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Nikolai Chichkanov

  • Nikolai Chichkanov has been at HSE University since 2015.


1. Supervising / conducting scientific and applied research projects;

2. Supervising research assistants;

3. Preparing publications for peer-reviewed journals indexed in international scientific databases;

4. Presenting the research results at Russian and international scientific and practical conferences; 

5. Developing analytical reports and notes;

Education and Degrees

  • 2021

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)

  • 2017

    HSE University

  • 2015

    Bachelor's in Economics
    HSE University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

  • HSE Professional Retraining Program 'Modern Approaches in Teaching and Learning' (11 July - 12 August 2023, Moscow, Russia);
  • Digital Science Master Class (Webinar) 'Create Your Ideal Paper with Writefull' (19 May 2020, Moscow, Russia);
  • HSE Professional Retraining Program 'Information and Data Visualisation. Presentation Development' (April 2020, Moscow, Russia);
  • HSE Professional Retraining Program 'Features of the organization of the educational process at HSE: rules and principles, regulatory and methodological issues, the use of information and communication technologies' (2426 January 2020, Moscow, Russia);
  • Clarivate Analytics webinars for researchers 'Information tools for scientific analysis' (1928 February 2019, Moscow, Russia);
  • Clarivate Analytics webinars for researchers 'Information tools for authors of scientific publications' (1928 February 2019, Moscow, Russia);
  • Clarivate Analytics webinars for researchers "Practical recommendations for publication in international journals" (1928 February 2018, Moscow, Russia);
  • Intensive Course on Business Intelligence by visiting lectures from Maastricht University (Basics of Data Analytics in R, 2024 November 2017, HSE, Moscow, Russia);
  • Researcher Connect Workshop (Co-orginised by British Council and HSE Academic Writing Centre). Modules Foundation, Academic Writing, Persuasive Proposals (1516 November 2017, Moscow, Russia). 

Awards and Accomplishments

Foresight Literati Award (2020)

HSE-funded Scholarship for PhD Students (2020)

RESER Founders’ PhD Award (2019)

Young Faculty Support Programme (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2018-2019)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Reseach Seminar 2 (Master’s programme; Faculty of Economic Sciences; 2 year, 1-3 module)Rus



Article Belousova V., Chichkanov N., Grigoriy Gashnikov, Krayushkina Z., Thurner T. Technology-Intense Service Offerings in the Light of Economic Complexity: Establishing a Holistic Service Ecosystem // Foresight and STI Governance. 2023. Vol. 17. No. 1. P. 7-17. 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., Belousova V., Chichkanov N. Innovation Configurations in Knowledge-Intensive Business Services // Foresight and STI Governance. 2017. Vol. 11. No. 3. P. 94-102. doi



Regular Bulletins & Analytical Notes (in Russian)

Analytical Report 'The Adoption of Disruptive Technologies by Financial Analysts: the Case of Russia' (in Russian)

'Digital Economy' series


'Science, Technology and Innovations' series





'Monitoring of KIBS in Russia' series

Conrerences & Workshops Presentations

  • Workshop 'Corporate and Innovation Culture' (19 December 2023, online).
    Presentation: Innovation Culture in Russian Companies;
  • 8th BRICS Young Scientists Forum (31 July - 2 August 2023, Gqeberha, South Africa). Presentation: The future of Society: Global Trends & Challenges for Human Development;
  • International Academic Symposium ‘Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy’ in the framework of XXIV Yasin (April) International Academic Conference (13-14 April 2023, online).
    Presentation: Innovation and ESG Modes in High-Tech Companies;
  • Round Table for Early-Career Researchers ‘Knowledge-Intensive Services: New Directions (practice and research)’ (07 April 2022, online).
    Presentation: What can we say about the levels and intensities of KIBS use across sectors?;
  • 30th RESER International Congress Value Co-creation and Innovation in the New Service Economy (21-22 January 2021, virtual).
    Presentation: The Role of KIBS-Client Interactions and Related Knowledge for Innovation in KIBS;
  • Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences (ISC RAS) Moscow Seminar ‘Expert Assessments and Data Analysis’ (10 June 2020, online).
    Presentation: Client Knowledge as a Factor of KIBS innovation activity;
  • XXIX International RESER Conference 2019 (12–14 September 2019, Ceuta, Spain). Presentation: Service and Knowledge Coproduction as an Innovation Driver in Knowledge-intensive Business Services;
  • International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics (IFKAD–2019) (05–07 June 2019, Matera, Italy). Presentation: Сoproduction and Innovation in Knowledge-Intensive Busienss Services; 
  • Symposium 'Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy' (framework of XX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development) (10–12 April 2019, Moscow, Russia). Presentation: Drivers for Innovation in KIBS: Evidence from Russia;
  • III International Scientific and Practical Conference 'Innovative Economics and Management: Methods and Technologies' (16–17 May, 2018, Moscow, Russia). Presentation: Innovation activity of KIBS in Russia;
  • XIX April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (10–13 April, Moscow, Russia). Presentation: Innovation activity of KIBS in Russia;
  • Second World Congress of Comparative Economics '1917–2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development' (15–17 June, St. Petersburg, Russia). Presentation: Composing the Financial Stress Index for the Assessment of the Banking Sector Stability;
  • XVII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (19–22 April, 2016, Moscow, Russia). Presentation: Incentives to Use Mobile Banking in Russia.


RFBR's Grant for PhD students (2019-2022)

Research Projects

National Innovation System 2.0: Review of Business Models in the Context of New Economic Reality (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2024)

Business strategies in research and technology development: goals, innovation management, HR, partnerships, demand for state support (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2024)

Study of the behavior of the innovation actors: factors and incentives for accelerated transformation under external constraints (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2024)

National Innovation System 2.0: Exploring Sustainability and Catch-up Effect (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2023)

Business Readiness for Innovation: Empirical Research (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2023)

Study of the possibilities of adaptation of the innovation actors to changes in the external environment: institutional, personnel and social aspects (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2023)

Impact of climate change agenda on innovation actors’ behaviour (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2022)

Monitoring of companies' innovative activity as a driver of their sustainable development in response to climate challenges (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2022)

Study of factors determining the behavior of the innovation actors in the post-pandemic conditions (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2022)

Study of the adaptation mechanisms of the innovation actors to crisis shocks and post-crisis conditions (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2021)

An empirical study of the framework conditions for innovation in manufacturing, knowledge intensive business services and creative industries (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2021)

Study of the activity of innovation process actors: strategies, network interactions, institutions (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2020)

Study of Moscow creative industries (Moscow City Government, 20192020)

Study of the activity of innovation process actors: applying new methodological approaches (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2019)

Monitoring behavior of innovation actors: innovation activity of knowledge-intensive business services firms; innovation patterns of highly skilled R&D personnel (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2019)

Applied Research Project 'Analysis of the activities of Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network compared to international peers in the field of digital broadcasting' (Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network, 2018)

The development of the system for the forecasting of perspective markets, technologies and competencies for the sustainable innovative develoment of one of the leading Russian banks in a mid-term and long-term period (2018) 

Study of the activity of innovation process actors: development of the theoretical framework and methodological approaches (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2018)

Development of theoretical and methodological approaches to studying activities of innovation process participants (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2017) 

Monitoring knowledge-intensive business services in Russia: functions and roles in the innovation process (HSE Program of Fundamental Studies, 2016) 

Teacher-Student Team Research Project 'The Development Of A System Of Models For The Management Of Credit Risk In Banking Under The Pressure Of Financial Instability' (HSE Academic Fund Programme, 2016)

Employment history

Since 2024 Laboratory for Economics of Innovation, ISSEK HSE, Deputy Head

Since 2019 Unit for Intellectual Services Market Research, ISSEK HSE, Research fellow 

2022-2024 Unit for Intellectual Services Market Research, ISSEK HSE, Department Head

2016–2019 Unit for Intellectual Services Market Research, ISSEK HSE, Research Assistant 


‘When I Got Out of the Airport and Felt the Cold, I Was Like, “Oh, Welcome to Moscow”’

Ndubuisi Johnbosco Ezenwa, 28, is a recent graduate of the Master’s in Strategic Corporate Finance at the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences. In 2023, he won first place in the Finance category of the Student Research Paper Competition (SRPS) for his paper ‘Impact of the Target Firm's ESG Rating on the Bid Premium Paid in M&A Transactions.’ Although he returned to Nigeria in July 2023, Ndubuisi still has plenty to share about his time at HSE University in Moscow. Read on to learn why he recommends HSE University to anyone looking to seek out new knowledge.

Impact of Digital Technologies on Russian KIBS

The HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge analysed the KIBS firms’ demand for digital technologies and the impact of their adoption on business activity. Top management survey results have shown that about 50% of the companies use big data analysis tools, and only 5.4% implement Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies. About 80% of KIBS firms applied different types of digital tools to optimise business process-es and increase competitiveness even before their massive development during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remote Work and Online Employees’ Training in Russian KIBS Companies

The Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge of the Higher School of Economics (ISSEK HSE) presents 2019 survey results regarding the usage of remote work and online training practices across KIBS companies in Russia. The survey results indicate that Russian KIBS companies have been actively adopting remote work practices, online training and cooperation with customers even before the worsening of the epidemiological situation.

Foresight and STI Governance no 2, 2019

The new issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal is devoted to the impact of technological progress on employment prospects and the development of competencies. This problem is viewed from the perspective of employees, companies and regions.

Roadmaps of ISSEK Postgraduates

A number of events happened in late October — early November, important to HSE ISSEK members who combine their work with postgraduate studies (or did, or are about to begin).

Foresight and STI Governance no 3, 2017

The special issue of the Foresight and STI Governance journal covers various aspects of innovation entrepreneurship in transition economies

Innovation Activities in KIBS Firms: International Comparison

The HSE ISSEK experts compared data about the application of technological, marketing, and organisational innovations by the Russian knowledge-intensive business services sector (KIBS) companies with relevant figures for European countries such as the UK, Germany, Denmark, Malta, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The results are presented in the latest newsletter in the "Science, Technology, and Innovation" series.

Innovation-based Development: Prospects and Tools

The new issue of Foresight and STI Governance (2016, vol. 10, No. 4) presents the results of Russian-based studies to assess import substitution prospects, discuss the current state of the knowledge-intensive business services sector, and looks at the impact of fixed-term employment contracts on companies’ innovation activities. Furthermore, international experts share their methodological recommendations on boosting the effectiveness of European innovation policy, and designing technology development strategies.