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Dr Nikolai Mouraviev

Role: Senior Lecturer

Division: Division of Business and Management

School/Department: Dundee Business School

Telephone Number: +44 (0)1382 308362

Email: n.mouraviev@abertay.ac.uk



Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer at the Dundee Business School, Abertay University, Scotland, UK. I hold a PhD in Management from the University of Northampton, UK, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, US. Previously I have held teaching positions at KIMEP University, Kazakhstan, Wayne State University, US, and Viterbo University, US. 

My principal research interest is in the area of public-private partnership (PPP) governance in transitional nations. This theme includes issues such as risk management, partner interaction and stakeholder value management. 

In addition, I am interested in research in the following areas:

- corporate governance (e.g. governance structures, Board of Directors' actions and performance; corporate social responsibility);

- strategic management (e.g. strategy formulation and implementation, in particular in emerging markets; strategic alliances; partner collaboration); 

- international business;

- sustainable development (e.g. the PPP impact on social, economic and environmental sustainability), and

- green energy (governance arrangements and management solutions related to the increasing utilisation of renewable energy sources). 

Further, I am interested in studying Entrepreneurship in Cosmopolitan Cities. 

I am willing to supervise PhD students who are interested in the above-noted topics. Hence, prospective PhD students are welcome to enquire and submit their applications.
 

Teaching

My main teaching area is business strategy. Currently, I am a module leader for:

- Strategic Management and Leadership;

- Digital Business Strategy; and

- Researching Business (research methods).

 

 

Research

My principal research interest is in the area of public-private partnership (PPP) governance in transitional nations and beyond. This theme includes issues such as risk management, partner interaction and stakeholder value management. In addition, I am interested in research in the following areas:

  • corporate governance (e.g. governance structures, Board of Directors' actions and performance)
  • strategic management (e.g. strategy formation and implementation, in particular in emerging markets; strategic alliances; partner collaboration), and 
  • sustainable development (e.g. the PPP impact on social, economic and environmental sustainability).

Further, I am interested in studying Entrepreneurship in Cosmopolitan Cities, such as London, Dubai and Singapore.  

 

Publications

Articles in international peer-reviewed journals

Kakabadse, N., Tatli, A., Nicolopoulou K., Tankibayeva, A. and Mouraviev, N. A gender perspective on entrepreneurial leadership: Female leaders in Kazakhstan. European Management Review. Accepted for publication (forthcoming).             (ABS 3*) 

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2016. Conceptualising cosmopolitanism and entrepreneurship through the lens of the three-dimensional theory of power. Society and Business Review. Vol. 11, No. 3, 242–256. (ABS 2*)

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2016. Conceptualising public-private partnerships: A critical appraisal of approaches to meanings and forms. Society and Business Review. Vol. 11, No. 2, 155–173. Paper re-published in a 10-year Anniversary Issue, it is one out of only six papers that were selected for the Anniversary Issue. (ABS 2*)

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2015. Legal and regulatory barriers to effective public-private partnership governance in Kazakhstan. International Journal of Public Sector Management. Vol. 28, Issue 3, 181–197. (ABS 1*)

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2015. Public-private partnership's procurement criteria: The case of managing stakeholders' value creation in Kazakhstan. Public Management Review. Vol. 17, Issue 6, 769–790. (ABS 3*)

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2014. Impact of externalities on sustainable development: Evidence from public-private partnerships in Kazakhstan and Russia. Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society. Vol. 14, Issue 5, 653–669. (ABS 2*)

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2014. 'Rules of engagement': How experiential learning facilitates the formation of a public-private partnership in Russia. Journal of Management Development. Vol. 33, Issue 6, 551–563. (ABS 1*)

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2014. Public-private partnerships in Russia: Dynamics contributing to an emerging policy paradigm. Policy Studies. Vol. 35, No. 1, 79–96. (ABS 2*)

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2013. Risk allocation in a public-private partnership: A case study of construction and operation of kindergartens in Kazakhstan. Journal of Risk Research. Vol. 17, No. 5, 621–640. (ABS 2*)

Mouraviev, N. 2013. Restructuring academic degree programs in higher education in Kazakhstan: Adaptation to Western standards. The NISPAcee (Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe) Journal of Public Administration and Policy. Vol. 6, No. 1 (Summer): 79–113.

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2012. Conceptualising public-private partnerships: A critical appraisal of approaches to meanings and forms. Society and Business Review. Vol. 7, Issue 3: 260–276. (ABS 2*)

Mouraviev, N. 2012. What drives the employment of public-private partnerships in Kazakhstan and Russia: Value for money? Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies. Vol. 3, No. 1 (5): 32–57.

Mouraviev, N., Kakabadse, N. and Robinson I. 2012. Concessionary nature of public–private partnerships in Russia and Kazakhstan: A critical review. International Journal of Public Administration. Vol. 35, No. 6: 410–420. (ABS 2*)

Mouraviev, N. 2012. Risk management in public-private partnerships and research agenda for transitional countries. International Journal of Management & Business Studies. Vol. 2, Issue 2: 37–41.

Mouraviev, N. and Dobbelstein, T. 2004. The Bologna agreement: Implications for universities in Central Asia. Reforma, Quarterly International Economic Journal. Issue 21(1): 46–48, 51–53.

Books

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2017. Public-Private Partnerships: Policy and Governance Challenges Facing Kazakhstan and Russia. Palgrave Macmillan: London. 240 p.

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. (eds.) 2017. Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne. 268 p. 

Book chapters 

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2017. ‘Public-private partnerships in Kazakhstan and  Russia: The interplay between social value, entrepreneurship and sustainability’, in K.  Nicolopoulou, M. Karatas-Ozkan, F. Janssen and J. Jermier (eds.), Sustainable  Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 306–319.

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2017. ‘Transforming the public sector challenges into opportunities by the deployment of public-private partnerships’, in N. Mouraviev and N. Kakabadse (eds.), Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, 1–8.

Mouraviev, N. and Koulouri, A. 2017. ‘Public-private partnerships as a policy tool for the sustainable utilisation of renewable energy sources: the case of Kazakhstan’, in N. Mouraviev and N. Kakabadse (eds.), Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, 220–240.

Mouraviev, N. and Koulouri, A. 2017. ‘Do public-private partnerships create social value?’, in N. Mouraviev and N. Kakabadse (eds.), Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, 241–256.

Mouraviev, N. and Kakabadse, N. 2017. ‘PPP governance: challenges and lessons learned from transitional economies’, in N. Mouraviev and N. Kakabadse (eds.), Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, 258–264.

Kakabadse, A., Kouzmin, A., Kakabadse, N. and Mouraviev, N. 2012, ‘Auditing moral hazards for the post-global financial crisis (GFC) leadership’, in A. Kouzmin, M. Witt and A. Kakabadse (eds.), State Crimes Against Democracy: Political Forensics in Public Affairs, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 79–106. 

Articles in national and regional peer-reviewed journals

Mouraviev, N. 2013. What facilitates and what slows down the development of public-private partnerships in Russia. (In English). Journal of Saratov University. Vol. 13, No. 1, 3–8.

Mouraviev, N. 2012. Kazakhstan has joined the Bologna process: New challenges for the higher education policy. (In English). University Education. No. 2, 13–17.

Conference papers

Mouraviev, N. 2017. The regional dimensions of energy security: the role of public-private partnerships in the promotion of clean energy. Annual Conference of the Regional Studies Association on The Great Regional Awakening: New Directions, 4-7 June, Dublin, Ireland.

Mouraviev, N. 2015. An entrepreneur's cosmopolitan mindset and a cosmopolitan city: Properties of co-evolution. International Conference of Regional Studies Association Conference on Harmonious Development, Common Prosperity and the Transformation of Cities and Regions, 25-27 November, Hangzhou, China. 

Mouraviev, N. 2015. The impact of public-private partnerships on sustainability: Value for money or social values? Annual Conference of Regional Studies Association on Global Growth Agendas: Regions, Institutions and Sustainability, 24-27 May, Piacenza, Italy.

Mouraviev, N. 2014. Breaking the barriers between partners from the public and private sectors: Success factors for effective public-private partnership governance. NISPAcee (The Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe) 22nd Annual Conference Government vs. Governance in Central and Eastern Europe, 22-24 May, Budapest, Hungary.

Mouraviev, N. and Temir, A. 2013. Stakeholders in the kindergartens' public-private partnership in Kazakhstan: The application of stakeholder theory. In Central Asia in the Global Community: Challenges and Opportunities. Conference Proceedings. KIMEP
International Research Conference. Almaty–Astana, Academpress, 27–32.

Mouraviev, N. 2012. Reasons for employment of public-private partnerships in Kazakhstan and Russia: Value for money? Paper presented at 54th Annual Conference of Western Social Science Association (Public Administration section), April 11–14. Houston, TX, U.S.

Mouraviev, N. 2012. Shortfalls associated with public-private partnerships. In Strategies for Development of Economic Systems in the Context of Modernization. First International Conference. Saratov, 24–27.

Mouraviev, N. 2012. The impact of globalization on expansion of public-private partnerships in Kazakhstan and Russia. In Central Asia: Regionalization vs. Globalization. KIMEP International Research Conference. Almaty, 54–59.

Mouraviev, N. 2011. Public-private partnerships: Links between risk management and value for money. In Theory Advancement and Management Practice in the Context of Development of Innovative Economy. Saratov, Russia, 8–13.

Mouraviev, N. 2011. Public-private partnerships: Scholarly understanding and government approaches in transitional countries. In Strategies for Economy’s Development Based on Innovation and Technology, Part II. International Business School, Kazakhstan Economics University, Almaty, 310–317.

Mouraviev, N. 2010. Public-private partnerships: Toward a successful model in transitional countries. In International Conference on the Role of Kazakhstan in Promotion of Peace and Security in Central Asia. Almaty, 323–328.

Mouraviev, N. 2010. Policy agenda for higher education in Central Asian countries: Why globalization? In The Fifth International Research Forum “Ryskulov Readings”. Vol. 5. Almaty, 85–91.

Mouraviev, N. 2009. Restructuring of Bachelor degree programs in Kazakhstan: The role of government standards. In The Fourth International Research Forum “Ryskulov Readings”. Vol. 5. Almaty, 651–655.

Mouraviev, N. and Shaikhina, R. 2009. Restructuring of Master and Doctorate programs in Kazakhstan: Getting closer to international standards? In The Fourth International Research Forum “Ryskulov Readings”. Vol. 5. Almaty, 656–660.

Research reports and other publications

Mouraviev, N. Higher education in Kazakhstan. Research report. 2007. Commissioned by the University of Central Asia. Bishkek. 

Mouraviev, N. The marketing environment in Russia: Implications for the strategy of a foreign firm. 1997. Prague: Charles University, 1–42.

 

Esteem

Member of the Regional Studies Association (RSA) 

Invited Lectures/Presentations

Cosmopolitanism and entrepreneurship through the lens of the three-dimensional theory of power. Research seminar for Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading, 17 May 2017.

Made a guest presentation for Eurasian Development Bank (an international investment bank) on challenges involved in financing public-private partnerships, Almaty, Kazakhstan, May 2014

Visiting Affiliations

Visiting Professor, the University of Cooperative Education (Berufs Academie), Ravensburg, Germany, September to December 2004

 

Knowledge Exchange

Cosmopolitanism and entrepreneurship through the lens of the three-dimensional theory of power. Research seminar for Henley Business School, University of Reading, Reading, 17 May 2017.

From 8/2015 to 8/2016 I served as an Associate Editor for a journal Business Ethics – a European Review (2* ABS journal, Wiley).

In addition, I have been a reviewer for the following international academic journals:

Equilibrium. Quarterly Journal of Economics and Economic Policy, 2014 to present
Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, 2012 to present
Sociological Inquiry (regarding sociology of outsourcing), 2011-2012
Central Asia Business Journal, 2009-2010

In this capacity, I provided feedback to editors and authors regarding how well ideas were underpinned by theoretical framework and literature appraisal and subsequently were justified by conceptual and/or empirical studies.

Also, in 2007 I drafted a research report on the structure and conditions in higher education in Kazakhstan. This research report was commissioned by the University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) for the purpose of developing its strategy for offering academic degree programmes in Central Asian nations.

Funding

The Erasmus+ Programme, grant for staff mobility for internationalisation via collaborative projects in teaching and training with a partner university in Kazakhstan – Eurasian Technological University, June 2017 to September 2018. Drafted an application and will serve as key person for implementation (together with Dr Anastasia Koulouri). EURO 58,000.

The Erasmus+ Programme, grant for staff mobility for internationalisation via collaborative projects in teaching and training with two partner universities in Ukraine – Kiev National Economics University and Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University, June 2017 to September 2018. Drafted an application and will serve as key person for implementation (together with Dr Anastasia Koulouri). EURO 47,000.

British Council, travel grant for participation in the UK-Brazil Researcher Links Workshop on Indicators and Metrics for Socially Inclusive Waste Management and Resource Efficiency (WM&RE) in Supply Chains: Measuring and Reporting to Embed Sustainability in Policy and Practice, Florianópolis, Brazil, £1,500, 23-25 May 2017.

British Council, grant for Leadership Development Project in Ukraine: Building Quality Assurance System of Higher Education at Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University, Kremenchuk, Ukraine, £7,200, September 2016 to March 2017 (Principal Applicant).

British Council, grant for an individual research project on Social responsibility in the Kazakhstan's energy sector: From corporate strategic management to stakeholder governance. Kazakhstan, £5,750, June 2016 to June 2017 (Principal Applicant).

British Council, grant to conduct a five-day Researcher Links Workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on behalf of Abertay University. Theme: Management of Innovation in the Agricultural Sector. I drafted and submitted the application, and subsequently organised and conducted the workshop (together with Dr Anastasia Koulouri) from 14 to 18 November 2016. £44,200.

British Council, grant to conduct a five-day Researcher Links Workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on behalf of Abertay University. Theme: Energy security: Sustainable management of natural resources. I drafted and submitted the application, and subsequently organised and conducted the workshop (together with Dr Anastasia Koulouri) from 27 June to 1 July 2016. £44,200.

British Council, travel grant for participation in the UK-Malaysia Researcher Links Workshop on Advancing maternity protection in Malaysia: Meeting social welfare and business needs, and contributing to economic development, Penang, Malaysia, £1,500, 27 July to 1 August 2016.

British Council, travel grant for participation in the UK-Thailand Researcher Links Workshop on Internationalisation of higher education: developing values-based intercultural research approaches, Bangkok, Thailand, £1,500, January 2016.

British Council, travel grant for participation in the UK-Indonesia Researcher Links Workshop on Development of disaster resilient coastal communities to enhance economic development and social welfare, Bandung, Indonesia, £1,500, October 2015.

British Council, travel grant for participation in the UK-Kazakhstan Researcher Links Workshop on Promotion of Clean Energy in Resource-Rich Countries: The Case Study of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan, £1,500, August 2015.

British Council, travel grant for participation in the UK-Kazakhstan Researcher Links Workshop on Emerging Economies, Almaty, Kazakhstan, £1,500, February 2015.

British Council, travel grant for participation in the UK-Malaysia Researcher Links Workshop on Disaster Risk Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, £1,500, February 2015.

KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, grant for participation in the 54th Annual Conference of Western Social Science Association, Houston, Texas, US, $1,300, April 2012.

Central European University, Hungary, grant for participation in an in-depth five-day training session on qualitative research methods, Budapest, $2,000, February 2012.

Central European University, Hungary, grant for participation in a two-week course on fiscal decentralization, Budapest, $3,800, July 2009.

Central European University, Hungary, travel grant for participation in a training course on diversity and inclusive public policy, Budapest, $1,600, November 2008.

KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, travel grant for participation in a conference on higher education policy in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, $2,000, September 2008.

Central European University, Hungary, visiting research fellowship on higher education policy in Kazakhstan, Budapest, $12,500, May to August 2008.

Central European University, Hungary, travel grant for participation in a training course on managing multiethnic communities and public policy, Budapest, $1,600, June 2007.

Outreach

From 2012 to present, I have been serving on the Board of Directors, in the capacity of Independent Director, of Doszhan Temir Zholy – a railroad operator in Kazakhstan. This company was the first public-private partnership (PPP) in the nation, with an investment of more than $280 million since 2005 in construction and operation of a railroad in Eastern Kazakhstan.  I provided advice and made recommendations to the Board and participated in the Board's decision-making in multiple areas including financial planning, human resource management and PPP strategy formulation and implementation.