Corporate Foresight and Roadmapping for Innovation in Russia: A Joint University Corporate Experience
Operations and related investment in the oil and gas industry are typically of a long-term nature with a technology that is characterized by high capital intensity. Corporate foresight activities are important in detecting upcoming challenges and developments but also in reflecting the appropriateness of existing procedural routines and organizational structures in this changing environment. The complicated nature of organizing tenders requires creating new means and instruments such as intelligent information systems, which can be designed to improve the choice efficiency and reduce the term of decision making.
This proceeding volume contains selected contributions from the participants of the IV International Young Researchers Conference: Physics, Technologies and Innovation (PTI-2017) held from May 15 to 19, 2017 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The conference continued the tradition of annual meetings in the general area of modern science and innovative technology. This, fourth, conference was organized and held by the Institute of Physics and Technology of the Ural Federal University, one of the largest educational institutions in Russia. The primary aim of the conference was providing the opportunity for younger researchers (of graduate and postgraduate level) to meet and discuss the results of their studies, and to present their work in front of a panel of national and international experts. To encourage graduate and postgraduate students to attend and make the meeting as accessible as possible, the conference this year, same as previously, was totally free of charge for all the participants.
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Innovation management in industrial enterprises is always associated with high costs and a high probability of failure. In this study, we consider the estimation of the maturity of the organizational capacity of the industrial enterprises to implement innovations. For this purpose, we analyzed various approaches to innovation management maturity model (ICMM), as well as a study of innovative enterprises to identify major gaps in their innovative activity. This article offers a systematic approach to improving innovation management
The book enriches the current discussion of smart specialization by placing it in a broader international context. Smart specialization in the european context displays several commonalities and differences when compared to other similar approaches in the world. By using a comparative perspective, the book aims to make further advances in the area of smart specialization, innovation and industrial policies: to articulate country-specific approaches; to intergate analytically global value chains and international dimentions; to explore institutional preconditions for the implementation smart specialization strategies and how different institutional contexts impact on the implementation of smart specialization type policies
Foresight has been applied by many companies for long time under different names and titles. Frequently foresight is integrated in company corporate strategies although not always called ‘foresight’. The chapter proposes a conceptual model of corporate foresight. This framework is based on a comprehensive analysis of theoretical and practical company experiences with corporate foresight. The model allows harmonizing results of corporate foresight with strategies at different levels, namely government, regional and industry which can be employed both by internal and external users.
During the last decades the number of universities extending their initial education and teaching missions towards the triple helix and knowledge triangle paradigms, e.g. knowledge and technology transfer and innovation has increased substantially. In line with this evolution the term ‘entrepreneurial university’ became increasingly popular however until recently there is hardly a common understanding of ‘entrepreneurial universities’. The main perception of ‘entrepreneurial universities’ rests with a visible and measurable contribution of universities to innovation and entrepreneurship in a broader sense. Although this perception is plausible and convincing it raises many open questions which mainly point to university governance models. The innovation and entrepreneurial university paradigm requires a holistic view on university governance approaches which include the full set of universities missions and respective management routines. In this respect it’s of utmost importance that universities keep a “healthy balance” between their missions. This statement is frequently used in many instances yet thus far there is no clear indication what a “healthy balance” implies. The chapter provides first indications about entrepreneurial university governance and respective management approaches.
Knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) significantly contribute to the economic growth and competitive advantage of emerging markets, including Silk Road countries. KIBS are not only intermediaries that transfer knowledge through the economy but are also innovators themselves. This paper aims to explore how major innovation drivers influence the implementation of innovation in KIBS. Using a sample of 519 KIBS enterprises from Russia, the results show that human capital increases the implementation of technological innovation, while the link between standardisation and technological innovations is nonlinear (an inverted U-shaped). In addition, the multiregional branch network promotes the implementation of all types of innovation, while advertising investments enhance the implementation of technological and marketing ones. These results help to provide some practical suggestions for both innovation managers and policy-makers.