Dr Sergey Sosnovskikh

Job: Lecturer in Business and Economics

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.sosnovskikh2@dmu.ac.uk

W: https://www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Dr Sergey Sosnovskikh joined Leicester Castle Business School as a Lecturer in Business and Economics in September 2019. Previously, he worked at the University of Greenwich and Ural Federal University, teaching various undergraduate and postgraduate modules. Sergey has diverse experience working in leading companies of different industry sectors, including banking, 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 regularly participates in various international conferences and peer-reviews articles in reputable academic journals.

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)

Key research outputs

  • Sosnovskikh S., & Cronin B., (2021) ‘The effects of culture, attitudes and perceptions on industrial cluster policy: The case of Russia’, Competition & Change, 25(3-4), 350-381.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1024529420949491
  • Sosnovskikh S., (2021) ‘A new form of parallel trading within economics relations between Russia and China’, Post-Communist Economies, 33(1), 94-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/14631377.2020.1745562
  • Skhvediani A., Sosnovskikh S., Rudskaya I., & Kudryavtseva T., (2021) ‘Identification and Comparative Analysis of the Skills Structure of the Data Analyst Profession in Russia’, Journal of Education for Business. https://doi.org/10.1080/08832323.2021.1937018
  • Sosnovskikh, S., & Cherkasova, O. (2021). ‘Reasonable Entrepreneurial Risk: Behavioural Criteria for Corporate Managers’. Russian Law Journal, 9(1), 58–80. https://doi.org/10.17589/2309-8678-2021-9-1-58-80
  • Skhvediani, A., & Sosnovskikh, S. (2020), ‘What Agglomeration Externalities Impact the Development of the Hi-tech Industry Sector? Evidence from the Russian Regions’, International Journal of Technology, 11(6), 1091–1102. https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v11i6.4423
  • Cherkasova, O., & Sosnovskikh, S. (2020), ‘Legal and social aspects of the state participation in the governance of the large corporations in Russia’, E3S Web of Conferences, 222(06004), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/202022206004
  • 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., (2016), ‘Issues in Developing Special Economic Zones in Russia: the Case of Titanium Valley”, The International Journal of Business & Management, 4(7), 10-18

Research interests/expertise

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

Areas of teaching

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


PhD in International Business and Economics (University of Greenwich), PGCert in Academic Practice in Higher Education (De Montfort University), FHEA, MSc in International Management (University of Roehampton), BSc in International Economics (Ural Federal University), BA in Teaching Foreign Languages (Ural State Pedagogical University)

Courses taught

  • CORP3543: Contemporary Business Issues (Module Leader)
  • CORP2549: European Business
  • CORP2181: Business Research and Analysis
  • CORP3400: Strategy and Management Dissertation
  • LBPG5017: Dissertation (postgraduate level)
  • LCBS5064: Executive Company Project

Membership of professional associations and societies


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


  • Legal regulations of Digital Financial Assets in selected countries of the world – in cooperation with Moscow School of Business Skolkovo (2020-21)
  • 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

  • 2021: The 20th Annual Aleksanteri Conference “Eurasia and Global Migration” at University of Helsinki (Helsinki, Finland)
  • 2021: ICCEES Conference ‘Bridging National and Global Perspective’ at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)
  • 2020-21: International Scientific Conference on Innovations in Digital Economy SPBPU IDE-2020/21 at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (St. Petersburg, Russia)
  • 2019: WINIR Symposium on Global Capitalism and its National Varieties in an Era of Crisis, Loughborough University London (London, United Kingdom) 
  • 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)