Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Natalia Yakovleva

Senior Lecturer in International Business Strategy, Programme Director for BSc (Hon) International Business Management (London Campus)


Natalia joined the Newcastle University London as a Senior Lecturer in International Business Strategy in September 2015. Natalia has a PhD in Environmental Studies, Bachelor Degree in Economics and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. After completing her PhD in 2002, Natalia worked as a Research Associate at the BRASS Research Centre (Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society) at Cardiff University. Prior to Newcastle University, Natalia worked as a Senior Lecturer in International Business in Surrey Business School (University of Surrey, Guildford) and as a Reader/Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Development in Winchester Business School (University of Winchester). 

Natalia has published in international journals such as Journal of Business Ethics; Political Geography; Geoforum; International Journal of Production Research; Environment and Planning C. She is an author of a book on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industries, Ashgate Publishing, 2005.

Member of the British Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 

Member of the editorial board of an Elsevier journal - The Extractive Industries and Society.

Member of the editorial board of an open-access MPDI journal - Resources.

In Newcastle University London, Natalia oversees BSc (Hon) International Business Management and BSc Business with Professional Practice. 

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Natalia specializes in research on sustainable and responsible business. She developed expertise in the field of corporate social responsibility and corporate-community relations, especially in the extractive industries. Natalia has conducted research on management of social and environmental implications of small- and large-scale mining in Argentina, Ghana and Russia. Natalia's past research projects examined innovation and sustainability in food supply chains in the UK. Her recent project focused on leadership in UK SMEs transiting to sustainability practices.

Natalia contributes to the work of Resourcing Future Generations, an initiative of the International Union of Geological Sciences, that is concerned with adequate provision of mineral resources for future generations and governance of mineral resource development.

I would welcome research collaborations and supervision of PhD students under the following themes:

- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and business strategy

- sustainable business and innovation for sustainability

- sustainability measurement in supply chains (e.g. food)

- corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting in international busines (e.g. MNEs and mining)

- extractive industries and community/indigenous peoples relations

- international business, FDI in emerging markets

PhD students:

- Tom Drake "Rethinking stakeholder salience amplification towards marginalised stakeholder groups: The case of Columbia's pipeline industry and Aboriginal communities"

- Julian Riano "CSR in the constructio industry"


LBS8045 International Business Environment  - PG module

LBU2034 Operations Management - 2nd year UG module (2016-17)

LBU1012 International Business and Management - 1st year UG module

LBU3055 Contemporary Issues in IBM - 3rd year UG module 

LBU3052 IBM Dissertation - 3rd year UG module