AIB US Southeast Fellow
Dr. Irina Naoumova is affiliated with the University of Hartford as Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship. She joined the university in 2008. Prior to that she worked as a long term (7 years) Visiting Associate Professor at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, visiting professor at GWU, Associate Professor at State University –Higher School of Economics, Moscow (Russia), and Kazan State University. She received her Master Degree in Management Science in 1982, and her Doctorate Degree in 1989 from Kazan State University. In 2004 Irina became an expert of the UN Economic Commission for Europe on SME good governance. Together with the group of international experts she was involved in the extensive work on suggestions for the Black Sea Region countries on coordination of SME support. As an expert consultant for small companies Irina enjoys ongoing relationship with her clients in USA, Russia, Central Asia, Western and Eastern Europe. She was twice awarded a prestigious Fulbright Foundation professorship grants.
Dr. Naoumova’s works are tally over 100 publications: journal and conference papers, workshop materials, industry consulting reports, one solo monograph; and 15 chapters in the research monographs. She serves as a reviewer for several research journals, was a member of editorial board of the International Business: Teaching, research and Practice Journal. She also reviews research grant proposals for Canadian Social Science Foundation. Irina published in Management International Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Governance: International review, Journal of World Business and other respected journals. On international level she was a member the board (2000-2014) of the Alliance of University for Democracy, a consortium of American and East European universities registered under the umbrella of UNESCO. Irina is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business – South East since 2014. She joined AIB-SE in 2002, was organizing its conference in Knoxville, TN in 2004 along with another chair, served as discussant and session chair all these years, was elected as a board member (2010-2012), and an organizing committee member for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 conferences. Dr. Naoumova typically brings graduate students to present their research at the AIB-SE conferences and cover their travel expenses from various sources including university support, external and internal grants. During last 4 years Irina served as a sponsorship director of AIB-SE and was instrumental in creating a financial cushion for its ambitious growth.
Currently, Irina is teaching at graduate and undergraduate level; her primary focus in teaching and research is Corporate Governance, Strategy and International Business.