BRICS Global Business & Innovation Conference

September 14-15, 2017
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Working language: English
HSE St.Petersburg School of Economics and Management

Call for papers

St. Petersburg School of Economics and Management of National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) invites you to submit proposals for mini-tracks and individual papers for the International Conference "BRICS Global Business & Innovation Conference" that will be held in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation on September 14-15, 2017.

The scope of the conference encompasses three areas to provide a unique forum for exploring the development of global business and innovation through the lens of the BRICS countries:
BRICS as a locus of Global Innovation
Global Business Perspectives and Practices
Global economic development and the rise of the BRICS
The main objective of the conference is to stimulate discussion and generate ideas for developing robust models for promoting competitiveness and sustainable development in an increasingly turbulent environment.
The main emphasis is on BRICS countries and their contribution to global business and innovation development, but other contributions to the theory and practice of management and economics are welcome.

Latest News

Submission to the Conference has started

We are delighted to announce that Submission to the Conference has started. Participants are kindly invited to submit extended abstracts of their research. For more information, please see Submission Guidelines. Submissions will be open from January 15, 2017 till May 15, 2017.

Jan. 15, 2017

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Cass Business School, City University London
Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy and Associate Dean for Research and Enterprise, Editor, Journal of Management Studies, and a member of Editorial Board, Journal of International Business Studies, a member of HSE International Expert Council on priority area of development ‘Management’
Peking University
Professor and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development, former Chief Economists and Senior Vice President of the World Bank (2008-2012), founder and first director of the China Center for Economic Research
University College London (UCL) School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Professor of Industry and Innovation Studies, Director of Center for Comparative Economics, Associate Editor, "Industrial and Corporate Change" (Oxford University Press)
Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business (Boston)
Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy, Director of Center for Emerging Markets, a member of several editorial boards, including "Global Strategy Journal", "Journal of International Management", and "Management International Review"

Topic Areas for Submission

Submissions are encouraged from, but not limited to, the following areas:
  • Global challenges for innovation in management and business
  • Quantitative methods in management, economy and finance
  • National and regional innovation systems in BRICS and emerging economies
  • University-industry links and innovation in BRICS countries
  • Entrepreneurship and its development in BRICS, emerging markets and developed economies
  • Innovation in services, knowledge intensive services and creative industries
  • Modern technologies in logistics and services
  • Open Innovation in both large and small firms: cases of BRICS
  • Social innovation and innovation in social enterprises and other not-for-profit organizations
  • The impact of globalization on management research
  • Digital, IT-enabled and financial innovation: shaping the future
  • Cross Cultural Research - International issues in gender and management

Important Dates

All submissions close
May 15, 2017
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)
June 1, 2017
Early bird registration closes
June 15, 2017
Final paper due (with any changes)
July 1, 2017
Final Author registration date
July 15, 2017

Submission details

Submissions of papers must be made through the Conference website.

The acceptance of submitted abstracts is based on double-blind peer review.
For more information, please see Submission Guidelines.

In addition to the main conference topics, the conference committee invites submissions of specialist mini-tracks. To submit a mini-track please e-mail with your suggestion.
We would like to receive one paragraph describing suggested mini track topics by April 15, 2017.

The idea of a mini-track is to focus on a BRICS Global Business & Innovation topic that you are actively involved in and which you think you can attract a particular group of people/researchers to the conference. If your topic will be selected you will then need to provide us with a call for papers to go on to the web.

Academic research, case studies and work-in- progress are welcomed approaches.
PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

Visa Requirements

In order to enter Russia most foreign nationals require a Russian Federation visa. It can take time for a visa to be issued and so it is important that the application process is begun as early as possible, but not earlier than 3 months prior an expected date of the visit.
Visas are issued by the Embassies or Consulates of the Russian Federation.

Programme Committee

Elena Rogova
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Daniil Alexandrov
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Christopher Gerry
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Igor Gurkov
HSE Moscow
Alexey Maslov
HSE Moscow
Sergey Kadochnikov
HSE St. Petersburg
Galina Shirokova
GSOM SPbSU (tbc)
Luiz Abel Moutinho
Dublin City University
Angel Barajas
University of Vigo
Dennis Coates
University of Maryland
Elena Shakina
HSE University in St. Petersburg

Organising Committee

Elena Rogova
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Daniil Alexandrov
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Natalia Alyoshina
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Christopher Gerry
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Valery Gordin
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Elena Gruzinskaya
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Olga Khon
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Vitalii Lipatnikov
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Olga Okulova
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Elena Serova
HSE University in St. Petersburg
Elena Shakina
HSE University in St. Petersburg

Participation fees

125 EURO
Participation fee
All participants
100 EURO
Early-bird registration
All participants
Participation fee
Young scholars under 35 years old
Early-bird registration
Young scholars under 35 years old

Travel and accommodation costs are not covered


Papers accepted for the Conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings will be assigned an ISBN on publication and will be submitted for possible inclusion into scientific database Web of Science.
Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for publication in international and Russian journals.


Russian Management Journal - the papers selected will be published in a special issue

Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, Practical Information helpful.