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Publication date: 16 May 2008

Olga Saginova and Vladimir Belyansky

The purpose of this paper is to analyse innovations in education from the point of view of product content and markets selected. Emerging market economies face a number of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyse innovations in education from the point of view of product content and markets selected. Emerging market economies face a number of problems many of which are closely linked to and dependent upon the effectiveness of higher professional education. External environment changes, such as the formation of knowledge economy, globalisation, changes in the educational needs of consumers as well as new technological advances and growing competition require a different scale of innovations in higher education.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors provide research results generated by three waves of expert interviews and several surveys.

Findings

Economies in transition set special and very challenging tasks to the higher education system. It needs to be flexible enough to provide high quality services to meet the changing needs of a transition economy and still be able to carry our its social and humanitarian functions. A strategic marketing approach can be useful to implement the necessary transformations within higher education and develop innovations in the content and delivery of educational services to satisfy a variety of stakeholders of a university and facilitate positive developments in the society.

Research limitations/implications

There is a gap between how universities perceive their main functions in a transition economy and what government and society expects from them.

Practical implications

Export of education and other forms of internationalisation are very important for universities in transition economies. Unless linked to the university development strategy, internationalisation has little impact on the programmes' quality and will remain élite in character.

Originality/value

The paper combines conceptual issues (such as educational service definition) and practical aspects such as new competencies needed, transformation management and internationalisation strategy development all linked together by the needs of transition economies.

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 22 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Article
Publication date: 7 March 2008

Karen F.A. Fox, Irina I. Skorobogatykh and Olga V. Saginova

The purpose of this paper is to document the first major step in the dissemination of modern marketing knowledge in the Soviet Union, the publication of a heavily…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to document the first major step in the dissemination of modern marketing knowledge in the Soviet Union, the publication of a heavily censored, translated, unauthorized edition of Kotler's Marketing Management in Moscow in 1980. Kotler and his books in Russian translation have continued to inform how Russian marketers understand and implement marketing.

Design/methodology/approach

The research approach was historical, based on close comparison of texts; research in the USA and in Russia on the historical context; a comprehensive compilation of Kotler books translated into the Russian language; and interviews with key participants in the book's preparation.

Findings

The Soviet edition of Marketing Management was widely read by Soviet foreign trade experts and guided training for Soviet foreign trade enterprise managers in the 1980s. Kotler's book was the first – and, for a decade, the only – book on modern marketing in the Russian language. The story of the book's selection, censorship, publication, and impact provide insights into Soviet thinking about marketing and trade, and about post‐Soviet readiness to adopt modern marketing.

Originality/value

This paper presents for the first time the story behind the translation, censorship, and publication of Kotler's Marketing Management in the Soviet Union. It documents subsequent Kotler books published in the Soviet Union/Russia and how they shaped Kotler's reputation there.

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European Business Review, vol. 20 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-534X

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Publication date: 7 March 2008

Greg Wood and Göran Svensson

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European Business Review, vol. 20 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-534X

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Publication date: 16 May 2008

Paul Gibbs

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International Journal of Educational Management, vol. 22 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-354X

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Publication date: 8 February 2021

Polina Ermolaeva, Yulia Ermolaeva, Olga Basheva, Irina Kuznetsova and Valerya Korunova

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The Russian Urban Sustainability Puzzle
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-631-3

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The Russian Urban Sustainability Puzzle
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-83982-631-3

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