The Center for Entrepreneurship of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) received a grant (available in Russian only) from the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) for the project Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic: strategic behavior of small- and medium-sized enterprises in the time of crisis. The Director of the Center Karina Bogatyreva will be the head of the project.
GSOM SPbU has received the grant from the RSF grant for the event "Research by scientific groups under the guidance of young scientists" of the President's program of research projects implemented by leading scientists, including young scientists. The development period is up to 2024.
"The study will focus on identifying aspects of the strategic behavior of small and medium-sized enterprises that can enhance organizational resilience to the COVID-19 crisis and improve business performance. In addition, the project will address macro-environmental factors, including social institutions, that influence business strategies in times of crisis. The outcome of the project will contribute to the ability of society to respond effectively to the global challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term implications for the business sector, market conditions, consumption patterns and the processes of interaction of business stakeholders," said Karina Bogatyreva.
The project team, in addition to the GSOM SPbU representatives, will include researchers and Doctoral students from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Grenoble School of Management, Lappeenranta University of Technology and the University of Alabama.
A total of 318 projects were supported by the Fund, of which 10 were from SPbU.