Violetta Gerasymenko

Assistant Professor


Office: 541-737-6104

Austin Hall

Austin Hall 320

2751 SW Jefferson Way

2751 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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College of Business
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Violetta Gerasymenko is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship in the College of Business at Oregon State University.  She is also on the Board of Advisors of the Advantage Accelerator at OSU.  She earned her Ph.D. from HEC Paris and holds several other degrees: an MA (with honors) and BA (with honors) in Finance and Banking from Dniepropetrovsk State University (Ukraine), an MA in International Management from EUROMED, Marseille School of Management, and an MA in Economics from University Sorbonne-Pantheon, Paris. 

Before joining the faculty at Oregon State, Violetta held visiting scholar positions at MIT Sloan, New York University and National University of Singapore and an Assistant Professor position at Nova SBE in Portugal. Her research focuses on understanding the boundaries of organizational learning in cognitive forecasting under high uncertainty, the behavioral antecedents and consequences of dynamics of organizational attention, and business model change processes and implications for entrepreneurial ventures. 

Violetta's research work has been published in the Journal of Business VenturingStrategic Entrepreneurship JournalFrontiers of Entrepreneurship ResearchAcademy of Management Best Paper Proceedings and other international journals and book chapters in both English and French.  She currently teaches Entrepreneurship at the College of Business. 

Prior to joining academia, Violetta worked as an analyst in one of the major venture capital firms in Paris, France.  She is regularly invited to be part of start-up competition juries and is a passionate coach of entrepreneurial ventures.

My Publications

Journal Articles

Conference Papers

Book Chapters


V. Gerasymenko and Nioche, J. - P., Impact of early-stage venture capitalists on the performance of portfolio companies., in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: From the Idea to the Organization, ESKA Publishing: , 2011.

K. Medjad, Krieger, E., Grandsart, R., and Gerasymenko, V., Venture capital and its perceived performance: exploring a mirage., in Innovation and Entrepreneurship: From the Idea to the Organization, ESKA Publishing: , 2011.

V. Gerasymenko and Nioche, J. - P., Beneficier des apports des fonds d’amorcage : du financement a la valeur ajoutee, in Innovation et création d’entreprise: de l’idee a l’organisation, ESKA Publishing: , 2010.