CURRICULUM VITAE

 

NAME: ZASHEV, Peter Radoev
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 12.11.1971, Sofia, Bulgaria
NATIONALITY: Bulgarian, resident of Finland
MARITAL STATUS: Married, one child

ADDRESS:

Sunanniitynkuja 4 D14
02760 Espoo, Finland
Tel. Int. + 358 (0) 40-7085151
E-mail: Zashev@prz-tec.fi

EDUCATION:

2001

D.Sc./Economics & Business Administration/ from the EQUIS accredited Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki

1995 - 2001

Doctoral Fellow, Department of Politics and Economics in Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki
Areas of Interest:
Business and economics of Russia, C.I.S. and Central and Eastern Europe, Internationalization of SMEs, Cross-cultural management, International political economy, EU enlargement, Economic transition,

1994 - 1995

International Business Program at Helsinki University of Technology, School of Information Science, Institute of Industrial Management

1994

Master of Science in Economics.
Master’s thesis: "The International Monetary Fund’s Role and its Influence on the Economic Reforms in Republic of Bulgaria"

1989 - 1994

Saint Petersburg State University, Russia, Faculty of Economics, Department of International Business
Major subject: International Business

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Course Instructor and Grader:

 

2005 - present

Russian Business Culture at Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland / Turku School of Economics, Finland

1999 – present

Business Geography of Russia at Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland / Turku School of Economics, Finland

2000 - 2005

Business Operations in EU's Eastern Neighborhood at Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland

2002 - 2005

International Economic Relations at Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration / Open University, Finland

2002 - 2005

European Integration Issues at Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration / Open University, Finland

1999

Doing Business in Russia and the Baltic States at Satakunta Polytechnic, Pori, Finland
 

Adjunct Faculty Lecturer and Grader:

 

2002 - present

MBA Course International Business Communications at United Business Institutes, Brussels, Belgium

1996 - present

European Integration Issues at Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland

2000 - present

European Business Environment at Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland

1996 - 1999

Political Theory /Political systems of Eastern Europe and Former Soviet Union Countries /at Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
 

Business Trainer:

 

1998 - present

Professional trainings for:

Finnish Institute for International Trade /FINTRA/, Finland

FINTRA, Russia

Employment and Economic Development Centers /TE Keskus/, Finland

PUBLICATIONS:

2007

“Linkages in Innovation System in Russia – Current Status and Opportunities for Russian-Finnish Collaboration”, Electronic Publications of the Pan-European Institute, 14/2007, Turku School of Economics (with Irina Dezhina)

Peculiarities of German Small and Medium Enterprise’s Business in Russia”, proceedings of the VIII Chemnitz East Forum “Cooperation between East and West: Westernization of the East or Easternization of the West?”, 2007, Chemnitz, Germany, 13 - 15 September 2007 (with Dmitry Kamenev)

The Russian Outward FDI: lessons and policy recommendations”, EU 6th Framework Program INDEUNIS (Industrial Restructuring in the NIS: experience of and lessons from the new EU Member States) project publications (with Peeter Vahtra and Kari Liuhto), 2006

Free economic zones in Belarus: operations and results”, in Kari Liuhto ed. “External economic relations of Belarus”, Electronic Publications of the Pan-European Institute, 8/2007

The role of transnational corporations in the extractive industry of Kazakhstan”, background paper for the UNCTAD 2007 World Investment Report

2006

"The business cultural spillover of FDIs: exploration of Russian investments in the Baltic States", proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy “Regional and national drivers of business location and competitiveness”, Fribourg, Switzerland, December 7-9 2006

 

"Is WTO membership the biggest threat for Russian industry?, proceedings of international conference “European Union and Russia: Seeking for Effective Model of Mutual Rapprochement”, School of International Relations, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, October 20 2006

 

"Literature review of clustering theories and strategies and their applicability in the context of cross-border cooperation, EU 6th Framework Program CBCED (Challenges and Prospects of Cross Border Co-operation in the Context of EU Enlargement) project publications, 2006

 

"Kazakhstan as a Business Opportunity -Industrial Clusters and Regional Development, Electronic Publications of the Pan-European Institute, 6/2006, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration (with Peeter Vahtra)

 

"Belarus as a Business Opportunity?, Electronic Publications of the Pan-European Institute, 4/2006, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration

 

"Russian Companies in the Forthcoming EU Member States: A Case of Lukoil in Bulgaria, in Kari Liuhto ed. “Expansion or Exodus: why do Russian corporations invest abroad?”, Haworth Press 2006

 

"Russian Investments in the CIS, EU 6th Framework Program INDEUNIS (Industrial Restructuring in the NIS: experience of and lessons from the new EU Member States) project publications (with Peeter Vahtra), 2006

2005

"Russian Investments in Latvia – Significance and Business Cultural Impact", materials of the 31st Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy “Landscapes and Mindscapes in a Globalized World”, Oslo, December 11-13 2005

"Between the Co-Competitors: Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine economic integration in a bi-polar Europe” Electronic Publications of the Pan-European Institute, 4/2005, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration

"Russian Investments in Lithuania – Politics, Business, Corporate Culture", in Liuhto Kari, Zsuzsanna Vincze (eds.): Wider Europe, Esa Print Oy, 2005, pp. 282-311

2004

"The Russian Million Cities – Business Opportunities and Strategies for Finnish Small and Medium Size Enterprises” Electronic Publications of the Pan-European Institute, 12/2004, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration

"Russia in the World Trade Organization: Industrial Restructuring and Labor Productivity" , materials of the conference “The international trade system: contemporary state and future perspectives”, Saint Petersburg State University, April, 2004 Saint Petersburg

"Russia as an opportunity for Western SMEs: Preparing a market entry strategy" Electronic Publications of the Pan-European Institute, 3/2004, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration

Prior to 2004

"Some Common Misconceptions When Doing Business in Russia", The Finnish Journal for International Trade, FINTRA journal N 3, August, 2001 (in Finnish)

"International Monetary Fund Operations in Eastern Europe - Comparing the Results" , Publications of the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki, Diss. / N 96, 2001

"Doing Business in Russia" A distance learning material for Mikkeli Polytechnic, September 2000

"Russian Business Culture" A distance learning material, Mikkeli Polytechnic, September 2000

"Utilization and Positioning of Simplicity & Complexity in Economic Reforms /a short introspection of the example of Russia/ " in : Ahonen Guy, Matilainen Riku (eds.): Politik, hälsa och ekonomi. Festskrift tillägnad Ralf Helenius. Publications of the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration No. 73. Helsinki, 1998: Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

"East European Governments - The Right Focus, The Right Size". Working paper 375. Helsinki, 1998: Swedish School of Economics and BA, Helsinki

"Political Will Versus External Help - the Pattern of Bulgaria". Working paper 338. Helsinki, 1997: Swedish School of Economics and BA, Helsinki

"Inter-, Intra- & Extra-Net (II&EN) Approach in Integration of Business Planning and Production Control into Pan-European, Multi-Domestic and Multi-Media Environment ", Golemanov, L.A., Ylinen, R. and Zashev, P.R., University of Oulu, Report C21, December 1998

 

AWARDS & RESEARCH GRANTS:

 

2008

Paulo foundation scholarship for launching a project " Internationalization of SMEs from emerging markets – the case of innovation SMEs in Russia"

2007

Niilo Helander research grant for the project "Pietarin ja Leningradin alueen kehittyvän autoteollisuuden tarjoamat mahdollisuudet suomalaisyrityksille", Project leader: Peter Zashev

2006

Academy of Finland research grant for the project "International dimension of innovation system in Russia – Improving the functionality via networking" at Pan-European Institute”, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration. Project leader: Professor Kari Liuhto

2005

Liikesivistysrahasto foundation research grant for the project "Tuntemattomat idän pikkujättiläiset - Ukrainan ja Kazakstanin talousreformien tarjoamat mahdollisuudet suomalaisille yrityksille", Project leader: Peter Zashev

2005

Paulo foundation scholarship for launching a project "Innovation in Russia - Commercialization Opportunities for Nordic Companies"

2004

Academy of Finland research grant for the project "New Role of Russian Enterprises as Actors in the International Business Arena" at Pan-European Institute”, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration.

2003

Paulo foundation scholarship for project "The Russian Million Cities: Networking Business Opportunities for Finnish Small and Medium Sized Enterprises"

1998

Nominated as a Scholar of the Finnish National Graduate School for Political Science and International Relations /VAKAVA/

1994

Awarded by the Faculty of Economics at the Saint Petersburg State University with a Doctoral Candidate Nomination for best Master’s Thesis

WORKING EXPERIENCE:

2004 - present

Senior Research Fellow at Pan-European Institute, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration

2001-2005

Lecturer and Researcher at Department of Management and Organization, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

2001

Assistant Professor at Department of Economics and Political Science, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

1998-2000

Researcher & Lecturer at Department of Economics and Political Science, Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Helsinki

1998 - present

Consultant at PRZ Trade Elaboration and Consulting
PRZ TEC is a company headquartered in Espoo and having an office in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The company provides a wide range of services related to trade and investment with Russia and Eastern Europe in the following key areas:

·  Export consulting

·  Market entry strategies

·  Direct Involvement in Sales

·  Education and Training

1994 - 1998

Business Analyst for Ab Optimatics Networks Oy, Finland

PROJECTS:

2006 - 2008

Work Package Leader in an EU Framework Program 6 /Priority 7 Citizens And Governance In A Knowledge Based Society/ research consortia “Challenges and Prospects of Cross Border Co-operation in the Context of EU Enlargement

2003 - present

Program Director of the International Summer School in Russian Business at the Faculty of Economics, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia

2000

Author and Project Manager of educational video series "Doing Business in Russia" in cooperation with FINTRA /Finnish Institute for International Trade/.

LANGUAGES:

Bulgarian - native
English - fluent
Russian - fluent
Finnish - fair