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Doctoral Colloquium “Advanced Research in International Business, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management in the Context of Emerging Markets"



About the Event


Doctoral Colloquium will traditionally give start to GSOM Emerging Markets Conference on October 1-2. 2019.

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

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

Working language is English.





Doctoral Colloquium program includes:


- October 1, 2019:


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


- October 2, 2019:


Paper development workshop with thorough feedback and discussion.

During the workshop the participants will present their doctoral thesis papers projects/research articles and the discussants will give their feedback and recommendations for possible improvements.



Deadlines and criteria


Papers requirements:


Interested doctoral students are encouraged to submit minimum two pages extended outline (references not counted) of their research by sending them to Doctoral Colloquium coordinator Eleonora Shmeleva (

  • First year doctoral students can submit a short outline of the research plan or idea for a journal publication.
  • The more advanced doctoral students are recommended to submit the draft of their current research article/thesis paper.

Submitted papers should relate to one of the three topics which form the main three tracks of the Colloquium:

  1. Entrepreneurship.
  2. International business.
  3. Strategic management.

Accepted candidates will give a 20-25 minutes’ presentation followed by a feedback discussion. In order to encourage colloquium interaction, all attendees will be appointed as discussants for one of the presentations to make additional peer review.

Doctoral Colloquium participants are also welcome to participate in the main conference sessions on October 3-5, 2019.



Papers submission and registration deadlines:



  Papers submission deadline:   June 15, 2019  
  Notification of Authors:   by July 25, 2019  
  Early Bird registration:   July 25 – August 15, 2019  
  Registration deadline:   September 20, 2019  


Registration fees amounts


For doctoral students registration fees amounts please check the main GSOM EMC-2019 web-page.

Participation is free of charge for SPbU doctoral students.





Professor Galina Shirokova

Doctoral Colloquium Chair


Eleonora Shmeleva

Doctoral Colloquium coordinator