Ian Douglas Miles
- Laboratory Head:Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge / Laboratory for Economics of Innovation
- Ian Douglas Miles has been at HSE since 2011.
Education and Degrees
University of Manchester
Doctor of Sciences*
University of Manchester
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.
Editorial board membership
2010: Member of the Editorial Council, Форсайт (Foresight and STI Governance).
2007: Member of the Editorial Council, Foresight.
2005: Member of the Editorial Council, Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
Performs management of the Research Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge.
Performs project management of the laboratory, and implementation of relevant objectives and functions.
Organises and conducts research within the framework of the Basic Research Programme and the Global Competitiveness Programme.
Coordinates activities of the research teams members.
Performs supervision of junior scholars of the laboratory.
Participates in organisation of scientific conferences and workshops of the laboratory and institute.
- Preprint Chichkanov N., Miles I. D., Belousova V. Conditions for Innovation in KIBS: Evidence from Russia / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series WP BRP "Science, Technology and Innovation". 2019. No. 92/STI/2019.
- Article Chichkanov N., Miles I. D., Belousova V. Drivers for innovation in KIBS: evidence from Russia // Service Industries Journal. 2019. P. 1-23. doi (in press)
- Article Desyllas P., Miozzo M., Lee H., Miles I. D. Capturing value from innovation in knowledge-intensive service firms: the role of competitive strategy // British Journal of Management. 2018. Vol. 29. No. 4. P. 769-795. doi
- Article Miles I. D., Belousova V., Chichkanov N. Knowledge intensive business services: ambiguities and continuities // Foresight. 2018. Vol. 20. No. 1. P. 1-26. doi
- Article Miles I. D. Guest editorial: "National STI Foresight for Russia" // Foresight. 2017. Vol. 19. No. 5. P. 437-440. doi
- Article Miles I. D., Belousova V., Chichkanov N. Innovation Configurations in Knowledge-Intensive Business Services // Foresight and STI Governance. 2017. Vol. 11. No. 3. P. 94-102. doi
- Article Sánchez-Torres J. M., Miles I. D. The role of future-oriented technology analysis in e-Government: a systematic review // European Journal of Futures Research. 2017. Vol. 5. No. 15. P. 1-18. doi
- Article Pombo-Juárez L., Könnölä T., Miles I. D., Saritas O., Doris S., Effie A., Giesecke S. Wiring up multiple layers of innovation ecosystems: Contemplations from Personal Health Systems Foresight // Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 2017. Vol. 115. P. 278-288. doi
- Article Ravetz J., Miles I. D. Foresight in cities: on the possibility of a ‘strategic urban intelligence’ // Foresight. 2016. Vol. 18. No. 5. P. 469-490. doi
- Chapter Miles I. D., Saritas O., Sokolov A. From Integration to Interpretation: Translating for STI into Strategies, in: Foresight for Science Technology and Innovation. Netherlands : Springer, 2016. doi P. 205-236. doi
- Chapter Miles I. D., Saritas O., Sokolov A. Intervention and Impact: Outcomes, Action and Evaluation, in: Foresight for Science Technology and Innovation. Netherlands : Springer, 2016. doi P. 237-254. doi
- Chapter Miles I. The Future of Services, in: Deploying Foresight for Policy and Strategy Makers: Creating Opportunities Through Public Policies and Corporate Strategies in Science, Technology and Innovation / Ed. by L. Gokhberg, D. Meissner, A. Sokolov. Netherlands : Springer, 2016. doi P. 227-244. doi
- Article Chernovich E., Miles I. D., Polyakova V. Household Technology and the Sustainability of Consumer Behavior in Moscow // Sustainability. 2015. Vol. 8. No. 1. P. 32-37. doi
- Article Schartinger D., Miles I., Saritas O., Amanatidou E., Giesecke S., Heller-Schuh B., Pombo-Juarez L., Schreier G. Personal Health Systems Technologies: Critical Issues in Service Innovation and Diffusion // Technology Innovation Management Review. 2015. Vol. 5. No. 2. P. 46-57.
- Article Marina Doroshenko, Ian Miles, Vinogradov D. Knowledge Intensive Business Services: the Russian Experience // Foresight and STI Governance. 2014. Vol. 8. No. 4. P. 24-39. doi
- Article Chang, Y., Hung, S., Miles, I. Managing technology-service convergence in Service Economy 3.0 // Technovation. 2014. Vol. 34. No. 9. P. 499-504.
- Chapter Gokhberg L., Fursov K., Miles I. D., Perani G. Developing and Using Indicators of Emerging and Enabling Technologies, in: Handbook Of Innovation Indicators And Measurement. Northampton, Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2013. Ch. 15. P. 349-380.
- Chapter Miles I. D. Eleonora Masini: los estudios de los futuros como obligación moral, in: Eleonora Barbieri Masini: Alma De Los Estudios De Los Futuros. Mexico : Fundacion Javier Barros Sierra, 2013. Ch. 15. P. 309-314.
- Preprint Fursov K., Miles I. D. Framing emerging nanotechnologies: steps towards a forward-looking analysis of skills / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series WP BRP "Science, Technology and Innovation". 2013. No. 15.
- Chapter Miles I. Interactive Impacts – Foresight as a Product, Service and Coproduction Process, in: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for the Future — Potentials and Limits of Foresight Studies / Ed. by Meissner, Dirk, Gokhberg, Leonid, Sokolov, Alexander. L., NY, Dordrecht, Heidelberg : Springer, 2013. P. 63-81.
- Preprint Doroshenko M. E., Miles I. D., Vinogradov D. Knowledge intensive business services as generators of innovations / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series WP BRP "Science, Technology and Innovation". 2013. No. 12.
- Chapter Miles I. D. Public Service Innovation: What messages from the collision of Innovation Studies and Services Research?, in: Handbook of Innovation and Change in Public Services. Cheltenham, 2013. Ch. 5. P. 72-88.
- Article Djellal F., Gallouj F., Miles I. D. Two decades of research on innovation in services: Which place for public services? // Structural Change and Economic Dynamics. 2013. Vol. 27. P. 98-117. doi
- Book Case Studies in Service Innovation / Ed. by L. A. Macaulay, I. D. Miles, Y. L. Tan, B. Theoudoulidis, J. Wilby, L. Zhao. Dusseldorf : Springer, 2012.
- Chapter Miles I. D., Gee S. Cultures and Innovation, in: Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century / Отв. ред.: D. Cox, J. Rigby. L. : Routledge, 2012. P. 244-267.
- Chapter Miles I. D., Rigby J. Demand-Led Innovation, in: Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century / Отв. ред.: D. Cox, J. Rigby. L. : Routledge, 2012. P. 36-63.
- Book Miles I. D., Gee S., Rigby J., Nugroho Y., Green L., Jones B., Morrison K., Hayden J., Bleda M., Cox D., Bitard P., Cunningham P. Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century / Отв. ред.: D. Cox, J. Rigby. L. : Routledge, 2012.
- Chapter Miles I. D., Gee S. Innovation and Creative Places, in: Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century / Отв. ред.: D. Cox, J. Rigby. L. : Routledge, 2012. P. 227-243.
- Chapter Miles I. D. Introduction to the Organisation and its Environment Cases, in: Case Studies in Service Innovation / Ed. by L. A. Macaulay, I. D. Miles, Y. L. Tan, B. Theoudoulidis, J. Wilby, L. Zhao. Dusseldorf : Springer, 2012. Ch. Introduction to Theme 2. P. 45-47.
- Chapter Miles I. D. KIBS And Knowledge Dynamics In Client-Supplier Interaction, in: Exploring Knowledge-Intensive Business Services: Knowledge Management Strategies / Ed. by E. Di Maria, R. Grandinetti, B. Di Bernardo. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. P. 13-34.
- Chapter Miles I. D., Nugroho Y. Microfinance and Innovation, in: Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century / Отв. ред.: D. Cox, J. Rigby. L. : Routledge, 2012. P. 155-184.
- Article Saritas O., Miles I. D. Scan-4-Light: a Searchlight function horizon scanning and trend monitoring project // Foresight. 2012. Vol. 14. No. 6. P. 489-510. doi
- Article Santamarıa L., Nieto M. J., Miles I. D. Service innovation in manufacturing firms: Evidence from Spain // Technovation. 2012. Vol. 32. No. 2. P. 144-155.
- Chapter Green L., Jones B., Miles I. D. Skills and Innovation, in: Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century / Отв. ред.: D. Cox, J. Rigby. L. : Routledge, 2012. P. 185-206.
- Article Miles I. D., Saritas O. The depth of the horizon: searching, scanning and widening horizons // Foresight. 2012. Vol. 14. No. 6. P. 530-545. doi
- Chapter Rigby J., Nugroho Y., Morrison K., Miles I. D. Who Drives Innovation, in: Innovation Policy Challenges for the 21st Century / Отв. ред.: D. Cox, J. Rigby. L. : Routledge, 2012. P. 9-35.
- Article Майлз Я. Д. Сервисные инновации в XXI веке // Форсайт. 2011. Т. 5. № 2. С. 4-15.
- Article Майлз Я. Д. Форсайт в области нанотехнологий: как исследовать сферу занятости и профессиональные компетенции? // Форсайт. 2010. Т. 4. № 1. С. 20-36.
Ian Miles graduated in psychology from the University of Manchester in 1969.
He spent almost twenty years as a researcher at the University of Sussex’s Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU). He worked on a range of studies, coauthoring major reports and books on world futures, the service economy, information technology innovation, and social indicators - among other topics.
At the beginning of the 1990s, he joined University of Manchester’s Programme of Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (PREST). He was a director of PREST and a founding director of CRIC, the Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition, also at the University of Manchester. Both PREST and CRIC are now assimilated into Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MioIR), at Manchester Business School (MBS). He leads studies of service innovation and of foresight at MIoIR. He is also codirector of the Centre for Service Research at MBS.
In 2011 he became Head of the newly established Research Laboratory for Economics of Innovation at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, where he spends several months each year.
He has wide-ranging research interests and uses a variety of methods. Much of his work on technological innovation has concerned new generic technologies - especially Information Technologies (IT) - and he has been particularly interested in service industries as users and sources of innovation. IT is especially important for these industries, but other technological and organisational innovations are also highly relevant. Apart from analyses of services in general, he is particularly associated with Knowledge-Intensive Business INGINEUSdimensions, and using tools such as case studies and survey analysis. He is on the editorial board of R&D Management, the International Journal of Services Technology and Management, and the Service Industries Journal.
Broader interests concern the social and employment implications of changing technology, and the social shaping of technologies; the evaluation of social science and other research programmes; social and other indicators; and Foresight methods and practice. (In connection with the latter, he is on the editorial board of several leading journals such as Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Foresight, and the International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, as well as journals focusing more on services and innovation issues.).
His work has been carried out for many sponsors, including the Economic and Social Research Council, UK government departments (DTI, DEFRA), foreign government departments and agencies (for example, Brazil, Finland, Luxembourg and Switzerland), international organisations (e.g. the EC's DG Research and DG Enterprise, World Bank, UNCTAD, UNIDO) and private companies (e.g. BT, BNFL) and associations (e.g. the International Natural Fibres Organiosation). As well as producing numerous reports, he has written around 200 book chapters and journal articles, authored and co-authored twelve books and co-edited a further ten. Over 60 reports have been published, with much more as “grey” literature. Much of this material (and more by way of presentations, etc.) can be located online.
He also teaches a variety of courses (mainly connected with foresight, knowledge economy, and service innovation), and supervises MSc dissertations and DPhil theses. Most of his teaching is postgraduate or executive education. He serves on a range of Advisory Boards for research institutes in the UK and more widely.
The special issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal covers various aspects of innovation entrepreneurship in transition economies
In their new book, Foresight for Science, Technology and Innovation (Springer, 2016), Ian Miles, Ozcan Saritas and Alexander Sokolov introduce the term ForSTI to describe future-oriented analyses, informed by participative processes (to assess evidence, articulate possibilities, and propose actions), that are designed to feed into STI decision-making. The future considered is usually a long-term one; the issues examined go beyond the purely technical ones; the stakeholders involved reflect the wide spectrum of experience and knowledge relevant to these issues, and the actors whose mobilisation may be required to effect change. The book was presented during recent conference Foresight and STI conference at HSE.
Policymakers are increasingly turning to foresight techniques for guidance when addressing the wide array of problems and challenges arising in their work. A new book co-edited by Leonid Gokhberg, Dirk Meissner, and Alexander Sokolov from the HSE ISSEK, attempts to add another dimension — namely, opportunities — that can come from proper application of foresight techniques.
The Centre for Advanced Studies of Science, Technology and Innovation created last year and based at ISSEK is one of the elements of Higher School of Economics’ new architecture that is relevant to the implementation of its competitiveness program. At an event in the Government, Yaroslav Kuzminov talked about how HSE structure and staff are improving.
Why do people become researchers and pursue careers in science? What is more important for them – self-fulfillment or financial incentives? On the day before Russia celebrated Science Day on Feb 8, HSE’s news service talked to researchers working at HSE about what motivated them to become scientists.
In April a new all-university elective course on Science, Technology and Innovation: Analysis, Strategies and Policy will be launched at the HSE. It will be delivered in English by leading HSE international professors as well as some visiting experts. Dirk Meissner, Deputy Head of the HSE Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, and one of the authors of the course, told us more about the course, its structure and specifics.
On June 15th two new international laboratories which are part of the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, the Laboratory for Economics of Innovation headed by Ian Miles, and the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies headed by Jean Guinet, were presented at the HSE.