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Ukraine Symposium

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The Global Impact of the War in Ukraine: Fundamental Challenges for Management Research

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022

Time: 12.30 – 2.00 p.m. (during conference lunchtime)

Venue: Casinotheater Winterthur, Stadthausstrasse 119, 8400 Winterthur

Chaired by: Prof. Christopher Hartwell, Director of the International Management Institute, ZHAW School of Management and Law

Lunch: Sandwiches and soft drinks


Prof. Kseniia Smyrnova (Vice-Rector for Education (International Affairs), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)

Professor Smyrnova has participated in research and academic programs in the EU and US and has authored some 200 academic publications. In 2019, she served as a Member of the Legal Reform Commission under the President of Ukraine.

Prof. Roger Myerson (Professor of Global Conflict Studies, University of Chicago)

Professor Myerson has made seminal contributions to economics and political science. In game theory, he introduced refinements of Nash's equilibrium concept. Myerson was awarded the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his contributions to mechanism design theory. He has written a number of books, including Game Theory: Analysis of Conflict and Probability Models for Economic Decisions.

Dr. Tetiana Korotka (Deputy Business Ombudsman of Ukraine)

Dr. Korotka was appointed Deputy Business Ombudsman by the Government of Ukraine in April 2015. From 2011 to 2015, she was the Deputy Chief of Party of the Public-Private Partnership Development Program. Together with an international team of experts, she helped the Government of Ukraine create a legal basis for sustainable infrastructure reform with engagement from the private sector.

Prof. Timothy Devinney (Professor & Chair of International Business, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester)

Prof. Devinney has published more than a dozen books, including The Myth of the Ethical Consumer. He is on the editorial board of more than a dozen leading international journals and has published more than 100 articles in leading journals. In 2008, he was the first recipient in management of an Alexander von Humboldt Forschungspreis. Devinney is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and the European Academy of International Business.

Klaus Meyer (Professor of International Business at Ivey Business School in Ontario, Canada)

Professor Meyer is a leading scholar in international business, conducting research on the strategies of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in emerging economies like Eastern Europe and East Asia.