Visiting Scholar Lunch & Lecture: Professor Sophia Opatska (Ukraine)


Location: Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room (1050)

Sophia Opatska

In post-communist Ukraine today, the culture of economic growth is immensely important. Prof. Sophia Opatska, founding Dean of the Lviv Business School in western Ukraine, is cultivating precisely this kind of business culture. She earned her Ph.D. in Management in 2002 at the Institute of Regional Researches in Ukraine and has been trained since then at the Wharton School of Business and the Ross School of Management at the University of Michigan.  After serving as the MBA Program Director at the Lviv Institute of Management (2001-2004) and at the Kyiv Mohyla Business School (2004-2007), she was chosen in 2008 to be the founding dean of the Lviv Business School at Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU).  In addition to her duties as dean, she currently serves as the Vice Rector of Academic Affairs for the entire university.  Fluent in Ukrainian, English, and Russian, Prof. Opatska joins the Nanovic Institute this fall semester in order to learn more about how to stimulate and nurture cultures of innovation and entrepreneurship through micro-lending, intellectual property law, and "so-called soft infrastructure: the attitudes of managers and organizations toward organizational learning, development, and prosperity."

Professor Sophia Opatska will present a lecture entitled, "Creating Entrepreneurial Cultures: A View from Ukraine," on Thursday, November 16th at 12:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth E. Nanovic Seminar Room (1050), Nanovic Hall.  

Complimentary lunches will be available while supplies last.  All are welcome.