5th International Research GSOM Emerging Markets Conference 2018


About the Conference
Call for Papers Tracks Keynote Speakers Doctoral Colloquium


Important Dates Registration Fees Venue and Contacts Book of Abstracts Past Conferences



 About the Conference




Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg University is glad to announce Call for Papers for the 5th International Research GSOM Emerging Markets Conference (GSOM EMC-2018)!


Conference working language is English.







Over the past 5 years GSOM EMC has become the key event in GSOM SPbU academic life. In 2014-2017 the conference gathered more than 1300 leading scholars and practitioners from Russia and abroad and became an important platform for discussing and sharing the ideas and experience in wide range of topics in emerging markets context. Scholars, practitioners and doctoral students are welcome to join GSOM EMC community at the 5-th anniversary conference on October 4-6, 2018!





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Keynote Speakers



Graeme Hodge

Professor of Law, Monash University, Australia


Graeme Hodge is a Professor of Law at Monash University and an internationally respected scholar on public policy matters such as public-private partnership, privatization and regulation. He is winner of the Monash University doctoral supervision excellence Award and has published twelve books and 115 papers. Graeme has worked in both the public and private sectors, and consulted to the OECD, European Commission, United Nations, Asian Development Bank, Commonwealth Secretariat and Australian governments on issues of public policy and regulatory governance. He has also served as special adviser and contributed to 22 Parliamentary Committees and Inquiries.  His research grants have covered the arenas of government accountability, water sector regulation, electricity reform, nanotechnology regulation and urban services. His next book (being completed with Greve) is Public-Private Partnership Logic: The Enduring Interdependency between Politics and Markets, Edward Elgar.


Keynote paper title: “Our Public-Private Partnership Era: A Synoptic Perspective of Infrastructure Lenses, Learning and Lessons”




Gerhard Schnyder
Reader in International Management, Loughborough University, UK



Dr. Gerhard Schnyder is a Reader in International Management and joined the University from King’s College London in July 2017. At King’s, Gerhard was the Director of the MSc in International Management (2014-2017) and taught Global Corporate Governance, Comparative Management, International Business, and International Strategy modules in his previous role.

Gerhard has published 20 refereed journal articles and book chapters and has co-authored a book on the history of Swiss corporate governance. He has obtained several research fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation and a large grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). He is member of the editorial advisory board of ‘Accounting, Law and Economics – A Convivium’.


Keynote paper title: “Coping with Institutional Upheaval: MNE Corporate Political Activity in Orban’s Hungary”



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 Important Dates


Papers submission deadline:  

May 20, 2018

Notification of authors:  

June 25, 2018

Early Bird Registration:  

June 25 – August 15, 2018

Registration deadline:  

September 25, 2018

Doctoral Colloquium:  

October 2-3, 2018

Conference dates:  


October 4-6, 2018




 Registration Fees


Registration fee type

Before 15.08.2018
(Early Bird)

After 15.08.2018
(Before 25.09.2018)

Full package*

300 € 350 €
Standard package** 250 € 300 €
Full package for students  and doctoral students*   200 € 250 €
Standard package for students and doctoral students** 150 €

200 €


* Full package includes participation in all the events within the Conference program including welcome reception and gala dinner 

** Standard package includes participation in all the events within the Conference program including welcome reception 



 Venue and Contacts


GSOM EMC 2018 will be held at Graduate School of Management SPbU, Campus “Mikhailovskaya Dacha”.


“Mikhailovskaya Dacha” is a unique historical place combining classic architecture and innovations, natural landscape and advanced technologies. Initially “Mikhailovskaya Dacha” was a summer residence of the family of Grand Duke Mikhail Romanov (1850-1917). The architectural and natural landscape was developing under guidance of the leading architects of the 19 century.


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Close to the campus there are famous historical places and sights. These are the splendid fountains of Petrodvorets, the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna and the architecture of Peterhof. The Peterhof Palace is a series of palaces and gardens located in Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia, laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. These palaces and gardens are sometimes referred as the "Russian Versailles". Conference guests can admire the beautiful views of these cities which are very impressive in the autumn season and also visit many museums and parks.


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Photogallery: Graduate School of Management SPbU Campus “Mikhailovskaya Dacha”


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 Any Questions?

GSOM EMC 2018 Organizing Committee


E-mail:  emc@gsom.spbu.ru


Tel.: +7 (812) 323-84-53

Eleonora V. Shmeleva Elena A. Davydova Alena A. Mityaeva Alina S. Rucheva Olesya V. Bandalyuk