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Dr Serhiy Kovela

Senior Lecturer
Accounting, Finance and Informatics

KHBS211 Kingston Business School
Kingston University
Kingston Hill
Kingston Upon Thames

020 8417 9000 Ext: 65348


Dr. Serhiy (Serge) Kovela earned his Masters and PhD degrees from the Lviv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine, Lviv) in 1996 and 2000, respectively. From October 1999 till August 2003 he held Senior Lecturer position at Lviv Polytechnic teaching databases, security in computing and software engineering, as well as engaging in a number of IT consultancy projects as a database software developer and project manager.

Since September 2003 Serhiy Kovela has been assigned to the Senior Lecturer position at Kingston University teaching Internet systems technologies, global information technology, database systems, project management for technology, strategic project management, and consultancy practice.

Serhiy has also earned an MBA from Kingston in 2010.


  • IT Strategy and Transformation
  • Project Management (Software Development projects, international and outsourced delivery)
  • Computer-Aided Software Engineering
  • Relational Database Design
  • Web-enabled Middleware Design

Research Interest(s)

  • Professional Services Automation
  • IT integration in mergers and acquisitions (FS sector)
  • Management Consulting Practice
  • Game Theory
  • Design Automation for Computer-Adided Software Engineering
  • Security in Databases
  • Serhiy leads an informal research group on Knowledge, Process and Project Management


  • Strategic Project Management
  • Business Performance Management Technology
  • Consultancy Practice
  • Global Information Technology
  • Database Systems
  • Internet Systems Technologies



  • IT Consulting (full cycle of delivery and support of database-driven business software, project management of outsourced / international software development)


  • MSP Practitioner (APMG, 2013)
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner (APMG, 2013)


  • IT Strategy and Transformation
  • Professional Services Automation
  • Design Automation for complex business information systems
  • Security and integrity support mechanisms for databases


  • Course Director, Business Information Technology
  • Admissions Tutor, Faculty of Business and Law



  • Full cycle of delivery and support of database-driven business software
  • IT Strategy and Transformation



Recent Publications

Number of items: 11.


Heaton, Karen Macdonald, Skok, Walter and Kovela, Serhiy (2016) Learning lessons from software implementation projects : an exploratory study. Knowledge and Process Management, 23(4), pp. 293-306. ISSN (print) 1092-4604

Kovela, Serhiy and Skok, Walter (2015) Mergers and acquisitions in banking: a framework for effective IT integration. International Journal of Business and Management, 10(3), pp. 279-294. ISSN (print) 1833-3850

Kovela, Serhiy and Skok, Walter (2012) Mergers and acquisitions in banking: understanding the IT integration perspective. International Journal of Business and Management, 7(18), pp. 69-81. ISSN (print) 1833-3850

Ennals, Richard, Stratton, Les, Moujahid, Noura and Kovela, Serhiy (2009) Global information technology and global citizenship education. AI & Society, 23(1), pp. 61-68. ISSN (print) 0951-5666

Botchkaryov, Alexey, Woznyuk, Oleg and Kovela, Serhiy (2001) Автоматизація розробки корпоративних інформаційних систем: підходи та перспективи розвитку [Automating the design of corporate information systems: approaches and perspectives]. National University Lviv Polytechnic Bulletin, 437, pp. 15-22. ISSN (online) 0321-0499

Dudykevych, Valerij and Kovela, Serhiy (1999) Алгоритм проективання механізму захисту контекстно-залежної інформації в автоматизованих банках даних [Design algorithm for securing context-dependent information in data banks]. Information Security, 1, pp. 24-30.

Kovela, Serhiy (1999) Підтримка цілісності інформації автоматизованих банків даних в умовах паралельної обробки [On preserving the integrity of information in automated data banks with parallel data processing]. Computer Technologies in Printing, 3, pp. 114-118.

Conference or Workshop Item

Botchkaryov, Alexey and Kovela, Serhiy (2011) A new approach to coordinate multi-agent interaction and decision making. In: Integrated Intellectual Complexes in Robotics 2011; 23 Jun 2011, Kiev, Ukraine.

Botchkaryov, Alexey and Kovela, Serhiy (2008) Concept of multi-agent conditional interplay. In: EUROSIM/UKSim 10th International Conference on Modelling and Simulation; 1-3 Apr 2008, Cambridge, U.K.. ISBN 9781424431922

Botchkaryov, Alexey and Kovela, Serhiy (2007) Modeling the emergent behaviour using the multiagent conditional interplay. In: 19th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium (EMSS 2007): Simulation in Industry; 4-6 Oct 2007, Bergeggi, Italy.

Botchkaryov, Alexey and Kovela, Serhiy (2006) CyberCromlech: A new framework for collective behaviour game experiments. In: 20th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation (ECMS 2006); 28-31 May 2006, Bonn, Germany.

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