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Master 2019/2020

STI Policy

Area of studies: Management
When: 1 year, 3 module
Mode of studies: Full time
Master’s programme: Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Science, technology and innovation (STI) policy is one of the key dimensions of government policies to promote sustainable socio-economic development. The course starts with basic definitions and continues with key theoretical concepts and an overview of the evolution of STI policy at global level. It reviews in detail international and Russian practices through studying various STI policy issues step-by-step: policy levels, actors and activities, priorities and tools, human resources and finance. Problem- and challenge-oriented issues are also being addressed, like research excellence, clusters, pay-for-performance incentives, and international cooperation. The course ends up with general approaches and specific methodologies that are used to evaluate the efficiency and impact of STI policy measures. The course implies lectures and practical tasks including class work in teams and homework. This course will be useful to those students who wish to get aware of STI policy and its background, understand its rationale and toolbox, be able to analyze and assess the approaches to and practices of STI policy making.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Provide students with a systemic view on STI policy
  • Describe and explain the links between theoretical base, rationale, evidence base, targets, strategies, tools and effects of STI policies
  • Develop understanding of actual STI policies in different countries including Russia
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Complex understanding of STI policy basics, subject field, conceptualization, rationale, and application; Ability to systematize, operationalize, and analyze STI policy systems and actions
  • Awareness and complex understanding of strategic dimension of STI policies; Ability to analyze general strategic targets and benchmarks of STI policy; Understanding and ability to analyze main STI policy tools
  • Awareness, complex understanding and ability to analyze particular directions of STI policy
  • Understanding and ability to apply common techniques and approaches to evaluation of STI policy and its impact
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
    Course overview and definition of basic notions; STI policy: basic principles and structures; Conceptual frameworks in STI policy; Evolution of STI policy agendas at global level
  • STI Policy Evaluation
    STI policy evaluation: approaches; STI policy evaluation: class work I; STI policy evaluation: practices; STI policy evaluation: class work II
  • STI Policy Fields and Issues
    Human capital in STI: global trends; Human capital in STI: Russia; Research excellence initiatives: world practices; Research excellence initiatives: class work; Supporting academia-industry cooperation; Public procurement of innovation; Cluster policies; Cluster policies: class work; Supporting innovative entrepreneurs; Innovation infrastructure; Stimulating business innovation: world; Stimulating business innovation: Russia; Supporting international cooperation in STI; Strategic intelligence for policy and planning. Role of international organizations in STI policy
  • STI Policy Strategies and Tools
    National STI strategies: World; National STI strategies: Russia; Developing STI goals and KPIs; Public funding of R&D: world practices; Public funding of R&D in Russia; STI policy tools: demand and supply side
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework
  • non-blocking Class assignments
  • non-blocking Examination (ORAL FORMAT)
    Moved to Module 4 the exam is planned as an ORAL EXAMINATION, online on ZOOM Platform, held with RECORDED PROCTORING technologies: Examus Platform (https://hse.student.examus.net). List of the Groups for ORAL 2-stream session will be available a week before the examination. A Student should log in 20 minutes prior to Exam Session. Examus system can be tested in advance. Computer should meet the technical requirements: https://elearning.hse.ru/data/2020/05/07/1544135594/Технические%20требования%20к%20ПК%20студента.pdf) Before the Examination: a student should log into the Examus System, test the system, switch on the cam and the micro, identify oneself by the passport (!). During the examination a student is not allowed to communicate to the others. Temporary internet breakdown is for up to 10 min. If longer - a written request to the course director, cc study office manager for further decision to reschedule the Exam for another date for examination: with different exam questions.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.25 * Class assignments + 0.5 * Examination (ORAL FORMAT) + 0.25 * Homework
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Angathevar Baskaran. (2016). UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030 by United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris: UNESCO Publishing, 2015, 820pp. Institutions and Economies (Formerly Known as International Journal of Institutions and Economies), (2), 125. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.umk.journl.v8y2016i2p125.127
  • European Commission, & Directorate-General for Internal Market, I. E. and Sme. (2006). Smart innovation : A practical guide to evaluating innovation programmes. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edseub&AN=edseub.NB.NA.22.259.EN.C
  • Gershman, M., & Kuznetsova, T. (2013). Efficient Contracting in the R&D Sector: Key Parameters. Foresight - Russia, 7(3), 26–36. https://doi.org/10.17323/1995-459x.2013.3.26.36
  • Gershman, M., Gokhberg, L., Kuznetsova, T., & Roud, V. (2018). Bridging S&T and innovation in Russia: A historical perspective. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, (C), 132. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.eee.tefoso.v133y2018icp132.140
  • Gustavo A. Crespi, Alessandro Maffioli, Pierre Mohnen, & Gonzalo Vázquez. (2011). Evaluating the Impact of Science, Technology and Innovation Programs: a Methodological Toolkit. SPD Working Papers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.p.idb.spdwps.1104
  • Leonid Gokhberg, & Tatyana Kuznetsova. (2011). Strategy 2020: New Outlines of Russian Innovation Policy. Foresight and STI Governance (Foresight-Russia till No. 3/2015), (4), 8. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.hig.fsight.v5y2011i4p8.30
  • Mikhail Gershman, Vitaliy Roud, & Thomas Wolfgang Thurner. (2019). Open innovation in Russian state-owned enterprises. Industry and Innovation, (2), 199. https://doi.org/10.1080/13662716.2018.1496815
  • OECD. (2014). Promoting Research Excellence New Approaches to Funding. Chile, South America. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.73884FFF
  • The Oxford handbook of innovation / ed. by Jan Fagerberg . (2005). Oxford [u.a.]: Oxford Univ. Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.113254679
  • Wipo. (2016). Global Innovation Index 2016. World Intellectual Property Organization - Economics and Statistics Division. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.wip.report.2016gii

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Aksnes, D., Benner, M., Brorstad Borlaug, S., Foss Hansen, H., Kallerud, E., Kristiansen, E., … Sivertsen, G. (2012). Centres of Excellence in the Nordic countries. A comparative study of research excellence policy and excellence centre schemes in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.B2AA9615
  • José Guimón, & Caroline Paunov. (2019). Science-industry knowledge exchange: A mapping of policy instruments and their interactions. OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers. https://doi.org/10.1787/66a3bd38-en
  • Mikhail Gershman, & Tatiana Kuznetsova. (2014). Performance-related Pay in the Russian R&D Sector. Foresight and STI Governance (Foresight-Russia till No. 3/2015), (3), 58. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.hig.fsight.v8y2014i3p58.69
  • Mikhail Gershman. (2013). Innovation Development Programmes for the State-owned Companies: First Results. Foresight and STI Governance (Foresight-Russia till No. 3/2015), (1), 28. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.hig.fsight.v7y2013i1p28.43