GSOM Professors and doctoral students took part in the 46th EIBA Annual Conference Professor, Head of the GSOM Scientific Commission, Andrei Panibratov along with presentation of serious of research papers, participated in the meeting of the EIBA Board of Directors as the national representative of Russia.
“This year the EIBA conference accepted a record number of GSOM SPbU Doctoral students’ papers, nine in total. This indicates a significant increase in the status of GSOM as a research school that is fully consistent with the new GSOM strategy, aimed at creating and sharing new knowledge. High appreciation from EIBA is very important to us, and we strive to ensure that our Doctoral students (and, of course, professors), as authors and co-authors of high-quality papers, enter the international academic community on an equal base with representatives of leading business schools in Europe and the world ", - said Andrei Panibratov.
The paper «Why they back? Returnees 'presence, talent management and firms' innovative capabilities in the emerging market context», prepared by Marina Latukha, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Personnel Management, in collaboration with third-year Doctoral student Mariia Shagalkina, was accepted to the Paper Development Workshop, organized by the Journal of International Business Studies, leading international scientific journal with a high citation rate.
The paper discusses the effect that returnees and talent management practices for managing returnees may have on innovativeness of organizations. Returnees are a valuable resource for companies in emerging markets because they possess high levels of human capital and social capital – knowledge of foreign markets, cultures, global best practices and technologies, as well as inter-personal business connections abroad. Coming back to their home countries, returnees may experience re-adaptation issues on their workplaces which may hinder knowledge sharing and other advantages of their human and social capital for firms. «Talent management practices aimed at attraction, development, and retention of returnees eliminate the issues related to re-adaptation and integration, promote knowledge sharing from returnees and influence positively innovative capabilities and innovativeness of companies in Russia», - said Mariia Shagalkina.
During the conference, doctoral students were able to discuss their research with leading academics at the Danny Van DenBulcke Doctoral Symposium (DVDB DS). This year Professor Andrei Panibratov was one of the discussants at the DVDB DS Symposium.
EIBA is a professional society for academics and others interested in the multifaceted field of International Business (IB), serving as a community network that promotes research, global communication, knowledge transfer, life-long learning and exchanges of ideas. Membership is open to individuals from Europe and around the world. EIBA consists of about 500 members from over 50 countries representing all five continents.