In Pursuit of Impeccable Veracity
I study the institution of avoiding to hire one’s school own PhD graduates for assistant professorships. I argue that this institution is necessary to create better incentives for researchers to incorporate new information in studies, facilitating the convergence to asymptotic learning of the studied fundamentals.
This article attempts to analyze the requirements of modern society living at the time of innovation-driven economy to education and determines the main objectives that, as the authors believe, should become the cornerstone in reforming the system of education.
The chapter explores the growing role of knowledge as a factor for development of modern societies. It examines the problems of international cooperation in the field, paying particular attention to initiatives of both the G8 and the EU.
Innovation involves a process that is a result of exchanges of viewpoints and of taking decisions by way of conceptualizing and positioning a product in the market. But the result is only an assemblage of forms, lines, proportions, colors, mechanisms and technology that have little significance in and of themselves, if not of their exchange value that underlies their power of compensating for a social lack. Most often, innovation that is successful in the market shows optimization and harmony between performance and esthetics in all that is perceived and experienced by all those who are involved with the product. It is in this perspective, that a theory of form becomes inevitable to explain the contribution of chosen angular elements, certain notable proportions, their connections and complementary nature to esthetics, harmony, and efficiency. In this chapter, we present a theory of form, its principal fundamentals, its implications in natural and artificial categories, and its method of application. We shall then describe the quantification of forms and proportions of two recent innovations in potable products. Finally, we shall bring the managerial contributions to bear upon the knowledge of theory and practice of form, based upon the chosen angles and remarkable proportions in the creative and analytical process linked to innovation.
The article deals with the problems of education system reform. The author considers the factors of education market development. The US education system's features are characterized. The approaches to research of the structure of the education services market are justified. The problems in content and forms of educational services in logistics are considered.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.