Olena Yefimina, a 2021 graduate of the Master’s program Financial and Economic Security Management (Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics), took part in the All-Ukrainian competition for qualifying master’s theses in the field 073 Management. The competition was held from September 27 to 29, 2023 on the basis of the State University of Intellectual Technologies and Communications (Odesa). She presented her qualification work on the topic “Mechanism for ensuring business protection in conditions of hybrid threats” (scientific supervisor – S. Grishko, Ph.D. of Economics).
The work reflects the results of the master’s research made during 2019 – 2021 within the framework of the Erasmus+ international project “Academic Response to Hybrid Threats – WARN”. The master’s student’s access to project materials and expert discussions led to the development of a comprehensive mechanism for countering hybrid threats at the business level. It contains such important components as identifying risks, defining indicators, creating backup systems, developing operational models and protocols, etc. Scientific platforms of the WARN environment were also involved in order to validate the results of this study. In particular, the theoretical provisions and practical results of the conducted research were reported at the 1st All-Ukrainian scientific and practical conference “Management and Administration in the conditions of countering hybrid threats to national security” (Kyiv, December 7, 2020).
Olena Yefimina received a II degree laureate diploma for winning the All-Ukrainian competition for qualification papers in the field 073 Management of the 2023/2024 academic year. This outstanding result was reached after review of more than 70 submitted qualification papers, two rounds of selection procedures, and a video conference with the presentation of the research results.
Thus, our project received one more recognition of the effectiveness of the WARN environment, because access to the WARN expert environment, its project materials and international scientific sites created favorable conditions for conducting high-level master’s research.