International Conference

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 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:
Global economic development and the rise of the BRICS
Global Business Perspectives and Practices
BRICS as a locus of Global Innovation
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.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

University College London (UCL), England
His research is in the area of economics of technological change and innovation studies with special emphasis on countries of central and Eastern Europe. He does research from neo-Schumpeterian perspective in particular exploring issues of growth and structural change through innovation systems, entrepreneurship, international business and innovation policy perspectives.
Peking University, China
Lin is the founder and first director of the China Center for Economic Research and a former professor of economics at Peking University and at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Northeastern University (Boston), USA
Professor Ramamurti does research and consulting on corporate strategy and business-government relations in emerging economies. He is currently researching the internationalization strategies of multinationals from Emerging Markets. He teaches courses on the global business environment and global strategy.

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 recently 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

Submissions will be open
January 15, 2017 -- 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

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. 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.

Organising Committee

  • Daniil Alexandrov
    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
  • Natalia Alyoshina
    HSE University in St. Petersburg
  • Olga Okulova
    HSE University in St. Petersburg
  • Vitalii Lipatnikov
    HSE University in St. Petersburg
  • Elena Rogova
    HSE University in St. Petersburg
  • Elena Serova
    HSE University in St. Petersburg
  • Olga Khon
    HSE University in St. Petersburg
  • Elena Shakina
    HSE University in St. Petersburg


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.