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Natalya Totskaya

Natalya Totskaya

Associate Professor

School of Business Administration


Natalya Totskaya received her PhD in Management from Concordia University (Montréal, Canada) and is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Management, Laurentian University (Sudbury, Canada).  She has extensive professional and academic experience in Russia, where she obtained her Ph.D. in Economics.  She participated in the Junior Faculty Development Program offered by the US Department of State, and she was a fellow in the Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches Strategic Management and Global Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Her research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, SME development in emerging markets, and the role of generic skills in contemporary business environment.


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (Management) - Concordia University,  Montréal, QC
  • Candidate of Economic Sciences (Ph.D. in Economics) - Novosibirsk State University of Archetecture and Civil Engineering,  Russia
  • M.S. in Economical Cybernetics - Novosibirsk State University, Russia


Social capital (relational capital) of a firm in emerging markets

Strategies of internationalization

Skills and competencies in higher education


  • Teaching


    MGMT 3006 International Management

    MGMT 4033 Strategic Management

    COMM 4006/MGMT4031 Strategic Management and Policy I: Strategy Formulation

    COMM 4007/MGMT4032 Strategic Management and Policy II: Strategy Implementation

    Graduate - MBA:

    MGMT 5111 Global Management

    MGMT 5121 Strategic Management


    Refereed journal  articles:

    Totskaya, N. (2019) Spanning the boundaries through creative deployment of social capital: A study of Russian SMEs. The Małopolska School of Economics in Tarnów Research Papers Collection, 42:2, 115-126.

    Totskaya, N.G. (2017) Co-Management and the Prospects of Arctic Development: a review of Russian, Canadian and U.S. approaches. Вестник Сибирского университета потребительской кооперации / Herald of the Siberian University of Consumer Cooperation, Special Issue “Sustainable development of the Arctic, Siberia and the Far East”, No.1 (19),  13-17 (published in Russian).

    Original reference: Тоцкая Н.Г.  Современное управление и перспективы экономического развития Арктики: опыт Российской Федерации, Канады и США // Вестник Сибирского университета потребительской кооперации. Cпецвыпуск "Устойчивое развитие Арктики, Сибири и Дальнего Востока" - 2017. - № 1 (19). - с. 13-17.

    Totskaya, N. (2015) Relational Ties in Emerging Markets: What Is Their Contribution to SME Growth? "New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Special Issue 2015," New England Journal of Entrepreneurship: Vol. 18: No. 2, Article 7. Available at:

    Molz, R., Tabbaa, I. and Totskaya, N. (2009) Institutional Realities and Constraints on Change: The Case of SME in Russia. Journal of East-West Business,15:2, 141-156.


    Book Chapters:

    Totskaya, N. (2020) Social Skills and Competencies as the Driving Force of SME Development in Russia. In Masouras, A., Maris, G. and Kavoura, A. (eds.) “Entrepreneurial Development and Innovation in Family Businesses and SMEs”, IGI Global, p.p. 59-74. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3648-3.ch004

    Totskaya, N. (2014) Culture stratégique russe, in F.Tannery, J.P.Denis, T.Hafsi, and A.C.Martinet, (Eds.)   Encyclopedie de la stratégie. Vuibert.

    Totskaya, N. (2010). Business Groups and Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets, in  Molz, R.,  C. Ratiu and A. Taleb (Eds.) Local vs. Global Logic: The Multinational Enterprise in Developing Countries.  Routledge.

    Refereed conference proceedings:

    Totskaya, N. (2021) Increasing Employability Through Development of Generic Skills: Considerations for Remote Course Delivery During COVID-19 Pandemic. In Kavoura, A., Havlovic, S. and Totskaya, N.(Eds) "Strategic Innovative Marketing and Tourism in the COVID-19 Era: 9th ICSIMAT Conference 2020", Springer Nature Switzerland AG, p.p. 69-76.

    Totskaya, N., Bogdanova, N. (2020). Transformative Role of Work-Integrated Learning in Industrial and Post-Industrial Society: The Russian Experience.  In Kavoura, A., Kefallonitis, E and Theodoridis, P. (Eds.)  “Strategic Innovative Marketing and Tourism: 8th ICSIMAT, Northern Aegean, Greece, 2019”, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, p.p. 169-178.

    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-36126-6_19

    Totskaya, N. (2019) The Role of Social Relations in Fostering Entrepreneurship and Creative Use of SME Resources in: Kavoura, A., Kefallonitis, E. and Giovanis, A. (eds) “Strategic Innovative Marketing and Tourism: 7th ICSIMAT, Athenian Riviera, Greece, 2018”. Springer International Publishing, 2019

    Totskaya, N.G. (2017) The value of business strategy simulation in management education. Technologies in Education-2017: materials of international conference, Siberian University of Consumer Cooperation, Novosibirsk, Russia, April 20-28, 2017; p.p. 119-126  (published in Russian).