Ilya Okhmatovskiy
Ilya Okhmatovskiy
Associate Professor

Ilya Okhmatovskiy is Associate Professor of Strategy. Previously he taught at McGill University and at the University of Southern California, where he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration. His research interests focus on corporate governance and business-government relations, mostly in the context of emerging economies.

His research was supported by several grants and published in Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and other journals.

Ilya is as a member of the Editorial Boards at Corporate Governance: An International Review and Strategic Organization. He served as Guest Editor for the Journal of World Business and currently serves as Senior Editor for Management and Organization Review.

PhD, University of Southern California, USA

MS, Academy of National Economy, Russia

BA, Moscow State University, Russia


Strategy. Corporate governance and institutional environment of business in emerging economies; Relationships between firms and the state; Influence of state ownership and regulation on corporate governance practices; Business models of new ventures

  • Wright, Mike, Wood, Geoffrey, Musacchio, Aldo, Okhmatovskiy, Ilya, Grosman, Anna, Doh, Jonathan P. (2021). State capitalism in international context: varieties and variations. Journal of World Business, 56 (2).
  • Okhmatovskiy, Ilya, Suhomlinova, Olga, Tihanyi, Laszlo (2020). Legacy of the state: prior shared experience and survival of spin-offs from restructured state enterprises. Journal of Management, 46 (4), 503-529.
  • Okhmatovskiy, Ilya, Shin, Donghoon (2019). Changing corporate governance in response to negative media reports. British Journal of Management, 30 (1), 169-187.
  • Okhmatovskiy, Ilya (2017). Self-regulation of corporate governance in Russian firms: Translating the national standard into internal policies. Journal of Management and Governance, 21 (2), 499-532.
  • Grosman, Anna, Okhmatovskiy, Ilya, Wright, Mike (2016). State Control and Corporate Governance in Transition Economies: 25 Years on from 1989. Corporate Governance (Oxford), 24 (3), 200-221.
  • Shin, Donghoon, Seidle, Russell, Okhmatovskiy, Ilya (2016). Making the foreign familiar: The influence of top management team and board of directors characteristics on the adoption of foreign practices. Journal of World Business, 51 (6), 937-949.
  • Spicer, Andrew, Okhmatovskiy, Ilya (2015). Multiple paths to institutional-based trust production and repair: Lessons from the Russian Bank Deposit Market. Organization Studies, 36 (9), 1143-1170.
  • Okhmatovskiy, Ilya, David, Robert J. (2012). Setting your own standards: Internal corporate governance codes as a response to institutional pressure. Organization Science, 23 (1), 155-176.
  • Okhmatovskiy, Ilya (2010). Performance implications of ties to the government and SOEs: a political embeddedness perspective. Journal of Management Studies, 47 (6), 1020-1047.
  • Okhmatovskiy, Ilya (2005). Sources of capital and structures of influence: Banks in the Russian corporate network. International Sociology, 20 (4), 427-457.