News

Interview with Frane Adam in Reporter

This article is available only in Slovenian.

Program group assembly meeting in Bled

IRSA had organised a program group assembly meeting in Bled which took place between 20 and 22 April in the Park hotel.

Invited guest speakers were from Slovenia and abroad, including Matevž Tomšič, PhD (SASS) and Victor Cepoi, PhD (SASS/FIS).

The program topics were populism, nationalism, globalisation (with the special focus on the role of China), social innovation

and its indicators. The presentations are available here.

 

Citizen Science Pilot Experiment in High Schools

Frane Adam published a new article in the online peer-reviewed academic journal IIASS (Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences)

entitled Citizen Science Pilot Experiment in High School. The basis of the article is recent research done in 5 grammar schools in Ljubljana. The article is available here.

General Assembly meeting for STEM4YOUTH project

IRSA participated on the 5th general assembly meeting of the STEM4YOUTH project (Horizon 2020) in Cantabria. The meeting took place on 7 and 8 June 2018.

Round Table: What kind of state do we wish for?

IRSA's director Frane Adam participated in the public round table entitled What Kind of the State do we wish for?
organized by Nova Revija Institute of Humanist Studies. The event took place on 21 March 2018 at Hotel Central.
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Monographs

Frane Adam (editor): Slovenia: Social, Economic and Environmental Issues. Nova Publisher, New York, 2016. (link to publisher)

Frane Adam: Research policy and dilemmas of evaluation in science. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2015.


Frane Adam (editor): About the state and prospects of social entrepreneurship in Slovenia and Croatia. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2015. (link to e-publication)


Frane Adam, Uroš Gojkovič, Ana Hafner, Toni Pustovrh, Jožica Zajc: High-tech companies – the impact of organisational culture and social networks on knowledge transfer, 2. revisited edition. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2014.

This book - the first of this kind in our country - is dedicated to small and medium-sized high-tech companies, their organizational/business culture and way of communication and network density by setting up with other companies, universities, institutes, various funders and investors both at home and abroad. In this context, the authors of the book are studying forms of transfer and circulation of knowledge and the process of diffusion of innovation and new ideas.

Frane Adam: Measuring national innovation performance: the Innovation Union Scoreboard revisited. (Springer Briefs in economics), Heidelberg, Ljubljana, 2014


This book provides a critical inquiry into methodological positions and selections of indicators in the context of the Innovation Union Scoreboard (IUS) as the main tool used by the European Commission and other policymaking bodies to monitor the state of and trends in national innovation capacity.

Darka Podmenik: Kako do ustrezne zaposlitve? Diplomanti v času družbene krize. IRSA, Ljubljana, 2013

This book is aimed to those readers, especially the young people who would like to learn more about the current developments that make it difficult to find proper job.The book is the result of almost 10 years long study of Slovene graduates` transition to employment, as well as a European graduates’ employment research project.

Frane Adam, Hans Westlund (editors): Innovation in Socio-Cultural Context. Routledge, New York, 2013.

This book focuses on the rule of social capital in the process of innovation: the social networks and the norms; values and attitudes (such as trust) of the actors; social capital as both bonding and bridging links between actors; and social capital as a feature at all spatial levels, from the single inventor to the transnational corporation. Contributors from a wide variety of countries and disciplines explore the cultural framework of innovation through empirics, case studies and examination of conceptual and methodological dilemmas.