About Anastasia Ljovkina
Ljovkina (Vylegzhanina) Anastasia Olegovna, professor of University of Tyumen, Department of Math Methods, Information Technologies and Management Systems in Economy, researcher and organizational consultant, partner of Tyumen Association of Organizational Psychologists. My research practice began in 2002. I specialized in investment management (developed more than 40 business plans), but my first research interests involved organization development and organizational psychology. Competences in these spheres are crucially important for the success of implementing any project or organizational innovation and the organizational prosperity regardless how good a business plan is, business-processes or organizational changes. Being an economic expert in the Tyumen consulting company “Optimization” and at the same time a researcher and instructor in Tyumen state university together with my colleagues, I implemented several author tools and methods (such as a full cycle of coach technologies in developing organization’s individuality) directly into the work of more than 10 Tyumen organizations which improved their commercial and socio-economic results Being a member of the team of organizational consultants, I developed a system of administrative resources management, which was implemented and computerized in several oil and gas Tyumen companies. The system has increased the objectivization of employees’ work assessment and allowed them to manage their career. In 2011 I became a partner of a non-commercial professional association – Organization of psychologists of Tyumen region (http://оргпсихологи.рф), whose goals are popularization of organizational psychology, sharing knowledge and developing connections between scientists, government and practitioners. Basing on my practical experience, extensive research and empirical data gathered for 8 years, I developed and defended interdisciplinary dissertation (economics, management and organizational psychology) on implementation of coach technologies for increasing organizational prosperity and vitality and became a Candidate of Economic science in 2008. I am still interested in organizational psychology and continue research in this sphere, but since 2008 my psychological research interests have extended from the level of personal psychological resources up to the social consciousness and psychic. In 2014 I published a monography “Management of the Resources of Social-Economic Development”, which accumulates research experience and theoretical knowledge about psychological, social and economic resources of development process on the personal, organizational and social levels. Since 2014 I have been deeply involved in individual and collaborative research in the sphere of innovations, innovation development and innovation systems, realizing that this is a great resource and mechanism which can approximate the future of common sustainable prosperity. Given modern civilization cultural and ecological crisis, I revealed a strong social need in new approaches to innovation development and to assessment of the effectiveness of innovation policies. Deeping into methodology of modern economic theories and concepts in innovation sphere, I discovered a lack of philosophical background and discourse on the problems of innovation ontology and epistemology of innovation development. In 2015 I began to develop humanistic approach, in particular its application for scientific problems of social development. In 2015 – 2017 I participated in the national project of Artic development in collaboration with Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. To assess the effectiveness of innovation system of several Arctic territories from the perspective of sustainable development, I applied some author methods and techniques, developed according to humanistic approach (also sociocultural, anthroposocietal, semantic approaches and activity theory). I consider that application of humanistic approach as a general prescriptive theoretical basis in social and natural sciences will permit researchers to design a study in compliance with humane values and contribute significantly to progressive social development, helping them to focus on the goals of common sustainable prosperity. Now my research interests are mostly in the sphere of scientific and social ethic, development of research methodology and investigating innovation and social development ontology. However, my interests in the applied sciences are very different: resources of personal development and increasing level of consciousness (in general and social psychology), social-economic organizational development (in economics, management and organizational psychology), innovation development (sociology, economics and philosophy), social-economic systems, alternative to the market and state (economic anthropology, sociology, social engineering, sociocybernetics). So far, I have published about 40 scientific works in different areas of research, including 5 monographs and 7 tutorials. My research interests are developing and changing, enriching each other, but my basic scientific ethic and methodology based on humanistic values only consolidates with time. My scientific credo is continuous development, openness to new ideas assessing them with “humanistic lenses”, critical revision of own research methodology and practice from the viewpoint of humanistic approach, personal growth and serving the goals of common prosperity for the safe and happy world.