Prof. Andrei Kuznetsov

Professor in International Corporate Social Responsibility

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Greenbank Building, GR332

+44 (0) 1772 89 4695

Andrei was educated at the State Academy of Finance (Moscow) and the European University Institute (Florence). Before coming to UCLan he worked at the State Academy of Finance (Moscow), University of Leuven and Manchester Metropolitan University. He was visiting scholar at University of Toronto and University of Murcia. Andrei is research active within the area of business and management and is a founding member of the Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research.

Professor Kuznetsov is research active within the area of Business and Management and is a member of the Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research.

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Professor Kuznetsov is the Deputy Director of the Lancashire Institute of Business and Economic Research. His main research interests are in corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, comparative business studies, labour markets and finance. He has published in leading international journals, including Journal of International Business and Journal of Comparative Economics. His research has been supported by grants from the British Academy and the EU. He serves on the editorial board of Journal of East-West Business. He is member of ESRC Peer Review College, Academy of International Business and Academy of Management.


Ph.D. in Social and Political Sciences: European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Ph.D. in Economics (equiv.): State Academy of Finance (currently the Financial Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation), Moscow.


2008-2010 Framework 7 research grant (part of an international consortium headed by Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy). Project title: “Science, ethics and technological responsibility in developing and emerging countries.” £40,000

2004 The Committee for Central and Inner Asia, the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Cambridge. Research project: “The Effectiveness of Business Knowledge Transfer into Kyrgyzstan and Belarus: the Role of Local Educators.” £700.

2003-2006 (with O.Kuznetsova) The British Academy grant for research project “Organisational and behavioural changes in modern Russian corporations: how useful is the corporate social responsibility theory?”£15,000.

2001-2004 (with O.Sørensen, S. Aukutsionek and J.Popova) The EU INTAS grant for research project “Food Production and Distribution in Russia.” € 65,000.

1997-2000 (with O.Sørensen, S. Aukutsionek and J.Popova) The EU INTAS grant for research project “Strategies for Enterprise Survival and Recovery: The Emergence of New Governance Structures”. € 60,000.

Deputy Director, Lancashire Institute of Economic and Business Research


Corporate social responsibility and corporate legitimacy in transition economies

International knowledge transfer: the role of communicator

Sensemaking and the contextual constraints to knowledge relevance

Corporate governance in tightly controlled firms


Corporate Social Responsibility (MK4001)

Supervision of BA, MA and PhD research projects.


Editorial Board, Journal of East-West Business


A Kuznetsov, O Kuznetsova (2016) 'Contextual constraints and the relevance discovery process: challenges facing knowledge gatekeepers in emerging economies' International Social Science Journal 66, 79-91

K Iatridis, A Kuznetsov (2016) 'Social standards: An empirical examination of early and late adopters’ motives and attitudes' Academy of Management Proceedings (1), 13147

K Iatridis, A Kuznetsov, PB Whyman (2016) 'SMEs and certified management standards: the effect of motives and timing on implementation and commitment' Business Ethics Quarterly 26 (1), 67-94

A Kuznetsov, M Jacob (2015) 'Institutional adjustment and change at the firm level: A varieties of capitalism perspective' Scandinavian Journal of Management 31 (2), 165-177

A Kuznetsov, M Jacob 'Convergence versus Divergence: Testing Varieties of Capitalism Perspective on the Globalization of Business Practices' Institutional Impacts on Firm Internationalization, 12-39

A Kuznetsov, O Kuznetsova, Y Mirkin (2014) 'Financial Depth of the BRIC: The Russian Dimension' Paper presented at AIB Meeting, Istanbul, July 4, 2013, Track 8, Session 1.3.9 - Developing Country MNCs: Understanding the Dynamics of Emerging Markets.

A Kuznetsov, O Kuznetsova (2014) ‘Building professional discourse in emerging markets: Language, context and the challenge of sensemaking’ Journal of International Business Studies 45 (5), 583-599

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