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This paper outlines major theoretical and methodological problems in Quality of Work Life (QWL) research within organisational studies and discusses possible solutions, based on extensive literature analysis. An electronic search in the Scopus database found 1244 publications utilising the QWL concept. From this sample we selected 387 papers dealing directly with QWL and compiled a final set of publications for detailed review. Literature analysis revealed the absence of a clear and concrete understanding of QWL, various (and often incomplete) approaches to QWL content and indicators and interference between QWL and other concepts such as ‘job satisfaction’, which all resulted in general confusion about the notion in academic discussions. As a possible solution, we suggested distinguishing clearly and including in the single integrative research instrument: 1) an aggregate subjective QWL measurement tool and 2) an aggregate objective QWL measurement tool. Finally, we present arguments for a new understanding of QWL, combining subjective and objective measures in the context of general integration between ‘working conditions’ and ‘needs satisfaction’ approaches.

Society and Economy. 2017. Vol. 39. No. 4. P. 597-616.

Research of Commercialization Models of Scientific Developments in Projects of Technological Entrepreneurship

The article is devoted to the development a system of training future entrepreneurs for commercialization of scientific developments, which come from the Institute of Applied Physics the Russian Academy of Sciences (IAF RAS). In the thorough analysis of the existing models of commercialization of scientific research was carried out, which are used in Russia and abroad. It was noted that at the moment there are 7 basic models of commercialization, which are the most successful. The most successful projects in the commercialization of scientific research IAF RAS were studied in the article. They are ZAO NPP "boom", NTK OOO "Medusa" and "Center of scientific and technological development". As a result of this study it was proposed to implement the developed commercialization model it was asked to create a separate structural unit within the IAF RAS - the Center for Technology Transfer.

Journal of Emerging Trends in Marketing and Management. 2017. Vol. 1. No. 1. P. 142-151.
14 октября 2017

Residents’ Attitudes Towards Place Marketing: Tourism Marketing Focus

В работе рассмотрены теоретические аспекты концепции сопроизводства и ее приложение в сфере территориального маркетинга. Реализовано поисковое исследование, основанное на обзоре и критическом анализе существующих в литературе подходов, и предложена концептуальная модель оценки готовности жителей участвовать в процессе сопроизводства в территориальном маркетинге.

Almatourism - Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development. 2017. Vol. 8. No. 7. P. 286-297.
26 марта 2017

Russia in Post-Transition: New Frontiers

The present paper exploits new headwinds blowing against the post-transition of Russia. It is argued that the new goal for Russia is an effective transition to a post-industrial stage of development. The author considers five main frontiers that challenge the successful achievement of this goal: 1) over-education and low investment in training, 2) poverty of the working population, 3) high inequalities and unfair distribution of incomes, 4) low rates of growth in human development, and 5) neoliberalism and growing alienation in contemporary Russia

The Journal of Comparative Economic Studies . 2017. Vol. 12. P. 79-100.

Serving the Country or Serving Thyself: The Quest for Prosocial Motives of Russian MPA Students

U.S. and European scholars have established the association between work in government and public service motivation (PSM). Yet, few studies measure PSM among master of public administration (MPA) students and link it to their intention to work in government. For the first time in Russia, the study tests the association between culturally determined measures of prosocial motives of Russian MPA students and their intention to work for government upon graduation. Three theoretical frameworks help structuring this research: public administration, political trust, and volunteering. The data in this study confirm that Russian MPA students with prosocial motives tend to choose work in government. We explain this phenomenon by deriving the prosocial motive theoretical perspective from the larger concept of PSM and from the theory of political trust. In addition, the study finds that formal and informal volunteering is not related to choosing work in government. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Review of Public Personnel Administration. 2017. P. 1-29.
30 января 2017

Strategic foresight for innovation management: A review and research agenda

The concept of strategic foresight has come to dominate contemporary management discourse in recent times with a remarkable upsurge in the number of scholarly papers reporting a positive influence of strategic foresight on innovation. This causal link has served not only as a point of convergence for many empirical and conceptual studies, but also the starting point for theorizing the relevance of strategic foresight in organizing. Drawing on an exhaustive sample of 258 academic publications from 1990–2014, this paper provides a comprehensive review of strategic foresight and its influence on innovation. Our review suggest that strategic foresight rather than directly resulting in innovation tend to rather influence it by shaping and giving form to innovation management tools, and future-oriented knowledge creation, which in turn cumulatively drive innovation performance. Our proposed integrative framework therefore specifies the conceptual linkages between strategic foresight and innovation performance.

Read More: http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0219877017500195

Adegbile A., Sarpong D., Meissner D.
International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management. 2017. Vol. 14. No. 4.
27 сентября 2016

The geopolitics of real estate: assembling soft power via property markets

The article problematises the role of real estate in geopolitical circulations. The internationalisation of real estate increases mutual dependencies and vulnerabilities between nation states and, therefore, calls for a better appreciation of the geopolitical externalities and exteriorities of real estate. The article brings together disjoint bodies of literature on real estate globalisation, assemblage theory, and international relations to show how real estate is a case of the geopolitics of the multiple – geopolitics that is being assembled by diverse and distributed actors, discourses, and materialities representing the contingent and emergent formation of connections and considerations, which affect the ways how foreign relations are negotiated today. The argument is substantiated by considering several dimensions of the real estate/geopolitics nexus: (1) external influences over domestic real estate markets; (2) the implications of outward real estate investment; and (3) state-led mega-projects conveying externally the power of the state. These dimensions are considered empirically in the context of the renewed geopolitical tensions between a resurgent Russia and the West. Overall, the article calls for a better positioning of real estate in the conceptualisations of soft power, state power, and geopolitics.

Büdenbender M., Golubchikov O.
International Journal of Housing Policy. 2017. Vol. 17. No. 1. P. 75-96.

The technology foresight system of the Russian Federation: a systemic view

Purpose – This paper aims to describe and discuss the architecture of Russia’s Technology Foresight System (TFS). This paper introduces the reader to the integration of the TFS into the public administration system and, specifically, into the national strategic planning system.

Design/methodology/approach – To do so, the authors fall back on more than 10 years of experience in performing foresight exercises for Russian policy makers of their institution.

Findings – Thereby, the paper highlights the implications arising from the interaction between sectoral and national components of TFS and on application of the results of foresight studies (implemented within the framework of TFS) for the strategic planning.

Originality/value – Russia has a long history of technological planning and forecasting and engages regularly in extensive foresight activities of both national and sectoral relevance. Also, Russia’s leadership repeatedly stresses the importance of such foresight activities which are outlined by a national law since 2014.

Foresight. 2017. Vol. 19. No. 3. P. 291-305.

The use of technology platforms as a policy tool to address research challenges and technology transfer

The paper analyses technology platforms (TPs) that are seen as a valuable policy instrument to assist a multi-stakeholder formulation and implementation of long-term research and development (R&D) programs in specific technology areas. TP are predominantly initiated by policy-makers to support a wide range of priority technologies through direct funding and indirect support measures, information and technology transfer at economy or industry level.
The authors propose a theoretical approach to TPs as a science, technology and innovation policy concept. A taxonomy of TPs is offered that may be useful for policy-makers in designing the R&D support measures through assessing a platform’s risk level. The paper clarifies the position of TPs in the science, technology and innovation policy mix. Through a case-study of Russia’s newly established Technology Platforms, designed after the European Technology Platforms, the authors demonstrate the policy adoption and policy learning approach to application of this tool.

The Journal of Technology Transfer. 2017. Vol. 42. No. 1. P. 206-227.

Toward improving the quality of empirical public and nonprofit research: advocating for a pluralist methodological approach

The paper advocates pluralist methodological paradigm approach for improving the quality of empirical and theoretical public and nonprofit research. Many researchers rely on logico-positivist/empiricist research paradigm as leading orientation to improve the quality of their work, clarify the theoretical contributions of their work, and reduce the probability of having their journal submissions rejected. The main thesis of this paper is that pluralist methodological approach will benefit the quality of empirical and theoretical public and nonprofit research. Alternative conceptualizations of public and nonprofit marketing are suggested.

International Review on Public and Nonprofit Marketing. 2017. P. 1-20.

Value generation from industry-science linkages in light of targeted open innovation

Purpose – This paper aims to provide a substantial overview of features and channels of knowledge and technology transfer in light of achieving impact from science and research.

Design/methodology/approach – The paper is conceptual with substantial desk research undertaken. A taxonomy of transfer channels is proved and levels of impact from STI proposed.

Findings – It is found that there are different levels of value generated from science, technology and innovation, each featuring different stakeholders with different agendas and expectations. It is argued that to make knowledge and technology transfer impactful and sustainable, a long-term and holistic view and approach is required.

Originality/value – Against most papers about technology and knowledge transfer, this work presents an overarching overview of objects, channels and features of partners involved in transfer. It is features technology and knowledge transfer from a holistic perspective and provides useful background for future empiric studies and impact assessments.

Meissner D., Carayannis E.
Journal of Knowledge Management. 2017. Vol. 21. No. 2. P. 295-307.
26 апреля 2017

What user-innovators do that others don't: A study of daily practices



This paper argues that innovation behavior roots in specific socio-psychological set-ups that crystallize in daily practices and routines. The latter are easy to observe and have great potential for the identification of user-innovation behavior.We study the practices and routines of Russian user-innovators aroundmedia consumption, internet and technology-usage, consumer preferences and civic engagement in comparison with a sample of mere users. The derived model correctly classified 73% of the original grouped cases of user-innovators. We conclude that a set of practices relative to the certain economic, social and cultural background explains user-innovation engagement and how support could be provided. Although some of our findings are probably specific to Russia, the results are encouraging for further research into the importance of practices and routines in identifying userinnovators in various environments.




Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 2017. Vol. 118. P. 153-160.