Service and Knowledge Coproduction as an Innovation Driver
in Knowledge-intensive Business Services
Nikolay Chichkanov, National Research University Higher School of Economics
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.
Rethinking of older talent’s re-careering trajectories in later life
Birutė Vilčiauskaitė, Kaunas University of Technology
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.