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Banks Hinder Industry Development

Despite its thriving banking sector, Russia's industrial production remains stagnant, as financial institutions are failing to support development in the real sector. Vassilisa Makarova, Associate Professor at the HSE's Department of Financial Markets and Financial Management (Faculty of Economics, St. Petersburg), and Andrei Krylov, postgraduate student at St. Petersburg State University of Economics, examined the controversial relationship between Russian banks and industry.

Philanthropy in Modern Western Society

Dr. Stefan Toepler of George Mason University (U.S.) is a recognized expert in research on the non-profit sector and the author of more than 70 publications in international journals. He will present a paper at the upcoming seminar of  HSE’s Centre for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector (CSCSNS), which will take place on June 26 and focus on the topic, ‘New Forms of Public-Private Partnership in the Field of Philanthropy in the U.S.’. Dr. Toepler gave a special interview to the HSE news service.

Soviet ‘Science Cities’ Promote Small Business

Naukograds, meaning ‘science cities,’ focused largely on science in the Soviet period, but have since become aimed more at small business and business services in the post-soviet era, Denis Ivanov, a Research Fellow with HSE’s International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development, said in the paper, ‘Transition and Path-dependence in Knowledge-intensive Industry Location: Case of Russian Professional Services,’ which was presented at a joint seminar of HSE’s Laboratory for Labour Market Studies and the Centre for Labour Market Studies.

10 Myths on Civil Society Debunked

On June 20, the HSE’s Centre for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector held a seminar led by Lester Salamon, Director of the Center for Civil Society Studies at The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies and now Academic Advisor of the HSE’s International Laboratory for Nonprofit Sector Studies that was established earlier this year.

Business Connections, Not Friendships, Help with Career Advancement

In Russia, the role of connections in career success is important, but connections through friends or family and business connections can contribute to careers in different ways. While business connections help those who have already earned a good professional reputation, friends and family can give one’s career a headstart, but their role often stops at this, according to a team of researchers of the HSE's Centre for Study of Social Organisation of a Firm (CSSOF).

Doing Business: Is Russia Still the Place to Be in?

Doing Business: Is Russia Still the Place to Be in?
On June 19 the Expert and Advisory Board of the International Institute of Administration and Business held its regular meeting. They discussed the results of cooperation in 2013, 2014. Companies gave a summary of the master classes, and company consultancy projects for students on the Master in European Business programme and also discussed student internships. Jean-Luc Pipon, Managing Director, Head of Legal Division at Sberbank CIB was at the meeting and gave an interview to the HSE News Service about doing business in Russia today.

Legends and Myths of Modern Economics

On June 11th, 2014 Tomáš Sedláček, Czech economist and author of 'Economics of Good and Evil' and 'Homo Economicus' gave a lecture at a joint seminar of the International Centre for Social and Economic Research 'Leontief Centre' and the HSE in Saint Petersburg.

Growing Demand Revives Retail

A seasonal revival in consumer demand stimulated an increase inretail trade in Q2 2014. Food retail showed the best results, but intensified moods to save household earnings, a slowdown in income growth, high inflation, and difficulties in obtaining consumer credit might soon change the situation, according to experts from the Centre for Business Tendency Studies at the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge at the Higher School of Economics in their latest monitoring of the retail business climate.

Anthony John Heywood on the Weather and Tsarist Russia’s War Effort

Anthony John Heywood, Chair in History at the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, (University of Aberdeen), recently took part in the international conference ‘Russia in the First World War’, which was organized by the HSE’s International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences and took place on June 3-5, 2014. He spoke with the HSE news service about his interests in weather, Russia’s railways, the study of history in today’s society, as well as his impressions of collaborating with Russian colleagues.

Experts discuss issues related to big data processing

The Second International Conference on Information Technology and Quantitative Management (ITQM 2014) took place on June 3-5, drawing 120 professionals from 29 countries to consider issues of model performance and decision-making algorithms when processing large amounts of data.