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Associated Events

Professional Development Workshop 'Publishing in Academic Journal'

For the first time in the framework of April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development we have a pre-conference event – a professional development workshop (PDW). PDWs are a traditional component of major international conferences and serve as an important vehicle for professional development for researchers coming to participate in the conference.

Our first PDW is intended for researchers in the field of business and management and is entitled “Publishing in Academic Journal”. PDW is sponsored by Journal of Management Studies and NRU «Higher School of Economics».

PDW Chairs:

  • Andrea Prencipe, Professor of Organisation and Innovation at LUISS University (Italy) and a Visiting Professor at Rotterdam School of Management (NL) and holds an International Chair in Organisation at BI Norwegian School of Management.
  • Igor Filatotchev, Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy at Cass Business School, City, University of London (UK) and Visiting Professor of International Business, Vienna University of Economics and Business (Austria).

PDW will take about 6 hours and will be based on real papers submitted to Journal of Management Studies. It will allow tracing the whole track from writing the original text to publication. Participants will get chance to look at the text eventually through the eyes of the author, the editor, the reviewer, and finally academic reader for whom the paper is intended.

Participating in PDW requires registration and preliminary study of materials to be sent to participants in advance.

The PDW working language is English, no translation will be provided.

Time and date: 11:00 – 15:30 (break 12:30-13:30), April 10, 2017.
Venue: 11 Myasnitskaya, room 431.

Associated Sessions Organized by HSE ISSEK

On April 12-14, 2017, HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge will host special sessions, associated with XVIII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.

The session will be divided into four parts, each focusing on a specific thematic area:

  •      National S&T Foresight studies – role in policy formulation;
  •      Sector-specific and corporate Foresight;
  •      S&T Foresight Methodology;
  •      Foresight in BRICS countries.

The session will feature presentations by leading Russian and international experts, including Кuniko Urashima (NISTEP, Japan), Marcio de Miranda Santos and Jackson Max Furtunato Maia (CGEE, Brazil), Jürgen-Friedrich Hake and Holger Schlör (Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation, Research Center Jülich, Germany), and others. 

Participants of the 'Science, Technology and Innovation Policy' session will address the following questions:

  •      STI policies: new instruments and best practices;
  •      Evaluation of STI policies.


The session will feature presentations by leading international and Russian experts, including Mario Cervantes (OECD, France), Romy Hilbig and Debora Greis (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), and Paolo Zacchia (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy).

The workshop aims to discuss the results of the OECD global project “Enabling the Next Production Revolution”. The workshop aims to discuss future trends in industrial development in Russia in the context of transition to the new paradigm of the world economic development. The outcomes will include policy recommendations for national authorities, industrial and business sectors representatives, development institutions and expert community on opportunities to acknowledge and implement the results of the OECD global project “The Next Production Revolution” at national level.

The event will feature presentations by leading Russian and international experts, including Dominique Guellec (Country Studies and Outlook Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD), Banu Onaral (School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Drexel University, USA), Alexander Fertman (Skolkovo Foundation), and others.

The workshop targets a broad scope of participants – students, academics, researchers, and policy makers interested in the role of universities in development, social innovation and social entrepreneurship.

The workshop will discuss the outcomes of UniDev project that examined the changing role of academic institutions within the contexts of innovation and economic growth and development. UniDev (Universities in Development – the Evolving Role of Academic Institutions in Innovation Systems and Development) is an international research group with researchers in twelve countries interested in the role of universities in development, including Latin America, Northern and Eastern Europe, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Particularly, workshop participants will present respective chapters of the recent book “Universities, Inclusive Development and Social Innovation”, which examines the ways in which universities can play a crucial role in inclusive development, social innovation and social entrepreneurship. By presenting in-depth and comparative case studies from universities around the world, the authors will prove the importance of inclusive development and inclusive innovation on economic growth and demonstrate the ways in which universities can be pioneers in this area through initiatives in social responsibility and social innovation.

The event will feature presentations by leading Russian and international experts, including Claes Brundenius and Bo Göransson (Lund University, Sweden), Nicholas Vonortas (The George Washington University, USA; HSE, Russia), and others.

The working languages are Russian and English.

Time and date: 10:00 – 18:30, April 12-14, 2017.
Venue: 11 Myasnitskaya, room 325.

Workshop on Transformative Action Learning

Moderator – Róbert Kramer, PhD

Chief Learning Officer, Budapest Academy for Public Leadership, and Visiting Professor of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

This 90 minute workshop is for executives, managers, faculty and students who want to explore how to implement a form of problem solving, leadership development and knowledge management called “transformative action learning.”

Transformative action learning is a tool that has an extraordinary capacity to help executives and managers get powerful results. Transformative action learning promotes team building, leadership, creativity, group emotional intelligence, practical solutions and organizational learning and unlearning. The process is applicable to the private sector, the public sector and NGOs.

Transformative action learning involves real people resolving and taking action on real problems in real time, and learning and unlearning while doing so. Transformative action learning makes inquiry and reflection central to the group as members learn with and from each other while attempting to change the organization or society.

In transformative action learning, group members question their own mindsets as well as the taken-for-granted assumptions of the organizational and wider societal culture. The change implemented in the organization or society is termed “action” and the change in the mindset, assumptions and beliefs of group members is termed “transformative learning.”

Transformative action learning has been used by Fortune 100 companies, the US Government, the European Commission and NGOs as a method for solving urgent problems, building teams, developing leaders and changing organizational and societal culture.

During this interactive 90 minute workshop, I will demonstrate how transformative action learning can turn urgent problems or challenges into actions, new ideas and creative thinking. The session will consist of:

  • 15’ overview of transformative action learning
  • 45’ live demonstration with audience
  • 15’ debrief
  • 30’ dialogue with audience on implementing transformative action learning

After a 15 minute overview of transformative action learning, I will invite 5 volunteers from the audience to conduct a live transformative action learning session in a “fishbowl” for about 45 minutes.

Afterwards, for about 15 minutes, I will debrief the participants on what they learned during the session.

For the last 30 minutes, I will facilitate a dialogue with the audience on how they might implement transformative action learning in their organizations or society.

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to …

  • Apply the basic steps of transformative action learning
  • See a live transformative action learning sessions in a “fishbowl” format
  • Understand the powerful role of questioning in transformative action learning
  • Learn how to “unlearn”: change your mind by examining taken-for-granted assumptions
  • Avoid pitfalls in implementing transformative action learning

The Workshop’s working language is English.

Time and date: 12:00 – 13:30, April 14, 2017.

Venue: 11 Myasnitskaya, room 326a.