I had an unfortunate experience related to the writing of my thesis, and I decided that I would have to carry out an interesting and useful research, and make a bright defense.
Alexander Auzan, Dean of the Economics Faculty of Moscow State University agreed to be my scientific adviser. We started at the beginning of 2014, and I’m planning to defend it in 2017. We worked quite a long time on selecting the theme, as we were looking for a subject that interested both Alexander Auzan and me, and it should be an indisputable scientific novelty. As a result, the working title of my future thesis is: "Sociocultural barriers to commercialisation of scientific developments". There is a very simple idea behind this title.
Everyone agrees that our country is famous for our excellent scientists, we have made many great scientific discoveries and inventions. While there is often a problem when it comes to realizing the final product. In efforts to solve this problem, our government is establishing special structures, allocating money, but we must admit, the results still leave much to be desired. Perhaps the problem lies in the very social and cultural barriers? Maybe it is because scientists and entrepreneurs have different goals, different ideas about key values and understanding of what success really is? These facts were confirmed during the in-depth interviews that I made. I think that no one, reading these lines, is surprised with my conclusion. But it seems that no one have ever tried to "digitize" and calculate the results.
I conducted a "mirror" survey, collecting answers from several hundred scientists and businessmen. The first results were astonishing, yet expected: there is a huge gap between scientists and businessmen! Two months ago, I asked my friends to interview Americans, Germans and Kazakhs, using my questionnaire, to see what was going on in their countries. Currently, I’m about to complete the processing of these results and to start my analysis and description. On this page, I will share the current status of the work, intermediate results and my
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