Staff profile

Dr Polina Baranova


Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Doctor of Business Administration Programme Leader

Polina Baranova talking

Subject

Business, Research

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Derby Business School

Research centre

Centre for Business Improvement

ORCiD ID

0000-0002-6859-4314

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

p.baranova@derby.ac.uk

About

My research lies at the intersection of strategy, business and society. In particular, I specialise in the development of the environmental capabilities in various organisational settings through stakeholder engagement and stakeholder management. This multidisciplinary research informs organisational practices as well as policymaking in the area of environmental sustainability. My research has been published in the Business Ethics: European Reviews journal and Local Economy journal.

Other research interests include development of the sustainable business models which target multiple value creation and balance high performance and care for the natural environment. As an active researcher in this field, I work with a number of funding and public authorities towards strengthening business and environmental performance of the regional SMEs. I work with businesses on a number of consultancy projects in the areas of development, evaluation and implementation of environmental and business growth strategies.

Teaching responsibilities

I lead the following modules:

I supervise doctoral level research projects including projects towards PhD and DBA degrees.

Professional interests

Co-SIG Chair for the Sustainable and Responsible Business Special Interest Group (SIG) at the British Academy of Management

Reviewer for two ABS 2* journals: Business Ethics: a European Review (Wiley, impact factor 3.029) and Higher Education (Springer, impact factor 1.937).

Member of British Academy of Management (2006 to present) and Strategic Management Society (SMS)

Research interests

Live research projects include:

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

2017 - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham, UK

2010 - Master of Business Administration (MBA), The Open University, UK

2004 - PGCE, University of Derby, UK

1999 - BA (Hons) English as Foreign Language, Donetsk State University, Ukraine

1997 - BA (Hons) Economics and Management (distinction), Donetsk National University of Economics and Trade, Ukraine

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Having worked in consultancy and logistics before my academic career, I emphasise strong links between academic research and practice. Working for a high profile international consultancy company, I have contributed to a number of national and multinational consultancy projects concerned with the development of MISs and business ventures for coal mines. My expertise lies in the development of the strategic management competences and strategic thinking skills in various organisational contexts. I work with companies on a number of consultancy projects around development, evaluation and implementation of environmental strategies.

Recent publications

Derby skyline overlooking the city

Dr Polina Baranova, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, looks at how the Low Carbon Business Network can support environmental sustainability.

Solar panels being fitted

Dr Polina Baranova at the University of Derby shares her tips for businesses to 'stay ahead of the curve' by being green and competitive.