda Buketov University
28 Universitetskaya Str.,
Karaganda, 100024, Republic of Kazakhstan

Bekarshyn Zhumanova
PhD (Economics),
The Kazakh University of Economics,
Finance and International Trade
7 Akhmet Zhubanov Str.,
Nur-Sultan, 010005, Republic of Kazakhstan

Industry digitalization opportunities in Kazakhstan: post-industrial services and human resources

Abstract. We explore the issues of the real sector’s influence on the dynamics of post-industrial services (information, computer, scientific and technical research). Using a multifactorial correlation-regression model, we have obtained the results of the significance of the process and product innovation costs in mining and manufacturing industries on the volume of production in post-industrial services. This allowed the authors to conclude about the genesis of the process of industry digitalization in the basic sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Forecasting output volumes in the medium term gives reason to talk about positive dynamics of 4-5% in the post-industrial services sector. According to the authors, the revealed connection with industry requires development of professional standards for new specialties in the convergence of industrial and digital technologies. The following paper looks into two cases of professional standards that will be in demand in the mining and metallurgy in the medium term: designer constructor of industrial space refabrication and big data systems manager designer for metallurgy and mining. Digitalization of Kazakhstan’s industry requires introduction of fundamental changes in higher educational programs to ensure the interface between the classical technical, economic, and informational components of curricula using the dual teaching method.

Keywords: Post-industrial Services; Digital Technologies; Professional Standards; Designer Constructor of Industrial Space Refabrication; Big Data Systems Manager; Designer for Metallurgy and Mining

JEL Classifications: O14; I25

Acknowledgements and Funding: The article was prepared within the framework of the grant of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan under the project No. AP08053430 «The technology development strategy of the mining and metallurgical complex (MMC) of Kazakhstan: public-private partnership (PPP) as a driver of investment growth and foresight positioning in industry 4.0».

Contribution: The authors contributed equally to this work.

Data Availability Statement: The dataset is available from the authors upon request.



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Received 14.05.2021
Received in revised form 19.06.2021
Accepted 23.06.2021
Available online 10.08.2021