Creativity and Control: Rephrasing Closed Societies

It has been stated that closed societies are not as open for innovation as the more open societies. However, the same might not be true for the social structures inside a given closed society, e.g. Soviet Russia, which might be surprisingly high in innovation potential.

Even the contradictory veins of development of the present-day Russian society will be treated during the summer school, such as President Medvedev's recent modernisation project on the one hand, and the restrictive processes in society, repressing innovation, on the other hand.

There will be keynote lectures from senior scholars from the Scandinavian countries, Russia, Czech Republic and USA, representing different disciplines. The senior scholars will also comment on the papers of the PhD students in workshops.

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Facts about the project
Project leader

Markku Kivinen, University of Helsinki, Finland