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:

2021 Basov, N., & Kholodova, D. Networks of context: Three-layer socio-cultural mapping for a Verstehende network analysis. Social networks, vol. 66. 

2020 Basov, N., Breiger, R., Hellsten, I., Mohr, J., and Saint-Charles, J. Special issue of Poetics on Discourse, Meaning, and Networks: Advances in Socio-Semantic Analysis, vol. 78.

2020 Roth, C., Basov, N., The Socio-Semantic Space of John Mohr. Poetics, vol. 78.

2020 Basov, N. The Ambivalence of Cultural Homophily: Field Positions, Semantic Similarities, and Social Network Ties in Creative Collectives. Poetics, vol. 78.

2020 Basov, N., Breiger, R., & Hellsten, I. Socio-Semantic and Other Dualities. Poetics, vol. 78. 

2020 Basov N., Antonyuk, A., & Hellsten, I. Content or Connections? Socio-Semantic Analysis of Leaders’ Communication Styles in a Creative Collective. Advances in Strategic Management, vol. 42.

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

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

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

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, vol. 53.

2015 Басов Н. В., Ненько А. Е., Хохлова А. М. Реальность искусства: коммуникация и создание знания // Социологический журнал. № 4.

2014 Басов, Н.В., Василькова, В.В. Семантические сети социологического знания. Журнал социологии и социальной антропологии, 17 (1).

2012 Басов, Н.В. Создание знания в социальной интеракции. Социологический журнал, 1.

2012 Басов, Н.В., Минина, В.Н., Василькова, В.В. (ред.). Сети в глобальном мире [Тематический номер]. Журнал социологии и социальной антропологии, Том XV, № 5 (64).

2011 Басов, Н.В., Василькова, В.В. Интеллектуальный ландшафт: Концептуализация метафоры. Журнал социологии и социальной антропологии, 14(4).


Curriculum Vitae with publications