Digital Transformation of Electric Utilities
This paper is devoted to the analysis of challenges and opportunities that emerge from the process of digital transformation in electric utilities. It presents a part of an ongoing study on asset management in electric utilities. Increasing demand for electricity and technological advancement are one of the main factors stimulating digital transformation both in developing and advanced economies. While digital transformation implies high costs and long-term investments, electric utilities can benefit significantly during this process. We propose a theoretical model of value creation in the process of digital transformation with the use of the Porter’s value chain framework. It turns out that generation, transmission and distribution, and retail companies seem to have opportunities to capture significant value form digitalization.
The present paper summarizes a review of the best practices and models of academic development in foreign universities. It is argued that academic development as a domain of professional activity is developed as a response to the three interrelated processes: emergence of the new forms of public management, dissemination of 'entrepreneurial university' conception and life-long learning programs. Possible goals, professionalization problems and organizational models of academic development are elaborated in order to present heterogeneity of this phenomenon. We conclude by highlighting the most promising types of academic development programs which is possible to implement in Russian universities.
The 11th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV2018) took place in Galway, Republic of Ireland, between 4 and 6 April 2018. The conference was held under the high patronage of the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER), Government of Ireland. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics, part of the National University of Ireland Galway, co-organised ICEGOV2018 with the United Nations University Operating Unit on Policy-Driven Electronic Governance (UNU-EGOV), which is also the conference series organiser1. The conference organisation was also supported by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
The trend on electricity grids digitalization is gradually leading to the shift of busi-ness value towards more sustainable and efficient electricity services. Sustainability and efficiency are challenged by the increasing demand for electricity which is fol-lowed by a dramatic transformation of energy systems. While smart grids seem to be crucial in this process, there is a discrepancy in understanding the costs and benefits for the multiple actors involved. In addition, there are benefits of smart grids that cannot be measured directly in terms of money, such as higher energy system reliabil-ity or commitment to carbon reduction. Despite the rise of interest to the managerial aspects of smart grids implementation and development, many aspects remain out of the scope. This paper contributes to the research of smart grids by providing a con-ceptualized business model that would allow for value co-creation, delivery and cap-ture. A Russian energy sector perspective is primarily considered throughout the pa-per and the results are supported by evidence from interviews with of industrial ex-perts
Proceedings of a meeting held 21-22 November 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Management action is examined as a part of organizational change models. Running of the organization depends on external and internal environment changing. Organizational behavior management is considered to bean important factor or organizational adaptation.
This paper proposes a conceptual approach to take into account both short-and long-term effects of marketing activities in enterprises across the value chain and developed a set if new indicators that allow for the analysis of the contribution of companies involved in creating value for customers in the aggregate terms across the value chain. This paper integrates the concepts of network relations, value chain management and inter-firm marketing effort that focus on customer orientation. Based on this conceptual basis we propose a sequence of actions that can translate these concepts into measures and indicators that allow a firm to understand their role in creating sustainable value. These measures are then validated through the analysis of customer orientation marketing approach.