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Darima Butitova

Darima is a PhD student at the Truman School of Public Affairs. She received her MA in Public Affairs from the Truman School of Public Affairs in 2011. She received a Fulbright Scholarship in 2009 to complete her studies in the United States. Her research interests are focused on organizational change, creativity, innovations, and organizational learning. She has five years of teaching experience in Political Science, Local Governance and Public Administration in Russia.

Sara Soares

Sara Elias, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Management, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business, at the University of Missouri recently joined the CSOC team as a doctoral research associate in 2013. As an undergraduate, she pursued interests in both engineering and music. She received an MBA in 2009 and a Master of Music degree in 2006, both from Missouri State University. Sara’s research interests include creative entrepreneurial processes, entrepreneurial imagination, and arts entrepreneurship. Her primary teaching interest is in entrepreneurship, with secondary interests in organizational behavior, organizational theory, and strategic management. Her teaching has been recognized with several awards. Sara’s research focuses on the qualitative study of organizations and she has presented research in the areas of entrepreneurial creative imagination, social entrepreneurship, and Austrian economics.

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