Alexander Mechitov

University of Montevallo

Alexander Mechitov is a professor of Management Information Systems in the Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo. He holds an M.S. in MIS from Moscow State University and a Ph.D. from the Institute for Systems Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia. Before joining the faculty of the University of Montevallo in 2001, he worked at Texas A&M University, East Carolina University, and the University of West Alabama. Mechitov’s areas of research include multi-criteria decision analysis, decision support and expert systems, data mining and IT outsourcing. He has co-authored two books and published numerous papers in journals such as Decision Sciences, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Expert Systems with Applications, and Decision Support Systems. In addition, Mechitov studies business education and has been published on specifics of business education in different countries in journals such as Journal of International Business and Economics, Journal of Strategic Management, and Business Journal for Entrepreneurs. At the University of Montevallo, Mechitov teaches courses in the undergraduate program (Management Information Systems, Database Management, Computerized Data Analysis, Statistics, and International Business) and in the MBA program (Project and IT Management, and Global Organizations and Management). Mechitov is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and received several “best paper” awards. He was named the University Scholar at the University of Montevallo in 2003. He has been included three times in Who’s Who Among American Teachers, nominated by his students.

Helen Moshkovich

University of Montevallo

Dr. Elena Moshkovich is a Michael J. and Donna H. Grainger Endowed Chair in Michael E. Stephens’ College of Business at The University of Montevallo, USA. She holds an M.S. degree from the Institute of Engineering and Economics (Moscow, Russia) and a Ph.D. from the Institute for Systems Analysis of the Russian Academy of Sciences. She came to the University of Montevallo in 2001. Moshkovich is active in research and was selected as the University Scholar in 2008. Her research interests focus on the support of decision-making in a complex business environment as well as in electronic commerce and business education. She is a co-founder of a new decision-making methodology called Verbal Decision Analysis (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997) and has published three books, nine book chapters and more than 40 papers in American and international journals including such leading outlets as Decision Sciences, Journal of Multi Criteria Decision Analysis, Decision Support Systems, European Journal of Operational Research and others. Moshkovich has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences and received several awards including the Best Theoretical/Empirical Research Paper Award from the Decision Sciences Institute. At the University of Montevallo, Moshkovich teaches in the undergraduate program (Quantitative Methods in Business, Operations Management, Computerized Data Analysis, Financial Information Systems, Electronic Commerce and others) and in the MBA program (Decision Sciences for Operations Management). Previously, Moshkovich was on the faculty at the University of West Alabama and Institute for Systems Analysis. Prior to her academic career she worked as systems’ analyst at the Institute for Systems Analysis (Russia).


In this study we review some important changes in Russian business education in the last two decades. First, we discuss the organization of the Russian academia in general and its influence on the country’s business... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Alexander Mechitov (University of Montevallo)
  2. Helen Moshkovich (University of Montevallo)

Topic Area

Topics: Management, Org Behavior, Org Theory, & HRM


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