Moscow, 21 March 2017 – PwC’s Business Book of the Year in Russia competition moves to the next stage. After nominees in the “Best Book by a Russian Author” and “Best Book by Foreign Author” categories were determined through online voting on CrowdSpace, the expert jury has begun counting the votes. Around 6,400 people cast votes, over two times as many as last year. Over 60 contestants were nominated.
“The second Business Book of the Year in Russia competition has been marked by huge interest from online voters. This year, we have had almost four thousand more voters than last year. If the leading Russian books are primarily related in one way or another to marketing, then foreign authors are more focused on leadership, strategy implementation, and crisis management. It is nice to see that this year, as in last year, the short-listed books include success stories from both Russian and abroad. I believe that the jury, which has just started to deliberate, will have a hard time choosing the winners.”
Based on the public voting, the following books have been short listed.
Best Book by a Russian Author:
Best Book by a Foreign Author:
The winners were selected based on the votes cast by the public, according to the award rules and CrowdSpace user agreement. Following a thorough analysis of the voting process, votes determined to have violated the rules and requirements of the project were excluded from the final count.
In the second stage, the books selected in the public vote will be considered by an expert jury chaired by the entrepreneur and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan. Members of the jury are to select the top three books in each of the two categories, and then evaluate them on a 5-point scale. Their first- and second-place nominations receive five and three points, respectively, while their third-place choice receives one point. When selecting their top three books, Jury members can express their personal preference by awarding one extra point to the second- and third-place books. For example, if jury members believe that their choice for second place is almost as good as the leading book, they can award it four points instead of three. If two or more books receive the same number of points, Ruben Vardanyan will have the decisive vote.
In addition to Mr Vardanyan, the jury will include:
One of the special features of this year’s contest is that PwC has requested jury members to reveal which books have recently left the biggest impression on them and which books they would recommend to those who are following the awards. Find out more about the jury’s recommendations at www.pwcrussia.ru/businessbook.
The best three books in each of the two categories will be determined by the end of May, and the Business Book of the Year in Russia award ceremony will be held in June at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
The Business Book of the Year in Russia award is Russia’s only specialised award in the field of business literature. Nominees for the award may include books published in Russian during the year preceding the award year, as well as translations of foreign books published abroad within two years of their publication in Russian language editions.
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