Aleksander F. Denisov

Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior and Personnel Management Department

Deputy Head (Field of Management), Department for Education and Research





  • Candidate of Science (Psychology), Yaroslavl State University, 1999
  • Specialist Degree (Psychology), Leningrad State University, 1974



  • Leadership Capabilities in Management
  • Management Potential Evaluation
  • Employers’ Creativity as Company’s Competitive Advantage



  • Effective Negotiations Programme, Harvard Business School, 2000
  • Teachers Development Programme, IFL (Swedish Institute of Management) and ABB Co., 1998


Membership in Professional Associations

  • European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA), 2012 –.
  • International Association for Research in Economic Psychology (IAREP), 2012 –.
  • World Association for Case Method Research & Application (WACRA®), 2012 –.



  • Deputy Head of the St. Petersburg State University for admission to the direction management, 2012 -
  • Consulter for pro-rector for admission, St. Petersburg State University, 2010 – 2011.
  • Pre-university Education Programs Director, GSOM, St. Petersburg State University, 2006-2007
  • Deputy Dean, Students Office, GSOM, St. Petersburg State University, 2000-2005
  • Deputy Head for Scientific Work, Department of Human Resource Management, GSOM, St. Petersburg State University, 1998-2000
  • Deputy Dean, School of Practical Psychology, St-Petersburg University: 1993-1996
  • Board’smember, BusinessLinkPersonal, 1996-1997 Заместитель директора Высших курсов практической
  • Consultant projects for companies: Tigoda (St. Petersburg), Parnas-M (St. Petersburg), YakutZoloto (Yakutsk), Mars (Moskow) and others



  • Honorary Worker of Higher Professional Education of the Russian Federation (Ministry of Education and Science)  2014
  • Certificate of Honor of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, 2009



Articles in Refereed Journals 

  • Analysis of leadership in the Russian companies.//Lambert Academic Publishing/ 2014
  • HR Management Features in Intellectually-Intensive Companies // Vestnik (Herald) of St. Petersburg University. Psychology.Sociology.Pedagogy Series. 2008. Issue 3. P. 375-393 (with E. Zavyalova) (in Russian).
  • Interactive Technologies in Selection Process// Vestnik (Herald) of St. Petersburg University. "Psychology.Sociology.Pedagogy" Series. 2009. Issue 2. P. 200-212 (with M. Latukha) (in Russian).
  • Personnel Attraction and Selection: Functional Management // Problems of Economics and Management in Enterprises, Industries and Complex. Novosibirsk. 2008. P. 49-101 (in Russian).
  • The Competence of the Expert as the Key Factor in an Estimation of the Personnel // Vestnik (Herald) of St. Petersburg University. Management Series. 2006. Issue 1. P. 139-150 (in Russian).


Articles in Professional Journals 

  • Is It Necessary to Have Tuning of Relations in a Company? // For the Personnel Officer. 2012. No. 8.P. 100-106 (in Russian).
  • Cunning Charm of Creativity, or How to Manage Talents // For the Personnel Officer. 2011. No. 4.P. 90-96 (in Russian).
  • The Adventures of Foreigners in Russia, or We take an Expat for a Position // For the Personnel Officer. 2011. No. 3.P. 71-82 (with D. Dech) (in Russian).
  • On the estimate of the management capacity of the person - achievements and contradictions // Management XXIv. Technology strategy. Human Resource Management. November 2009.
  • How to Save Yourself from Assessment Illusions // Personnel-Mix. No. 5-6, 2006.P.54-56 (in Russian).
  • Leader’s Mission: Today and Tomorrow // HR Guide. No. 6, 2005 (in Russian).



  • Study guide "Selection and assessment”, Moscow, Aspekt-press. 2016 (in Russian)
  • Do not miss the details, or what can make life difficult for HR specialist. Publishing Centre “Graduate School of Management”, 2013 (in Russian).
  • HR Assessment.St. Petersburg, Publishing Centre “Graduate School of Management”, 2005 (in Russian).


Chapters in Books

  • Personnel Selection Strategy // Psychology of Management. Textbook. St. Petersburg, Piter, 2004.


Case Studies (registered in ecch — 3)

  • A Competence Based Approach to Selecting Sales Representatives at Olymp (ecch). 2011. No. 411-094-1 (with V. Minina) (in Russian).
  • Managing Creative Employees // Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management: Collected Cases from GSOM SPBSU Collection. St. Petersburg, Publishing Centre “Graduate School of Management”, 2010.
  • Talent Management at the Poster Company (ecch).2010. No. 410-099-1.
  • The Development of a Candidate Assessment Center Strategy (ecch).2010. No. 410-048-1.


  • Business Communication (Bachelor Program)
  • The theory and practice of negotiation (Bachelor Program, the Faculty of Law)
  • HR Assessment (Bachelor Program)
  • HR Planning and selection (Bachelor Program)