Yana ButenkoYANA BUTENKO

PhD in Economics

Highly motivated and goal-oriented professional with 10+ years experience of conducting research in management and economics, as well as teaching disciplines on these areas in higher education. Skilled researcher working well independently or on a team, and published author of books, scholarly articles and training materials. An enthusiastic lecturer, who is known for an interactive teaching style that encourages student participation and enthusiasm while facilitating learning. A flexible employee – who enjoys learning new skills and quickly adapts to organisational changes – is seeking a new professional challenge.

Work Experience

January 2013 – February 2017: Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow

Associate Professor of the Department of Management Theory and Business Technologies

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research on Management and Economics both independently and as a team member.
  • Preparing and submitting research proposals.
  • Developing scholarly publications.
  • Participating in research policy development.
  • Supervising the postgraduate student research.
  • Preparing lectures, seminars, assessment tools; teaching managerial and economic disciplines to undergraduates and postgraduates.
  • Engaging in work of the University and the Management Faculty, including participation in work of the Academic Board.

Achievements:

  • Was awarded with research grant, where my role was a Chief investigator.
  • Participated as an Investigator in 3 granted research projects, including grant of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science.
  • Published 15 scholarly works, including 6 articles in leading Russian peer-reviewed journals, 4 monographs; 11 study works.
  • Made a significant contribution to the work of the University’s analytical group that allowed to develop the new directions in educational and scientific activities of the University.
  • Ran and developed a new master’s degree program “Business Management”, as well as coordinated its educational process.
  • Led the activity of the University’s Enactus team to a new level that allowed to win the Coca-Cola Hellenic’s competition.
  • Implemented innovative teaching technologies into the educational process.
  • Organised 3 conferences and 3 workshops; participated in organisation of 4 competitions of the International program “Enactus”; participated in 5 International and Russian conferences.

September 2011 – August 2012: Omsk Branch of the Russian State University of Trade and Economics, Omsk

Associate Professor of the Department of Commerce and Logistics

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research both independently and as a team member.
  • Preparing and submitting research proposals.
  • Producing scholarly publications.
  • Remaining up to date with current literature and methods relevant to the field of responsibilities.
  • Supervising the student research projects.
  • Preparing and delivering lectures and seminars.
  • Engaging in work of the University and the Department, including participation in work of the Academic Board.

Achievements:

  • Was awarded with 1 research grant, where my role was a Chief investigator.
  • Participated as an Investigator in 2 granted research projects.
  • Published 9 scholarly works, including 2 articles in leading Russian peer-reviewed journals and 1 monograph.
  • Managed activities of the Student Scientific Society, supervised student research and mentored at early stage of academic career.
  • Introduced innovation technologies in educational process and prepared teaching materials of high quality.
  • Organised and participated in 6 scientific events of different levels.

September 2006 – August 2011: Omsk Regional Institute, Omsk

Lecturer => Assistant Professor of the Management Department

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research and supervising research projects of students, as well as publishing their results.
  • Monitoring modern teaching methods, literature, trends, concepts and methodologies.
  • Preparing and conducting lectures and seminars, marking assignments and examinations for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Providing support for writing research project final reports and relevant publications.

Achievements:

  • Participated in 11 research projects and presented their results at International and Russian conferences.
  • Published 43 scholarly works, including 9 articles in leading Russian peer-reviewed journals; 12 study works.
  • Developed and implemented effective teaching practices.
  • Participated in 32 different conferences and seminars.

Education

2006 – 2011: Ural State University of Economics, Yekaterinburg

  • PhD in Economics
  • The doctoral work is devoted to developing the adjustment mechanism of the regional policy of asymmetrically developing region.

2000 – 2006: Omsk State Technical University, Omsk

  • Master’s Degree with honours in State and Municipal Management
  • GPA: 4.97 out of 5.00

Professional Development

2014: QPR Software Plc, Moscow

  • Certificate of Attendance at the Business modelling and enterprise architecture training

2013: Sochi State University, Sochi

  • Certificate of Attainment in the Innovative educational technologies course

2013: Higher School of Economics, Moscow

  • Certificate of Attainment in the University degree programs’ public professional accreditation course

2013: Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow

  • Certificate of Attendance at the Integrated process modelling in university academic activity workshop

2011: Omsk State Institute of Service, Omsk

  • Certificate of Attainment in the Corporate management as university degree program course

2010: Siberian State Transport University, Novosibirsk

  • Certificate of Attainment in the Business valuation program

2009: Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics, Moscow

  • Lecturer and Consultant Recognition Certificate in the following disciplines: “Methods of Strategic Analysis”, “State and Municipal Management”

2008: Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics, Moscow

  • Lecturer and Consultant Recognition Certificate in the following disciplines: “State and Municipal Management”, “Management”, “Enterprise Management”, “Strategic Management”, “Management Decision Making”

2001 – 2004: Omsk State Technical University, Omsk

  • Certificate of Attainment in the professional development program with additional qualification “English translator in professional communication”

Research

Research Interests

There are two overlapping areas of research interests. The first is management and economics, including business management, strategic planning, business process design and their improvement, business technology and others. The second is state and municipal management, from globalisation to regional development with an emphasis on sustainable development.

Author’s methodologies

  • Estimation methodology of the territorial asymmetry’s level;
  • Methodology RICT evaluating investment potential, risks and climate of the different territories.

Research

Participation in research projects as an Investigator:

  • Development of distributed university’s network management mechanisms (research grant)
  • Conception development of Multifunctional interactive portal for Virtual Medical Institute (research grant)
  • Development of project management mechanism in university scientific activity (research grant of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science)
  • Design of retail network development strategies (research grant)
  • Innovative development of management consulting (research grant)
  • Business planning as instrument of business management (research grant)
  • Market research of warehouse real estate and cargo handling technology in a modern warehouse complex
  • Regional market for consumer goods and services: economic development diagnostics and regional policy improvement (research grant)
  • Strategic planning of enterprise marketing policy
  • Improvement in wholesale companies management (research grant)
  • Optimisation of inventory management processes
  • Formation of customer loyalty to commercial enterprise
  • Strategic planning of enterprise commercial activity under present-day conditions
  • Improvement in Quality Management System according to ISO 9000 series standards
  • Optimisation of company management 

Participation in research projects as a Chief investigator:

  • Development of “Smart Food” system improving the University public catering (research grant)
  • Enterprise activity improvement through introduction of additional stimulation system for workers (research grant)
  • Implementation of adjustment mechanism of regional policy in asymmetrically developing region

Professional Skills

  • Strong analytical and research ability, as well as capacity in the use of a variety of research methods.
  • Strong track record of research; a record of initiating, obtaining and managing competitive research grants: 18 completed research projects; including 10 grants, two of them were won individually and eight collaboratively. 
  • High ability to conduct multi-disciplinary research with other universities, industry and government. Worked on granted research of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, as well as 6 business-funded projects.
  • Strong track record of publications. Published more than 90 scholarly and studying works, including 17 articles in leading Russian peer-reviewed journals and 5 monographs. 
  • Extensive experience in delivering high quality teaching, associated administrative duties, curriculum development and program coordination. Ran and developed a new practice-oriented master’s degree program “Business Management”.
  • Excellence in innovative education, including blended learning formats, online teaching and using case studies.
  • Strong track record of successful supervision of honours and masters research students, including supervision to completion.
  • Expertise in building highly effective working relationships with colleagues, students and external stakeholders.
  • Substantial experience in participation in and performing an outstanding contribution to the academic life within the University. Was involved in work of the analytical group developing the new directions in educational and scientific activities of the University, as well as organising major international conferences and competitions, such as Enactus national competition.
  • Excellent IT skills, computer literacy and advanced level of using office suite of applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Outlook, Business Studio, Adobe Photoshop, Mindjet MindManager, etc.); cloud storages (DropBox, Google Drive); other Internet and mobile applications (Trello, Google Docx, Planner Pro, Skype, Viber, etc.); and extensive experience in running and developing my website.

Honours and Awards

  • 10 research grants, two of them were won individually and eight collaboratively (Omsk, Moscow, 2009 – 2016)
  • Letter of Appreciation from the Russian President of the International program “Enactus” for active participation and organisation of competitions (Moscow, 2015)
  • Inclusion in the Encyclopedia “Famous Russian Scientists” for outstanding contributions to science (Moscow, 2015)
  • Certificate of Participation in the workshop on the University academic activity modernisation and its development mechanisms specification (Moscow, 2014)
  • Certificate of Participation in the International Scientific and Practical Internet Conference “Entrepreneurial Aspects of Managers’ Activities” (Moscow, 2013)
  • Certificate of Honour and Appreciation for conscientious work, high professionalism and in connection with birthday (Omsk, 2012)
  • Certificate of Honour and Appreciation for active participation in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Sustainable development of the region: past, present and future” (Omsk, 2012)
  • Certificate of Honour and Appreciation for the student team preparation for the Competition “My business is a reality” (Omsk, 2011)
  • Certificate of Honour and Appreciation for Mary Tolstokulakova preparation for participation in the III International Scientific and Practical Conference of Young Scientists (Taganrog, 2011)
  • Certificate of Participation in the I International Scientific and Practical Conference “Global and local problems of economy: new challenges and decisions” (Krasnodar, 2011)
  • Certificate of Participation in the IV International Scientific and Practical Conference “Economic development of country: various aspects of this question” (Taganrog, 2011)
  • Letter of Appreciation for the outstanding contribution to work of Omsk Regional Institute (Omsk, 2010)
  • Omsk Regional Government Award for conducting research project devoted to the issues of the Priority National Projects (Omsk, 2009)
  • Certificate of Honour and Appreciation for participation in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “From Youth to Motherland. Development of territories’ economy as development of Russia” (Omsk, 2008)
  • Certificate of Participation in the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Fight against corruption in the sphere of the state and municipal management: foreign and Russian experience” (Novosibirsk, 2008)
  • Certificate of Honour and Appreciation for active participation in social life of the State and Municipal Management Department, scientific work and excellent study at the University (Omsk, 2006)
  • Omsk State Technical University Award for the best paper of the Inter-regional Scientific Student Conference “Modern problems of economic development” (Omsk, 2006)
  • Russian Government Award for excellent education (Omsk, 2000)

Publications

The total number of scholarly publications is over 90, including more than 65 scholarly works and over 25 study works. The full list of publications is available on the page Publications.

References

Letters of Reference are available on the page References.