Innovation in Management and Business: Future Global Challenge

The School of Economics and Management of National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), St. Petersburg invites you to participate in the International Scientific Conference that will take place on November 27-28, 2015 at HSE in St. Petersburg

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Innovation in Management and Business: Future Global Challenge

The conference is dedicated to the future evolution of global business within the changing realities of the political, economic, ecological and social landscape

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Innovation in Management and Business: Future Global Challenge

The main objective of the conference is to stimulate discussion and generate ideas for developing robust models for competiveness and sustainable development in an increasingly turbulent environment

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Innovation in Management and Business: Future Global Challenge

A secondary objective is to build closer and stronger ties between the higher education sphere and the public and private sectors.
To this end, we encourage participation in the conference from those with an interest in joining HSE as part- or full-time lecturers

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The main themes of the conference

Global Challenges for Innovation in Management and Business

The potential for innovation in (Public) Service Management (e.g. health and education)

Management Science, Business Economics and Finance

Conference Status: International
Working language: English

International Scientific Conference Programme


Keynote speakers

Randolph Bruno

Dr Randolph Bruno works as an applied economist at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. UCL is one of the top 10 global universities and it’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies is the biggest such school in Europe and one of the leading places in the world for the study of Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the emerging economies more generally.

His career as an applied economist started in 1998 after the completion of a Masters in Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Subsequent to that Randolph worked as a researcher for an independent Italian think-tank, the Institute for Social Research in Milan; as a labour economist at the Office of the Chief Economist; and as a quantitative analyst at the investment banking branch of Fideuram Capital Inc.. Following this ‘industry’ experience, Randolph committed himself to the academic pathway by enrolling on the Ph.D. in Economics and Management at Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy, in September 2002. He defended his thesis in December 2006. Since the defense, he has worked as research assistant at the Centre for New and Emerging Markets, London Business School; visiting research scholar at the Department of Economics, University of Berkeley, USA; analyst at the Office of the Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Assistant Professor at the University of Birmingham and then, since 2011, at UCL.

In the last few years Randolph has presented papers at conferences in Continental Europe, the Russian Federation, USA and UK as well as leading projects (e.g. funded by DFID and Horizon2020 funding) on the economic performance of the EU, Russian Federation and developing countries. He has published in some of the top field journals, and in the Review of Economics and Statistics (one of the leading economics journals in any field). This breadth and depth of experience has given Randolph the opportunity to contribute to the understanding of some open issues in the field of comparative as well as development economics, with a focus on applied industrial and corporate change.

Institutional Determinants of new firm entry in Russia: a cross regional analysis

(The paper has been nominated for the 'Russian National Prize in Applied Economics')

Christopher J Gerry

Christopher J Gerry is Professor of Health Economics at HSE University, in St. Petersburg, where he also serves as the Director of the Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy (CHEMP) and as the Head of the Internationalisation Commission.

The research centre in health economics (CHEMP) is developing strands of work in: health measurement; the economics of health behaviours; the management and experience of chronic disease (cardiovascular disease); health system reform; healthy ageing and the economics of mental health. Professor Gerry joined HSE in September 2014, after 12 years at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, where he was Associate Professor in Health Economics, Deputy Director of the Department and Director of the IMESS International Masters consortium of universities.

Professor Gerry’s research focuses on health and well-being in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, a field in which he has produced important publications in some of the leading international outlets. His teaching includes postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Health Economics, Health and Social Sciences, Public Economics, Macroeconomics, Political Economy and Interdisciplinary Area Studies and he has a rich and varied experience of successful doctoral and masters supervision in these fields.

Professor Gerry has served as Vice-Director of the Department of Health Policy Reform, opened in September 2013 by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) and recently completed a 3-year Open Society Foundation project promoting the development of Health Economics in the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Challenges for Health and Healthcare in Russia and beyond

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee of the International Scientific Conference “Innovation in Management and Business: Future Global Challenge” consists of leading international experts from National Research University HSE – St. Petersburg

Organising Committee

A smaller Organising Committee will take responsibility for organising and running the Conference

Conference Schedule

10.00 – 10.30

Conference registration

10.00 – 10.30

Welcome coffee

10.30 – 11.00

Opening ceremony

11.00 – 13.00

Keynote speeches

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch break

14.00 – 16.00

Paper presentations (3 parallel tracks)

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 18.30

Roundtable “Russian journals in economics and management: good and different?”


Official conference dinner

10.00 – 11.30

Paper presentations (3 parallel tracks)

11.30 – 12.00

Coffee break

12.00 – 14.00

Roundtable “Aspects of innovation development in Russia”

14.00 – 14.30

Coffee break

14.30 – 15.00

Plenary session and conference feedback


Excursion “The passion of the fateful”

Call for abstracts

We invite practitioners, public and private sector employees, students, post-graduates, professors, researchers and other experts in the themes of the Conference to participate in it.
These materials must be original and not under review for publication elsewhere.
To present a report or paper at the Conference, you must check author instructions, submit electronically your entry and the abstract of your report or paper to this address

Key dates

Participants must submit electronically their entry and the abstract of their report or paper
by October 20, 2015

Invitation to present will be sent to the authors of accepted abstracts
no later than November 2, 2015

Speakers must confirm their participation
no later than November 8, 2015

Speakers should send full texts and presentations of their reports in English
bearing the date of 20th November, 2015

Conference Fees

It does not apply to students, undergraduates, graduate students and staff of the Higher School of Economics

until September 20, 2015

Russian participants
Russian Ph.D. students, Co-authors and Young participants (participants born in 1983 or later)
Foreign participants
Foreign Ph.D. students, Co-authors and Young participants (participants born in 1983 or later)

after September 20, 2015

Russian participants
Russian Ph.D. students, Co-authors and Young participants (participants born in 1983 or later)
Foreign participants
Foreign Ph.D. students, Co-authors and Young participants (participants born in 1983 or later)

Transportation and accommodation are paid by the participants

Registration Fee Covers

Conference Materials (including Book of Proceedings on CD ROM)

Refreshments and snacks during breaks on 27th and 28th November

Excursion “Traditions and innovations in St. Petersburg culture”

Conference location