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Mikhail Gershman

  • Mikhail Gershman has been at HSE 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 «Science, Technology and Innovation Policies» (University of Manchester, 2012)

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


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

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)







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.

Employment history

Since 2011: National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE), Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, head of department, 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

Participation in research projects and grants

•       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)

Participation in conferences

Atlanta Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
25.09.2013 - 27.09.2013 Atlanta, US
       Innovation development programs of state-owned enterprises 

XIII April international Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development

3.04.2012 - 5.04.2012 Russia, Moscow

       Developing and Testing Methodology for Surveying Innovation Activity of Russian State-Owned Companies and Natural Monopolies


III International Conference «MOSCOW Education Online 2009»

27.09.2009 - 29.09.2009 Russia, Moscow

       Educational Content Management Principles in the E-learning Environment


  • 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

Timetable for today

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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.