Логотип CGES

Nikita Basov

Scientific Manager of the Centre for German and European Studies

Senior Researcher, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University 




Research areas: 
  • Communication networks; co-evolution of knowledge and communication networks; communication networks management
  • Knowledge creation; semantic networks, collective intelligence; distributed cognition; emotional sources of knowledge; knowledge society; knowledge management; management of science
  • Innovation and creativity in system and network perspectives; open innovations; innovation landscapes and innovation systems; inter-organizational innovation networks; science, education and business integration with focus on innovations
  • Social self-organization; complex adaptive systems; cooperative social processes; group synergy; organizational and community evolution; non-linear and evolutionary management
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  • 2005-2009 St. Petersburg State University, PhD in Sociology (Kandidat Nauk), Dissertation title: Emergence and Development of Innovation in the Process of Social Systems Self-organization
  • 2000-2005 St. Petersburg State University, Specialist in Information Technologies for Sociology 
Work experience:
  • 2016  Senior Researcher, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University
  • 2013  Scientific Manager of Centre for German and European Studies at St. Petersburg State University
  • 2009-2013 Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University
  • 2005-2009 Researcher, Resource Center for the Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Sociology, St. Petersburg State University
  • 2007-2008 Head of Business Development Department, AG Business Consulting
  • 2006-2007 Marketing Manager, AG Business Consulting
Research projects:
Selected publications:

2020 Basov, N. Special issue of Poetics on “Discourse, Meaning, and Networks: Advances in Socio-Semantic Analysis”. Ed. by Nikita Basov, Ronald Breiger, Iina Hellsten, John Mohr, and Johanne Saint-Charles.

2019 Basov, N., De Nooy, W., Nenko, A. Local Meaning Structures: A Socio-Semantic Network Analysis of Artistic Collectives. American Journal of Cultural Sociology. 

2019 Basov, N. The Ambivalence of Cultural Homophily: Field Positions, Semantic Similarities, and Social Network Ties in Creative Collectives. Poetics.  

2018 Basov, N. Socio-Material Network Analysis: A Mixed Method Study of Five European Artistic Collectives.  Social Networks, 54, 179-195. 

2018 Basov, N., Minina, V. Personal Communication Ties and Organizational Collaborations in Networks of Science, Education and Business. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 32 (3), 373-405. 

2017 Basov, N., Brennecke, J. Duality beyond Dyads: Multiplex patterning of social ties and cultural meanings in "Structure, Content and Meaning of Organizational Networks: Extending Network Thinking", ed. by Peter Groenewegen, Julie E. Ferguson, Christine Moser, John W. Mohr, Stephen P. Borgatti. Research in the sociology of organizations, 53, 87-112. 

2015 Basov N., A. Nenko, and A. Khokhlova. “Reality of Art: Communication and Knowledge Creation.” Sociological Journal. 4. [in Russian]

2014 Basov N. and V. Vasilkova. “Semantic networks of the sociological knowledge.” Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology. 1. [in Russian]

2012 Basov N. “Knowledge creation in network communication structures.” Sociological Journal. 1. [in Russian]

2012 Special issue of Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology on “Networks in the Global World”. Ed. by Nikita Basov, Valerya Vasilkova, and Vera Minina.

2011 Vasilkova V. and N. Basov. “Intellectual Landscape: Conceptualizing the Metaphor.” Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology. 4. [in Russian]

2009 Basov N. Emergence and Development of Innovation in Network Communication Structures. Knowledge Society: From Idea to Practice. Vol. 2.  Ed. by Valerya Vasilkova and Lydmila Verbitzkaya. St. Petersburg: Scythia-Print. [in Russian]

Curriculum Vitae with publications