WIT Press

Interdisciplinarity as heuristic resource for energy management

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ-V1-N2-163-171

Volume

Volume 1 (2016), Issue 2

Pages

8

Page Range

163 - 171

Author(s)

L. GITELMAN, E. MAGARIL & M. KHODOROVSKY

Abstract

As high-tech industries continue to experience dynamic growth and problems of development in high-tech industries are getting increasingly complex, managers have to embrace the need for new competencies that match present-day challenges. This calls for a qualitative change in the architecture of education to bring it up to date with contemporary trends. Using cases from Russia, the paper aims to provide a groundwork for an interdisciplinary approach to building professional competencies in energy managers as a framework for forward-looking management of high-tech industries in a non- linear environment. The authors identify factors that determine the new management imperative and set out methodological principles of developing a management culture. A model of professionalism in management is proposed that is the result of a complex interplay of interrelated competencies. The paper also explains the key features of an interdisciplinary training programme. To prove the research hypothesis, an analysis was conducted of empirical data from expert reviews by executives at Russian energy companies and leading academics.

Keywords

energy management, inderdisciplinarity, methodology culture, model of professionalism, professional competences, training programme