Dr Sergej Ljubownikow

Management School

Lecturer in Strategic Management

+44 114 222 3342

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Dr Sergej Ljubownikow
Management School
Room D037b
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
S10 1FL

I completed my MSc and PhD at Aston Business School where I was awarded lifetime membership of Beta Gamma Sigma.

I worked as a lecturer at Nottingham Business School for four years before joining Sheffield University Management School.

Research interests

My research focuses on the broad areas of business and society and transitioning and emerging economies.

In particular I focus on the activities and strategies of non-profit non-governmental organisations, the activities and strategies of firms’ vis-à-vis societal issues and related practices of strategy including corporate social responsibility.


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Book reviews

Research group
    • Organisational Capacity of Non-profit Organisations in the Russian Federation
      • Awarding body: British Academy/Leverhulme Trust
      • Dates: 02/04/2012-01/04/2014
      • Partner: Prof Jo Crotty
      • £990
    Teaching interests

    I hold a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and currently teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in the area of strategy and international business.

    My teaching philosophy is underpinned by the belief that students should develop into critical and socially responsible thinkers.

    To this end, I aim to facilitate their learning and underpin this by encouraging student inquiry and discussion, reflection on learning and topics studied, and helping students to become independent learners.

    I use a combination of teaching methods including contemporary and historic cases, simulations and role plays.

    Further, I have a strong commitment to research-led teaching drawing on my research into business, non-profits and their relationship to society to encourage critical and socially responsible thinking.

    My teaching is also supported by a strong commitment to continuous professional development.

    PhD Supervision

    I am open to supervising PhD or postgraduate taught students in the areas of:

    • Non-profit organisations and social enterprises (activities and strategies in both ‘western’ and transition contexts)
    • Social issues in business and management (CSR, CSR practices and traditions in transition and emerging economies)
    • Cross-sector partnerships (strategic, management, practices issues in transition and emerging economies)