HSE Report 'Knowledge Intensive Business Services for Public Needs' presented at the University of Urbino
An international conference on 'Innovation in the Public Sector and the Development of e-services' was held on April 18 and 19 at the University of Urbino, Italy. Elena Shadrina, Associate Professor at the Department of Public Administration and Municipal Management at HSE in Perm, shared her impressions of the conference.
|Шадрина Елена Витальевна|
The Conference was held as part of the TAIPS (Technology Adoption and Innovation in Public Services) research project carried out by the Department of Economics, Society and Politics of the University of Urbino with support from the European Investment Bank. The conference focused exclusively on innovation in the public sector and the development of e-services.
My colleagues - Marina Doroshenko of the HSE Institute of Statistical Studies and the Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), and Dmitriy Vinogradov, a HSE graduate currently working at the University of Essex in the UK - presented our joint research paper on KIBS (Knowledge Intensive Business Services) for Public Needs. This research has been conducted as part of ISSEK's larger project to study knowledge-intensive services.
About fifty academic researchers studying innovation in public services presented their findings at the conference; this area is actively researched at universities in the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Italy, and the UK. We were the only representatives from Russia; following our presentation, our international colleagues showed a lot of interest - in fact, they were surprised to learn that this area is a subject of extensive research in Russia.