Dr Olga Muzychenko
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Olga is Associate Head of School (International) and program coordinator for postgraduate and undergraduate programs in International Business and International Management at the Adelaide Business School. She teaches MBA and other postgraduate courses. Her areas of expertise integrate Cross-Cultural Management, Entrepreneurship and International Business. Olga's past research looked at internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises, entrepreneurship education and training, management of cultural diversity, and psychological dimensions of international entrepreneurship. Her current interest is application of mindfulness in the workplace and design and delivery of mindfulness-based transformative learning programs. Before commencing her academic career Olga worked in the industry. She maintains links with the business community acting as a consultant to small and medium sized enterprises in Europe and Australia as well as the Enterprise Development Section of the International Labour Organisation. Her professional expertise is complemented with experience of working and living in France, Italy, the UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, China mainland, Russia and Armenia.
Certificate in Mindfulness Based Interventions (Level 1) (Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and New Zealand)
Awards & Achievements
Best Paper award in "Entrepreneurship, Start-Ups and Small Business" stream, Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management annual conference
Executive Dean Award for Excellence in Teaching
The Fred McDougall Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Teaching
The University of Adelaide Doctoral Research Medal
Taylor and Francis Prize for the Best Paper by a New Researcher
Best Paper Award - Internationalising Entrepreneurship Education and Training Annual Conference
Nominations: Best Paper in Track and Best Research Contribution to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Award - Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Annual Conference
Mindfulness, cross-cultural competence, global mindset, international entrepreneurship, international opportunity identification, internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises
Muzychenko, O. (2009). International Entrepreneurship and Culture: Developing Cross-cultural Entrepreneurial Competence. In Newlands, D. and Hooper, M. (Eds), Global Business Handbook, UK, Gower Publishing, ISBN 978-0-566-08747-9.
Muzychenko, O. and Liesch, P. (2015) International opportunity identification in the internationalisation of the firm. Journal of World Business, Vol. 50, No 4.
Muzychenko, O. (2011) International opportunity identification by entrepreneurs: The process and cognitive determinants. European Journal of Management, Vol. 11, No 2, pp. 52-72.
Zalan, T., Muzychenko, O. and Burshtein, S. (2009) Atlassian: Supporting the world with legendary service. Journal of International Business Education, Vol. 4.
Muzychenko, O. (2008) Cross-cultural entrepreneurial competence in identifying international business opportunities. European Management Journal, Vol. 26, No 6, pp. 366-377.
Muzychenko, O. (2008) Competence-based approach to teaching international opportunity identification: Cross-cultural aspects. European Journal of International Management, Vol. 2, No 4, pp. 418-436.
Muzychenko, O, Zalan, T. and Wells, S. (2008) Developing competencies for international entrepreneurship: The role of a global mindset. International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, Vol.6, No 4.
Muzychenko, O. and Liesch, P. (2014) International opportunity identification in the internationalisation of the firm. AIB Annual meeting, Vancouver, July.
Muzychenko, O. (2012). Trust formation in the context of international opportunity identification: Empirical evidence from Australia. 6th Bi-annual Workshop on Trust Between and Within Organisations, Milan, 13-16 June.
Muzychenko, O. (2012) Toward understanding behavioural drivers of international opportunity identification by entrepreneurs. Academy of International Business - MENA Chapter Annual Conference, Dubai, 13-16 January.
Muzychenko, O. (2010) Towards operationalization of cross-cultural competence in identifying international business opportunities. 30th Annual Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference, Lausanne, 9-12 June.
Zalan, T., Muzychenko, O. and Burshtein, S. (2009) Atlassian: Building a born-global company from Australia. 2nd Annual EuroMed annual conference, Salerno, 26-29 October.
Muzychenko, O., and Zalan, T. (2008) International opportunity identification by entrepreneurs: Does a global mindset matter? RENT XXII annual conference, Covilha, 19-21 November .
Muzychenko, O., Zalan, T. and Wells, S. (2008) Developing competencies for international entrepreneurship: The role of a global mindset. Academy of International Business annual conference, Milan, 30 June -3 July.
Muzychenko, O., Seet, P.-S. and Wells, S. (2008) Working in culturally diverse groups: How to enhance the learning experience of MBA students. Proceeding of the International Conference on Educational Leadership in Cultural Diversity and Globalisation, Phuket, Thailand, 8-10 April.
Academy of International Business
European Council for Small Business
Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand
Delta Intercultural Academy
Asia-Pacific Entrepreneurship Research Academy
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