Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center

4.3.1 Exploring the Elements of Innovation Culture of Organizations and Society in the Paradigm of Open Innovation

Valeriya Vlasova
Project Leader

Project period


Context of Research Project within a Subject of Human Capital

Technological transformations affecting the economy and society significantly change the mechanisms of knowledge creation and dissemination, contributing to the generation of innovation. Although traditional actors (companies, universities, scientific organizations) continue to be the main actors in the innovation process, it becomes more open due to the involvement of households and individuals. Today this approach is being developed within the paradigm of ‘open innovation’, which changes the traditional view of management. It introduces the norms of an open innovation culture based on diverse knowledge flows, competencies and skills. In other words, human capital becomes an important resource for the innovation process. Individuals’ contribution to innovation activity goes beyond the scope of job responsibilities and can be carried out contrary to established organizational processes, which requires the development of a new framework for the internal and external openness of a firm.

Within the framework of the research project ‘Exploring the Elements of Innovation Culture of Organizations and Society in the Paradigm of Open Innovation’, approaches to the study of best technological and organizational practices in relationship to the innovation strategies of companies will be developed. In addition, a collection of empirical data unique to Russia will be formed, characterizing the innovation culture of Russian organizations and the population

Project Aim

Developing a theoretical framework and methodology for research of innovation culture in the open innovation paradigm, combining research on the involvement of employees in the innovation processes of organizations and study practices of innovative behavior of the population; testing the developed approaches for an empirical analysis of the open innovation ecosystem

Project Objectives:

  1. Systematizing approaches to modeling the interactions of organizations and individuals within the open innovation paradigm
  2. Studying the factors of individual’s involvement in the generation and dissemination of innovation
  3. Studying the factors that make up the innovation culture of society in the era of open innovation

Key Findings


A unified theoretical and methodological approach for studying and modeling of innovation process in the era of open innovation has been formed, a framework concept of internal and external openness of the enterprise has been developed, new conceptual approaches to the sociological study of the population’s involvement in the generation of innovation at work and at home have been developed


The importance of certain aspects of innovation culture for increasing employees’ creative potential and their motivation to use and implement innovations has been assessed, factors characterizing the attitude of the population to technological and non-technological innovations and cultural attitudes characterizing the positive and negative consequences of the introduction of new technical and institutional solutions have been analyzed


A conceptual model of a multidimensional description of innovation culture has been developed, the drivers of individuals' involvement in innovation activity and management practices that form the innovative culture of organizations have been systematized. Promising approaches to the empirical analysis of innovation culture have been proposed, taking into account the factor of internal and external openness in innovation processes.

Educational Programs

Educational Modules at the English-language Master's Program Science, Technology and Innovation Management and Policy (Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation)


  1. Report  Breakthrough Innovations: Human Being 2.0 (RU) Authors: Sergey Gavrish, Leonid Gokhberg, Daria Gribkova, Yu. Dyugovanets, Albert Efimov, Yulia Milshina, Dmitriy Payson, Alexander Sokolov, Sofia Chernogortseva. National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow: HSE, 2022
  2. Fursov K. Linton J. Social Innovation: Integrating Product and User Innovation // Technological Forecasting and Social Change 


XXII April International Scientific Conference on Economic and Social Development (RU) (Moscow, Russia, April 4-22, 2021):
- international symposium Foresight and STI Policy: special round table Man in the Era of Technology Transformation (RU) (13/04/2021)

International seminar Сorporate Innovation Climate (RU) (Moscow, Russia, May 26, 2021)

XI International Scientific Conference Foresight and STI Policy (RU) (Moscow, Russia, October 15-26, 2021):
Specialized session Digitalization of Society: New Technologies as a Driver of Social Change: (RU)
Rud V., Vlasova V. Culture of Innovation in the Era of Open Innovation" (10/22/2021)

Workshop for researchers and students Technological Sovereignty in the Age of Openness (RU) (Moscow, Russia, November 19, 2021)

Workshop for researchers and students Responding to the Challenge of Technological Sovereignty  (RU) Responding to the Challenge of Technological Sovereignty (Moscow, Russia, December 3, 2021)