Research is of major importance for the HSE University Graduate School of Business. According to the HSE University Development Programme for the period up until 2030, the School’s priority areas of research are digital business transformation, radical transformation of corporate HR systems and development of international business under ‘New Globalization’, as well as changes in the forms and mechanisms for business and state/society interrelations.
The School is eager to create a wide network of research and education laboratories, international laboratories, and research groups. Its plans include participation in and organization of annual international academic conferences. These activities will be spearheaded by the School staff’s leadership in research and result in a sustainable flow of publications in highly ranked journals.
The Institute of Innovation Management and the Laboratory of Network Organizational Forms are stepping stones on the road towards Graduate School of Business’s acknowledgement as a research leader in management.
The Institute of Innovation Management is headed by Dan Medovnikov and was created in 2009 in order to organize research and teaching in innovation, as well as prepare professionals for innovation-based activities in Russia. The Institute’s priority areas are studies in fast-growing technology firms and innovation-based activities of Russian companies, as well as supporting infrastructure for innovation.
The Laboratory of Network Organizational Forms is headed by Prof. Olga Tretyak and was created in 2010. The aim of this laboratory is to create effective mechanisms to develop and broadcast advanced theoretical approaches and practical technologies for network management in the professional community. In 2019, the laboratory successfully implemented the project ‘Innovative changes in business models in the digital economy: conceptual foundations, areas of development and factors for success.
The Graduate School of Business actively provides support to project teams that promote interdisciplinary exchange and help to increase the number of publications. In June 2020, the first wave of project competitions took place, whereby 22 of the best applications were selected out of 40. Today, the winning teams are working on their projects. 17 applications have been submitted for the second wave of the competition. Out of these, four best applications have been approved for funding.
A Resource Centre of Study Cases has been formed at the Graduate School of Business: it will develop, distribute and integrate into curricula cases from Russian and international companies that do business in Russia. The partnership with The Case Centre, an international entity, will help GSB become one of the drivers for promoting Russian education abroad.
The Doctoral School of Management offers support to young scholars, along with a unique environment for training top-notch researchers.
Business Informatics, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal, is also part of the GSB’s research environment. This journal appears on the list of the Higher Attestation Committee under the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In 2019, the journal became one of the periodicals supported as part of the joint project between the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the non-profit partnership NEICON to support academic journals so that they can appear in leading international scientometric databases.
Furthermore, the GSB Academic Committee plans and coordinates research work, ensures the effective spending for academic events, and supervises other research-related activities at the School.The Graduate School of Business supports learners’ interest in research and oversees two areas of the Student Research Paper Competition: Business Informatics and Management.