Joint SKOLKOVO and HKUST Case Studies Published in Harvard Business Review
Friday, 17 May 2019
Moscow, May 17, 2019 – Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and HKUST Business School have published joint case studies on Harvard Business Review’s global platform. The online platform, part of the Harvard Business Publishing initiative, brings together management case studies from business schools around the world. Fittingly, the two newly-published cases were co-written by alumni of the SKOLKOVO Business School, now managers at major firms.
This collaboration between professors from the SKOLKOVO Business School and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) focuses on the establishment of the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF), its growth model and key objectives. The case study offers an insight into the specifics and challenges of entrepreneurship in emerging markets, the state’s role in developing ecosystems and encouraging innovation, and the performance indicators of start-up accelerators. The man at the helm of the IIDF, Kirill Varlamov, a Russian techpreneur, is himself an alumnus of the SKOLKOVO Business School.
J.T. Li, Senior Professor of Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
Tomas Casas, Professor of Macroeconomics, Director of the SKOLKOVO EMBA and MBA International Module in China, Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and University of Toronto, Canada.
Ekaterina Gerasimova, Researcher at the SKOLKOVO Business School.
MediaRus — a case study analysing the challenges of corporate governance by examining the involvement of management board members in a state-owned company
This joint HKUST–SKOLKOVO case study tells the story of MediaRus’s establishment and development. The company’s history reflects the evolving role of the Board of Directors and their movement away from the stakeholder model of corporate governance towards the shareholder model. The case study discusses the role of independent directors in the management board of a Russian state-owned corporation, gives a sense of existing management practices and their evolution, and covers the key challenges that independent directors face today.
Steven DeKrey, Senior Associate Dean and Adjunct Professor of Management at the HKUST Business School, Chairperson of the International Academic Council of the SKOLKOVO Business School.
Dmitry Yusov, a SKOLKOVO alumnus, Director of Standpoint, a consulting company. Dmitry boasts more than 8 years of experience working on Boards of Directors.
Yulia Ponomareva, Researcher at the SKOLKOVO Business School.