Elena K. Zavyalova

Head of Department, Organizational Behavior and Personnel Management Department

Professor, Organizational Behavior and Personnel Management Department


E-mail: zavyalova@gsom.spbu.ru



  • Doctor of Science (Psychology), St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Psychology, 1998
  • Candidate of Science in Biology, Military Medical Academy, 1980
  • Diploma of Specialist of Psychology , St. Petersburg State University, Faculty of Psychology, 1974



  • Economic Psychology
  • Organizational and Psychological problems at HRM practices
  • Human Resource Development in Russia and the Former Soviet Union 
  • Innovative Human Resources Management/Development technologies in the New Economy



Books, Monographs and Textbooks

  • Human Resource Development Management , SPbU, 2017 (with M. Latukha)
  • Human Resource Development in the Russian Federation (with A. Ardichvili), Routledge, 2016
  • Psychology of Success. SPb., GSoM, 2009.
  • Psychology of Entrepreneurship (with S. Posohova). SPb., GSoM, 2004.
  • Comparative Psychology. M-SPb, Sova, 2004.


Papers in Academic Journals

  • Approaches to HRD in Russian IT-Companies in the Period of Economic Crisis. HRDI, 2018, 21(4) (with Kucherov D.G., Tsybova V.S.)
  • Human Resource Management at Russian Companies — Leaders of the Global Economy. Foresight and STI Governance, 2017, vol. 11, no 4, pp. 52–61. (with Kucherov, D.G., Tsybova V.S.)
  • Assessing the efficiency of HRD practices in knowledge-intensive firms. Human Resource Development International, 2013, 16:5, 590-598 (with Kosheleva S)
  • Human capital development: comparative analysis of BRICs. European Journal of Training and Development, 2012, Vol. 36, No.2, pp.213-233 (with А. Ardichvili & V. Minina).
  • 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, 2011, 49(3) 264–284 (with P. Kuchinke, A. Ardichvili, M. Borchert, & E. Cornachione).
  • Human Resource Management and Development Practices in Indigenous Russian Companies and Foreign MNCs: a Comparative Analysis // Human Resources Development and Management. 2011. No 2–4. P.179–193 (with A.Ardichvili, S.Kosheleva).
  • Relationship Between Organizational Culture and Job Satisfaction in Russian Business Enterprises // Human Resource Development International. 2010. Vol.13, N 2. P. 225–235 (with D. Kucherov).
  • Gender Stereotyping and its Impact on Human Capital Development in Contemporary Russia // Human Resource Development International. 2010. Vol.13, N 3. P. 341–349 (with S. Kosheleva).
  • Assessment of Labor Behavior Factors and Selecting Line Managers’ Lines of Development at Russian Industrial Enterprises // Journal of European Industrial Training. 2009. Vol.3. P. 271–296 (with S. Kosheleva).
  • Management by Values as a Core Toole of HRD during the Economic Transition: an Example of Russian Enterprises // Human Resources Development International. 2009. Vol.12. P. 449–457.


Papers in Professional Journals and Chapters in Books and Collections of Essays

  • National human resource development strategies: comparing Brazil, Russia, India and China. International Human Resource Development (3rd edition), Ed. by John P.Wilson, KoganPage, 2012, 177-195
  • Employment Equality and Diversity Management in a Russian Context. International Handbook on Diversity Management at Work: Country Perspectives on Diversity and Equal Treatment (2nd edition). Edward Elgar Publishing, Chapter 13. Edited by Alain Klarsfeld , Lize A.E. Booysen , Eddy Ng , Ian Roper , Ahu Tatli, 2014, 217-240
  • Human Resource Management in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. Handbook of Human Resource Management in Emerging Markets. Eds. F. Horwitz, P. Budhwar. Edward Elgar Publishing. 2015, 357-371
  • HRD in Russia and the Former Soviet Union. Global Human Resource Development: Country and Regional Perspectives Еdited by Thomas Garavan, Alma McCarthy, and Michael Morley, Routledge, 2016, 289-306
  • Leadership Development in RF. Leadership Development in Emerging Market Economies, Еdited by A.Ardichvili and K.Dirani, Palgrave, 2017, 37-54



  • Haas School of Business, California University, Berkeley, 2007
  • SSVCH, Stocholm , Sweden, 1999
  • ABU-Consult GmbH Berlin Germany, 1997
  • IPU Munchen Germany, 1991
  • Academy of Management Graaz Austria, 1990



  • Member of the editorial board of “Human Resource Development International”, 2016 -;
  • Member of the editorial board of “The International Journal of Human Resource Management”, 2007–;
  • Member of Russian Psychological Society, 2000–;
  • Member of Academy of Human Resource Development, 2008–;
  • Member of International Association for Research in Economic Psychology, 2007–;
  • Expert of EC TACIS Project, 1996-1997;
  • Scientific editor of Russian editions of R. M. Belbin «Management Teams: Why They Succeed or Fail», M., 2007; Max Lusher «The Lusher Color Test», M, 2002.
  • Consultant of several Russian and international companies: “Shell”, “ Lenenergo”, “Admiralteyskie shipyards”, “Watercanal” and other.



  • Government award “Honorable Worker of Higher Professional Education of Russia”, 2003.



  • Particularity of HRM in agile-companies IAS_16.23.1458.2017
  • HRD as a factor of competitiveness of emerging market firms IAS_16.23.1842.2015
  • HRD as a factor of international competitiveness of Russian companies: conceptual framework and management technologies IAS_16.23.1698.2014


  • Psychology of Success Achievement (EMBA)
  • Motivation and Reward Systems (Bachelor program)
  • Human Resource Development (Bachelor program)



  • A new textbook "Human Resource Development Management" by Elena K. Zavyalova and Marina O. Latukha. Here >>
  • Research monograph co-authored by Professor Elena K. Zavyalova was awarded to Best Book of the Year Award by Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD, USA). Here >>