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On doping and personnel management

Yesterday (2017-03-20) Ilya Akishin delivered an interesting talk at HSE’ School of Public Administration monthly Discussion meeting. Ilya is Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Administration and Governance / Center of Regional Programmes for Public Administration Improvement at the National Research University Higher School of Economics. https://ipag.hse.ru/en/ Ilya is not only a good researcher […]... Read More
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A New Bus Scheme for Moscow

Moscow introduced a new public bus system in early October. Muscovites will experience five new features: New buses. Newly bought cars in Mosgortrans corporate skyblue-color replace significant number of old vehicles. As far I have been observing mainly trolleybuses have been replaced. New routes: Several old routes covering the same main roads have been merged […]... Read More
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Innovative Russian Civil Servants (Part 4 / 4)

This is the fourth and final part (4/4) of my Open Talk on innovative behavior and Russian Civil servants at Higher School of Economics (HSE) Day 2016 in Moscow’s Gorky Park. Hypothesis Testing I use this data and statistical techniques to study how motivation, job satisfaction, age, working experience relate to innovative and error-correcting behavior […]... Read More
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Innovative Russian Civil Servants (Part 3 / 4)

This is the 3rd part (3/4) of my Open Talk on Innovation and Public Service Motivation that I delivered at HSE Day 2016, at 8th of September in Moscow’s Gorky Park (pictured above) Leningrad region Moscow is not Russia, people usually acknowledge. What is the broader picture, beyond the capital? In spring this year I […]... Read More
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Innovative Russian Civil Servants (Part 2 / 4)

This is the 2nd part (2/4) of my Open Talk on Innovation and Public Service Motivation that I delivered at HSE Day 2016, at 8th of September in Moscow’s Gorky Park. Мосгорпарк The job of any public administration is to do something: The job of Мосгорпарк is to run and maintain the parks and recreational […]... Read More
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Innovative Russian Civil Servants (Part 1 / 4)

On September 8, 2016 Higher School of Economics celebrated annual HSE Day in Moscow’s Gorky Park. I delivered an Open Talk on the relationship between Innovation and Public Service Motivation. Here is the first of four parts (1/4) of what I said: Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you very much for your interest in […]... Read More
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Public Service Delivery A Century Ago

By public service delivery we usually understand the process of providing the members of a community with monopoly services like law enforcement, street sweeping, firefighting or emergency medical services. A new outdoor photo exhibition in Moscow’s Vorontsov Park is showing how public service delivery looked a century ago in pre-revolutionary Russia. A Moscow Street cleaner […]... Read More
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Otkhodnichestvo, or Why Russian Economy is Rather Resilient

From Friday morning to Sunday afternoon Alexander sells delicious home-made honey and edible oil on an outdoor farmers market in Moscow. (As for my taste it is the best honey in Moscow and other experts confirm this judgement). Every Sunday afternoon, when market closes, Alexander drives back to his hometown Volgograd, some 600km south of […]... Read More

Public Administration from a Scientific Point of View

For the latest issue of the magazine Re(a)d Square Yulia Kazakova, the journal’s editor in chief, and Saule Ismagulova asked me to share my views on Administrative Sciences and Public Administration in Russia. Yulia is also a graduate student at Higher Schools of Economics’ School of Public Administration. The interview can also be found at […]... Read More