Ekaterina Albats

Ekaterina Albats
Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology LUT · School of Business and Management

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D.Sc. (Tech.)
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Ekaterina's current research interests: 1) University-industry collaboration – knowledge and technology transfer, academic entrepreneurship and open innovation, university-industry collaboration in education 2) Digitalization and new forms of organizing – the digital transformation, networks, platforms and their role in changing knowledge and technology markets. Current projects: 1) INSPIRE: aims to better understand and support open innovation in SMEs (www.inspire-smes.eu) 2) DOIT: aims to train entrepreneurship, social innovation and maker skills (www.doit-europe.net) 3) UniBus: aims to support the development of a digital infrastructure for university-business collaboration (www.researchgate.net/project/UniBus-University-Business-Collaboration-Platform).
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„DOIT – Entrepreneurial skills for young social innovators in an open digital world“ is a H2020 funded project that aims to deliver and spread a new approach for early entrepreneurship education within Europe. DOIT contributes to youth employment and to create new jobs in the social economy by nurturing in young pupils seeds for active social innovation: entrepreneurial mind-sets, knowhow and skills. The project empowers primary and secondary school pupils (6-16 years) alongside educators to apply open innovation methods, digital maker tools and collaboration skills to tackle societal problems. It will develop toolboxes for children as well facilitators, which provide complementary knowhow and support. They are designed for experiencing being a social innovator in mobile and fixed child-friendly makerspaces and are easily accessible at the interactive DOIT Web platform.
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Despite rapidly growing research interest and significant relevance to industry practitioners, the supply chain innovation research field appears to be highly fragmented. It lacks any common understanding of the elements comprising innovation management practices among members of the supply chain. In our article, we aim to structure and analyse lit...
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Although different strategies for improving the efficiency of the last mile delivery service such as dematerialization, logistic postponement, click-and-mortar model and others have already been investigated by academics, crowd logistics that incorporates principles of the shared economy, crowdsourcing and peer-to-peer platforms still remain an und...
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University–industry collaboration has been acknowledged as a vital source of innovation. However, despite its rather long history, a number of barriers to such collaboration remain, and the ways to overcome them have remained unknown. The research field particularly calls for a thorough exploration of the ways to connect the key stakeholders of the...
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Since the first appearance of ‘open innovation’ as a theoretical concept in 2003, the debates on its essence still continue among academics, while its interpretations within the business community also seem to differ from one company to another. Using a survey of 251 companies operating in Europe, in this research, we compare the perceptions of ope...
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Universities are now viewed as key economic actors within regions and are central actors in shaping and influencing entrepreneurial ecosystems. This has meant that universities now have to become more entrepreneurial in offerings, outlook and culture. However, a core actor in this process who is often overlooked is the academic. The ability of an a...
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The assessment of university-industry collaborative projects has been complex and has become more prevalent in national research, educational and innovation system reviews. One criticism made about studies of university-industry collaboration (UIC) is they are too much orientated towards exclusively the outputs (Rossi and Rosli in Stud High Educ 40...
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niversities are now viewed as key economic actors within regions and are central actors in shaping and influencing entrepreneurial ecosystems.This has meant that universities now have to become more entrepreneurial in offerings, outlook and culture. However, a core actor in this process who is often overlooked is the academic. The ability of an aca...
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SMEs are often considered the drivers of modern economy, and the recent technological and business trends has led to the startup boom around the globe. Many startup support programs are focused on selecting the most promising out of created startups and supporting their quick and successful market entry and growth. But how is this evaluated? The is...
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As universities transition toward being increasingly entrepreneurial there is, according to their emerging strategies, a call for a new breed of Entrepreneurial Academic. Academic Entrepreneurs, who spin-out or start-up new ventures, have been studied since the inception of academic capitalism in the late 1980s; however, recently, policy and now re...
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The importance of intermediation in university-industry collaboration (UIC) has been widely acknowledged, however, the phenomenon of UIC online tools is not yet studied in detail. In this paper, we examine fifteen UIC online platforms, identify their functions and role that they play in UIC. By combining secondary data with interviews with platform...
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Since first book on Open Innovation was published in 2003, concept caused extensive debates in academic community. While one scholars criticize Open Innovation for conceptual ambiguity and being merely repackaging existing practices, the proponents emphasize the novelty of the concept in systematic combination of inbound and outbound activities and...
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Universities are widely acknowledged as an important source of knowledge for corporate innovation, and collaboration with universities plays an important role in companies’ open innovation strategy. However, little is known about the human capital components required for collaboration with universities. Analysing the results of the survey among ove...
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Despite the importance of evaluating a performance of University-Industry Collaboration, a common set of measurement indicators still does not exist. An intensive discussion is ongoing in the academic literature on the matter of building it, and in particular in regards to empirical validation of these indicators. Application of the existing sets o...
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Even in the modern time when collaboration for innovation is a commonplace, the challenges on its way still arise. They arise more often when the collaboration partners differ by their view of the world and business model – in case of university-industry collaboration. To optimise the effectiveness and efficiency of this collaboration, the set of k...
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The concept of National Innovation System (NIS) has become widely used for analysing technological changes not only by scholars, but also by policy makers. The research on NIS is mostly focused on analysis of developed countries and lacks research on NIS development in Russia, a country in a transition from efficiency-driven economy to an innovatio...
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Innovation nowadays is one of the key elements of counties’ competitiveness. In the face of continuous world economic changes, open innovation business model implementation allows many companies to improve and accelerate their innovation processes through collaboration. Universities as traditional sources of knowledge might be involved in such kind...
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With the spread of open innovation practices, the importance of universities as business partners in creation of innovations is becoming increasingly apparent. However, there are a lot of problems in universityindustry (U-I) relationships, some of which are close to ones in the inter-firm relationships, and some are quite specific. In addition, uni...