Jun 16, 2023 | 15:00—16:00
Liliya Satalkina (Donau-Universität Krems) will present a talk on Friday, June 16th, 2023 at 3 PM in Room 201.
Title: Transdisciplinary multistage system modeling: Case of digital entrepreneurship
Abstract: While digital technologies are an important factor in modern business transformations, digital entrepreneurship shows to be a multi-faceted phenomenon that interconnects humans, technology, and the environment. This determines multiple links between different systems, positive and negative feedback, emergent system patterns and adaptive behavior, and connections across space and time. In this research, we aimed to investigate how the changing business patterns, entailed by digital entrepreneurship, are embedded into a broader context of innovation systems influencing social cohesion, economic growth, and innovation development. The cultural aspect was incorporated to build a link to individual perspectives of entrepreneurs, referring to innovation attitudes, decision-making process and effectuation, competencies, and adaptive capacities. Therefore, the differentiating features of migrant and native entrepreneurs were additionally considered. For analyzing this complex real-life phenomenon, an iterative system modeling based on causal loop diagrams was conducted. Further, a transdisciplinary approach was applied as part of the empirical research in order to accumulate knowledge of science and practice during the modeling process.
Bio: Liliya Satalkina is a post-doc researcher at the Department for Knowledge and Communication Management at the University for Continuing Education Krems (working with Prof. Gerald Steiner). She obtained her Ph.D. degree in economics. Liliya’s overall research interest is how modern businesses innovate in complex coupled human-environment systems. Her current work is focused on the role of business in accelerating system innovations for coping with societal challenges and generating sustainability impacts. Liliya is focusing on business as part of an innovation system – a structure of factors, conditions, and policies that create a collaborative environment for boosting innovation capacities. Other than that, Liliya is interested in methods of knowledge integration and stakeholder involvement.