Dr Aljona Zorina

Profile

2008-2012- Ph.D. in Business Administration, and Doctorat en Sciences de Gestion - ESSEC Business School, France
Dissertation: Technology and Infrastructure Co-creation from the Bottom-up: Institutional, Sociomaterial, Improvisational, and Symbolic Accounts from the Field 

Defended with first class honours (French mention trs honorable avec les flicitations du jury )

- Best Dissertation Award 2013, ESSEC Business School

- Academy of Management, Finalist (out of three) for the Best Dissertation Award  2013, Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Division 

 

2008-2010 - Advanced Master in Business Administration Research - ESSEC Business School, France 

 

2007-2008 - M.S. in Economy and Management - Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio Electronics (BSUIR), Belarus

Defended with first class honours.

- Prize-winner of the Best Student paper, N. Fedorenko Scientific Foundation of Economic Research (Economic Division of the Russian Academy of Science), http://www.cemi.rssi.ru/fond-fedorenko/pr_2007.html  (in Russian) 

 

2002-2007 - M.S. in Engineering and Management of Information Systems, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio Electronics, Belarus

Defended with first class honours and graduated ranked first in the program (GPA 5.0 out of 5.0)

September 2015 - present Vice Chancellors University Academic Fellow Leeds University Business School September 2012 - September 2015     Assistant professor, Department of Information and Operations Management, ESCP Europe Business School,  Paris, France Visiting March 2014 and March 2012 Visiting researcher, York University, Science and Technology Studies Unit (SATSU), Department of Sociology, UK January February 2012 Visiting doctoral student, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK Aljona Zorina is a Vice Chancellors University Academic Fellow at Leeds University Business School (http://250greatminds.leeds.ac.uk/). Prior to this, she was assistant professor at ESCP Europe Business School (2012 - 2015). Aljona obtained her PhD from ESSEC Business School and was also a a visiting Doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford (UK) and a visiting researcher at the Department of sociology, at the University of York (UK). Her dissertation, which focused on innovation co-creation within bottom-up broadband communities in Belarus, was named ESSECs Best Dissertation and as one of the three Finalists for the Technology and Innovation Management Best Dissertation Award by the Academy of Management in 2013.  Aljonas research focuses on the emergent processes and practices of new innovations enabled and mediated by IT and new organizational forms. She is particularly interested in topics such as communities, bricolage, co-creation, community-business collaboration, sociomateriality and the interplay of the above areas with complex multi-faceted IT artifacts such as Internet and IT surveillance.  Aljonas research papers have been published in highly ranked journals such as Organizational Dynamics and Journal of Community Informatics.and presented at conferences such as the International Conference of Information Systems (ICIS), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Organization Studies Summer Workshop and Process Studies Workshop (PROS). Aljonas research work has received multiple awards and nominations, including Best Dissertation Award 2013 (ESSEC Business School, and (one of the three Finalists) at the 2013 AOM TIM Division Best Dissertation Award); Best conference paper nomination (HICSS 2013), Best student paper selection (OAP 2013).  Aljona served as a Committee Member for the 2014 Reviewer Panel of the Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) Best Dissertation Award at the Academy of Management, and Track Chair and Program Committee for European conference of Game-based Learning (ECGBL). She also serves as reviewer for Journal of Information Systems (JIS), Academy of Management (AOM), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS),European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), International Conference on Electronic Commerce (ICEC), Association Information et Management (AIM), Organizations, Artifacts and Practices (OAP) Workshop, and European Conference on Game-based Learning (ECGBL). Aljonas research focuses on the emergent processes and practices mediated by IT and related organizational transforamations. She is particularly interested in the settings such as communities. Her research looks at a broad range of emerging processes and practices enabled by IT including bricolage, co-creation, sociomateriality and digital surveillance.   Aljona is a grant-holder of the ESRC White Rose DTC Collaborative Studentship Award 2016/17  (around 65 000 pounds ) covering a full scholarship for (supervising)  of a PhD student. Principles of Corporate Strategy (UG level)
Strategic Management (UG level)
Understanding Your Discipline (PhD level)
PhD supervisionAcademic Fellow
PhD supervision
Dissertation supervision