Youth empowerment: young scientists discussed “Innovations in knowledge management practices” at GSOM SPbU

On 10-11 October Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg State University held a research school for young researchers “Innovations in Knowledge Management Practices” supported by Russian Science Foundation.


Research school started with the greeting of the Head of the Information Technologies in Management Department GSOM SPbU, head of the project “Innovation in Company Knowledge Management: typology, methodology and recommendations (INNOVARRA)” supported by Russian Science Foundation, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Tatiana A. Gavrilova. Introductory lecture was in the form of workshop and was devoted to knowledge articulation and structuring.


The first day of the school included a series of lectures with practical sessions. During the presentation of Associate Professor of Information Technologies in Management Department GSOM SPbU, Dmitry V. Kudryavtsev, issues related to knowledge management tools were discussed. Presentation by Professor Vito Albino (Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy) was focused on the technical knowledge, and Professor Giovanni Schiuma (University of Basilicata, Italy; University of the Arts London, UK) presented organizational and cultural factors that influence knowledge management.




40 young scientists took part in the research school, including 34 Russian researchers and 6 researchers from Austria, Germany, Ireland, and Italy. A total number of 20 Russian and international higher education institutions was represented.


Research school was held by international team of lecturers from 4 leading universities from the following countries: Germany, Italy, France and Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm).




The first day of the research school ended up with a special session in which participants presented their research projects in the field of knowledge management, and received feedback from leading Russian and foreign experts and researchers.



The second day began with a discussion upon the issues of knowledge management in a particular domain: Professor Kurt Sandkuhl, University of Rostock, Germany, presented a speech on knowledge management practices in public administration in Germany. Questions of strategic relevance of knowledge in the context of the organizations were later discussed in the lecture by Professor George Tovstiga, EDHEC Business School, France. Speech by Maria A. Molodchik, Associate Professor of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Perm, was devoted to the use of quantitative methods in knowledge management research.


Workshop on the second day was devoted to the semantic technologies in knowledge management and was held by Professor Vladimir F. Khoroshevskiy and Associate Professor Irina V. Efimenko (National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow).



Research school ended up with a panel discussion between the leading Russian and foreign researchers and business practitioners. Discussion was dedicated to topical areas of development, knowledge management tools and further development of knowledge management field as a whole.


Regarding the feedback from the participants – everybody pointed out high level of school organisation, the quality of the presented material and, of course, highly competency teachers and guest lecturers.







Head of School, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University, Konstantin V. Krotov:


“Research school for young researchers “Innovations in Knowledge Management Practices” marks a new stage of development for Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University. This is the moment when the school becomes the center for dissemination and discussion of the latest research trends and perspectives of modern”.









Дорогу молодым: в ВШМ СПбГУ прошла школа для молодых ученых «Инновации в практиках управления знаниями»