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21.05.2007 "Supply chain management in Russian businesses" Research Seminar
June 15, 2007
St. Petersburg, Russia
Center for Marketing Studies, Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University

We invite corporate managers and purchasing directors, as well as researchers and experts to take part in the international Russian-Finnish seminar on supply chain management in Russian firms. The media support for the seminar will be covered by the Growth Management Journal (Ęóšķąė "Ģåķåäęģåķņ šīńņą").Prof. Sergey P. Kousch, GSM SPbSU, will chair the seminar and present the results of his recent studies of supply chain management strategies and practices in Russia.

Research seminar will be organized as a one-day event on June 15, 2007 at 3, room 222, Volkhovsky pereulok, St. Petersburg, Russia

For further enquiries please contact:
Elena Lagodzinskaya
+7 812 323 84 64

See: Seminar programme

25.03.2010 3rd Annual Academic Conference «Contemporary Problems in Management: Exploring the Boundaries of Management Science» will be hosted by the Faculty of Management, SU-HSE in Moscow, November 23-25, 2010

The 2010 Conference aims to create an academic forum that attracts researchers dealing with contemporary management issues and is organized with support of the Harvard Business Review Russia, the Russian edition of the pre-eminent management publication. Discusions will include tracks and roundtables organized by NoE. The main conference will be preceded by the Students' academic conference, aimed at supporting young researchers, which will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2010.

The Conference invites electronic submissions of papers, which should be sent no later than September 1, 2010. The special early submission deadline is June 10, 2010.

See: Call for papers (to be renewed soon).

See: official website of the conference (to be renewed soon).

12.01.2010 Deadline for paper submissions to Summer AMA 2010 has been extended to 29 January!

29.12.2009 1st EMAC Regional Conference will take place in Hungary in September 2010

European Marketing Academy will host its first regional conference on September 24-25, 2010 in Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. The conference entitled 'Marketing Theory Challenges in Emerging Societies' will highlight new theories of markets and marketing in transition economies.

Please, submit papers of up to 10 pages max., including tables and figures (the cover / title page, and references don't count). PhD colloquium (September 23) will precede the main conference and will be devoted to discussions of 15 PhD projects and special presentations on writing papers, academic research in marketing, and professional development. Deadline for all submissions is March 31, 2010.

See: conference website.

See: guidelines for authors.

See: paper submission.

18.12.2009 AMA 2010 will take place in Boston, MA on August 13-16

Next year AMA Summer educators' conference will be organized in Boston. The special theme, "The Role of Marketing in Creating Customer Value and Enhancing Societal Welfare", highlights challenges of marketing at the bottom of the pyramid, eco-food and other eco-products, digital technology and privacy in marketing, as well as the overall impact of marketing activities on the society.

Competitive papers and special session proposals are welcome by January 14, 2010. The deadline for final manuscript submission is to be anounced later.

See: conference webpages.

See: allAcademic manuscript system (submission).

28.11.2009 Overview of II Scientific Conference "Modern Management: Problems, Hypotheses, Research", November 24-26 Moscow

Progress in management research and methods, as well as prospects and plans for research projects were among hot topics for three days in November at the Faculty of Management, SU-HSE.

The main conference started with plenary on the second day, continued to tracks and concluded with Management Research Roundtable last day in the evening. In line with tradition, the first day was devoted to PhD colloquium and presentations of papers by graduate students.

This year's tracks emphasised marketing topics. Three tracks highlited marketing strategy, performance measurement and communication, three other tracks discussed strategic management and corporate governance, human resource management, project and innovation management, and one special track was devoted to management in education.

Plenary was opened by the SU-HSE University Choir performance, and welcome speeches by Faculty of Management Dean Nikolay Filinov and RAS Associate Academician Georgyi Kleiner.

Plenary speakers presented seven papers. The first two studied retail development in Russia and in Germany. Vadim Radaev (SU-HSE) reported the results of his recent research and presented his critique of the recently debated Trade Law draft, while Jon Hanf (IAMO, Germany) explored expansion of global retail networks in CEE region.

Next, four papers were presented by SU-HSE Faculty of Management Professors. Sergey Filonovich proposed a view on life-long learning and its role for future of Universities. Igor Gurkov, Igor Lipsitz and Azer Efendiev discussed Russian business in crisis and put forward strategic solutions.

In conclusion Ali Beba (Ozyegin University, Turkey) invited the audience to cooperate in joint European research projects on entrepreneurship.

Papers by NoE members concentrated in track 'New Directions for Marketing Management'. The hot topic was b2b interaction in value networks: five papers by researchers from Russia and Germany brought to surface issues of power, customer orientation and the role of brands in interfirm relations, coordination and change management in supply chains, as well as portfolio perspective on relations with stakeholders.

Other participants reported on their developments in b2b and b2c market research methods. Notably, one case showed how plain b2b study of market shares had eventually led participant firms to much closer cooperation. The track also included two papers on property protection and corporate governance.

14.11.2009 First IMP conference to be held in CEE region in 2010

26 IMP Conference will take place September 2-4, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary. This year conference's motto "Business Networks - Globality, Regionality, Locality" will promote studies of spatial dimensions of business network development.

Deadline for abstract submission is January 18, 2010. Subject to abstract acceptance, full papers are to be submitted by April 1. Please, register for the conference via electronic registration system.

See: Call for papers.

See: IMP 2010 website.

See: electronic registration system.

See: Corvinus University of Budapest website.

See: Corvinus University of Budapest in Wikipedia.

07.11.2009 Irkutsk State University and Chair of Economics and Management at ISU will host Academic Conference «Economic readings» dedicated to 90-years anniversary of the Chair

In 1919 the first tenured professor for the Chair of Political Economy was employed at Irkutsk University. From this year onwards the University started teaching and research in economic theory. «Economic readings» will be dedicated to the 90 anniversary of the Chair and will provide a fresh politico-economic look on modern Russian development. Conference's general topics will include today's political economy and economic theory, practical economic issues, competitive and regulative aspects of economic system, and special topic on modern education and its peroformance.

Please, submit your proposals and papers by e-mail to the Conference's Organization Committe


26.10.2009 XI HSE International Academic Conference 'Economic and Social Development' will be hosted on April 6-8, 2010.

International 'April' conferences have been hosted by Higher School of Economics since 2000, and are dedicated to special topics of Russian economic modernization. This year the conference's special topics are 'Economic Modernization: markets, firms, and structural changes' and 'Preserving the Nation: demographic, socioeconomic, and political context'. The plenary sessions on April 6-7 and the special symposia within the conference (including selected reports, parallel sessions and round tables) will be devoted to these special themes. Registration is open till March 10, 2010 (paper submission from September 10 till November 16, 2009). For registration, please proceed to official conference website. NoE events at the conference will be announced later.

See: official conference website.

25.10.2009 II Scientific Conference "Modern Management: Problems, Hypotheses, Research" will be hosted by Faculty of Management, HSE in Moscow, November 24-26, 2009

The goal of this conference is to foster scientific research in management by bringing together scholars working in the field, and to maximize the amount and level of interaction among researchers at all stages of their career development. The conference will be preceded by the Doctoral colloquium, aimed at supporting young researchers and discussing PhD projects, which will be held on Tuesday 24th November, 2009. Discusions at the general conference will include track and roundtables organized by NoE. To register, please proceed to registration form.

See: official website of the conference.

24.10.2009 The news in English are restarted

The news in English are to be renewed regularly from this date. Some events from years 2008-2009 for which news were done only in Russian will be outlined in English with respect to event dates.

29.09.2009 International Academic Conference "Interaction marketing in contemporary economy" started on 27 September 2009 in St. Petersburg, Russia

The Conference is dedicated to 20-anniversary of SPb FINEK's Chair of Marketing. The Conference will discuss the present state of interaction marketing theory and methodology, as well as key research developments and marketing management tools for today's innovative economy.

19.09.2009 On September 16 the city of Maastricht, Netherlands, welcomed participants of the 17th ICRM

17th International Colloquium in Relationhip Marketing started on Wednesday at the Maastricht University. ICRM is devoted to discussing novel views on relationship marketing. Colloquium aims to stimulate active discussions on all b2b relationship facets in the new Millenium.

See: 17th ICRM website.

05.09.2009 25 IMP Group conference started on September 3 in Marseille

IMP 2009 marks a quarter-century of research in industrial marketing and purchasing! This year IMP conference is organized by Euromed school of management located in the Mediterrainean port of Marseille, France. This year's motto is "Handling Plurality of Relationship Forms in Networks: from Clans to Clubs, from Cliques to Communities".

See: IMP 2009 website.

26.05.2009 EMAC 2009 at Nantes, France

The yearly gathering of marketing academics all over Europe started today at Audiencia School of Management, Nantes. Nearly a thousand participants will be attending this 4-day event on May 26-29. The conference will aim to discuss and reconsider the input of marketing science's core disciplnies: economics, psychology and sociology. This reflects a growing need in marketing to discover fresh approaches and methods.

See: official conference website.

07.04.2009 SU-HSE X International Academic Conference

The yearly Conference organized by the State University - Higher School of Economics with the participation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund started today in Moscow, Russia. For several years the conference has been the main meeting point for economics and management thinkers in Russia, and a place of interest for researchers globally. This year's plenary sessions will be devoted to two topics: "Economic modernization: productivity and human factor" and "The world economic crisis and Russia’s role in getting over".

See: official conference website.

18.03.2009 IV International Conference on Business Market Management started today in Copenhagen

Researchers in b2b marketing and markets will gather together for three days on 18-20 March for scientific discussions. After Berlin (2006), Delft (2007) and St. Gallen (2008), this year the conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is hosted by Center for Business Marketing and Purchasing (BMP) at Copenhagen Business School in collaboration with the Journal of Business Market Management.

See: official conference website.

See: CBS BMP website.

See: BMM journal website.

15.01.2008 The news and announcements in English will be interrupted

Unfortunately the news in English will be temporarily discontinued. We apologize for inconvenience. Please, refer to the Russian version of the site for events and projects. We will resume the English version of the NoE news as soon as possible.

31.12.2007 Season's Greetings!

Congratulations! The New year is coming! We wish you climbing new heights in science and education and achieving excellence in all your activities in the coming year!

05.09.2007 The submission deadline for the NoE conference in November is extended till September 15.

Please, mind the updates in the Conferences pages

04.06.2007 Welcome even more members from Australia!

Dr. Louise Young, University of Technology Sydney (Australia), has been a coauthor of Prof. Wilkinson for more than 10 years, and she is also the member of the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Theory. She is widely recognised as an expert on the nature and role of trust in relationships between people in different firms and is involved in a number of international projects in this area.

Also welcome new overseas PhD students joining the Network - Yimin Huang, Australian School of Business, who is doing her dissertation paper under the supervision of Ian Wilkinson.

03.06.2007 Welcome new members from Australia!

Welcome the first overseas professor to join our Network of Excellence - Prof. Ian Wilkinson, University of New South Wales (Australia). Prof. Wilkinson has been engaged in studying business relationships networks since 1972, and is an active member of the IMP Group. He is a member of American Marketing Association and Australia New Zeland Marketing Academy (declared him to be Distinguished Researcher of the Year in 2005) and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Marketing Theory, Journal of Relationship Marketing, among others.

29.05.2007 Changes on our website

The "Conference" section has been lauched on the website! The full information about the NoE Conference in November 2007, paper formatting č and text formatting guidelines for the full papers are published. Registration of participants is now available.

01.03.2007 The NoE website launched successfully!

The Network of Excellence (NoE) is a virtual association of experts, the modern form of interaction of scientists, teachers and business-community.

NoE are designed to strengthen scientific and technological excellence on a particular research topic by integrating research projects and research groups at Russian and international level...

Research in Networks of Excellence means organising joint research projects, including empirical studies, cross-cultural comparisons, and other. Joint research program aims at expanding knowledge on interaction perspective in marketing, management in strategic networks, the information support systems for network relationships...

We expect the joint research projects to result in

· exchanging experiences between NoE participants,

· developing research tools for joint use,

· developing uniform scientific approaches...

Other important activities include:

· organising joint training and knowledge exchange for researchers

· forming new courses and learning programs;

· assisting business networks in planning and evaluation of partnership programs...

Network of Excellence activities have their roots in the initiative of participants, their self-management and mutual interests. Network position of the participant is defined by his / her personal activity...

During the first stage of network creation (year 2006) the infrastructure of knowledge exchange and collaboration is being created and prospective participants are attracted. We invite those who researches or lectures on interfirm cooperation, network organizational structures, and relationship marketing. We also expect young researchers and lecturers to join the network...

We welcome your questions and we will explain our project in details for everyone interested. Please, e-mail us at

You are welcome to take active part in our Network of Excellence!

Yours faithfully,

Head, Network of Excellence

“Development of interfirm cooperation forms: networks and relationships”

Head, Department of marketing,

State University – Higher School of Economics

Professor, Dr. Olga A. Tretyak

18.05.2007 The International Conference «New Directions for Marketing: Interactions and Partnerships»
November 15, 16, 2007. Moscow, Russia.

The Conference is a benchmark event for our Network of Excellence . The Conference will highlight:
new generation of educational courses and programs, developed by the network members;
new research on interactions and partnerships;
professional training courses, cases, learning tools and methodologies, developed together by the network participants.

The Conference will provide a platform for collaboration of business and academic networks and for the development of new forms of interaction.

See Call for Papers.

Networks and relationships
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