13 Oct 2023

New Faculty Profiles: Renata Gaineddenova


HBS faculty comprises more than 300 scholars and practitioners who bring leading-edge research, extensive experience, and deep insights into the classroom, to organizations, and to leaders across the globe. We asked new faculty at HBS about their background, their new roles, and their interests.

Renata Gaineddenova, assistant professor, Strategy

What is your educational background?
I was born and raised in Kazakhstan, where I obtained my high school education. I earned my undergraduate degree at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. Subsequently, I moved to Spain to obtain a master's degree in economics from the Barcelona School of Economics. I completed my PhD in economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

What’s your area of research and what led you to it?
I conduct research in the field of industrial organization, focusing on the market design of digital platforms. In recent decades, the proliferation of digital platforms has sparked an interest in how these platforms should be organized and what implications it holds for participants (buyers, sellers, platforms). I actively collaborate with companies, utilizing a diverse range of empirical methods. My deep interest in understanding business operations has been a driving force behind my academic pursuits.

What will you be teaching?
I will be teaching the Strategy course in the RC.

What would you be doing if you weren’t an academic?
I would probably become an entrepreneur in a tech sector.

Where are you from?
I am from Uralsk, Kazakhstan.

What is something you like to do outside of your academic work?
I like spending time with my family and friends, traveling, swimming, watching movies, and reading books.

What’s your favorite book, movie, or piece of art?
Narrowing down favorites to a single favorite book, movie, or piece of art is almost impossible. However, among many, one book has left an indelible mark on me is Promise at Dawn, by Romain Gary.

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