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Dr Olga Andrianova

Dr Olga Andrianova

Industrial Impact Fellow / Research Fellow

+44 (0) 7475 932803

University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9FE

Olga Andrianova is an Industrial Impact Fellow Lecturer in Science, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (SITE) at the University of Exeter Business School, Penryn Campus. She completed her PhD in the Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise at the Open University.

Olga also holds Masters in Research in Management and Business, Msc in HRM and MBA from the same University, Degree in International Management form University of Hamburg (UK). Moreover, Olga has a teaching qualification from the Academy of Education Stanislaw Staszyc (Poland) and a Trainer Certificate in Business from ABELARD Seminar centre (Austria).

Prior to joining the University of Exeter, Olga worked as an Undergraduate and Postgraduate Associate Lecturer. Prior to her academic career, Olga worked as a business trainer, facilitator and coach in a number of private and public sector organisations.

Administrative responsibilities

Leading integration of Circular Economy approaches in Cornwall within the Tevi programme.

Nationality: Belarusian


Dr. MSc HRM, MRes, MBA, Dipl-Kff., SFHEA, Assoc CIPD

Research interests

  • Sustainability
  • Circular Economy
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Strategic Management 
  • HRM (incl. Green HRM)
  • Learning
  • eLearning
  • Ethics and Responsible Leadership
  • Small and Medium Size Enterprises

Olga's research focuses on critical approaches to management, work and organisation, and on key issues faced by people in organisations, such as power, resistance, change, knowledge, learning, identity and new societal changes and sustainability.

Her PhD research project has investigated how front-line managers of chemical plants in Belarus engage their staff with environmental issues and facilitate learning for corporate greening in their organisations. Using qualitative methods, the study extends the existing literature on practices for pro-environmental employee engagement used by front-line managers to facilitate organisational learning towards more ‘green’ ways of working.

Her other research has focused on the role of entrepreneurs, owners of social enterprises in Belarus. The research explored the perceptions of SMEs towards environmental responsibility and introduced evidence of an integrated enterprise policy approach observed in Belarus, drawing on a range of theoretical concepts in the fields of organisational studies.

Olga is a contributor to the British Academy of Management Specialised Conference on Responsible Leadership, leading the session on ‘Sustainability Education’ and PhD Symposium. Olga welcomes interest from potential PhD students in her areas of research.

Current research

Current interests include impact-orientated research within the Tevi delivery team, leading integration of 'circular economy' approaches into SMEs’ operations to drive business innovation, resource efficiency and contribute to Cornwall's long-term environmental growth.

She is a member of the Centre for Knowledge in Organisations and Professions (CKOP) and the Social and Sustainable Enterprise (SSE) research cluster:

Her work has been published in a number of international journals, including International Journal for Emerging Markets. She has also contributed to the edited books: Laasch, O., Jamali, D., Freeman, E., & Suddaby, R. (2019, forthcoming). The Research Handbook of Responsible Management. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Olga has experience of teaching at all Higher Education levels (PhD, MBA, MSc and undergraduate), different modes of delivery (full-time, part-time, executive, international, face-to-face, distance learning, online), and cohort sizes. She has successfully designed, validated, delivered and led modules and programmes in a range of subject areas and levels such as MBA,  MSc in HRM and MOOC modules. She has also supervised 46 postgraduate taught students (MBA and MSc) to successful completion of their dissertations.