Yury Evgenievich Blagov

Associate Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management

Director, Research Center for Corporate Social Responsibility

Director, Project Management for Social Entrepreneurs program

Yury Evgenievich Blagov
Courses

Business History, in Russian (Bachelor program)

Corporate Social Responsibility, in Russian (Bachelor program)

Global Responsible Leadership, in English (Master program)

Business and Society, in Russian (МВА/EMBA)

EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC DEGREES

  • Corporate social responsibility: strategic integration and competitiveness (Executive Program), ESADE Business School/Stanford Graduate School of Business, Barcelona, 2008.
  • The Duke program for manager development (Executive Program), Duke University Fuqua School of Business, 1994.
  • Candidate of Science in Economics (First Doctoral Degree), St. Petersburg University, 1987.
  • Doctoral Program, School of Economics, St. Petersburg University, 1984–1987.  
  • Specialist Degree in political economy (with distinction), School of Economics, St. Petersburg University, 1981.

RESEARCH

  • Evolution of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) concept
  • Sustainable development and Corporate Sustainability
  • ESG factors
  • Corporate social performance management
  • Corporate philanthropy
  • Social entrepreneurship

SELECTED PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (TOTAL AMOUNT OVER 60)

Monographs and Book Chapters (all in Russian):

 

International and National Reports:

In English 

  • Review of UN Global Compact LEAD pilot phase. The Academy of Business in Society (EABIS), PRME, Ashridge Business School. January 2013 (Head of the SPbU GSOM research group).
  • Report on social investments in Russia 2008: integrating CSR principles into corporate strategy / Y.Blagov, S.Litovchenko, E.Ivanova (eds). Moscow: The Russian Managers Association. 2008. (Lead author).

In Russian

  • Report on Social Investments in Russia – 2019: to business transformation for sustainable development / Y.Blagov (ed). Moscow: The Russian Managers Association. 2020 (Lead author).
  • Corporate philanthropy strategies. In: All about leaders 2020: the national “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders – 2020” project. Moscow, The Donors Forum. 2020 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko, A.A.Egiyan).
  • The results of the “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders — 2019” study. In: All about leaders 2019: the national “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders in Sustainability Paradigm” and “Repository of the best practices and cases of institutional philanthropy and volunteering” projects. Moscow, The Donors Forum. 2019 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko, I.L.Kazakova).
  • The results of the “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders — 2018” study. In: All about leaders 2018: the national “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders – 2018” project.  Moscow, The Donors Forum. 2018 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • The results of the “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders — 2017” study. In: All about leaders 2017: the national “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders — 2017” project. Moscow. The Donors Forum. 2017 (co-authored with A.B.Boldyreva, O.V.Vohmyanina, I.Y.Efremova-Gart, A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Report on Social Investments in Russia — 2014: creating value for business and society /Y.Blagov, I.Sobolev (eds). St.Petersburg. ATM Kniga, 2014 (Lead author).
  • Report on Corporate Philanthropy in Russia. In: All about leaders 2014: the national “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders — 2014” project. Moscow. The Donors Forum. 2014 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Analytical research on corporate philanthropy in Russia. In: Companies’ practice in philanthropy and social investments. Moscow. The Donors Forum. 2011 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Analytical report for People Investor 2009 research / People Investor 2009: innovation approach to business in times of crisis. Moscow: The Russian Managers Association. 2010 (Lead author).

 

Papers in Academic Journals:

In English 

  • The transformation of corporate sustainability model in the context of achieving the UN SDGs: evidence from the leading Russian companies // Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 2021, Vol. 21 No. 2. P. 307–321. (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Guest Editorial // Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, 2021, Vol. 21 No. 2. P. 229–236. (co-authored with I. Matser, B. Rok, Th.Osburg).
  • Blagov, Y., Aray, Y. The emergence of social entrepreneurship in Russia // Social Enterprise Journal, 2019, Vol. 15 No. 2. P. 158-178. (co-authored with Y.Aray).
  • Corporate Strategies for Sustainability: the Experience of Leading Russian Companies. Brief for the UN Global Sustainable Development report 2016 (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/science/rowdsourcedbriefs) (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Corporate philanthropy in Russia: evidence from a national awards competition // Corporate governance: the international journal of business in society. 2012. Vol. 12. Issue 4. P. 534–547 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).*
  • Responsible leadership and “shared value” — the new Russian experience // EuroCharity Yearbook 2011/12: Leadership for sustainability. 2012. P. 80–81.
  • Corporate responsibility and emerging markets // Corporate governance: the international journal of business in society. 2011. Vol. 11. Issue 4. P. 308–312 (co-authored with G Lenssen, D.Bevan).

In Russian

  • Corporate Giving in Russia: Strategies of the Leaders // Economics of Contemporary Russia. 2016. №3 (74). P. 84–98 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • Creating value for business and society: corporate social performance of Russian companies // Russian Management Journal. 2015. Vol. 13. Issue 2. P. 67–98 (co-authored with V.I.Kabalina, A.A. Petrova-Savchenko, I.S.Sobolev).
  • Educational programs in social entrepreneurship: international experience and Russian features // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2014. Issue. 3. P. 177–197 (co-authored with Y.N.Aray).
  • Corporate social performance of the Russian companies: towards the issue of the first business case studies collection // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2012. Issue. 3. P. 106–127 (co-authored with I.V.Gladkikh).
  • Information disclosure on obligations fulfillment in non-financial reporting of the largest companies operating in Russia // Economics of Contemporary Russia. 2012. №2 (57). P. 118–130 (co-authored with A.A.Petrova-Savchenko).
  • R.Edward Freeman and the stakeholder concept // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2012. Issue. 1. P. 109–116.
  • Analysis of the corporate philanthropy leaders’ practices in Russia in 2007–2009 // Russian Management Journal. 2011. Vol. 9. Issue 2. P. 27–48 (co-authored with A.A. Savchenko).
  • Evolution of CSR concept and the strategic management theory // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2011. Issue. 1. P. 3–26.
  • Corporate social responsibility: challenges to the management education // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2010. Issue 2. P. 143–161.
  • Social entrepreneurship: the problem of typology // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2010. Issue 3. P. 109–114 (co-authored with Yu.N.Aray).
  • Corporate social responsibility in Russia: lessons of the national Report on social investments // Russian Management Journal. 2009. Vol. 7, Issue 1. P. 3–24 (co-authored with E.Ivanova).
  • The genesis of the corporate social responsibility concept // Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series. 2006. Issue 2. P. 3–24. 
  • Business history as the path of learning. A review of Chandler A. D., Jr. Inventing the electronic century: the epic story of the consumer electronics and computer industries. Free Press, 2001 // Russian Management Journal. 2005. Vol.3. Issue 4. P. 169–177.
  • The concept of corporate social responsibility and strategic management // Russian Management Journal. 2004. Vol. 2. Issue. 3. P. 17–34.

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* The paper has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner 2013 by the Emerald Literati Network (www.emeraldinsight.com/literati). 

 

Papers in Professional Journals:

  • Alive means responsible (An Interview) // Expert North-West. 2020. No 4 (777). P. 15.
  • Corporate social responsibility is a market economy concept (An Interview) // Profession: Director. 2013. No 5. P. 26–34.
  • Just good business (An Interview) // Expert North-West. 2011. No 1(497). P. 20–23.
  • Corporate social responsibility and business education // Business education. 2007. No 1 (22). P. 49–52.

 

Published Textbooks and Cases:

  • Targeted philanthropic program «The Way Home». Repository of the best practices and cases of institutional philanthropy and volunteering. Moscow, The Donors Forum. 2019
  • Managing projects in social entrepreneurship (textbook) / Y.E.Blagov (ed). SPb.: SPbU Publishing House, 2017 (co-authored with Y.N.Aray, D.I.Barkan, O.R.Verkhovskaya, A.A.Petrova-Savchenko, O.M.Udovichenko).
  • Commercial firm “Schick”: social responsibility in small and medium-size business (co-authored with M.Zuravkova) / S.P.Kouchtch (ed.). Collection of case-studies: experience of Russian companies (North-West region). SPb.: SPbU Publishing House, 2003.

INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

HONORS AND AWARDS

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Visiting Professorships: 

  • Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, 2010.
  • Aalto University (Finland), 2009, 2010.
  • UC Berkeley (USA), 1998
  • St.Mary’s College of California, 1995–1997, 1999–2005.

 

In-company ExEd Programs:

  • Severstal, StatoilHydro, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), IBM, Sakhalin Energy, 2008–. 

 

Memberships in professional associations: 

  • RBEN — Russian Business Ethics Network, 2018–.
  • The emergence of social enterprises in Europe network (EMES), 2015–.
  • International Academy of Organizational Sciences, 2010–.
  • Caux Round Table (CRT), 2006–.
  • European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), 1996–2010.

 

Memberships in editorial boards:

  • Journal of East European Management Studies (JEEMS), 2015–
  • Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Management Series, 2009 –.
  • Corporate Governance: The international journal of business and society, 2006 –.
  • Russian Management Journal, 2003 –.
  • Global Outlook: An International Journal of Business, Economics and Social Policy, 1998–2003.

 

Participation in other councils/committees:

  • Member of the Board of Directors, ABIS — The Academy of Business in Society, 2019–.
  • Member of the Advisory Board, Sustainability Centers Community, NBS — Network for Business Sustainability, 2020–.
  • Member of the Commission “Business practices for SDGs” of the Council for sustainable development, CSR, and corporate volunteering at Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2021–.
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees, RAUL Charity Foundation, 2016–.
  • Member of the Expert council of the Presidential Grants Foundation on the development of Civil Society, 2017–.
  • Member of the Expert council under the Committee for non-financial reporting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP), 2010–.
  • Judge of the National panel for the “Corporate Philanthropy Leaders” Award, 2009–.
  • Judge of the National panel for the “People Investor” Award, 2010–.
  • Member of the Saint Petersburg University Academic Council, 2003–.
  • Member of the SPbU GSOM Academic Council, 1994–.

 

International Conferences Chairing:

  • XVIII Annual Colloquium of ABIS-Academy of Business in Society 2019: “Business and Society: measuring impact and creating change”. Berlin, October 29–30, 2020 (Steering Committee member).
  • Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) Sustainability Centers Community workshop. INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. November 16–17, 2016, (Organizing Committee Member).
  • V International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE) World Congress 2012: “Tradition and new horizons: towards the virtue of responsibility”. Warsaw. July 11-14, 2013 (Program Board Member).
  • IX Annual Colloquium and VIII PhD Conference of EABIS-Academy of Business in Society 2010: “Corporate responsibility and emerging markets”. St.Petersburg, September 20–22, 2010 (Co-Chair).
  • XI International Conference of RABE: “The role of business education in the development of the business social responsibility”. Jordan. November 3–10, 2007 (Research Chair). 
  • Annual research Conference of EBEN: “Normative foundations of corporate responsibility”. St.Petersburg. June 15–17, 2006 (Program Committee Chair).

News

2 May 2024 | Наука | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Yury Blagov took part in the conference “Corporate volunteering in the region as an effective tool for interaction between business and society”

On April 11 2024, Yury Blagov, Director of the CSR Center at GSOM SPbU, took part in the conference “Corporate volunteering in the region as an effective tool for interaction between business and society” as a guest speaker

22 April 2024 | Наука | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Yury Blagov and Diana Dmitrieva took part in the IX St. Petersburg Economic Congress SPEC-2024

On April 4, 2024, Yury Blagov and Diana Dmitrieva, representatives of the Department of Strategic and International Management at SPbU GSOM, made scientific reports at the round table “Global socio-ecological-economic transformations and sustainable development”, held as part of the program of the IX St. Petersburg Economic Congress SPEC- 2024 “Promising integration processes in the global economy: noo-approach.” The Congress was organized by the Institute of New Industrial Development named after  S.Yu. Witte with the support of the Free Economic Society of Russia

19 April 2024 | Наука | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Yury Blagov and Dmitry Kucherov took part in the XXV All-Russian Symposium “Strategic Planning and Development of Enterprises” CEMI

On April 9, 2024, representatives of GSOM St. Petersburg State University — associate professors Yury Blagov and Dmitry Kucherov presented their reports at the section “Theoretical problems of strategic planning” of the XXV All-Russian symposium “Strategic planning and development of enterprises”, held at the Central Economics and Mathematics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (CEMI RAS ).

21 March 2024 | Наука | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Yury Blagov took part in the first meeting of corporate volunteers of Sakhalin Energy

On March 13, 2024, Yury Blagov, Director of the CSR Center at GSOM SPbU, as part of a group of experts, took part in the first meeting of corporate volunteers of Sakhalin Energy, held under the slogan "Energy of Good” in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

14 March 2024 | Наука | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Yury Blagov took part in the business program of the “Headliners of ESG Principles” National Award

On February 29, 2024 Director of the CSR Center at GSOM SPbU Yury Blagov took part in two panel sessions of the business program of the “Headliners of ESG Principles” National Award, and also acted as a jury member

15 February 2024 | Наука | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич
Yury Blagov took part in an open meeting of the National Council on Corporate Volunteering

On February 13, 2024, Yury Blagov, Director of the CSR Center at GSOM SPbU, took part in an open meeting of the National Council on Corporate Volunteering (NCCV), held at the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.

19 December 2023 | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | Наука
Yury Blagov took part in the Final Conference of the National Competition GPM Awards Russia 2023

On December 7, 2023, Yury Blagov, Director of the CSR Center at GSOM SPbU, took part in the Final Conference of the National Competition for Professional Project Management in the Field of Sustainable Development “GPM Awards Russia 2023”, held by the Association of Project Managers “Project Alliance” together with the Analytical Center under the Government of the Russian Federation.

6 December 2023 | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | All news | Conferences
The new season of the financial club has started at the MCF program

At the Mikhailovskaya Dacha campus of GSOM SPbU, the next season of the Club of Financiers from the master’s program “Corporate Finance” (MCF) has started — an open event for everyone interested in the practical aspects of the financial industry.

5 December 2023 | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | All news | Conferences
“Management essentials: practical school of management”: launch of the third stream and new recruitment

In November, the third open group began classes in the “Management Essentials: Practical School of Management” program. 21 students from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Orenburg, Chelyabinsk and Dzerzhinsk chose the flagship program of additional online education at GSOM SPbU in order to improve their management competencies.

5 December 2023 | Благов Юрий Евгеньевич | All news | Conferences
GSOM SPbU professor leads the citation ranking of SPbU professors in the direction of “Cybernetics”

Tatyana Gavrilova, a professor, head of the Department of Information Technologies in Management of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg State University, took 1st place among teachers of St. Petersburg State University in terms of the number of citations in the “Cybernetics” section of the scientific electronic library eLibrary.

 

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Karina Alexandrovna Bogatyreva
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Vasiliy Konstantinovich Dermanov
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Diana Mikhailovna Dmitrieva
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Associate Professor, Department of Strategic and International Management
Liubov Andreevna Ermolaeva
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Olga Leonidovna Garanina
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Tatyana Nikolaevna Klemina
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Klishevich Daria Sergeevna
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Anastasiya Kirillovna Laskovaya
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Nickolay Vasilievich Raskov
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