The Ural Industrialists Cup will be awarded to those who will be able to apply the most efficient management models with the help of the business simulation technologies.
The launching of the project of the Ural Industrialists Enterprise Management Cup was announced during the International Exhibition and Forum of Industry and Innovations “INNOPROM 2012.”
This event is based on the innovative educational platform and will allow the participants of the contests to develop their business mentality, their understanding of various instruments of entrepreneurship, establish connection between the basic elements of enterprise management, enhance strategic vision, self-organization skills, and teamwork skills.
The competition is held as part of implementation of the joint project of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. 3,500 people from all over Russia and representatives of industrial enterprises of the Urals will take part in it. The objective of this competition project is to develop business competences of the employees of industrial enterprises in the area of development and realization of company strategies in the competitive environment.
This is what Vyacheslav Shoptenko, an expert of the Center for Innovative and Educational Programs at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy, told the participants about the idea behind the technology of the computerized business simulator, “The underlying technology of the competition is innovative and educational. It’s a business simulator (digital imitation model that simulates the activity of an industrial enterprise under the market economy conditions). Business simulation is a modern technology for assessment and development of personnel and it is based on simulating real business processes that as mush as possible reflect the conditions of a given company. This allows mastering new approaches in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, finance and personnel management, and working in competitive environment. It should be noted that today such training methods are being applied extensively by many business schools abroad.”
Around 80 thousand people take part in today’s event: half of them are representatives of industrial enterprises (UralVagonZavod, Mechel, Uralmash Machine-Building Plant, Sverdlovsk Science and Research Institute of Chemical Engineering, Ural Optical & Mechanical Plant, Ural Works of Civil Aviation, and others), the other half are representatives of small and medium-size businesses in the industrial sector.
Winners of the competition will have an opportunity to represent their enterprises at the world management championship “Global Management Challenge” with 100,000 participants from 30 countries. The Championship will start in the fall of 2012, with its final stage in April of 2012 in Bucharest, Romania.