BSc Eng, MBA, PhD
PgCert in Academic Practice, Fellow of HEA
The transition to digital economy has brought new business challenges which - as a business professional - I see as creating opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation.
As an academic, I reflect on the latest challenges through learning as Dundee Business School expands the paradigm of today’s business education and persistently advances contemporary management theory.
My current research revolves around value creation in organisations, with an emphasis on the enterprise renewal. It draws on such themes as employee engagement, authentic leadership, sustainability and corporate entrepreneurship.
Continuous entrepreneurial learning is another aspect of my research and business practice.
I’ve been involved in a wide range of knowledge exchange projects in such areas as digital services, private health care, fast food, leisure and hospitality, and beauty care.
I work with local enterprises as well as companies in China, Malaysia, Nigeria, Ukraine and Kazakhstan to support local business development. I also act as a mentor to a number of small local businesses and microbusinesses.
Alex delivers a range of modules in the areas of management and entrepreneurship with emphasis on competition, management training, small business mngement and enterprise renewal and sustainability.
Alex's current research revolves around value creation in organisations with an emphasis on the enterprise renewal approaches. This includes such themes as employee engagement, authentic leadership, sustainability and corporate entreprenership
Continuous entrepreneurial learning is another aspect of Alex's research and business practice.
Avramenko, A. and Begum, M. (2018) "Reflections on Practice-Centred Curricula in Teaching Entrepreneurship in Malaysia", International journal of management and applied research, 5 (3), 135-152
Ababneh H.T. and Avramenko A. (2016) "Impact of Islamic values on HRM practices: an empirical study of Jordanian universities", International Journal of Business Excellence, Vol.10, Np.1, pp.1-19
Branine, M. and Avramenko, A. (2015), “A Comparative Analysis of Graduate Employment Prospects in European Labour Markets: A Study of Graduate Recruitment in Four Countries”, Higher Education Quarterly, Vol.69, No.4, pp.342-365
Tully, N. and Avramenko, A. (2015), “Au fait law placements: an emerged reality or a popular trend in contemporary education?”, Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, Vol. 5, No. 2
Avramenko, A. and Tamadon-Nejad, P. (2014), “Internet innovations: exploring new horizons”, European Journal of Law and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 2
Avramenko A. (2014), “Inspiration at work: is it an oxymoron?”, Baltic Journal of Management, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 113 – 130.
Rowlands, K. and Avramenko, A (2013) Teaching HR Professionals: The Classroom as a Community of Practice. Education Sciences. 3(2):147-157
Avramenko, A. (2012) ‘Enhancing students’ employability through business simulation’, Education + Training, vol. 54, issue 5, pp.355 – 367
Harvey, V. and Avramenko, A. (2012) 'Video Killed the Radio Star - Video Created the Student Star!', Assessment Update, vol. 24, issue 2, pages 1-16
Avramenko, A. and Silver, J.A.K. (2010) ‘Rural entrepreneurship: expanding the horizons’, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp.140–155
MacEachen C, Malone C, Avramenko A (2017) Practice-based innovation: Organising industry input into employability, QAA 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference, Glasgow June 2017
Avramenko A (2017) The role and inclusion of video assessment in entrepreneurship and management education, HEA Annual Conference, Mabchester, July 2017
Contributed to numerous projects funded by HEFCE, EU ESF and local city councils
Industry award ‘For high professional achievements in the IT area’
The main industries for knowledge exchange include, but not limited to, digital services, private health care, fast food, leisure and hospitality, beauty care, and their respective services.
Alex also acts as a business mentor to a number of micro and small companies. Local firms are welcome to get in touch if they feel a need to develop various aspects of their business further and not sure about the pathways to do so.
As a Lecturer of the Dundee Business School Alex readily engages in business development with local and international (China, Malaysia, Nigeria, Ukraine, Kazakhstan etc) enterprises. He also acts as a business mentor for micro and small companies.