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Professor Inna Makarenko

Principal Lecturer
School of Business

Prof. Dr. Inna Makarenko, PhD. joined the School of Business as a Principal Lecturer in May 2022 and teaches finance-oriented subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She also participates in CRIS (the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinary Studies) activities at PCU.

Inna was appointed an Associate Professor in 2018 and full Professor of Finance in 2022 at Sumy State University, Ukraine. She has a PhD. in Finance from the Ukrainian Academy of Banking of the National Bank of Ukraine, a Doctoral degree in Accounting and Auditing from Zhytomyr State University, Ukraine. She also holds a Master's Degree in Accounting and Auditing and a Master's degree in High School Pedagogy and an ACCA Diploma IFR Certificate as a professional in international financial reporting standards.

She is a member of the editorial board for the Agriculture and Resource Economics (WoS, Scopus), Banks and Bank system (Scopus, Q3), and Visnyk of Zhytomyr State Technological University (Series: Economics, Management, Administration), Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks (FMIR) journals.

Inna also writes for the Journal of Economic Studies (Scopus, WoS), Agriculture and Resource Economics (WoS, Scopus), Problem and Perspectives in Management (Scopus, Q2).

She is an active member of the Audit Committee of Sumy Regional State Administration, a full member as a professional accountant of СAAU (Chamber of Accountants and Auditors of Ukraine) and a Ukrainian National Research Fund Expert.

She is a project leader in 2 national R&D projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, a Deputy Leader in 1 R&D project, and three international grants, one of them - a Ukrainian-Austrian bilateral grant.

Inna has participated in 4 international internships and two virtual mobility programs. She is an author of more than 150 scientific works, including 30 articles indexed in Scopus and WoS databases and 17 intellectual property documents.

Her interdisciplinary research interests are:
corporate transparency and accountability
non-financial measurement of business performance (e.g., sustainability and ESG indicators and reporting)
accounting and assurance issues of Sustainability Development Goals (SDG) incorporation.

She has a particular interest in SDGs 2, 12 (agriculture companies sustainability transparency and global food security), SDG 3 (improvement of national health care system and post-Covid recovery), SDGs 4 and 8 (education challenges to ensure decent work and economical growth.

The general context of SDGs and sustainability research is investigating companies' corporate social responsibility, stakeholder engagement and partnerships in various public, finance, and real sectors of the economy, along with the development of corporate and national social responsibility strategies for sustainability.

An additional field covers aspects of overcoming SDG financing gaps, responsible and ESG investment rationale and enhancing informational effectiveness of the financial market by modelling its persistence, volatility, and anomalies.