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HSE Campus in PermNewsPerm campus at the April conference

Perm campus at the April conference

At the XVII international scientific April conference at NRU HSE (Moscow) the delegation of Perm campus spoke at 14 sessions. Speakers from the school of management, school of economics and finance, the group for state-private interaction studies, International laboratory of intangible-driven economy and Group for applied markets and enterprises studies took part in the conference.

Speakers from the group for state-private interaction (SPI) studies, NRU HSE-Perm presented at the conference the results of a study focused on the development of territorial public self-government in Russia. PhD Sarah Busse Spencer, Associate professor of the management department, spoke at the session “Local self-government and civil self-ogranization” with the paper “Conditions for territorial public self-government in Russian regions”. The study was carried out together with colleagues from the group for SPI studies, Olga Mayorova, Svetlana Suslova, Anastasia Bozhya-Volya, Ekaterina Shwartszaid.

“Participation in sessions on civil community and non-commercial sector studies allowed us to familiarize with the scope of studies carried out, to communicate with authors from different regions of Russia and also establish new contacts for joint work, carrying out surveys, forming data bases” – noted Sarah Busse Spencer.

Irina Shafranskaya, Head of the school of management, head of “Marketing” master’s program, spoke at the session “Entrepreneurship studies and entrepreneurial education” with the results of a pilot study carried out together with Dmitry Leontiev, the student of “Management” educational program. In their work authors studied what determines entrepreneurial intentions of students.

At “Creativity and tolerance” session Yulia Papushina, associate professor of the school of management, presented the typology of modern and classical ballet spectators by innovativeness. The results of her study showed that classical ballet audience and modern ballet audience intercross to a large extent.

At session “Factors of educational achievements in secondary and high school” Marina Sheina, associate professor of economics and finance department, presented the results of the study focused on exploration of teachers’ attitude to students achievements (based on Perm region data). It turned out that teachers consider important such indices as the quality of knowledge (total number of “excellent” and “good” marks) and academic progress (total number of positive marks or absence of D-students). At the same time the average mark of a class is not so important. For example, a class where there were no excellent marks at all was assessed by teachers as the best. At the same time the class where there were 40% of excellent marks but also one unsatisfactory was acknowledged the worst. It means that saving the old teaching system in modern conditions does not give an individual development opportunity to every student. Teachers are interested in improvement of marks of poor students rather than in “promotion” of the strong part of the class.

Besides, at “Innovation in education” session Yelizaveta Smirnova and Marina Sheina together with Yelena Gordeeva presented the research of effects of co-education in the university at learning English by students of courses “Economics” and “Management”. The authors of the study discovered positive influence of more advanced (in the level of English) students on academic progress of other participants of a sub-group, moreover, the strong influence on students showing high results in mathematical disciplines and weak influence on students having poor results in mathematical disciplines.

Marina Sheina shared her impressions: “Year after year April conference becomes more extensive and impressive, it covers more and more different areas and lines of research. Plenary sessions, which usually took place in the first half of the first conference day, this time lasted during all days of the conference work. Halls were full, there was lack of seats”.

Olga Novikova, the member of the Group for applied markets and enterprises studies, spoke at the session “Imperfect markets: applied studies” with the paper “Empirical analysis of consumer purchase behavior: interaction between state dependence and sensitivity to marketing-mix variables”. The study was carried out together with Dmitriy Potapov, associate professor of economics and finance department. The study results showed that loyalty to one characteristic of a product correlates with loyalty to other characteristics. Besides, the more loyal is the customer to any characteristic, the less he is sensible to price change and special offers in a shop.

At the same session Evgeniya Popova, the member of the Group for applied markets and enterprises studies, presented the results of electric power market study carried out together with Evgeniy Ozhegov. The correlation of electric power consumption and weather factors was analyzed through the example of Perm region. The understanding of this correlation is necessary for all power market players for short-term and long-term forecasting, especially in view of the climate warming trend.

At the session “Trust, media consumption and entrepreneurship” Sofia Paklina, the 4th year student in “Economics” educational program, within the framework of the seminar of Social comparative studies laboratory (SCSL) presented a study focused on exploration of influence of trust to people and institutions around on a decision to do business. Respondents from 15 European countries were analyzed. In the course of the study the significant positive correlation was discovered between trust to surrounding people and the possibility of becoming an entrepreneur.

Besides, at “Regional economics” session Tatyana Bukina, associate professor of the school of economics and finance, presented the results of a study dedicated to exploration of hierarchic effects in Russian regions with the help of solid models. The study was carried out together with Olga Demidova (NRU HSE) and Natalya Sverchkova (Humboldt university). “The discussion of the paper was meaningful. Famous regionalists – Natalya Zubarevich, Irina Glazyrina – were the opponents. The importance of the speaking lies in the fact that weak points of the study were found, because we have just started the project on this topic. Also some directions of the further development of work were suggested” – said Tatyana Bukina.

You can read about the speeches of members of International laboratory of intangible-driven economy of NRU HSE-Perm here.