Gaidar Forum participants search for universal formula for business education

Leading business education have experts discussed the most important development trends of ‘dynamic societies’ during the Gaidar Forum at RANEPA.

The discussion, Business Schools in Dynamically Developing Societies: Identification of Management Models and Challenges of Eurasian Integration, was moderated by Danica Purg, President of the IEDC-Bled School of Management and President of CEEMAN, and Natalia Evtikhieva, Director General of Russia’s National Board of Business Education Quality Assessment (NASDOBR).

The term ‘dynamically evolving society’ is widely used at conferences on transition economies. The majority of deans of business schools in countries with transitional and dynamically evolving societies believe that management models and business specifics in these countries have a lot in common.

Sergey Serebryannikov, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Management at RANEPA Institute of Industry Management, described the main problem as follows: “We use US textbooks and attempt to use their methodologies, but nothing good comes out of it; then we try eastern options, but again, they are unlikely to fit Russia. At the moment, we are in search of a universal formula for all dynamic societies.”

Organizers of the Gaidar Forum: “The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration” (RANEPA), The Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Gaidar Institute) and the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR).

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