Natalia Konina

Doctor of Science (Economics), Professor Department of Management, Marketing and Foreign Economic Activities - Head of Department

Dissertation Council Member (MGIMO, Economics)
Schools Council Member (School of International Business and Business Administration, School of International Economic Relations, School of Applied Economics and Commerce)

N.Konina graduated from School of International Economic Relations, MGIMO in 1986 (with Honours). In 1989 N.Konina completed post graduate studies and defended a PhD in economics thesis on the theme “United Nations Economic organizations activity in international industrial cooperation”. In 2009 N.Konina gave Doctorate Thesis defense on the theme “Competitiveness of multinational corporations in the globalized world” at MGIMO University Dissertation Council. N.Konina has been engaged in teaching for more than 25 years. Since 1994 N.Konina has been providing consulting for Russian industrial and business firms.

Occupational life: since 1986.
Professional higher educational experience: since 1991.
Working experience in MGIMO: since 1986.

Subjects taught: Management, International Management, Management Theory, HR Management, International Company Management and others.

N.Konina has an advanced level of English and German.

Academic interests: international competitiveness of Russian and multinational companies, international management, contemporary firms reengineering, corporate mergers and acquisitions, international strategic alliances, transnational corporations, geo-economics.

Publications: more than 150 quires.


  1. Mergers and acquisitions in competitive struggle of international companies, 2005.
  2. Management in multinational corporations: how to win in competitive struggle, 2008.
  3. Competitive performance of the firm in the globalized world, 2012.

Practical Training:
KOICA (South Korea), Embassy of the Russian Federation in Germany, Shizuoka university (Japan), Business School IESE, University of Navarra (Spain), Embassy of the Russian Federation in Switzerland.


  • Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow"
  • Medal “200th Anniversary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation”
  • 2010 — Best elected MGIMO Lecturer of the Year
  • 2014 — Honorary Award of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Interests: travelling, classical music, reading.