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HSE Campus in St. PetersburgEventsThe International BRICS Global Business & Innovation Conference,St. Petersburg, Russia

The International BRICS Global Business & Innovation Conference,St. Petersburg, Russia

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Dear colleagues,

St. Petersburg School of Economics and Management of National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) invites you to take part in the International 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: (i) Global economic development and the rise of the BRICS; (ii) Global Business Perspectives and Practices; (iii) 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 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.

The Conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, mini tracks, and roundtables.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

   Igor Filatotchev (Cass Business School, City University London, England)

     Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University, China)

   Slavo Radosevic (University College London (UCL), England)

   Ravi Ramamurti (Northeastern University (Boston), USA)

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

The conference also presents the following mini tracks:

     Mini Track “Establishing a research Centre on the study of Labour Relations / Labour Law in BRICS member states”;

     Mini Track “BRICS in intangible-driven economy: Challenges vs Opportunities”.

To engage top experts of business society and leading scholars, the conference provides unique roundtables:

     Roundtable “(Re)shaping the Curriculum: Teaching technology and innovation in changing global environment”;

     Roundtable “The digital transformation of Business: New business scenarios in data-driven economy”.

Conference location:HSE Saint Petersburg, 3, Kantemirovskaya ulitsa, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Working language: English

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Organizing Committee at brics-ic@hse.ru

Up-to-date information about the Conference: http://mbi.spb.hse.ru

Looking forward to seeing you!