Nikita Basov

Scientific Manager of the Centre for German and European Studies, Senior Researcher, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University 

Research areas: 
  • Communication networks; co-evolution of knowledge and communication networks; communication networks management
  • Knowledge creation, semantic networks, collective intelligence, distributed cognition; emotional sources of knowledge; knowledge society; knowledge management; management of science
  • Innovation and creativity in system and network perspectives; open innovations; innovation landscapes and innovation systems; inter-organizational innovation networks; science, education and business integration with focus on innovations
  • Social self-organization; complex adaptive systems; cooperative social processes; group synergy; organizational and community evolution; non-linear and evolutionary management
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2005 - 2009 St. Petersburg State University, PhD in Sociology (Kandidat Nauk)

Dissertation title: Emergence and Development of Innovation in the Process of Social Systems Self

2000 - 2005 St. Petersburg State University, Specialist in Information Technologies for Sociology 

Work experience:

2016  Senior Researcher, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University

2013  Scientific Manager of Centre for German and European Studies at St. Petersburg State University

2009 - 2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University

2005 - 2009 Researcher, Resource Center for the Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University

2007 - 2008 Head of Business Development Department, AG Business Consulting

2006 - 2007 Marketing Manager, AG Business Consulting

Research projects:

2018 - 2020 Dynamic of sociocultural network structures: Analysis of European creative collectives

2014 - 2017  ‘Co-evolution of Knowledge and Communication Networks: Structural Dynamics of Creative Collectives in European Cultural Capitals’.

2011 - 2012 Effective Intellectual Networks for Integration of Science, Business, and Education: Comparing University of Algarve and St. Petersburg State University Cases

2011 - 2012 Communication Practices of Knowledge Creation in the Present-Day Urban Social SpaceSt. Petersburg State University (Government of the Russian Federation)

2011 - 2013 Network Structures of Science: Knowledge Creation in the Intellectual Landscape

2009 - 2010 Integration Complex ‘Science, Education, Business’: Comparative Effectiveness of the Organization and Management Models Ministry of Science and Education of the Russian Federation

2005 – 2008 Social Communication and Social Innovation in the Knowledge Society

Seleted publications:

2020 Special issue of Poetics on “Discourse, Meaning, and Networks: Advances in Socio-Semantic Analysis”. Ed. by Nikita Basov, Ronald Breiger, Iina Hellsten, John Mohr, and Johanne Saint-Charles.

2018 Basov N. “Socio-Material Network Analysis: A Mixed Method Study of Five European Artistic Collectives”. Social Networks. Vol. 54.

2018 Basov N. and V. Minina. “Personal Communication Ties and Organizational Collaborations in Networks of Science, Education and Business”. Journal of Business and Technical Communication.

2017 Basov N. and J. Brennecke. “Duality beyond Dyads: Multiplex patterning of social ties and cultural meanings” in "Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks: Extending Network Thinking" ed. by Peter Groenewegen, Julie E. Ferguson, Christine Moser, John W. Mohr, Stephen P. Borgatti. Research in the sociology of organizations. Vol. 53.

2015 Basov N., A. Nenko, and A. Khokhlova. “Reality of Art: Communication and Knowledge Creation.” Sociological Journal. 4. [in Russian]

2014  Basov N. and V. Vasilkova. “Semantic networks of the sociological knowledge.” Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology. 1. [in Russian]

2012 Basov N. “Knowledge creation in network communication structures.” Sociological Journal. 1. [in Russian]

2012 Special issue of Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology on “Networks in the Global World”. Ed. by Nikita Basov, Valerya Vasilkova, and Vera Minina.

2011 Basov N. “Knowledge Creation in Social Interaction.” Sociological Journal. 1. [in Russian]

2011 Vasilkova V. and N. Basov. “Intellectual Landscape: Conceptualizing the Metaphor.” Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology. 4. [in Russian]

2009 Basov N. “Emergence and Development of Innovation in Network Communication Structures.” Knowledge Society: From Idea to Practice. Vol. 2.  Ed. by Valerya Vasilkova and Lydmila Verbitzkaya. St. Petersburg: Scythia-Print. [in Russian]


Curriculum Vitae with publications