It has become a tradition for Russian and foreign theorists and practitioners of management to take part in annual international conferences on the History of Management Thought and Businesses (HMTB), held by the Lomonosov Moscow State University in order to discuss various important issues in management.

  • Over the course of time several conferences have been held on the following topics: "Development of Management Concepts" (1996),
  • "Enterprise Restructuring in Transitional Economy: Theory and Practice" (1998),
  • "Government and Business" (2000),
  • "Development of Personnel Management” ( 2001.),
  • "Problems of Measurement in the Management" (2002, 2003),
  • "Scientific Managerial Concepts vs. Real Management" (2004, 2005),
  • "The Russian Model of Management: Past, Present and Future" (2008),
  • "National Models of Management" ( 2009.)
  • "Business Models: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" (2010),
  • “Social Responsibility of Business and Management Ethics” (2011),
  • “Business and Management Ethics: Comparative Analyses of National Models” (2012).
  • “From Stratagems to Strategies, From Strategic Planning to Strategic Thinking and  Enlightenment” (2013)
  • "Problems of training managers: yesterday-today-tomorrow" (2014)

                    At the last conference the participants unanimously supported the idea to continue the discussion on the next conference challenges of human resource management, but this time in the context of a comparative analysis of the existing and previous national models for training managers, as well as trends of their changes based on objective factors and characteristics - national, economical, political, technological, demographic, etc.


       So for the coming conference on the History of Management Thought and Business, the topic of "National Models of Training Managers" shall be put as questions: those not sufficiently disclosed at the previous conference, and new questions:


    1. During thousands of years of existence of management as a professional activity, what are the changing ideas and views on “Management of Human Resource of Organizations” and on the concept of "Managerial Training" and "Development of Managers"?
    2. What is today’s view of "The Modern Model of an Effective Manager? What set of competencies (knowledge, abilities and skills) describes this model? What is more important in this benchmark - natural intuition, acquired competencies, or national peculiarities?
    3. What are the national and/or country-specific model elements of an Effective Manager and Training programs for Effective managers? How did these elements and models look in the past and present? What are the causes of differences in national training programs for managers?
    4. How to measure "national aspects" of Effective Manager and programs (models) of training managers? How to compare national differences in these programs (models)? What do they share, what are the differences, strengths and weaknesses? How have these programs (models) changed and modified  in connection with the development of new information and educational technologies? Are there technology evaluation "proximity" national models for training managers (type CAGE Model for assessment of "close of business")? It is possible and necessary to adapt national models of training managers in other settings?
    5. What is the set and structure of didactic elements of national models of management training? Where, when and how can effective managers be prepared? Who prepared, who prepares and needs to prepare effective managers? What kind of training programs, modern methods and information technologies of training are used in the training of managers in different country settings, and how can their effectiveness and efficiency be evaluated? What is the role, position and content of the programs "Training for Trainers"?

These and many other questions corresponding to the theme of the HMTB-2015 conference will be a subject of discussions at the Conference, which will be held on July, 1-3, 2015 at the Faculty of Economics of the Lomonosov Moscow State University.

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Send abstracts and full-length articles to ivdvoluchanski@econ.msu.ru no later than 12 June 2015  

We welcome your participation in the XVI International Conference
On History of Management Thought and Business! 


  • Lomonosov Moscow State University Lomonosov (LMSU)
  • The Faculty of Economics of the Moscow State University (FE LMSU)
  • The Association of graduates of the FE LMSU
  • Non-commercial partnerships «Life Long Learning Centre» (Russsia)
  • International Magazine «Problems of Theory and Practice of Management»
  • Magazine “Managerial Sciences” 

HMTB-2015 Organizing Committee

  • Co-Chairman of the OC, Dean of the FE LMSU Professor Alexander Auzan;
  • Co-Chairman of the OC, President of the FE LMSU Professor Vasily Kolesov;
  • Vice-Chaiman of the OC Professor Vadim Marshev.

Members of the OC

  • Professor Valentina Gerasimenko,
  • Professor Oleg Vikhanskiy,
  • Professor Mikhail Palt,
  • Professor Tatiana Razumova,
  • Professor Irina Teleshova,
  • Professor  Natalia Ivashenko

Technical members of the Organizing Committee:

  • Ivan Dvoluchansky, Svetlana Shcolokova, Natalia Rozenberg.

With respect,
Vadim Marshev,
Ph.D.., Professor of the FE LMSU
Chairman of the Organizing Committee,
Phones: +7-495-9392887, +7-495-9392917
E-mails: ivdvoluchanski@econ.msu.ru,  vmarshev@mail.ru

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23 апр 2015