We are pleased to inform that early bird registration is open till June 20, 2017.
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.
We are pleased to inform that early bird registration is open till June 20, 2017.
Due to abstract submission extension, the Conference programme committee is forced to prolong the expert review terms till June 5, 2017.
The Conference submission is closed on Friday, May 26, 2017.
The acceptance of submitted abstracts is based on double-blind peer review.
For more information, please see Submission Guidelines.
We're pleased to inform about new the Conference mini tracks:
Mini Track “Establishing a research centre on the study of Labour Relations / Labour Law in BRICS member states”
BRICS as an organisation has the potential to become a major force on world markets not only with regards to Economic Development but also in the field of Management Research and International Labour Standards or Global Labour Rights. BRICS represents almost 42% of the world population, almost 20% of the world GDP and a combined labour force of more than 1,5 billion people. A stable Labour Market is one of the key factors in economic growth and cross-border investment. Collaborative research can lead to finding solutions not only for 1 member state but to the benefit all member states. Labour Relations / Labour Law and the Labour Market reflect the social structures in a country and can also play a major role in the political dispensation. If one truly understands the Labour Relations / Labour Law system and the Labour Market of a country, you will understand that country. The Labour Market is one the few places where all social partners meet.
Topics: i) Status of ILO Core Conventions in BRICS Countries; ii) Nature of Freedom of Association in BRICS countries; iii) Impact of Collective Bargaining on Labour Market in BRICS; iv) Social Security Law protections in BRICS; v) Labour Dispute Resolution processes in BRICS; vi) The right to strike in BRICS countries; vii) Minimum Basic Conditions of Employment in BRICS countries.
Mini Track Chairs: Dr Paul Smit, University of Pretoria (South Africa) Dr Paul Smit is a senior lecturer in the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is a member of SASLAW (The South African Society of Labour Law) and the ISL&SSL (International Society for Labour and Social Security Law) and is a registered Master Practitioner (Employment Relations) at the SABPP (South African Board of Personnel Practice). He teaches Labour Relations on graduate and post graduate level. He has presented various papers at International and local conferences and have published a number of articles in International and local academic journals. Prof Elena Gerasimova, HSE Moscow (Russia) Elena Gerasimova, PhD, is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of Labour Law and Social Security Law of the Faculty of Law at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia). She is also the Director of the Center for Social and Labor Rights, non-governmental organization, working to promote labour and employment rights. For over twenty years she has been working with trade union movements in Russia and CIS countries, promoted labour and employment rights in Russia. She has acted as a consultant for national and international trade unions and dealt especially with labour standards, fundamental principles and rights at work. Elena Gerasimova is a co-founder and the Chairman of the Council of the Professional Association “Lawyers for Labour Rights“. She is a member of expert councils of the State Duma, Ministry of Labour, Ombudsmen of Russia; serves as an expert for a number of other Russian governmental bodies. He current research interests include freedom of association, right to strike, social partnership, human rights at work, international labour standards, protection against discrimination, job equality, etc. She is the author of over 50 articles and publications in Russian and English.
Mini Track “BRICS in intangible-driven economy: Challenges vs Opportunities” The proposed track initiated by International Laboratory of Intangible-driven economy is addressed to the one of the most topical issues in strategic management – how to survive and outperform competitors in highly unpredictable economic conditions. This discussion has been specially reinforced by the recent waves of financial and economic crises all over the world but especially in developing economies. One of the keys to managing this process is switching a company to the intangible-intensive strategy. The issues covering this track include analysis of particular types of intangibles and their role in competitiveness; investigation of intangibles on the macro-, mezo- and micro-levels; comparative studies providing lessons for emerging economics from developed markets; models and empirical investigation of changing the strategy direction. The aim of this special track is to encourage a discussion about firm behaviour in uncertain environment, specifically in emerging markets. It is challenged whether the intensification of intangibles is reasonable when operating in developing countries.
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.
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.
Travel and accommodation costs are not covered.
Please kindly note that the registration succeeded only if payment is complete. The registration fee should be paid through the wire transfer according to the bank details below.
Payment in EURO should be made to:
Beneficiary: HSE – Saint-Petersburg Address: Souyuza Pechatnikov 16, Saint-Petersburg, RU, 190121 Bank-beneficiar: SBERBANK (SEVERO-ZAPADNY HEAD OFFICE) ST.PETERSBURG, RUSSIA Bank address: Staro-Petergofsky prospect, 30, korpus 1, Saint Petersburg, zip code: 190020 Bank telephone: +7 (812) 610-25-00 SWIFT: SABRRU2P Account number: 40503978455041000003 TIN: 7714030726 CAT: 783902001 BIN: 1027739630401 Payment purpose: BRICS GBI Conference Name of the participant:
Payment in RUR should be made to:
Получатель: Национальный исследовательский университет «Высшая школа экономики», НИУ ВШЭ - Санкт-Петербург Юридический адрес: 190121, г. Санкт-Петербург, ул. Союза Печатников, д. 16 ИНН: 7714030726 КПП: 783902001 Банк получателя: Северо-Западный банк ПАО Сбербанк г. Санкт-Петербург БИК: 044030653 К/счет: 30101810500000000653 Р/счет: 40503810655040000001 ОКАТО: 40262561000 ОКПО: 49012747 ОКВЭД: 80.30 ОГРН: 1027739630401 Назначение платежа: Глобальный бизнес и инновации в странах БРИКС ФИО Участника:
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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.
Selected papers that have been presented at the Сonference will also be considered for publication in special issues of international peer-reviewed journals: - Russian Management Journal; - Revista de Administraçio de Empresa (RAE, Brasil, Scopus Q3).