Dr Sergey Sosnovskikh

Job: Lecturer in Business and Management

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0) 116 366 4831

E: sergey.sosnovskikh@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Dr Sergey Sosnovskikh joined Leicester Castle Business School as a Lecturer in Business and Management in September 2019. Before this, he worked as a Research Fellow and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Greenwich for four years teaching various undergraduate and postgraduate modules including international business, economics, research methods, social networks, innovation management, business ethics, and supervising Master's and MBA dissertations. Before joining the University of Greenwich, Sergey worked at the Ural Federal University in Russia as a course leader, where he designed and taught two undergraduate modules: International Trade Management and International Marketing.

In 2018, Sergey completed his PhD degree at the University of Greenwich (London, UK) investigating the development of Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks in Russia. Along with the doctoral degree, he holds MSc degree in International Management from the University of Roehampton (London, UK), BSc degree in International Economics from the Ural Federal University (Ekaterinburg, Russia), and BA degree in Teaching Foreign Languages from the Ural State Pedagogical University (Ekaterinburg, Russia). He is also an Associate Fellow at the Higher Education Academy of the UK.

Sergey has very diverse experience working in leading companies of different industry sectors including banking, research, Higher Education, maritime transport, investor relations, construction, and public services. He conducted consultancy projects for the government and private companies both in the UK and Russia. Sergey is an active member of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies: he regularly participates in the annual conferences and chairs the sessions as well as peer reviews publications of the journals.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)

Research interests/expertise

Political economy, state-business relations, industrial clusters, special economic zones, industrial parks, institutional economics, macroeconomics, and social network analysis. 

Areas of teaching

Economics, business management, marketing, research methods, emerging markets, international trade, and macroeconomics.

Qualifications

PhD, AF HEA, MSc, BSc, BA

Courses taught

Contemporary Business Issues, European Business Issues, Business Research Issues and Analysis

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Higher Education Academy of the UK: Associate Fellow
  • Member of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)
  • Member of the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR)

Projects

  • Evaluation of the Competitive Environment in Silicon Roundabout in London, United Kingdom (2018-2019)
  • Analysis of the trade relationships and FDI flows between the UK and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK (2016)
  • Examination of the manufacturing processes, supply-chain management and market expansions within the areas of home and personal care, health and hygiene products in Russia (2015)
  • Analysis of the shareholders of PJSC Uralkali in order to facilitate a ‘buy-back’ operation organised by the company (2015)
  • ‘The concept of creating and modernising highly productive workplaces in the Sverdlovsk region’ for the Ministry of Industry and Science of the Sverdlovsk Region, Russia (2012)
  • ‘Innovation based development strategy of the Sverdlovsk region 2020’ for the Ministry of Industry and Science of the Sverdlovsk Region, Russia (2012)
  • Studied the Legislation, IT, Business Education, Construction and Steel industries in the Urals region of Russia (2012-13)

Conference attendance

  • 2019: 4th European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN 2019), ETH Zurich and University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • 2019: Advanced individual seminar organised by the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies at the Södertörn University (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • 2016-2019: BASEES annual conferences at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK)
  • 2018: Sunbelt Conference at the University of Utrecht (Utrecht, the Netherlands)
  • 2017: 11th International Days of Statistics and Economics Conference at the University of Economics (Prague, Czech Republic)

Recent research outputs

  • Sosnovskikh S., (2017), ‘Industrial Clusters in Russia: the Development of Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks’, Russian Journal of Economics, 3(2), 174-199
  • Sosnovskikh S., (2017), ‘Peculiarities in the Development of Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks in Russia’, European Journal of Geography, 8(4), 82-102
  • Sosnovskikh S., (2017), ‘Role of the Government in the Development of the Special Economic Zones and Industrial Parks in Russia’, The 11th International Days of Statistics and Economics, Prague, Czech Republic: September 14-17, 2017
  • Sosnovskikh S., (2017), ‘Role of the football clubs' brands and their complementary goods and services’, Conference: Marketing and branding – challenges of the 21st century, Ekaterinburg, Russia: November 7, 2017 (in the Russian language)
  • Sosnovskikh S., (2016), ‘Issues in Developing Special Economic Zones in Russia: the Case of Titanium Valley”, The International Journal of Business & Management, 4(7), 10-18
  • In progress: Sosnovskikh S., & Cronin B., ‘Evaluating the impact of institutional asymmetries on industrial cluster policy: Is a new theoretical model needed?’ under the revision for the Competition & Change journal

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