Actual Problems of
Economics and Law




DOI: 10.21202/1993-047X.11.2017.3.16-29

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Authors :
1. Roman M. Kachalov, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Head of laboratory
Central Institute for Economics and Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences

2. Yuliya A. Sleptsova, PhD (Economics), Senior Researcher
Central Institute for Economics and Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences

3. Albina R. Klimanova, Senior Lecturer
Kazan Innovative University named after V. G. Timiryasov (IEML)

Forming a positive image of a scientific institution in the social environment

Objective: to determine, study and systematize methods of forming and maintaining an attractive brand of a Humanities research organizations under the present conditions in Russia.

Methods: abstract-logical.

Results: the article analyzes the value of information on scientific research results and the mechanisms of its propagation under the conditions of reducing the financing of scientific organizations. The problem is establishing relationships of Humanities research organizations with potential users. It is shown that the solution to this problem may be found in the formation of a positive image of a research organization in the form of a brand that can ensure effective dissemination of information about the achievements of the research organizations and possible ways of their commercial applications in the practical work of production and educational institutions.
The article studies the approaches to definition of a research organization brand, including the notions of authority and reputation; based on them, the author’s approach to this term is formulated. It is shown that a significant role in the formation of the brand is played by infocommunicational environment, which is a necessary condition for the formation of the positive image of a research organization. The concept of target audience of a research organization is defined; its segmentation is carried out into several groups according to types of interaction, types of cooperation and the expected results of partnership. The ways are identified to attract attention of the target audience, as well as the principles of interaction with other research organizations and potential consumers of research results. Recommendations on brand development of a research organization are formulated, on the basis of temporal and spatial approach.

Scientific novelty: the paper for the first time presents the structure of the target audience of the brand of a research organization in sociological and humanitarian sphere; modern tools are considered aimed at positioning research organizations in the scientific, business, and other environments.

Practical significance: the obtained results can be applied in the practical work of research organizations functioning under the conditions of significant reduction of state support, for the search of additional sources of research funding in the long term.

Keywords :

Economics and national economy management; Research organization; Brand of a research organization; Target
audience; Research results; Scientific products; Brand positioning of a research organization

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Kachalov R. M., Sleptsova Yu. A., Klimanova A. R. Forming a positive image of a scientific institution in the social environment, Actual Problems of Economics and Law, 2017, vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 16–29 (in Russ.). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21202/1993-047X.11.2017.3.16-29

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