Subject Area Business Management / Marketing

Olesya Smagina

Olesya Smagina

SENIOR LECTURER


EDUCATION / ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:

  • MA in International Business Management, Westminster International University in Tashkent  
  • Junior Faculty Development Program at Oklahoma State University in Business Administration
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Special Study in Teaching and Learning, Accredited by the Higher Educational Academy, Westminster International University in Tashkent 
  • MA in linguistics, Uzbek State University of World Languages 
  • Uzbek State University of World Languages
  • BA in English philology

EMPLOYMENT (WORKING EXPERIENCE):

  • 2016: WIUT: Head of Business Management Subject Area
  • 2012: WIUT: Subject Area Leader for Business Management 
  • 2008: WIUT: Lecturer of Business Communications, Organisational Behaviour
  • 2005-2007: Uzbek State University of World Languages, IELTE – Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Teacher Assistant
  • 2005-2006: International Exhibitions, ITE Company Interpreter and Assistant

EXPERTISE (RESEARCH AREA/INTEREST):

  • Employee satisfaction and demographics
  • Cultural Differences and People Management

RESEARCH PROJECTS/GRANTS:

  • Gender and Job Satisfaction – Dissertation for Master of Arts International Business Management
  • PERSEUS project - Plan to Establish Research Science Enterprise Oriented Universities for the benefit of Society (2009-2012)
  • Member of the project team PERSEUS Forums – Almaty, Kazakhstan (December 2009), Tashkent (November 2012) chair of round table discussions

 SUPERVISION:

  • BA Business Administration dissertation supervision:
  • The role of social media in recruitment 
  • The impact of labeling on consumer purchase intentions
  • The impact of music on students' task performance
  • The impact of Performance Appraisal on Employee Productivity
  • Age and Recruitment in manufacturing
  • Graduate competencies and employers expectation and satisfaction

LANGUAGES:

  • English
  • Russian

TEACHING AND LEARNING:

  • Business Communications
  • The role of the manager
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Environment of Business 
  • Cultural Differences and People Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Dissertation
  • Fundamentals of Management

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • Conference proceedings of 5th annual conference of Westminster International University in Tashkent (May 2009) Developing students’ research skills in Business Communications module at WIUT    
  • Mid Atlantic Organisational Behaviour Teaching Conference, Philadelphia, Temple University, Regenerative classroom in Organisational Behaviour (March 21-23, 2013)
  • Teaching and Learning Symposium, Westminster International University in Tashkent
  • Presenter: Games and simulations in teaching (April 2011)
  • Teaching and Learning Symposium, Westminster International University in Tashkent
  • Feature films –destruction or tool for learning, peer presentation (September 2009)

CONSULTANCY:

  • Sasol Synfuels International (PTY) Limited (June 2011) – Professional Executive Assistant
  • World Vision Uzbekistan (September 2009) - CV and interview 
  • BBC Monitoring, (March 2009) - Effective communications
  • UNESCO (March 2009) - Effective presentations
  • Westminster International University in Tashkent (2010-2012) Professional Development Planning – Leadership skills

COURSES, WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS ATTENDED:

  • Junior Faculty Development Program, USA Department of State, Oklahoma State University (Spears School of Business) (January – May 2013) – Visiting Scholar
  • SHL Kazakhstan - Talent Management