Companies with decentralized management systems are, on average, more effective than firms where the CEO tries to control everything. The risk of centralization is higher if the company is managed by families. These were the main findings of the recent research by Irina Levina, research fellow at the HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies.
Ambiguous attitudes held by the heirs of Russian moguls may affect the future of the country's big businesses. On one hand, the children of wealthy Russian business owners have an excellent headstart – they are well-educated and generally share their parents' values. Yet on the other hand, they are not likely to become selfless workaholics. Instead, they tend to be more hedonistic than their parents and less inclined to devote their entire life to building the family business. Most Russian business heirs expect to retire early and switch to hobbies, recreation and entertainment in their mid-life. Elena Rozhdestvenskaya, professor of the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences, is the first Russian researcher to study the mindsets of heirs of biggest Russian fortunes.
"Empirical Analysis of the Public Procurement System in Russia" is a title of a new book edited by A. A. Yakovlev, O. A. Demidova and E. A. Podkolzina. Presentation and discussion of the book took place at the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies on September 30th.
Over the past three years, the business climate in Russia has improved for companies with a long planning horizon and for those receiving government support. State-owned companies, however, have been worse off after losing their privileges and facing a level playing field, according to Andrei Yakovlev, director of the HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies, Irina Levina, research fellow at the same Institute, and Anastasia Kazun, postgraduate student at the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences.
Researchers from International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) took part at joint Workshop on Comparative Studies of Regional Governance in China and Russia with the Institute of Emerging Market at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Research fellow of the Institute for Industrial and Market Studies (IIMS) Andrei Tkachenko was among the participants of the 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists “Agriculture in an Interconnected World”.
IX World Congress of ICCEES (International Council for Central and East European Studies) was held in Makuhari, Japan, on August 3-8, 2015. The event was supported by the Japan Council for Russian and East European Studies.
24th international Silvaplana Workshop in Political Economy took place in a beautiful Alpine town of Pontresina, Switzerland, on July 25-29, 2015.
The HSE selected its best teachers and emloyees who will receive academic bonus payments in 2015.
An article "The Impacts of Different Regulatory Regimes on the Effectiveness of Public Procurement" was published online in the "International Journal of Public Administration" in July 2015.