Dr Zilia Iskoujina

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Lord Ashcroft International Business School

Department:Economics and International Business

Location: Cambridge

Zilia is Senior Lecturer at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School teaching e-Business Management.

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Zilia gained her doctorate on 'Knowledge Sharing in Virtual Organisations: The Case of Open Source Software Communities' at Durham University Business School, UK. She's held a postdoctoral post at the £12.6million RCUK funded Research Hub for Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) at Newcastle University, UK. She has been a content analyst for the Journal of Management Studies and a consultant researcher on the ESRC project 'Evaluation of Doctoral Programme Accreditations' at Durham University.

During her PhD studies, Zilia gained the Principal's award for outstanding contribution to interdisciplinary dialogue at Ustinov College, Durham University, and the award for the best postgraduate student from Durham University Business School in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Health at Durham University.

Research interests

  • Digital economy
  • Online communities
  • Knowledge management
  • Business models in digital economy
  • Cybercrime
  • Open source

Areas of research supervision

  • No limit to length of list
  • Digital economy
  • Online communities
  • Knowledge management
  • Business models in digital economy
  • Cybercrime
  • Open source


  • e-Business Management
  • Research Methods


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • BA

Memberships, editorial boards

  • FHEA – in full

Selected recent publications

Iskoujina, Z. & Roberts, J. (2015) ‘Knowledge Sharing in Open Source Software Communities: Motivations and Management’. Journal of Knowledge Management, 19, 4,pp.791-813. DOI: 10.1108/JKM-10-2014-0446.

Clark, T., Wright, M., Iskoujina, Z. & Garnett, P. (2014) ‘JMS at 50: Trends over time’. Journal of Management Studies, 51, 1, pp.19-37. DOI: 10.1111/joms.12040.

Ciesielska, M. & Iskoujina, Z. (2012) Trust as a Success Factor in Open Innovation. The Case of NOKIA and GNOME. In: Jemielniak, D., & Marks, A. (2012) Managing Dynamic Technology-Oriented Businesses: High-Tech Organizations and Workplaces.

Recent presentations and conferences

Iskoujina, Z., Roberts, J. & Ciecielska, M. 2014. New Business Models in Large Consumer-Oriented Online Communities: Multiple Case Studies of Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, Wikipedia, and Twitter. BAM Conference.

Iskoujina, Z. & Roberts, J. Knowledge Sharing in Open Source Software Communities: Motivations and Management as a Success Factor in New Product Development  EGOS.

Iskoujina, Z., Ciesielska, M., Roberts, J & Li, F. 2013. Understanding Online Communities: Towards a New Business Research Agenda. BAM Conference.

Iskoujina, Z. & Ciesielska, M. 2012. Business Involvement in Sustaining Social Innovation. BAM Conference.

Iskoujina, Z. & Ciesielska, M. 2012. Social Innovation: Sustainability Through Business Involvement. 28th EGOS Colloquium 'Design!?'

Iskoujina, Z., Wright, M. & Clark, T. 2012. JMS at 50: Trends Over Time. The JMS at 50 Conference of Journal of Management Studies.