People from 36 countries took part at International Management Winter School by IEM

An interactive roundtable «International Management in Time of Turbulence» took place within the framework of the fourth International Management Winter School by IEM TSU with 70 participants fr om the record amount of countries (36): Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tadzhikistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Gambia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Cameroon, Kenya, China, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Kongo, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Chad and Ecuador.

The roundtable traditionally was the centerpiece of the school wh ere the participants had solved practical cases for several days, worked in international teams, participated in master classes by international experts and professors of IEM International Management master program.

The event was opened by Vasiliy Potemkin, Deputy Governor for Investments and Property Relations of Tomsk Region. He characterized the current economic situation in the region, told about the challenges and opportunities for the regional business and economy in modern conditions.

The Winter School annually unites scientists, field experts, authority representatives and helps discussing different matters and finding effective business solutions, V.Potemkin said. He also told that the regional economy was growing and that was proven by the statistics of different fields and clusters. The expert also mentioned good perspectives of cooperation and development of new markets with Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, China, India, Iran, countries of South-East Asia and Africa.

The main program of the roundtable started with the speech by Andrey Panibratov, Director of Center for Russian Multinationals and Global Business GSOM SPbU. The report “International Business and Sanctions” was dedicated to the analysis of the impact of the sanctions on the international business, similar experience of other countries and regions of the world. These matters had become the subject of Andrey Patibratov’s latest publications.

The program was continued by Roberto Bruni, professor of University of Cassino and Southern Latium (Italy), long-time friend and partner of IEM. In his customary eloquent speech, he referred to the concept of “Metaverse” as virtual space where people can interact with each other and digital entities through VR technologies. Professor Bruni highlighted problems and opportunities of utilization of metaverse for business environment.

Then the participants of the roundtable were addressed by Aleksey Stukanov, Head of Department of Tomsk Region Administration. In the report “And the Ship Sails On” he talked about the influence of global development on the regional business and changes of local authorities approaches to promotion of international projects.

In the report by Yuliya Shauruk, Dean of Business Communication Faculty of Belarus State Economic University “Transforming Global Value Chains in Time of Turbulence” the matters of readiness of global economy participants to digital transformation of habitual means of communication were touched upon.

Wasan Kanchanamukda, professor of Economics and Business Department of Thaksin University (Thailand) delivered a speech on the role of community enterprises in modern economy with the emphasis on their protective role in “turbulent” economic environment.

The plenary session of the roundtable was concluded with the report “Analyzing Global Business Strategies under World Uncertainty” by IEM associate professor Irina Pavlova. In the report the current trends of strategic decision making by international companies in modern conditions were presented.  

In conclusion of the roundtable the speakers answered questions of the participants.

On of the biggest bonuses of participation in Winter School is additional points for the portfolio necessary to join TSU Master Program International Management, IEM Professor Olga Nedospasova says. There are plenty of state-funded places on the program that can be occupied not only by Russian citizens, but also by students from the neighboring states. Program is also interesting for foreign students. One also can join the program by participating in “TSU Master” academic competition.

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