Alena is a Senior Teaching Fellow in International Business and Strategy and the Director of the UG IBM programme.
She completed her PhD in Management and International Business at the Aston Business School; her doctoral project investigated the effect of state-business relations on investment decisions of emerging market firms.
Previously, she also held a number of research fellowships: at the Cambridge Judge Business School (Centre for Alternative Finance and Centre for Business Research) and at the University of Oxford (Department of Politics and International Relations), where she investigated the change in global governance of capital markets with applied network analysis. In addition, at the Centre for Business Network Analysis (University of Greenwich), she was programming in Python to extract data on innovation networks of hi-tech firms “Online innovation networks: a multilevel perspective” project.
Prior to academic roles, she was a leader of consulting projects on launching new ventures and reconstructing enterprises across East European countries.
University roles and responsibilities
- Director of the UG IBM programme
- BSc Module leader
Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of international strategies, network science, and geopolitics. Her research expertise extends to creating longitudinal econometric models for large-scale firm-level datasets. She is particularly keen on developing and applying novel modelling strategies and creating new data for International Business research. Currently, she is working on network methodologies for analysis of corporate structures, innovation strategies and political ties of MNEs; and constructing firm-level datasets for this research.
· MAN3090 International Business Strategy
· MAN3100 International Trade
· MANMo13 International Trade