November 20, 2007 — Interuniversity Theory and Practice Conference «Stable and Effective Development of the Russian Federation’s Domestic Trade».
The plenary session was headed by the following presidium: Rector of IGUMO, PhD (law), Assistant Professor M. V. Volynkina, Vice-rector for Research, honoured man of RF science, Doctor of Law, Professor Yu.M. Antonyan, Dean of Economics and Management Faculty, Chairman of Economics, Administration and Marketing Department, Doctor of Economics, Professor, honoured man of higher school, member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences K. A. Raitsky, Chairman of Management Department, PhD (economics), Professor B. Z. Zeldovich.
Rector of IGUMO M.V. Volynkina greeted the guests and stated that the scholars of Russian Trade and Economics University, Russian University of Co-operation, Russian Economics Academy n.a. G.V. Plekhanov, Moscow State Institute of Press, All-Russiaĺs Tax Academy and other universities, specialists of various trade organisations took part in the conference, including the organisations where students of IGUMO have their practice.
In his opening speech Vice-rector of IGUMO for Research, Doctor of Law, Professor Yu.M. Antonyan emphasized the questions of penal control of violations in the sphere of trade. Analysing these aspects in historical dynamics of the recent 15 years the speaker stated positive changes which took place in the legislative base regulating the sphere of trade in Russia. At the same time Yu.M. Antonyan said that some measures to improve the legislative base in this field are being taken in the present time.
The report of Chairman of Management Department, PhD (economics), Professor B. Z. Zeldovich – źInformation in Management╗ generated much interest. The scholar defined management information very precisely, showed its importance for increase in managersĺ efficiency, gave numerous examples of rumour and disinformation control and of rational usage of information in the activity of managers as well.
Dean of Business and IT Faculty, PhD (economics), V.I. Soloviev presented in his report the main results of statistics in the development of retail trade in Russia for the recent 10 years. According to the speakerĺs words, this analysis shows a high potential of the development of this branch, but its turnover is now 6 times lower than that in Europe, thus 2 timesĺ increase of retail turnover is predicted to take place in the following 5 years.
The report of President of Russian Diabetes Association, Psychoendocrinologist M. V. Bogomolov dedicated to the global market strategy in production and sale of dietetic and diabetic foodstuff aroused much interest.
Doctor of Economics, Professor I. V. Zakharov revised problems of usage of effectiveness indices of managing subjectsĺ activity.
He covered the problems of controllability maintenance and simultaneous increase of effectiveness of business under conditions of trade structures development.
The report of PhD (economics), Assistant Professor, Deputy Chairman of Board of Cooperate Trade Department of Moscow Consumer Cooperation Union D. V. Andreev stirred up much interest among the audience. In his report the speaker analysed and criticised general problems of legal control of small and medium business, then he brought forward suggestions for increase of the effectiveness of small and medium business development in the sphere of trade.
Doctor of Economics, Professor, honoured man of higher school, member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences K. A. Raitsky presented his report źNew Approaches in Maintenance of High Steady Growth Rates of Trade Structures╗. His report was dedicated to the analysis of reasons for price growth in Russia in September and October 2007, specific suggestions for prevention of such processes in the sphere of trade, and grounds for new approaches of analysis of break-even condition in trade ventures.
After a short break the work was continued within the frame of round-table discussions organised at four faculties of IGUMO.
źMechanisms of Trade Management Improvement╗
Within the frame of the interuniversity theory and practice conference Economics and Management Faculty of IGUMO held two round-table discussions; the first one was called źMechanisms of Trade Management Improvement╗. The work was headed by Dean of Economics Faculty Professor K. A. Raitsky, Doctor of Economics, Professor I. V. Zakharov, Deputy Chairman of Board of Cooperate Trade Department of Moscow Consumer Cooperation Union, Assistant Professor D. V. Andreev.
The following reports were presented for discussion:
źTendencies of Consumersĺ Behaviour as a Factor of Administration Mechanism Improvement╗ by L.V. Vanshina, Deputy Dean of Economics and Management Faculty of IGUMO;
źDevelopment of Small and Medium Business in the RF╗ by Daria Popova, 3rd-year student;
źConsumer Goods Trade in Moscow Region: Problems and Ways of Improvement╗ by Evgenia Shemyakina, 4th-year student;
źProblems and Prospects of Catering in Moscow╗ by Yulia Bikmulina, 4th-year student;
źProgrammes of Loyalty╗ by Elena Semko, 3rd-year student;
źProblems of Small Business Crediting╗ by Oksana Alekseeva, 5th-year student;
źRole of Complex Analysis of Financial Condition in the Work of a Finance Manager╗ by Anastasia Perevyazkina, 5th-year student;
źProblems of Decrease of Effectiveness of Budget Usage for Management Tasks Solution╗ by Yu.B. Fedotkin, RGTUE post-graduate student;
The speakers stated their views on the problems of trade development, answered the questions of students and professors. Vasilina Evlampieva, Daria Popova, and Evgenia Shemyakina and others took part in the discussion.
źProblems of Economics Management╗
The reports presented at another round-table discussion dedicated to the problems of economic management took a different line.
The main emphasis was made on the development of market economy in Russia, which was reflected in the following reports:
źBackground and Definition of Corporate Raid╗ by M.I. Faenson, PhD (economics), Assistant Professor;
źComparison of Money Flows in Business╗ by Valeria Borodina, 5th-year student;
źBusiness Communication with Chinese Partners╗ by Ekaterina Korneeva, 5th-year student;
źManagement Model for Foreign Networks on Russian Market╗ by Anastasia Perevyazkina, 5th-year student;
źAnalysis of Investments in the Sphere of Trade╗ by Arseny Ogar, 5th-year student;
źFormation of Market Economy in Russia╗ by Alexandra Krupnik, 2th-year student;
źBusiness Telephone Communication╗ by Evgeny Frygin, 3rd-year student;
źBusiness Correspondence╗ by Alexander Mityaev, 3rd-year student;
źConsulting as Venture Efficiency Security╗ by Olga Lukina, 5th-year student;
źBusiness Dispute Culture╗ by Polina Perminova, 3rd-year student;
źBusiness Dispute Psychology╗ by Roman Moiseev, 3rd year student;
źAbility to Listen╗ by Stanislav Ilyashevsky, 3rd-year student;
źInterview╗ by Sergey Selivanov, 3rd-year student.
The reports of the round-table discussion participants contained very interesting information, but among the studentsĺ reports those of Valeria Borodina and Anastasia Perevyazkina evoked the keenest interest. Students Maria Bogdanova, Taiana Derbasova, Anna Manukhina, Albina Starbekova, Yulia Savrasova took part in the discussion.
źExpansion of Innovations and Innovations in Trade╗
Business and IT Faculty of IGUMO chose źExpansion of Innovations and Innovations in Trade╗ as the subject of their round-table discussion in which 2nd-year students took part. The students were guided by the Dean of Business and IT Faculty, Chairman of Mathematics and Natural Science Department, PhD (economics), Assistant Professor V. I. Soloviev and Chairman of Theoretical Information Science and Information Technologies Department, PhD (technical sciences), Assistant Professor B. I. Skorodumov.
The discussion was opened with a presentation źNotebook to Every Child╗ by student Viktor Maximov who introduced a project of cheep notebooks development.
In the report źRosgosstrakh and the Post of Russia╗ by Ksenia Lobakhina innovative strategy of Rosgosstrakh insurance products spread via branches of the Post of Russia was dwelled upon and the effect of interaction between these two organisations was analysed.
Chairman of Theoretical Information Science and Information Technologies Department, PhD (technical sciences), Assistant Professor B. I. Skorodumov held a very interesting presentation źEffectiveness of Information Technologies╗. He analysed information technologies taking into consideration the opinions of M. Castells, P. Drucker and others.
Student Anastasia Levshunova in her report źBank ‘Russky Standartĺ: Way to the Leadership in Retail Crediting╗ spoke about management solution of Bank źRussky Standart╗ which let it take leadership in banking retail services in five years, since 2000.
The round-table discussion was continued with a presentation źIBM: Future Is with Innovations╗ by student Svetlana Prokhorova who spoke about the five technological innovations which, according to the results of research held by IBM corporation, will greatly change our life in the nearest future.
In the conclusion the participants took part in the discussion źSoftware Spread: Licensing or an Open Code?╗ initiated by the Dean of the Faculty V. I. Soloviev. The students dwelled upon the prospects of an open code spread, compared it with progress gained by video and audio output producers in their piracy-fight.
źPsychological Aspects of Economics and Management Activity╗
Round-table discussion źPsychological Aspects of Economics and Management Activity╗ was conducted at the Psychology Faculty of IGUMO and was headed by the Dean of Psychology Department, PhD (psychology), Assistant Professor E. N. Yurasova.
Within the frame of the discussion the following reports were presented:
źTraining as an Instrument of Corporative Effectiveness Management╗ by L.M. Cheglakova, PhD (sociology), Assistant Professor of Sociology and Politics Department of Samara State University;
źAdaptation of Specialists to Professional Activity. ĹProf-screenĺ System“ in Profession Consulting╗ by O.V. Khludova, PhD (psychology), Chairman of Practical Psychology Department of Moscow State University for Technologies and Management;
źPsychoanalytical Approach to Understanding of Organisation Structure╗ by E.N. Yurasova, PhD (psychology), Assistant Professor, Dean of Psychology Faculty of IGUMO;
źAkmeological Surroundings of a Professionalĺs Development╗ by I.O. Soloviev, PhD (psychology), Assistant Professor of Social Psychology Department of IGUMO;
źInfluence of Different Factors on Professional Motivation and Professional Development╗ by A.N. Glushko, Doctor of Psychology, Chairman of Clinical Psychology Department of IGUMO.
The subjects of the reports were even more topical in the context of development tendencies of industry and trade in Russia. The problems of venture management and increasing of staff efficiency become urgent because of high importance of the human factor in modern economics.
In the presented reports theoretical as well as practical aspects of these problems were considered. Therefore a lively debate among specialists and undergraduates of the Psychology Faculty took place.
źLegal Aspects of Trade Control╗
Law Faculty conducted a discussion źLegal Aspects of Trade Control╗ in which 3rdŚ and 4th-year students took part. The discussion was headed by the Dean of Law Faculty, Doctor of Law M. D. Davitadze and Chairman of Entrepreneurial Law Department, Assistant Professor A. V. Pavlov.
The following reports were presented:
źInvestments, the Definition of Investments, Classification of Investments╗ by Petr Kovyrshin, 4th-year student;
źState Control of Foreign Investments╗ by Yulia Ryzhkova, 4th-year student;
źLegal Aspects of Application of Funds in Individual Trade╗ by A.V. Pavlov, Department Chairman;
źJoint-stock and Mutual Investment Funds╗ by Andrey Zotkin, 4th-year student;
źFinance Lease Contract╗ by Andrey Moysa, 4th-year student.
At the end of the discussion A.V. Pavlov summarized the ideas of the discussion and pointed out that the talks touched upon the problems in the field of trade which require legal control. All the reports evoked much interest among the audience.