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Irina Naoumova

Irina Naoumova

Associate Professor of Management,
and Director of Barney Institute for
Phone: 860-768-4760, Room 310G


ENT 314
Principles of Entrepreneurship

ENT 414
Seminar in Entrepreneurship

MGT 771
Entrepreneurship (graduate)

International Business
Strategic Management and Business Policy

Managing Organizational Behavior

Dr. Naoumova joined Barney School in 2008. Prior to that she worked as a Visiting Associate Professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Associate Professor at State University –Higher School of Economics, Moscow (Russia), and Kazan State University. 

Ph.D., Kazan State University 1989; M.S. (Mgmt. Science – Econ. Cybernetics), Kazan State University, 1982

Research Interests:
Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Corporate Governance in Transition/Emerging Economies, International Business/Management.

Selected Scholarship Books and Articles:
Irina published over 80 research and conference papers, workshop materials and monographs.

Co-authored paper with D. Ralston, C. Egri, etc. “Ethical Preferences for Influencing Superiors: A 41-Society Study”, has now been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of International Business Studies.

Szabo A., Naoumova, I., Centindamar, D., Centinskaya, U.Y., Dejan, E., Pertosyan, A., Mammadov A. 2007. Entrepreneurship and the SME Development in the BSEC Region. Workshop on SME strategies in the Black Sea Region, organized by the UNECE, BSEC, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Nov. 22-24, Istanbul, Turkey

Tevdovski, D., Naoumova, I., Umpleby, S., 2006. A Method for Designing Improvements in Organizations, Products, and Services. Journal of Washington Academy of Sciences, June 2006

Naoumova, I., Cultural Differences in Action: Negotiation Conflicts, 2005. Synergy. Ukrainian Management Education Journal, October 2005, P. 66-70.

Elenkov, D., Naoumova, I., Gordon, L., 2005. Rethinking Leadership and Organizational Innovation Issues in Southeastern European Subcultures, JIBE, Volume IV, No. 1, 2005, P. 9-14.

Judge, W., Miassodoev, S. & Naoumova, I. The past Present and Future States of Russian Management Education. International Journal of Business & Management Education, V1, 2004

Judge, W. & Naoumova, I.  2004. Corporate Governance in Russia: What Model Will it Follow. Corporate Governance. International Review. Vol. 12, Issue 3, pages 302-313.

Judge, W., Naoumova, I. & Kutzevol, N.  2003. Corporate Governance in Russia: An Empirical Study of Russian Managers’ Perceptions. Journal of World Business, Vol. 38, issue 4, pages 385-396

Naoumova, I. Managing Human Resource Development - Kazan, 2001- (monograph – in Russian)

Recent Achievements, Grants and Honors:  
Dr. Naoumova’s biography is listed in directories Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.
2007 – Certificate of Honor, Russian Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

2006 – research grants from University of Tennessee, Knoxville (USA), and State University – Higher School of Economics (Russia) 
2005 – Academy of Management – best paper award finalist  
2004 – Academy of Management – Carolyn Dexter award finalist

Professional Activities:
Member of AoM; AIB; AIB-SE
Irina serves as a reviewer for several research journals (such as Journal of World Business, Corporate Governance- International Review, Journal of Management Studies), and as a member of editorial board of AIB-SE journal.

She serves as a chair and discussant for professional conferences including Academy of Management.

On international level she is a member of the Board of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy, a consortium of American and East European universities registered under the umbrella of UNESCO (2000-present). 

In 2004 Irina became an expert of UN Economic Commission for Europe on SME good governance. Together with the group of five international experts she was involved in the extensive work on suggestions for the Black Sea Region countries on coordination of SME support. As an expert consultant for small companies Irina enjoys ongoing relationship with her clients in USA, Russia, Central Asia, Western and Eastern Europe.

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