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Bogdan Prokopovych

Senior Lecturer



PhD Business Administration, College of Business, University of Rhode Island, May 2012
Master of Public Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, PA, 2004
Specialist (Bachelors+1 year), Poltava State Pedagogical University, Poltava, Ukraine, 1998

Academic Appointments

Lecturer, Management, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, Spring 2015-Present
Researcher, Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden, Spring 2014-Present
Guest Researcher, Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research (SCORE), Stockholm, Sweden, Fall 2014
Visiting Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurial Management, College of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island, RI, 2012-2014

Recent Honors / Awards

Emerald Best International Dissertation Award, International Theme Committee, Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Orlando, FL, 2013
Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship Program (KDFP) Fellow, for dissertations in the area of entrepreneurship, The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2010-2011
Slater Entrepreneurial Fellowship, Rhode Island NSF EPSCoR and Slater Technology Fund, 2011
IREX US Embassy Policy Specialist Program Fellowship, two-month research stay carrying out research for the US Embassy in Azerbaijan in the area of environmental services, Spring 2010
IREX US Embassy Policy Specialist Program Fellowship, one-month research stay carrying out research for the US Embassy in Tajikistan in the area of renewable energy, Spring 2009

Research Interests

Institutional Theory
Economic Sociology
Social Entrepreneurship
Sustainable Enterprise
Collective Action Organizations

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Integrating sustainability into undergraduate and MBA curricula

Selected Publications

"The emergence of new markets for environmental services: The role of U.S. shellfish industry associations", and it's Forthcoming in 'Organization & Environment'. I indicated it in Section "REFEREED PUBLICATIONS & WORK IN PROGRESS"

“Markets under Institutional Voids: The Case of Small-scale Renewables in Tajikistan”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting Best Paper Proceedings, 2011

“Institutional Settlement and the Adoption of Sustainable Technologies: The Case of Biofuels” (with Douglas Creed), Academy of Management Annual Meeting Best Paper Proceedings, 2009

“Value, Competition, and Cooperation Conditions for the Identification of Socio-Economic, Hybrid Opportunities” (with Silvia Dorado and Alex Nicholls), (revise and resubmit in Organization Studies)

“Making the Clam Happy: US Shellfisheries Associations and Markets for Environmental Services”, (revise and resubmit in Organization & Environment)

“Financing Modes of Social Entrepreneurship: An Integrative Framework” (with Davis Plotnieks)