XXIX International RESER Conference 2019 : founders’s awards

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Service and Knowledge Coproduction as an Innovation Driver
in Knowledge-intensive Business Services

Nikolay Chichkanov, National Research University Higher School of Economics

Nikolay Chichkanov

Abstract

The aim of the study is to investigate whether those KIBS firms that involve their customers in coproduction of services are more innovative. This paper explores the relationships between a set of innovation drivers and implementation of innovations in KIBS based on a sample of 441 firms operating in Russia. The results show that coproduction of services increases the possibility of both technological and non-technological innovations in KIBS to be implemented. This finding suggests that in addition to the service offerings quality improvement, coproduction of KIBS also acts as an innovation driver, which requires an attention from innovation managers.

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Rethinking of older talent’s re-careering trajectories in later life

Birutė Vilčiauskaitė, Kaunas University of Technology

Birutė Vilčiauskaitė

Abstract

Identification and retention of talents is crucial for maximizing organizational performance (Gallardo et al., 2013; Nijs et al., 2014). Population is aging and it is global trend. Adults in later life are a diverse group with varied career development needs. The studies of career development for older talents are very rare. Work is very important for every adult (including older adult) person, because it gives the meaning, direction and purpose in life. In fact, with longer life spans and the trend towards working longer, a new phase of career is emerging: later life career (Cook, 2016). By taking into account the expectations, it should be noted that older talents have their several later life career options such as: job mobility, mentorship, and volunteering.

RESER Council Activity Report 2016/2017

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In the last twelve months Council has worked on a number of activities. Four tele-meetings of the Council and one face-to-face meeting (Bilbao, just before the annual conference) were carried out in the period. The planned face-to-face meeting that was intended to be held in Brussels was not possible due to very busy schedules of the council members.

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