Background

Dr Oksana Koryak joined Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship in January 2017 from the Enterprise Research Centre at Warwick Business School where she conducted research, part-funded by the ESRC into entrepreneurial leadership, capability development and growth in the SME sector. Prior to that, Oksana worked at the International Centre for Programme Management at Cranfield, conducting research into the managerial decision making process underlying the design and execution of strategic change programmes.

Oksana holds a PhD in Management by IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Prior to academia, she held various client-facing roles in corporate and investment banking, originating and executing complex transactions in project finance and leveraged finance fields. During that time, Oksana interacted closely with senior management of her client firms and with financial investors. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Masters in Finance from the University of Amsterdam.


Current activities

Oksana’s research interests centre on decision making and cognition in the field of entrepreneurship as well as on growth, leadership and capability development in SMEs. Her work has been published in the International Small Business Journal, Journal of Private Equity and Journal of Enterprise Information Management. Oksana has presented her research at the leading academic conferences including the Academy of Management and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.


Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Koryak O, Lockett A, Hayton J, Nicolaou N & Mole K (2016) Disentangling the antecedents of ambidexterity: exploration and exploitation. In: 2016 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, 5 August 2016.
  • Lorenzo O, Koryak O & Claes B (2015) Resource Orchestration at Banesco: Riding the Volatility Wave. In: Iberoamerican Academy of Management, 2015, Santiago de Chile, 10 December 2015.
  • Hussels S, Koryak O & Reinmoeller P (2014) Weathering the storms: identifying attributes of entrepreneurs’ resilience using repertory grid technique. In: EURAM 2014**: 14th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Valencia, 4-7 June 2014.
  • Hussels S, Koryak O, Reinmoeller P & Tobias J (2014) Weathering the storms: unpacking entrepreneurs' resilience using repertory grid technique. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2014, Philadelphia, PA. 74th, 1-5 August 2014.
  • Diaz A, Lorenzo O, Claes B & Koryak O (2013) Inventory Practices and Enterprise Systems as Complementary Capabilities in Supply Chain Integration. In: Academy of Management Annual Conference, 2013, Orlando, FL, 9-13 August 2013.
  • Koryak O, Hussels S & Kutsch E (2012) Resource Orchestration: Internal Governance as a Mechanism of Synchronization. In: EURAM 2012 - 12th European Academy of Management Conference, Rotterdam, 6 June 2012.
  • Claes BP, Koryak O, Diaz A & Lorenzo O (2012) The role of trust and control in co-exploration and co-exploitation buyer-supplier relationships. In: 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 3 August 2012.
  • Koryak O & de Castro J (2010) The Role of Centrality in Investment Decisions of Venture Capital Firms. In: EURAM 2010 - 10th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, Rome, 19 May 2010.
  • Koryak O & de Castro J (2010) The Role of Fundraising in Investment Decisions of Venture Capital Firms. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2010, Montreal, 6 August 2010.
  • Koryak O & de Castro J. (2008) A behavioral model of risk taking by VC firms. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2008**, Anaheim, CA, 8-13 August 2008.
  • Koryak O (2008) The Role of Agency in VC Decision Making. In: 28th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, 5 June 2008.
  • Koryak O, de Castro J & Nuñez L (2007) Risk taking by venture capital firms: a behavioral perspective. In: Academy of Entrepreneurial Finance conference 2007, Austin, TX, 25 April 2007.
  • Koryak O & Smolarski J (2006) Perception of risk by venture capital and private equity firms: a European perspective. In: Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2006**, Atlanta, GA, 11-16 August 2006.
  • Koryak O & Nuñez L (2006) Risk taking by venture capital firms: a behavioral perspective. In: 19th Australasian finance and banking conference, Sydney, 13 December 2006.