For a business startup to grow and thrive, its employees should have a vested interest in its success. Employee incentives may include bonuses, equity and profit sharing, recognition of accomplishments, opportunities for career development, and flexible work schedules. But being inspired by a new challenge and proud of work well done can motivate people even more effectively, according to Olga Gaponova, Associate Professor at the Department of General and Strategic Management, HSE Branch in Nizhny Novgorod.
April 10th is the closing date for applications for this year’s Fund for Educational Innovation (FOI) competition. Alexei Malafeev, Associate Professor at the Department for Foreign Languages, HSE Nizhny Novgorod, explains how to create an interesting project and put it into practice. His programme for teaching English Exercise Maker won the FOI competition two years ago.
Russian firms prefer to freeze rather than cut employee wages during crises, reasoning that high inflation will cause real wages to drop anyway, while nominal wage cuts may prompt valued employees to leave, suggests Alexander Larin, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, HSE Branch in Nizhny Novgorod, in his paper 'Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity: Unions' Achievement or Employers' Choice?'
Delegation from China’s Southwest University of Political Sciences and Law visits HSE Nizhny Novgorod campus
The visit by our Chinese partners is an organic part of the agreement between our universities to work together in academic and research fields. This year a group of Chinese students attended an HSE Nizhny Novgorod summer school and in September our students returned from Sichuan province where they were studying Chinese law-enforcement practices.
The Vice-Consul of France in Russia, Jean-Pierre Guillerme, was appointed to his position two months ago. This was Jean-Pierre Guillerme’s first time visiting Nizhny Novgorod with his new title. The main purpose of the visit to HSE’s Nizhny Novgorod campus was to meet with Gennady Ryabov, who is the Honorary Consul of the French Republic in Nizhny Novgorod and Advisor to the Director of HSE Nizhny Novgorod.
Polish Ambassador to Russia Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz visited Nizhny Novgorod to give a lecture to HSE students.
A press conference on discussion further development of the double degree programme took place at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy. University Rector Alessandro Rugieri said that, in Italy people understand how important cooperation with Russia is – in particular cooperation with HSE in Nizhny Novgorod – which is home to over a million residents and plays a key role in the country’s economic life.
Dr. Martin Wenke, Professor of Economics, Ecology and Ethics at Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany, gave a lecture for Nizhny Novgorod students on the current situation in Europe as a whole, and Germany in particular.
HSE Nizhny Novgorod has launched a new MA programme that aims to develop the professional and interpersonal skills managers need to work in the global economy. Global Business includes unparalleled interaction with partner Universities in Europe – including the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) and Università degli Studi di Bergamo (Italy).
HSE Nizhny Novgorod has become something of a hub linking businesspeople from France and representatives of leading economic sectors in the region. Students with the French Presidential Programme had a chance to meet HSE graduates who now lead or are specialists in companies in Nizhny Novgorod. The French delegation included people from the instrument-making industry, electronics firms, strategic management and organizational development, and specialists in software and other industries.