International Research Conference “GSOM Emerging Markets Conference-2017”


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 About Conference



International Research GSOM Emerging Markets Conference-2017 will be held on October 5-7, 2017 at Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University.


The conference is an important platform for discussing a wide variety of research in the context of emerging markets. In 2015-2016 the conference was attended by more than 430 participants – researchers from 60 leading universities from Europe, Russia, India, UK, USA, China, Brazil and other countries, business practitioners and representatives of state authorities and regulatory bodies.

  • Conference working language is English





Key conference topics include:





As part of the conference:

  •  Doctoral Colloquium (4 ECTS for students of partner schools with special agreements on doctoral students exchange) "Advanced Research in Management in the Context of Emerging Markets", October 3-4, 2017
  • Workshops and round-tables



Keynote speakers



Jean-François Hennart


Professor, Tilburg University Center for Research in Economics and Business (Netherlands).


Expert in transaction cost theory and international management, professor Hennart studies the problems of international business institutions, and in particular the multinational enterprise. He researches the determinants of the mode of foreign market entry, such as contracts (licensing, franchising) and equity modes, and in particular equity joint ventures.

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Marco van Gelderen     


Associate Professor, VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands).


Dr. van Gelderen is business psychologist specializing in entrepreneurship, focused his research as well as his teaching activities on individual level enterprising competencies. has developed several formats to study as well as practice these competencies. This includes Russia, where he was a visiting professor at Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University for the past three years. He believes autonomy is the guiding aim for entrepreneurship education and has conducted several studies on entrepreneurial autonomy.

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 Doctoral Colloquium


Doctoral Colloquium traditionally gives start to “GSOM Emerging Markets Conference”

Doctoral students at any stage of their studies and doctoral thesis development both from Russian and foreign universities are welcome for participation.


The Colloquium program is designed as a strong blend of theory, its application and detailed feedback for every doctoral student presenting their research. The idea is to provide a platform for learning and constructive discussion for doctoral students and early career academics to achieve progress in preparing high quality thesis and publications.


Colloquium program includes:


- October 3, 2017:

  Intensive learning session with leading international faculty on theory building and preparing top level academic publications.

- October 4, 2017:

  Paper development workshop with thorough feedback and discussion.
    During the workshop the participants will present their doctoral thesis papers projects and the discussants will give their feedback and recommendations for possible improvements.


Structured abstracts submission:

  by June 5, 2017
Notification of authors:   by June 30, 2017

Full papers submission:

  by September 10, 2017




Prior to registration remains:




 Important dates
Submission of papers:   June 5, 2017
Notification of authors:   June 30, 2017
Early Bird registration deadline:   July 30, 2017
Registration deadline:   September 10, 2017
Doctoral Colloquium sessions:   October 3-4, 2017  
Conference sessions:   October 5-7, 2017




Early Bird Registration  



 Registration Fee 



  Early Bird After August 1

Registration Fee:

  250 EUR  300 EUR 
Registration Fee (Doctoral Student):   150 EUR 200 EUR 








 Venue and contacts


Conference will take place at Graduate School of Management SPbU Campus (Mikhailovskaya Dacha) in the Main Academic Building, Saint Petersburg, Russia at the address: Sankt-Peterburgskoye Shosse, 109.
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 Mikhailovsky Dacha 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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  Conference will take place at Graduate School of Management SPbU, Saint Petersburg, Russia at the address: Sankt-Peterburgskoye Shosse, 109

Tel: + 7812 323 8453




The conference proceedings 


GSOM Emerging Markets Conference-2016 proceedings



Past conferences






Photogallery: GSM SPbU Campus in Mikhailovskaya Dacha


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 Any questions?

Elena A. Davydova

Conference coordinator