Panel Discussion «Knowledge Management for Sustainable Growth in Emerging Markets»

Panel Discussion «Knowledge Management for Sustainable Growth in Emerging Markets» will be held on November 27, 2015 at Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU) as part the CEMS Annual Events 2015 and as part of INNOVARRA  project on Innovations in Company Knowledge Management: Typology, Methodology and Recommendations (INNOVARRA). The Panel Discussion represents the ongoing dialogue between the representatives of academic and business communities around the main issues concerning knowledge management methods, tools and practices.


Keynote speakers:

  • George Tovstiga,

Professor of Strategy & Innovation Management,

Director of Henley Executive Strategy Programme,

Henley Business School / University of Reading, Great Britain


Professor, Head of Information Technologies in Management Department, Graduate School of Management, SPbU.


  • Micaela Saeftel

Head of Global Trainee Program,

ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd, Switzerland



Issues to be discussed:

This panel is aimed at discussing the new methods, tools and practices in KM.  Despite the fact that KM is actively discussed for more than 20 years among academics and practitioners of management, the effect of business investment in KM is insufficient. The panel  will examine how knowledge management (KM) strategies and practices shape the results of the firms operating in emerging markets (EM):

  • How do emerging markets' firms manage this asset?
  • What KM strategies and practices are most commonly used by the firms operating in emergent markets?
  • What KM practices or their bundles proved to work best in this context?
  • Which forms of knowledge codification and structuring are most effective?
  • To what extent international "best practices" in KM are applicable and efficient in the emerging markets' context?
  • How do emerging markets' firms balance between engaging in open innovation processes and retaining control of their proprietary knowledge (especially in the light of weak intellectual property rights reinforcement systems)?


The Panel Discussion will take place at 14.15-15.00 at 109, Sankt-Peterburgskoye Shosse, Conference Hall, Rm. 1301.

The Panel Discussion working language is English.


For more information, please contact Nadezhda Kanaeva (