Research is of major importance to 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, the radical transformation of corporate HR systems, the development of international business under ‘New Globalisation’, and changes in the formats and mechanisms of relations between business, the state, and society.
The School is eager to create a wide network of research and education laboratories, international laboratories, and research groups. Its plans include participating in and organising annual international academic conferences. These activities will be spearheaded by the research leadership of the School’s staff and will result in a sustainable flow of publications in highly ranked journals.
The Institute of Innovation Management and the Laboratory for Network Organisation are stepping stones on the road towards having the Graduate School of Business acknowledged as a research leader in management.
The Institute of Innovation Management is headed by Dan Medovnikov and was created in 2009 in order to organise 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 the innovation-based activities of Russian companies, as well as supporting infrastructure for innovation.
The Laboratory for Network Organisation is headed by Professor Olga Tretyak and was created in 2010. The aim of the laboratory is to create efficient mechanisms to develop and broadcast advanced theoretical approaches and practical technologies for network management in the professional community.
The Laboratory for International Business Strategies and Operations headed by the Associate Professor Anna Veselova was created in 2021. The aim of the laboratory is to form an expert center in international business and platform for the implementation of joint scientific research on business models, strategies, structures and operations of international companies performing in the "new" global economy.
The Laboratory for Creativity Management headed by Professor Sergey Filonovich was established in 2021. The activity of the laboratory could serve as a trigger to increase the demand in the business environment for methods of working with creativity, actively used in the non-profit sector and creative organizations. It will help to provide or significantly ease the transfer of management technologies from the non-profit sector to business organizations.
The Graduate School of Business actively provides support for 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.
The Graduate School of Business student project group competition is aimed at supporting student initiatives and developing project activities at the Graduate School of Business. All undergraduate and graduate students of the Graduate School of Business are invited to participate. The format of the competition involves cross-functional teams involving students from other HSE faculties. On January 10, the acceptance of applications for the fifth set ended.
The Graduate School of Business employee project group competition is held in order to organize the project activities of employees of the HSE Graduate School of Business in accordance with the Concept of the Graduate School of Business. The Graduate School of Business is engaged in projects for fundamental research, applied research, design and educational activities, educational projects and publishing projects. The list of the winners of the 6th wave of the competition has been determined.
The Graduate School of Business established the Case Study Centre to 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 the GSB become a driver for promoting Russian education abroad.
The Doctoral School of Management offers support for young scholars. The main goal of the Doctoral School of Management is to create to create a unique research environment for the training of highly qualified researchers in the field of management for Russian and international universities, specialists from Russian and foreign research companies and consulting firms, as well as government agencies.
Business Informatics, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal, is also part of the GSB’s research environment. The journal is included in the list of the Higher Attestation Committee under the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The journal is one of the periodicals supported under a joint project between the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the Non-Commercial Information Partnership NEICON to support academic journals so that they can appear in leading international scientometric databases.
The Research Committee of the Graduate School of Business plans and coordinates research work, ensures the efficient spending for academic events, and supervises other research-related activities at the School.
The Graduate School of Business takes part in the HSE's annual competition of scientific and popular science works in the area of "Management". June 6 the list of winners and the awardees was announced.