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Mikhail Gershman

  • Mikhail Gershman has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2007

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economics and National Economy Management
    Thesis Title: Designing Organizational Structure for Innovation Activities at Universities

  • 2004

    Degree in World Economy
    Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics, World Economy

* 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

Professional development course «Organization and conducting a learning course in the LMS Efront system» (Higher School of Economics, 2019)

Networking Building Program in Science and Technology between Korea and Russia (Korea Russia Science and Technology Cooperation Center (KORUSTEC), Seoul, 2019) 

Professional development course «Science, Technology and Innovation Policies» (University of Manchester, 2012)

Professional development course «Academic Writing» (Higher School of Economics, 2012)


OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy, official delegate (2014, 2017-2018)

OECD Global Science Forum (2016-2017), official delegate

Asian Science, Technoogy and Innovation Think Tanks Network (2018-2019), participant



Planning of development and organization of activities of the centre; managing the centre's operations; increasing performance of the centre; promoting the results of research projects in mass media and at the external events.

Leader of the research programme 3.3 "Human in the Creative Economy" and of the research project 3.3.1 "Methodological Foundations for Measuring the Socio-economic Characteristics of Creative Industries and the Creative Class"

Awards and Accomplishments

Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2017/2018)



Article Gavrilova N., Gershman M., Thurner T. Policy challenges and recommendations in support of Moscow’s creative industries – viewpoints of practitioners // Creative Industries Journal. 2023. Vol. 16. No. 2. P. 222-237. doi










Book Гершман М. А. Инновационный менеджмент / Отв. ред.: Ю. Б. Рубин. М. : Маркет ДС, 2010.


Article Гершман М. А. Управление идеями в России: практическое исследование // Современная конкуренция. 2009. № 3(15). С. 87-98.


Book Гершман М. А. Инновационный менеджмент / Отв. ред.: Ю. Б. Рубин. М. : Маркет ДС, 2008.


Article Гершман М. А. Управление идеями в компании: концептуальные модели // Проблемы теории и практики управления. 2007. № 4. С. 89-99.


Chapter Гершман М. А. Синергетический подход к управлению инновационной организацией // В кн.: Технологии управления: ученые записки Московской финансово-промышленной академии / Отв. ред.: А. Бандурин. Вып. 1. М. : Маркет ДС, 2006. С. 148-155.

Participation in conferences


  • 2023
    XXIV Ясинская (Апрельская) международная научная конференция по проблемам развития экономики и общества (Москва). Presentation: “Doing Science in Russia”: the Results of the Survey
  • 2019

    2nd Korea-Russia S&T Policy Workshop (Москва). Presentation: STI Policy analysis and evaluation: the Doing Science approach

  • Worskshop on Big data for Policymaking and New Generation of STI Measurement (Вена). Presentation: Use of qualitative surveys for S&T policy analysis: the “Doing Science” approach

  • Саммит российско-китайского стратегического взаимодействия в новую эпоху (Пекин). Presentation: HSE ISSEK Studies of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • 2018
    19th April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development (Москва). Presentation: Approaches to STI policy evaluation in Russia
  • International Conference on STI Policy: Navigating the Innovations through Evaluation (Тайбэй). Presentation: Business Tendency Surveys as a tool for S&T Policy Evaluation: A Pilot Study in Russia

  • XVI International Triple Helix Conference (Манчестер). Presentation: STI policy evaluation in Russia: existing and new approaches
  • Eighth International Academic Conference Foresight and STI Policy (Москва). Presentation: Doing Science: Assessing Business Climate and Policy Support
  • 2017
    From Rising Powers to Interdependent Futures (Манчестер). Presentation: Development of science, technology and innovation policy in Russia: the latest trends
  • VII Международная конференция "Форсайт и научно-техническая политика" (Москва). Presentation: Doing Science in Russia: Measuring Business Climate for R&D Performers

  • 2016
    XVII Международная апрельская конференция "Модернизация экономики и общества" (Москва). Presentation: Efficient contract in science: expectations and reality
  • 2013
    Atlanta Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (Атланта). Presentation: Innovation development programs of state-ownd enterprises

Participation in research projects and grants

•     Comprehensive scientific, methodological, information and analytical support for the development and implementation of state science and technology policy (2022-2023)

•     Scientific and methodological support of current tasks in the field of science and technology development of the Russian Federation (2023)

•     Evidence-based policy in the field of human potential development of creative industries: assessing effectiveness and designing support measures (Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia, 2023)

•     Updating scenarios for the development of the Russian economy and social sphere based on consensus forecasts of leading experts (Higher School of Economics, 2023)

•     Analysis of the possibilities of attracting extra-budgetary funding in the field of science during a pandemic (2021)

•     Assessment of the achievability of national goals and targets in the field of science (2021-2023)

•     Development of recommendations for the implementation of national project activities for the expert group of the national project “Science and Universities” (2021)

•     Formation of methodological foundations for measuring the socio-economic characteristics of creative industries and the creative class (Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia, 2020-2022)

•     Managing intellectual property rights in Russia: assessment of losses, risks, and drivers (Intellectual Property Federation, 2020)

•     Developing scientific, analytical and information materials to ensure the scientific and technological development of Russian IT industry, and the updating of the Information Technology Development Strategy (Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media, 2020)

•      Study of Moscow creative industries (Moscow City Government, 2019-2020)

•       Analysis of the efficiency of the government policy targeted at the achievement of national development goals stated in the President's Decree N 204 of 7 May 2018, and elaboration of recommendations on the improvement of the government policy (Centre for Strategic Developments, 2019)

•       Developing evidence-based approach to mechanisms of government support of science and education centres of competence in agriculture (Ministry of Agriculture, 2018)

•       Developing methodology for the assessment of the efficiency of innovation activities of JSC "Russian Railways" (JSC "Russian Railways", 2018)

•       Developing concept of creation of the Moscow Innovation Cluster (Moscow City Government, 2018)

•       Developing methodology for measuring level of technology development of sectors of the economy (Ministry of Economic Development, 2017)

•       Developing recommendations for establishing national system of S&T policy evaluation and its integration into the public governance practice (Ministry of Education and Science, 2016-2017)

•      Expertise of selected science and education policies based on the analysis of international practices and empirical data (HSE Basic Research Program, 2016)

•       Developing innovation strategies (Russian Post, 2015; Transneft, 2016; Russian Space Corporation, 2016)

•       Developing innovation performance indicators for Gazprom (2015)

•       Developing methodology for statistical monitoring of Russian photonics industry (Ministry of Industry and Trade, 2015)

•       Designing a monitoring system of engineering services and industrial design markets in Russia (Ministry of Industry and Trade, 2014-2016)

•       Analyzing research and innovation activities of Moscow universities and developing measures of their organizational and economic support at regional level (Moscow City Government, 2014-2015)

•       Developing a concept and organizational model of the project office for the development of innovative infrastructure and its testing (Russian Venture Company, 2014-2015)

•       The analysis of trends of technology and innovation development of the Russian economy; the development of recommendations regarding government policy tools in this field (HSE Basic Research Program, 2014)

•       Rising Powers: Emerging Technologies and Implications of Next Generation Innovation Systems Development in China and Russia (University of Manchester, Beijing Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-2015)

•       An overview and analysis of the implementation of innovation development programs of Russian state-owned companies in order to distribute best practices (Russian Venture Company, 2013-2014)

•       Examining the efficiency of federal budget expenditures in science, technology and innovation (Ministry of Finance, 2013)

•       Developing a roadmap for the transition to ‘efficient contracts’ in science and a set of institutional changes for its implementation (Ministry of Education and Science, 2012-2013)

•       R&D globalization and R&D cooperation between German and Russian enterprises (BMBF, the University of Hohenheim, 2012)

•       Analyzing main tendencies and mechanisms of scientific cooperation between Russian SMEs and German enterprises (FASIE, 2012)

•       Constructing an innovation index of state-owned enterprises (Ministry of Economic Development, 2012)

•       Conducting a pilot innovation survey of Russian large state-owned enterprises (Ministry of Education and Science, 2011-2012)

•       Conducting scientific research in the field of government S&T, innovation, and education policy (HSE Basic Research Program, 2010-2012)

•       Developing R&D and innovation indicators for Russian state-owned enterprises (Ministry of Economic Development, 2011)

•       Developing innovation indicators for Russian engineering companies (Ministry of Education and Science, 2011)

•       Creating new mechanisms for the development of innovation economy (Ministry of Economic Development, 2011)

•       Establishing centers of excellence network at the company – university level; developing R&D indicators for universities and assessment of innovation performance (Russian corporation, 2011)

•       Developing innovation strategies for Russian corporations (2011)

•       Evaluating the efficiency of restructuring procedures in the regional departments of large Russian corporations (2011)

•       Audit of brand strength as perceived by the target audience (Russian corporation, 2010)

•       Best foreign practices of the trade unions activities (Russian corporation, 2010)

•       Developing loyalty programs for the private pension fund (Russian pension fund, 2010)

•       Analytical support for the development of collective labor agreement (Russian corporation, 2010)

•       Assessment of corporate social environment assessment (Russian corporation, 2010)

•       Support for the Russian-Austrian project on the development and implementation of educational programs using ICT for the purpose of training managers of small and medium enterprises (Ministry of Education and Science, 2007)

Employment history

Since 2011: National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE), Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, Head of the Centre; Deputy Head of the Centre; Head of office; Leading / Senior research fellow; Associate Professor. 

2010-2011: Headwork Analytics LLC, Senior Analyst 

2005-2010: Moscow University of Industry and Finance, head of the Educational Technologies Office; Assistant Professor at the Chair of Management

2002-2005: Moscow International Institute for Econometrics, Information Science, Finance and Law, Innovation Projects Department, Deputy Director  

2001: Digital Holdings Inc., Development Director Assistant

Timetable for today

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Russian Creative Class: Professions, Skills, Main Trends

Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center has published a special issue of the research digest. It presents the results of a quantitative analysis of the creative class in Russia – people employed in professions related to creative and intellectual activities, carried out by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (HSE University).

Second Congress of Young Scientists: Students Are Ready to Implement Breakthrough Projects

The 2nd Congress of Young Scientists was held at the Sirius Park of Science and Art in Sochi. HSE University representatives took an active part in it, working at various venues where a wide range of topics were discussed—from university development to machine learning and scientific cinema.

HSE ISSEK Estimates of Russia’s Creative Economy Are Included in the UNCTAD’s Industry Review

In 2019, Russian creative industries’ contribution to GDP amounted to 2.4%; the creative economy employs 4.9 million people (6.8% of the total national workforce). These measurements of Russia's creative economy obtained by HSE ISSEK were included in the international report ‘Creative Economy Outlook 2022’ produced by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Moscow’s Creative Economy in Figures

This report presented by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE ISSEK) is dedicated to the statistical measurement of the creative economy of Moscow.

Creative Moscow: Ahead of Hong Kong and Melbourne, but Far behind Beijing and London

Moscow is not only Russia’s official capital, but its creative capital as well. 54% of the added value of the country’s creative industries is generated here. This was one of the findings presented in the report, ‘Moscow’s Creative Economy in Figures’, prepared jointly by HSE researchers and the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development.

‘Everyone Is Excited about Innovation and Digital Transformation’

Monica Spychala (USA) is a double-degree Master's student at Technische Universität Berlin and HSE University’s Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), where she studies Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation. Monica spoke with HSE News Service about why she chose HSE, what it is like to study remotely in the Governance of STI programme, and how she is already putting her knowledge into practice.

OECD Outlook Examines the Effects of the Pandemic on Science, Technology, and Innovation

Times of Crisis and Opportunity is the title of the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Outlook published in January. The document focuses on STI responses to the pandemic while assessing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on science and technology. Mikhail Gershman, Deputy Director of the Centre of Science, Technology, Innovation and Information Policy, discusses the contribution of the Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) to the Outlook and discusses some aspects of ISSEK’s long-standing partnership with OECD.

OECD Outlook Examines the Effects of the Pandemic on Science, Technology, and Innovation

Times of Crisis and Opportunity is the title of the OECD Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Outlook published in January. The document focuses on STI responses to the pandemic while assessing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on science and technology. Mikhail Gershman, Deputy Director of the Centre of Science, Technology, Innovation and Information Policy, discusses the contribution of the Institute of Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) to the Outlook and describes some aspects of ISSEK’s long-standing partnership with the OECD.

Moscow’s Creative Capital Measured by HSE

For the first time, experts from HSE University presented the results of a large-scale pilot study of Moscow’s creative industries. The sector’s share in the city’s economy amounts to 6.3%, with almost three-quarters of the added value of the capital’s creative sector provided by advertising, IT and broadcasting. These and other data were presented during the round table entitled ‘Creative Industries: Content, Measurement and Support Measures’.

Open Windows Day

This is how Konstantin Fursov, Associate Professor, Deputy Director of Centre for Statistics and Monitoring of S&T and Innovation at ISSEK, called this Open Doors Day. Traditionally a meeting with interested candidates and Programme representatives is scheduled for Mid April, but for the first time –in online format.

Countries Strengthen Scientific Cooperation in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

The OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (STP) held its first meeting of the year in early April. HSE staff members Mikhail Gershman, Dirk Meissner and Elena Sabelnikova joined Ministry of Education and Science representatives as members of the Russian delegation to the event. Here, they explain which approaches participants discussed for combating the coronavirus and for preventing other global crises.

“To solve the everyday people’s problems”: Seminar in Yandex

On October 19, 2019, a seminar was organized at Yandex as part of the Mikhail Gershman’s course “Managing Creativity and Innovation”. It was led by Ekaterina Shor, Senior Key Accounts Development Manager, graduate of the Master’s Programme “Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation”.

Measuring Science: a New Look from Vienna

Is big data going to replace conventional statistical observations of the science, technology, and innovation sphere? Participants of workshops hosted by the ISSEK and a number of partner research centres in Austria and Germany in Vienna on 6–7 March agreed that the role of statistics is only going to increase. The experts outlined the potential for cooperation in the scope of S&T research projects and educational programmes.

HSE Staff and Students Conference to Elect New Academic Council

HSE Staff and Students Conference will be held on 20 March, 2019. This collegiate governing body of the university convenes every 5 years. The previous conference took place in 2014. The ISSEK will be represented by 5 delegates.

Joint Platform for Russian-Korean Cooperation

On January 28, HSE and the Korea-Russia Science and Technology Cooperation Centre (KORUSTEC) jointly hosted a Korean-Russian Open Lecture on Science and Technology Policy at HSE University in Moscow. Founded in 1990 following a Korean-Russian Cooperation Agreement, KORUSTEC was re-opened in 2007 as the Moscow office of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), bringing together six similar centres in various Russian cities (NRF is similar to the USA’s National Science Foundation).

Triple Helix in Manchester

The University of Manchester (UK) hosted the XVI International Triple Helix Conference on 5-8 September, 2018. The ISSEK was represented by Mikhail Gershman, Deputy Director of the Centre for S&T, Innovation and Information Policy who presented new indicators which could help improve efficiency of public administration in the Russian R&D sphere.

108 Tools for Measuring and Managing Innovation

'National Report on Innovation in Russia' is published, for the third year in a row prepared by the Russian Venture Company (RVC), the RF Ministry of Economic Development, and the RF Government’s Expert Council. Experts from the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge also contributed to producing the report. They suggested a number of advanced research methodologies and new indicators for measuring innovation development in the country. The indicator panel applied in the new report comprises 108 positions.

HSE Joins Asian STI Think Tanks Network

The Higher School of Economics joined the Asian STI Think Tanks Network at the 4th Asian Innovation Forum (Taipei (Taiwan), 9-10 July). HSE was represented by Mikhail Gershman, Deputy Director of the Centre for S&T, Innovation and Information Policy of the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge.

New Values in the Innovation Policy 'Toolbox'

On January 24, 2018, the Higher School of Economics jointly with RVC JSC held an expert discussion on indicators and instruments of the government’s policy of innovative development, designed for the National Report on Innovation in Russia — 2017.

A balanced approach to cooperation with the BRICS countries

On June 21-23, 2017, the international conference ‘Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures’ was held in Manchester, the UK. Mikhail Gershman, the Head of the Centre for Innovation Policy Studies at the Higher School of Economics, presented his report on the current directions of Russian science and technology policy.