Венчурные инвестиции в инновационном проекте - как это происходит в России
Promotion of innovative entrepreneurship is one of the key topics frequently discussed on the national level. This notwithstanding, publications describing the Russian experience In implementation of venture projects are extremely hard to come by. This article is expected to make up for such shortcoming to certain extent. The author describes a project for the creation of a cable TV network, wherein he acted as an "active" venture investor. The article describes the entire life cycle of venture project: from the emergence of an idea to the sale of company to a strategic investor.
What specifics of different situations of mentoring? How to train instructors? In what feature of training of different groups of instructors and what formats of learning can be effective? All these questions are discussed in this publication on the basis of the three-year experience of authors connected with system development of mentoring and training of instructors in business companies.
In the article the main features of state financing of innovative projects are examined. Major problems faced in defining of sources of financing are stated. Also suggestions on the main mechanisms of state financing of innovative projects are offered.
The case presents strategy of a medium-size Russian company involved in design, manufacturing and distribution of medical devices for haematological and microbiological laboratories. The data presented in the case should enable the students to perform an analysis of the proposed new ventures, to identify main opportunities and risks in the proposed new venture, to understand the additional demands and requirements imposed on stakeholders of the company in a new venture. The case is intended to be one of core cases in specialized courses in Business and Management in Russia Programs for oversea students or in broader courses on Competitive and Corporate strategies and Innovation Management at graduate levels (Master in management programs) or in executive programs (full-time and part-time MBA and Executive MBA). The case is designed to be used by both on-site and distance learning techniques.
The active alteration of the landscape of contemporary innovative activities presses for the search and use of the new institutional forms of innovation management. In the article the author develops a new concept of a project-oriented center of innovative socially and politically active entrepreneurship, which co-opts the best features of such famous forms of innovative activities as technological parks, business incubators, think tanks, and public policy centers. The concept is based on the active use of methods and means of project management.
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.