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## Loop groups, Clusters, Dimers and Integrable systems

Intellectual capital is very heterogeneous so it’s usual practice to divide it into some groups of more similar and homogeneous intellectual assets. It’s widespread to distinguish human capital (knowledge, skills of employees etc.), structural capital (business‐processes, innovations, corporate culture etc.) and relational capital (brand, reputation, relationships with customers etc.). The literature supports the significance of intellectual capital influence on company’s value creation. Researchers find a strong dependence of corporate performance on intellectual assets in different countries and economy branches. But their findings about a character of intellectual capital transformation in corporate value are ambiguous. Importance of human, structural and relational capital and interrelationships between them vary highly across papers. It may be explained by high firm specificity of corporate value creation. It doesn’t mean impossibility of intercompany research but requires a comparability of analyzed firms. Empirical researches on the theme of intellectual capital are often limited to particular country and industry. This restriction makes investigated companies more comparable. But we suppose there is a lot of other significant aspects of firm specificity that may impact on transformation of intellectual assets into corporate value such as firm size, amount of intangible assets, total firm efficiency etc. These variables are sometimes considered as additional factors of corporate value. But we suppose these criteria may define the model of corporate value creation in principle. This study is targeted to reveal some main types of companies and investigate a specificity of corporate value creation model for each of them. We expect to discover significant differences in models mostly related to importance and significance of particular intellectual assets. This paper is empirical and quantitative. Our sample embraces about 200 large public European industrial companies from 7 countries (Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain) for 2005‐2009 years. The database includes: 1. Information from financial statement. The source is Amadeus database (Bureau Van Dijk). 2. A set of nonfinancial proxy indicators (quantitative and qualitative) displaying a state of human, structural and relational capital. This data has been collected from open Internet sources such as companies’ sites. Methodology of the research combines statistic methods (cluster analysis and factor analysis) and econometrics (regression analysis). Clustering distinguishes some main types of companies. Factor analysis constructs integral indices for human, structural and relational capital on the base of initial proxy set. Regression is an instrument of modeling the corporate value creation. We found significant differences between models of corporate value creation. Human, structural and relational capitals differently transform into firm value in each type of companies. Our findings have some practical implications. For example prioritizing investments in intellectual assets should take into account a firm’s specificity more deeply. This study comprises research findings from the ‘Intellectual Capital Evaluation” Project carried out within The Higher School of Economics’ 2011 Academic Fund Program.

Recently, a three-stage version of K-Means has been introduced, at which not only clusters and their centers, but also feature weights are adjusted to minimize the summary p-th power of the Minkowski p-distance between entities and centroids of their clusters. The value of the Minkowski exponent p appears to be instrumental in the ability of the method to recover clusters hidden in data. This paper advances into the problem of finding the best p for a Minkowski metric-based version of K-Means, in each of the following two settings: semi-supervised and unsupervised. This paper presents experimental evidence that solutions found with the proposed approaches are sufficiently close to the optimum.

This is a lecture note based on the series of lectures on the dispersionless integrable hierarchies delivered by the authore in June, 2013, at the Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan. The contents are survey on dispersionless integrable hierarchies, including introduction to integrable systems in general, and on their connections with complex analysis.

The author researches the issues of usage of economical and statistical indices of functioning of special economical zones. The combination of economical approach with technocratic favors the creation of complex method of assessment of usefulness and efficiency of innovations, their screening, distribution of limited resources and also presupposes formation of wide applied aspect.

Purpose: Today many programs supporting clusters are introduced in Russia and other countries. The purpose of the research is to provide a relevant quantitative study assessing the effectiveness of cluster policy. Design/methodology/approach: In this paper, the effectiveness of Russia's cluster policy is analyzed using regression analysis. The survey covers data on 516 Russian enterprises divided into two groups: companies from supported clusters and firms that are members of similar but not supported clusters. To the classical variables of Cobb-Douglas production function (companies’ revenue, number of workers, capital of the company) we added cluster program dummy variable. The main question of the research is whether companies in supported clusters operate more effectively than other companies. Findings: The analysis provided quite interesting results. It was found that governmental support which was received by 27 innovative clusters didn’t have any effect on the revenue of the companies. This means that Russian innovation clusters work equally efficiently, regardless of whether they have government support. Research/practical implications: We have not found short-term effects on the enterprises associated with the supported clusters. The obtained results indicate that cluster policy conducted from 2012 to the present time requires adjustment. In this regard, the authors propose recommendations on further implementation of cluster policy. Originality/value: We have described the production function of Russian companies which work in the clusters. We have found that there is no significant effect on companies' output from government supporting of the clusters in Russia. Effectiveness of cluster policy has never been evaluated empirically before this research. Keywords: Cluster, Cluster Policy, Cluster Policy Impact Assessment, Innovative Territorial Clusters

A method based on the spectral analysis of thermowave oscillations formed under the effect of radiation of lasers operated in a periodic pulsed mode is developed for investigating the state of the interface of multilayered systems. The method is based on high sensitivity of the shape of the oscillating component of the pyrometric signal to adhesion characteristics of the phase interface. The shape of the signal is quantitatively estimated using the correlation coefficient (for a film–interface system) and the transfer function (for multilayered specimens).

Let k be a field of characteristic zero, let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over k and let g be its Lie algebra. Let k(G), respectively, k(g), be the field of k- rational functions on G, respectively, g. The conjugation action of G on itself induces the adjoint action of G on g. We investigate the question whether or not the field extensions k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G are purely transcendental. We show that the answer is the same for k(G)/k(G)^G and k(g)/k(g)^G, and reduce the problem to the case where G is simple. For simple groups we show that the answer is positive if G is split of type A_n or C_n, and negative for groups of other types, except possibly G_2. A key ingredient in the proof of the negative result is a recent formula for the unramified Brauer group of a homogeneous space with connected stabilizers. As a byproduct of our investigation we give an affirmative answer to a question of Grothendieck about the existence of a rational section of the categorical quotient morphism for the conjugating action of G on itself.

Let G be a connected semisimple algebraic group over an algebraically closed field k. In 1965 Steinberg proved that if G is simply connected, then in G there exists a closed irreducible cross-section of the set of closures of regular conjugacy classes. We prove that in arbitrary G such a cross-section exists if and only if the universal covering isogeny Ĝ → G is bijective; this answers Grothendieck's question cited in the epigraph. In particular, for char k = 0, the converse to Steinberg's theorem holds. The existence of a cross-section in G implies, at least for char k = 0, that the algebra k[G]G of class functions on G is generated by rk G elements. We describe, for arbitrary G, a minimal generating set of k[G]G and that of the representation ring of G and answer two Grothendieck's questions on constructing generating sets of k[G]G. We prove the existence of a rational (i.e., local) section of the quotient morphism for arbitrary G and the existence of a rational cross-section in G (for char k = 0, this has been proved earlier); this answers the other question cited in the epigraph. We also prove that the existence of a rational section is equivalent to the existence of a rational W-equivariant map T- - - >G/T where T is a maximal torus of G and W the Weyl group.