June 09th 2022

MCI professorships awarded to Wendy Farrell and Yevgen Bogodistov

Internationality, competence and a department that feels like family: MCI Professorships awarded to Wendy Farrell and Yevgen Bogodistov

Yevgen Bogodistov and Wendy Farrell receive their MCI professorships. © MCI/Geisler
Yevgen Bogodistov and Wendy Farrell receive their MCI professorships. © MCI/Geisler

In recognition of their achievements in research and teaching, the Entrepreneurial School® recently awarded professorships to Wendy Farrell and Yevgen Bogodistov. Both are part of the Department of Business Administration Online and represent innovation, creativity and internationality at MCI with their impressive backgrounds and future-oriented research.


Prof. Dr. Wendy Farrell

Wendy Farrell began her academic career at the Hochschule Rhein-Main, where she joined the International Doctoral College Center for Advanced E-Business Studies (CAEBUS). CAEBUS collaborated with the International College of NIDA (National Institute of Development Administration), which is where Wendy received her Ph.D. in 2019.

Prior to returning to academia, she worked as an Intercultural Program Manager where she helped to ensure that relocating assignees and their families received the appropriate cross-cultural training to be successful in their new home. This experience had a strong impact on her research, teaching and consulting work, where she focuses on the people-side of the business, often looking at how culture and technology influence business.

Since returning to academia, she has worked as a lecturer and researcher at Assumption University in Thailand and Arnhem Business School in the Netherlands, before finding her way to MCI in August 2019: "MCI and the Department of Business Administration Online are an ideal fit for me. Not only has the department become like family to me, but it is also a great match for my research interests and my teaching goals."


Prof. Dr. Yevgen Bogodistov

Yevgen (Eugen) Bogodistov started his academic career in 2011 after he joined a graduate program “Dynamic Capabilities and Relationships” organized by the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) and the German Graduate School of Management and Law (Heilbronn). In his first academic journey, Yevgen investigated the impact of emotions on dynamic managerial capability.

After finishing his Ph.D., Yevgen moved to the University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm, where he joined a research professorship on risk management as a post-doc. After developing a holistic capability-based approach to enterprise risk management, he decided to apply the notion of organizational capabilities in the financial sector. For this reason, Yevgen moved to Frankfurt (Main), where he joined the ProcessLab research center at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

After four successful years of research resulting in a number of publications shedding light on the impact of emotions on process management, IT capabilities, means of payment, and digitization, Yevgen decided to take the next step in his academic career and joined the Business Administration Online Department of MCI in early 2021: “MCI is my family. My department is my family. I am delighted to serve the MCI with my research, teaching, and networking capabilities. I see my university as the key driver of development in Tyrol: be it the new knowledge creation or the extension of the existing competencies, together we make our home prosperous and prominent.”


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