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Dr Olga Andrianova

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Professional biography

Olga Andrianova is a Lecturer in Management at DPO and has re-joint the Open University in March 2023. Prior this role, Olga worked as an Industrial Impact Fellow Lecturer in Science, Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (SITE) at the University of Exeter Business School, Penryn Campus, and an Lecturer in Management, Exeter Campus, of the same university. Before joining the University of Exeter, Olga worked as an Undergraduate and Postgraduate Associate Lecturer at the Open University. Prior to her academic career, Olga worked as a HR Specialist (L&D), business trainer, facilitator and coach in a number of private and public sector organisations.

Olga completed her PhD in the Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise at the Open University, supervised by Dr Anja Schaefer and Dr Owain Smolovic Jones. 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).

Research interests

Olga's research focuses on critical approaches to management, work and organisation, and on key issues faced by people in organisations, such as 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.


Societal marketing: integration of European experiences into business practices in Belarus (2012-02)
Andrianova, Olga and Yeletskikh, Taisiya
International Journal of Emerging Markets, 7(2) (pp. 107-131)