Dr Olga Ryazanova

School of Business

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School of Business Building
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(01) 708 3921

Biography

Olga Ryazanova is a Lecturer in Management in the Maynooth University School of Business. Her primary research interests are in the micro-foundations of firm behaviour, i.e. in the individual and group-level processes that influence organisational decision-making and outcomes. Olga's research explores micro-level antecedents of strategic human capital formation in knowledge-intensive industries, with the particular focus on the role of globalisation in this process. Dr. Ryazanova is an active member of the Academy of Management, where Management Education & Development division is her primary home, and of the European Academy of Management, where her research contributes to the International Management stream. Dr. Ryazanova’s research has received the Global Forum Award of the MED division of the Academy of Management in 2014 and 2018, has been selected as a finalist for Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award in 2016, and has been published in the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal, Journal of World Business and the Academy of Management Proceedings.

Research Interests

My main area of interest is the strategic management of higher education institutions. Within this broad area, I conduct research on the drivers of scientific productivity, the management of academic careers, and the business of business schools. I am currently involved in two funded research projects:
- H2020-funded project CHAMELEONS - focusing on doctoral education and employability of doctoral graduates outside academia - https://www.chameleonsproject.eu/
- MUSSI-funded project on the role that scientists with dual institutional affiliations play in building inter-organisational research networks

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Championing A Multi-Sectoral Education and Learning Experience to Open New Pathways for Doctoral Students collaborator EU Horizon 2020 / 01-MAY-20 147653.75
Investigating the effect of joint affiliations on formation and performance of collaboration networks in academia co-PI Maynooth University / 01-JAN-21 3777.63
The Role of Local Social Identity in Interorganisational imitation Choices: the case of strategic transformation of the Irish Rugby Football Union co-PI MU Internal Funding Schemes / 17-JUN-19 26-JUL-19 1500
Exploring Best Practice in the Large-Class First Year Students' Assessment and Feedback: Focus on the Innovative and Technology Supported Approaches co-PI Maynooth University / 01-JAN-16 31-DEC-16 5000

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Choices and consequences: Impact of mobility on research-career capital and promotion in business schools'
Ryazanova O.;McNamara P. (2019) 'Choices and consequences: Impact of mobility on research-career capital and promotion in business schools'. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 18 (2):186-212 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Research performance as a quality signal in international labor markets: Visibility of business schools worldwide through a global research performance system'
Ryazanova, O., McNamara, P., & Aguinis, H. (2017) 'Research performance as a quality signal in international labor markets: Visibility of business schools worldwide through a global research performance system'. Journal of World Business, 52 :831-841 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Socialization and Pro-active Behavior: Multilevel Exploration of Research Productivity Drivers in the US Business Schools'
Olga Ryazanova, Peter Mc Namara (2016) 'Socialization and Pro-active Behavior: Multilevel Exploration of Research Productivity Drivers in the US Business Schools'. ACADEMY OF MANGAGEMENT LEARNING & EDUCATION, 15 (3):525-548 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2016 A comprehensive and multi-purpose global research performance information system
Ryazanova, O., McNamara, P., & Aguinis, H. (2016) A comprehensive and multi-purpose global research performance information system Academy of Management Conference [Details]
2014 Language, Socialization and Networks: Knowledge Creation in Globalized Business Schools
Ryazanova, O.I. & Mc Namara, P. (2014) Language, Socialization and Networks: Knowledge Creation in Globalized Business Schools Academy of Management Conference [DOI] [Details]
2012 Between Symbolic and Social Capital: A Structuration Theory Approach to Academic Productivity
Ryazanova, O. and Mc Namara, P. (2012) Between Symbolic and Social Capital: A Structuration Theory Approach to Academic Productivity Academy of Management Conference Boston, USA, [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 Language, organisations and networks: Multi-level exploration of faculty research performance in European business schools.
Ryazanova, O. & Mc Namara, P. (2021) Language, organisations and networks: Multi-level exploration of faculty research performance in European business schools. [Oral Presentation], 14th GEM&L International Workshop on Management & Language, EM Strasbourg (online) , 10-MAY-21 - 12-MAY-21 [Details]
2020 Teaching capabilities of doctoral graduates: PhD learning outcomes and labor market expectations.
Keeley, A., Ryazanova, O. & Mc Namara, P. (2020) Teaching capabilities of doctoral graduates: PhD learning outcomes and labor market expectations. [Oral Presentation], Academy of Management Annual Meeting, virtual [Details]
2020 Reviewing the literature on Industry 4.0, business model innovation and value co-creation: missing connections and directions for future research.
Yehorova, Y. & Ryazanova, O. (2020) Reviewing the literature on Industry 4.0, business model innovation and value co-creation: missing connections and directions for future research. [Oral Presentation], European Academy of Management, virtual [Details]
2020 Organisational drivers of academic research productivity: Taking stock of current research and identifying directions for future study.
Ryazanova, O. & Jaskiene, J. (2020) Organisational drivers of academic research productivity: Taking stock of current research and identifying directions for future study. [Oral Presentation], European Academy of Management, virtual [Details]
2018 International Mobility in the Age of Managerialism: to go or not to go.
Ryazanova, O. and McNamara, P. (2018) International Mobility in the Age of Managerialism: to go or not to go. [Oral Presentation], Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA [Details]
2018 Visibility of Business School Research Worldwide: The Global Performance Research System. Professional Development Workshop.
Aguinis, H., Ryazanova, O., McNamara, P., Ashkanasy, N., De Castro, J., Doh, J., Salvaj, E., and Vassolo, R (2018) Visibility of Business School Research Worldwide: The Global Performance Research System. Professional Development Workshop. [Other], Academy of Management Conference. PDW programme, Chicago [Details]
2018 Technology-enabled assessment in large classes: learning from success and failure.
Ryazanova, O., Andreeva, T., Wang, R. (2018) Technology-enabled assessment in large classes: learning from success and failure. [Oral Presentation], International Management and Organisational Behaviour Teaching Society (IMOBTS) conference, Maynooth, Ireland [Details]
2016 Integrative or Autonomous? Mental Models and Experimentation Driven Business Model Innovation.
Gross, N., McNamara, P., Ryazanova, O, and Connolly, N. (2016) Integrative or Autonomous? Mental Models and Experimentation Driven Business Model Innovation. [Oral Presentation], Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, USA [Details]
2016 A comprehensive and multi-purpose global research performance information system.
Ryazanova O.;McNamara P.;Aguinis H. (2016) A comprehensive and multi-purpose global research performance information system. [Oral Presentation], 76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016, Atlanta, USA [Details]
2016 Value creation and value capture in public-private ecosystems.
Ryazanova, O., Pétercsák, R., Heaphy, L., Connolly, N., & Donnellan, B. (2016) Value creation and value capture in public-private ecosystems. [Oral Presentation], AIS pre-ICIS workshop on “IoT and Smart City Challenges and Applications” - ISCA, Dublin, Ireland [Details]
2016 Why Can I not Scale? How Cognitive Frames Influence/Impair Business Model Innovation.
Gross, N., McNamara, P., Connolly, N., and Ryazanova, O (2016) Why Can I not Scale? How Cognitive Frames Influence/Impair Business Model Innovation. [Oral Presentation], R&D Management Conference,, Cambridge, UK [Details]
2015 Stratification and mobility as the drivers of research in European Business Schools.
Ryazanova, O. and Mc Namara, P. (2015) Stratification and mobility as the drivers of research in European Business Schools. [Oral Presentation], Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada [Details]
2015 Global Stratification of the Business School Industry: Moving Towards an International Labour Market.
Ryazanova, O. and Mc Namara, P. (2015) Global Stratification of the Business School Industry: Moving Towards an International Labour Market. [Oral Presentation], European Academy of Management, Warsaw, Poland [Details]
2014 Microfoundations of Knowledge Creation in Business Schools: Multi-Level Exploration of a ‘New Career Perspective’.
Ryazanova, O. & Mc Namara, P. (2014) Microfoundations of Knowledge Creation in Business Schools: Multi-Level Exploration of a ‘New Career Perspective’. [Oral Presentation], Strategic Management Society Special Conference ‘Microfoundations for Strategic Management Research: Embracing Individuals, Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
2014 Microfoundations of inter-organizational Imitation Strategy. Local Social Identity’s Role in Business Model Innovation Processes.
Ryazanova, O. O’Donnell, P., Mc Namara, P. (2014) Microfoundations of inter-organizational Imitation Strategy. Local Social Identity’s Role in Business Model Innovation Processes. [Oral Presentation], Strategic Management Society Special Conference ‘Microfoundations for Strategic Management Research: Embracing Individuals, Copenhagen, Denmark [Details]
2014 Business Model Design as a Patchwork Quilt: The Role of Local Social Identity in Imitation Choices.
Ryazanova, O. O’Donnell, P., Mc Namara, P (2014) Business Model Design as a Patchwork Quilt: The Role of Local Social Identity in Imitation Choices. [Oral Presentation], Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA [Details]
2014 Language, socialization and networks: Knowledge creation in globalized business schools.
Ryazanova O.;Namara P. (2014) Language, socialization and networks: Knowledge creation in globalized business schools. [Oral Presentation], 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014, Philadelphia, USA [Details]
2013 Research Productivity of Financial Times Top 100 Business Schools’ Faculty: Impact of Academic Origin and Pro-active Choice.
Ryazanova, O. and Mc Namara, P. (2013) Research Productivity of Financial Times Top 100 Business Schools’ Faculty: Impact of Academic Origin and Pro-active Choice. [Oral Presentation], European Academy of Management, Istanbul, Turkey [Details]
2013 Searching High and Low: Role Selection as Part of Business Model Innovation. Sub-Theme 22: Business Models and Organizations: Uncovering the Origins of New Business Models.
O’Donnell, P., Ryazanova, O., Mc Namara, P. (2013) Searching High and Low: Role Selection as Part of Business Model Innovation. Sub-Theme 22: Business Models and Organizations: Uncovering the Origins of New Business Models. [Oral Presentation], European Group on Organization Studies Colloquium, Montreal, Canada [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2019 Mobility and gender matter in speed of promotion and development of career capital.
Olga Ryazanova (2019) Mobility and gender matter in speed of promotion and development of career capital. Blog [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2021 INTERPRETING OUR TRADITION.
Hibbert, P;Coraiola, DM;Caza, A;Gerhardt, M;Greenberg, D;Laasch, O;Lindebaum, D;Rigg, C;Ryazanova, O;Wright, AL (2021) INTERPRETING OUR TRADITION. BRIARCLIFF MANOR: Editorial [DOI] [Details]

Case

  Year Publication
2013 Gaelic Athletic Association and the Irish Rugby Football Union: Competing Business Models.
McNamara, P., Ryazanova, O., Collins, F. & Aherne, D. (2013) Gaelic Athletic Association and the Irish Rugby Football Union: Competing Business Models. Case [full-text] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 Global Forum Award Academy of Management, Management Education and Development division
2014 Global Forum Award Academy of Management, Management Education and Development division
2016 Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award - finalist Academy of Management
2019 Best Reviewer Award Academy of Management Learning & Education

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Academy of Management Research Coordinator, Management Education and Development Division 01-AUG-19 /
Academy of Management Secretary, Management Education and Development Division 01-AUG-16 / 01-AUG-18
European Group for Organisational Studies (EGOS) member /
European Academy of Management (EURAM) member /
CYGNA (Supporting Women in Academia Network) member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Departmental Athena SWAN SAT member /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2015 University College Dublin PhD
2010 University College Dublin MSc
2001 State University - Higher School of Economics MA (equivalent)

Reviews

  Journal Role
Academy Of Mangagement Learning & Education Associate Editor
Academy Of Management Learning And Education Member of the Editorial Board
British Journal Of Management Reviewer
Journal Of Vocational Behavior Reviewer
International Business Review Reviewer
Management Teaching Review Reviewer

Teaching Interests

I have developed and taught courses in the areas of Marketing Management, Innovation Management and Strategy at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I also developed and taught an undergraduate Placement course and a course on Research Methods at the doctoral level.

Currently, I teach:
MN151 Business Models (1st year undergraduate course)
MN305 Innovation Management (3rd year undergraduate course)
MI6219 Strategy (advanced MSc course)
MN812 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods (PhD course)

I co-supervise doctoral students with research topics related to strategic management:
- Yuliia Yehorova (doing research on Business Model change in Industry 4.0 setting)
- Adam Keeley (doing research on strategic management of mid- and late-career employees in academic institutions)
- Poonam Singh (doing research on strategic use of awards to influence performance in academic institutions)


Internal Collaborators

  Name Institute Country
Peter Mc Namara IRELAND
Paola Zappa IRELAND
Niall Connolly IRELAND
Richa Chugh IRELAND
Joseph Coughlan IRELAND
Gillian Moran IRELAND
Paul Donovan IRELAND

External Collaborators

  Name Role / Description Country
Prof. Herman Aguinis, George Washington University co-author U.S.A.
Nicole Gross, National College of Ireland co-author IRELAND
Jolanta Jaskiene, ISM University of Management and Economics co-author LITHUANIA