Assistant Professor of Management Wins Best Paper Award at Business Conference

Irina Stoyneva won for her manuscript “How Does the Country's Institutional Environment Shape the Relationship Between Firm Risk and Innovation?"

Irina Stoyneva won for her manuscript, “How Does the Country’s Institutional Environment Shape the Relationship Between Firm Risk and Innovation?”

Irina Stoyneva, assistant professor of management, has received the Best Conference Theme Paper on Innovation and the Multinational Enterprises (MNE) at the Academy of International Business (AIB) U.S. Southeast Chapter Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

Her manuscript, “How Does the Country’s Institutional Environment Shape the Relationship Between Firm Risk and Innovation?,” examines the impact of the pro-market vs. pro-social orientation of the country on the relationship between risk and innovation in North America and the European Union. In her work, she anticipates that the pro-market orientation of the country will mitigate the negative effect of risk on the firm’s strategic choices to pursue innovation.

Stoyneva teaches courses in strategy and management in the Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) undergraduate business program and MBA program. She recently received a research grant from fashion merchandising and management alumnus Tony DiElsi ’79.

AIB is a leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business.

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