Steering Committee/Affiliated faculty

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Elena Iankova

Director, Center for International Business Advancement

Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnerships


Iankova is also the director of the Center for International Business Advancement (CIBA), an applied research and educational center and policy forum dedicated to the internationalization of the local academic, business and policy communities in the Southern Tier, NY region.


  • BA, MA Sofia University
  • MS, PhD Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Varieties of capitalism in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Business/government/civil society relations
  • Strategic public/private partnerships for export promotion

Teaching Interests

  • Global business strategy
  • Global business risk management
  • Global entrepreneurship
  • Business in emerging markets