Elena Zavyalova, Professor, Head of Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources Management Department, Graduate School of Management, Saint-Petersburg State University

Professor Zavyalova's interests include issues related to human resource management and development, and innovation in the work place. Her work in these areas was conducted primarily in the context of Russia and other BRICs. Professor Zavyalova published over 90 articles, reports and books, and recently contributed a book chapter to the Handbook of HRM in Emerging Markets (ed. F.Horwitz, P.Budhwar, 2015). She is a member of the editorial boards of International Journal of HRM and Human Resource Development International. She is a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development and of the International Association for Research in Economic Psychology. Professor Zavyalova has consulted with several Russian and international companies, including Shell, Lenenergo, Admiralteyskie shipyards, Watercanal, and other. Pr. Zavyalova is the recipient of the prestigious Honorable Worker of Higher Professional Education of Russia.


Publications in Refereed Journals

Ardichvili, A.,  Zavyalova, E., & Minina, V. (2012). Human capital development: comparative analysis of BRICs, European Journal of Training and Development, 36(2): 213-233.

Kuchinke, P., Ardichvili, A., Borchert, M., Cornachione, E., Cseh, M., Kang, S.K., Oh, S., Polanski, A., Tynaliev, U., & Zavyalova, E. (2011).Work meaning among mid-level professional employees: a study of the importance of work centrality and extrinsic and intrinsic work goals in eight countries, Asia Pacific Journal of  Human Resources,  49(3): 264–284.

Zavyalova, E., Kosheleva, V., & Ardichvili, A. (2011). Human resource management and development practices in indigenous Russian companies and foreign MNCs: a comparative  analysis, International Journal Human Resources Development and Management, 2(3/4): 179-193.

Zavyalova ,E., & Kucherov, D. (2010). Relationship between organizational culture and job satisfaction in Russian business enterprises, Human Resource Development International, 13(2): 225-235.

Zavyalova, E., & Kosheleva, V. (2010). Gender stereotyping and its impact on human capital development in contemporary Russia, Human Resource Development International, 13(3): 341-349.

Zavyalova, E., & Kosheleva, V. (2009). Assessment of labor behavior factors and selecting line managers’ lines of development at Russian industrial enterprises, Journal of European Industrial Training, 3: 271–296.

Zavyalova, E. (2009). Management by values as a core tool of HRD during the economic transition: an example of Russian enterprises, Human Resources Development International, 12:  449–457.


Book Chapters

Zavyalova, E. & Kosheleva, S. (2008). Value approach in management of project organizations: Russian experience, in  V.Minina, K.Wikstrom, M.Gustafsson, S.Kosheleva (eds.) New Challenges to Managing Organizations in Project Business, Saint-Peternsburg, Agraf.



Zavyalova. E. (2010). Psychology of Success Achievement. Publishing House «Graduate School of Management».

Zavyalova, E. (2009). Foundations of the Theory of Communication, Gardariki.

Zavyalova, E. (2004). Psychology of Entrepreneurship, Publishing House «Graduate School of Management».


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