Professor of Finance and Accounting
Professor at St. Petersburg State Economic University (former Finec) since 2004, director of the university’s Center for Research in the Economics of the Firm and Organizational Innovation
In the Stockholm School of Economics he has been teaching since 2003. Prof. Platonov currently teaches courses in accounting, corporate finance, intellectual capital valuation and management, as well as advanced course for research in the economics of the firm for Ph.D. students. His current research interests concerned with studying the cognitive perspective of the financial and innovation management. Prof. Platonov graduated from the Leningrad State University with summa cum laude in 1990, studied in Iowa State University. He earned his first Ph.D. in 1993 and the highest Russian doctoral degree in economics and management studies in 1999. He has been teaching and doing research work in Lappeenranta University of Technology (Finland) and Compiegne University of Technology (France). Prof. Platonov was named as the teacher of the year for Finec by students in 2004. He worked as research director for the Russian Center for Monitoring, Analysis and Forecasting in 2002-2003, for KPMG Barents L.L.C. in 1996-1999 and was founding partner in St. Petersburg small consultancy firm in 1991-1995. Prof. Platonov published more than one hundred research papers and monographs including 22 in refereed journals and edited volumes as well as 11 books and textbooks. He has participated in numerous research projects funded by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the Russian Foundation for Humanitarian Research, the Russian Ministry for Science and Education, Academy of Finland, Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovations (TEKES) and others.