BA Hons, MA, MRes, PhD
Principal Lecturer in International Business, Department International Partnership Coordinator
Department of International Business and Economics
Dr Hanna Yakavenka has been working at University of Greenwich Business School since 2006 while teaching and researching in the field of cross-cultural learning and training; international business, and business research methodologies. After being a director of university MBA/MA International Business programme she has now took over the leadership position of managing the delivery of International Business and Economics programmes at International Partner Institutions.
In her PhD (obtained from the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School) Dr Yakavenka investigated the impact of international management knowledge transfer on business education programmes in a post-Soviet environment. She researched how knowledge transforms when it is transferred cross-culturally and whether local agents are capable of dealing with the complexities of the transfer to enable effective utilisation of the outcomes in the host environment.
Dr Yakavenka is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an editorial member of two peer reviewed academic journals, a member of the University Academic Council, an external examiner, and a school governor.
TNE and Cross-cultural knowledge transfer
Communities of Practice and Professional development
Yakavenka, Hanna and De Vita, Riccardo (2012) Engagement in online learning: A case study on MBA students undertaking professional internships.
Yakavenka, Hanna (2012) Developing professional competencies through international peer learning communities.
Yakavenka, Hanna (2009) Transfer of international knowledge: the role of host educators.
Yakavenka, Hanna (2012) Redefining the role of higher education institutions in knowledge oriented economies.
Recent conference presentations
Yakavenka, Hanna and De Vita, Riccardo (2012) Exploring social networks of PG students to enhance university learning experience.
Yakavenka, Hanna and De Vita, Riccardo (2012) Mastering professional competencies via peer networks.
Yakavenka, H. and Clarke, I. (2011) Why going through the ‘motions’ leaves me ‘motionless’?.