Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Oleksiy (Oleks) Osiyevskyy

479 Dodge Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000

617.373.6201 (office); 781.454.5253 (cell)



PhD in Strategy and Global Management (entrepreneurship & innovation focus), University of Calgary, Canada
MBA, University of New Brunswick, Canada & International Institute of Business, Ukraine
MSc in Finance, Kyiv National Economic University, Ukraine
MSc in Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Ukraine
BSc in Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute", Ukraine

Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Osiyevskyy's primary area of research expertise lies in analyzing and designing innovative business models; his frameworks answer essential questions regarding proper strategic responses of established companies to disruptive innovations in their industries. Additional research areas cover the areas of entrepreneurship (innovative new ventures & small business development), innovation (disruptive innovations, organizational drivers of innovativeness, innovation in crisis times), sustainability (imposed innovations, organizational reputation), and advanced statistics. His primary teaches in the areas of high-tech entrepreneurship (creating and developing startups, designing new venture's business models) and strategic management.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to joining the academia, Dr. Osiyevskyy had an extensive real-world experience, including founding a startup, managing a strategic planning department in a major Ukrainian insurance company, consulting family firms, and serving as an expert in a governmental agency.

Awards & Recognition

Academic Paper Most Relevant to Entrepreneurs Award, Annual meeting of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE, 2013).

Editor's Choice Award, Annual meeting of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE, 2012).

A prestigious Canadian scholarship: Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship (2012-2014)


Selected Publications

Osiyevskyy, O. & Dewald, J. (2015, forthcoming). Explorative versus exploitative business model change: the cognitive antecedents of firm-level responses to disruptive innovation. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (special issue on business models).

Verbeke, A., Zargarzadeh, M.A., & Osiyevskyy, O. (2014, forthcoming). Internalization theory, entrepreneurship and international new ventures. Multinational Business Review.

Agarwal, J., Osiyevskyy, O., & Feldman, P.M. (2014, forthcoming). Corporate reputation measurement: alternative factor structures, nomological validity, and organizational outcomes. Journal of Business Ethics.

Osiyevskyy, O. & Dewald, J. (2014, forthcoming). Inducements, impediments, and immediacy: Exploring the cognitive drivers of small business manager's intentions to adopt business model change. Journal of Small Business Management.

Osiyevskyy, O., Hayes, L., Krueger, N., & Madill, C.M. (2013). Planning to grow? Exploring the effect of business planning on the growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Entrepreneurial Practice Review, 2(4), 36-56.


Selected Presentations

Osiyevskyy, O., Dewald, J. (2014). Incumbent responses to disruptive business model innovations: Rational and behavioural perspectives. Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting (Philadelphia).

Agarwal, J., & Osiyevskyy, O. (2014). Corporate Reputation Measurement: Evidence from Cross-Country Comparison. Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting (Vancouver, Canada).

Agarwal, J., & Osiyevskyy, O. (2014). The Efficacy of Formative versus Reflective Measures of Corporate Reputation: The Moderating Role of Need for Cognition. American Marketing Association 2014 Summer Marketing Educators Conference (San Francisco, California).

Zargarzadeh, M.A., Osiyevskyy, O. (2014). The Role of Individual-Level Characteristics of Owners in Early Internationalization of International New Ventures (INVs). Academy of International Business (AIB) Annual Meeting (Vancouver, Canada).

Osiyevskyy, O., Dewald, J., Falkenberg, L. (2014). Online Exploration or Brick-and-Mortar Exploitation? Behavioral Drivers of Business Model Change in Public Sector. Strategic Management Society Special Conference on Startup and Restart Strategies (Tel Aviv, Israel).