My research expertise builds around the following areas:

  • Measurement of Science, Technology and Innovation How to measure innovation, dissemination of technologies or technological inequalities? My experience in innovation surveys, composite indexes, and scoreboards allows me to identify micro, macro, and meso-level indicators to capture firm strategies, development, change, technological upgrading, dissemination of advanced production technologies and organizational practices, impact of R&D, and research evaluation. I worked closely with OECD and been a national delegate to OECD TIP group, contributed to the revision of the international statistical standard for measuring innovation (OECD/Eurostat Oslo Manual) and numerous excercises of developing or interpreting STI-related indicators for applied or academic purposes.

  • Business Innovation Studies: My expertise lies in understanding the diversity of innovation strategies, dimensionality of corporate innovation culture; openness (or closedness) of innovation, ecological innovation, and transformative innovation.

  • Innovation, Technology and Society: I am experienced in studying user innovation and grassroots innovation, people’s attitudes towards new technologies and acceptance of new technologies.

  • Governance of Innovation Systems: I specialize in technological upgrading and catch-up, transformative dynamics, path dependence and bounded change, efficiency of institutions and linkages, industry-science cooperation, patterns of innovation behavior, taxonomies of innovation, and evidence for systemic and diagnosis-based innovation policy.

  • (Micro-)econometrics of Innovation and Technology and Causal Inference I have skills in machine learning-enabled studies of innovation and digital trace of innovation.

I am committed to exploring the complex context of STI and understanding the unique features that drive innovation. As such, I am excited to share my knowledge and collaborate with teams and organizations that seek to explore innovation capacities and develop evidence-based policies. Please feel free to write me for further exploring our mutual interests.

I’ve been engaged into coordination of research projects and research teams, with 10 years experience of administration of a research laboratory.

Highlighted contributions

  • Roud, Vitaliy. “Understanding the Heterogeneity of Innovation Modes: Performance Effects, Barriers, and Demand for State Support.” Technological Forecasting and Social Change 133 (2018): 238–53.
  • Kratzer, Jan, Dirk Meissner, and Vitaliy Roud. “Open Innovation and Company Culture: Internal Openness Makes the Difference.” Technological Forecasting and Social Change 119 (2017): 128–38.
  • Roud, Vitaliy. “Innovation Surveys as Evidence for Technological Upgrading and Catch-Up Studies.” In The Challenges of Technology and Economic Catch-up in Emerging Economies, 160–89. Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • Roud, Vitaliy, and Valeriya Vlasova. “Strategies of Industry-Science Cooperation in the Russian Manufacturing Sector.” The Journal of Technology Transfer, no. 45 (2020): 870–907.
  • Thurner, Thomas Wolfgang, and Vitaliy Roud. “Greening Strategies in Russia’s Manufacturing–from Compliance to Opportunity.” Journal of Cleaner Production 112 (2016): 2851–60.


  • Gokhberg Leonid, Fursov Konstantin and Roud, Vitaliy. “Technology measurement in statistics and beyond: reviving technological innovation concept.” In Handbook of Innovation Indicators and Measurement, 2nd edition, 240–259. Edward Elgar, 2023. ISBN: 978-1-80088-301-7

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