Dr Jelena Petrovic
BSc MBA MSc MCMI aFCIPD PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Postgraduate HRM Programmes
KHBS216 Kingston Business School
Kingston Upon Thames
- 020 8417 9000 Ext: 65569
Jelena has over 20 years of experience in research and teaching in management and leadership on MBA, Masters and executive programmes at Cranfield School of Management, University of Wolverhampton Business School, and University of Belgrade. She has also supervised postgraduate student projects in Aston Business School and conducted research and consultancy for Mercer (formerly Organization Resources Counselors (ORC) Inc.- a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Guardian, BT and Volvo Cars
Board/top management team dynamics and performance
Corporate governance of international joint ventures
Strategic international HRM (expatriate and cross-cultural management)
Jelena holds an award winning PhD from Cranfield University (for details, see: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/research/awards/pastodras.htm?part=5 ), and has been granted the FCO British Chevening Scholarship for her MSc at University of Surrey.
Jelena's research interests are in strategic leadership and international management and governance areas. In particular:
- Top management team / board dynamics and performance
- International joint venture board directors
- Role of a strategic leader
- Strategic decision making
- Expatriate and cross-cultural management
Jelena is Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership and International Management. She leads a portfolio of the postgraduate Human Resource Management and International HRM programmes offered by the Department of Management.
Jelena is a reviewer for several academic journals, and is actively involved in academic networking with the universities in the UK, US, Italy, Serbia, Peru and Brazil.
Academic Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Member, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Daskalaki, Maria, Butler, Christina and Petrovic, Jelena (2016) Somewhere in-between : narratives of place, identity and translocal work. Journal of Management Inquiry, 25(2), pp. 184-198. ISSN (print) 1056-4926
Petrovic, Jelena (2009) Impact of the country context on board director role: the case of directors of international joint ventures based in Serbia. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 4(3), pp. 207-221. ISSN (print) 1477-9048
Petrovic, Jelena (2008) Unlocking the role of a board director: a review of the literature. Management Decision, 46(9), pp. 1373-1392. ISSN (print) 0025-1747
Petrovic, Jelena, Kakabadse, Andrew and Kakabadse, Nada K. (2006) International joint venture (IJV) directors' contribution to board effectiveness: learning from the literature. Management Decision, 44(3), pp. 346-366. ISSN (print) 0025-1747
Petrovic, Jelena and Kakabadse, Nada K. (2003) Strategic staffing of international joint ventures (IJVs): an integrative perspective for future research. Management Decision, 41(4), pp. 394-406. ISSN (print) 0025-1747
Petrovic, Jelena, Kakabadse, Nada and Kakabadse, Andrew (2011) Board directors as elites in the context of international joint ventures. In: Kakabadse, Andrew and Kakabadse, Nada, (eds.) Global elites: the opaque nature of transnational policy determination. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 157-173. ISBN 9780230278738
Petrovic, Jelena, Kakabadse, Nada and Kakabadse, Andrew (2009) How do international joint venture (IJV) directors contribute to board effectiveness? Evidence from practice. In: Kakabadse, Andrew and Kakabadse, Nada, (eds.) Global boards: one desire, many realities. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 197-216. ISBN 9780230212121
Conference or Workshop Item
Petrovic, Jelena (2011) Case studies within the realist paradigm: learning from doing. In: The 7th International Meeting of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management (IAM): Management in Iberoamerican Countries: Cultural Perspective; 5-7 Dec 2011, Lima, Peru.
Petrovic, Jelena (2011) IJV board director role: myths and reality. In: The 2nd Annual Faculty of Business and Law Conference: Emerging Issues in Business and Law; 10 May 2011, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Daskalaki, Maria, Butler, Christina and Petrovic, Jelena (2011) Narrating cosmopolis: 'in another place, not here'. In: The 2nd Annual Faculty of Business and Law Conference: Emerging Issues in Business and Law; 10 May 2011, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Petrovic, Jelena (2009) Facing a "double paradox" of corporate governance: how directors of international joint ventures (IJV) board balance different IJV partners' agendas. In: The Eastern Academy of Management International Conference on Managing in a Global Economy (EAM-I) XIII: Management Challenges for a New World; 21-25 Jun 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Petrovic, Jelena (2009) Leadership capabilities in the context of international joint ventures. In: 5th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance (ECMLG); 5-6 Nov 2009, Athens, Greece.
Petrovic, Jelena (2007) Corporate governance in Serbia: IJV board directors' experience. In: 33rd European International Business Academy (EIBA) Annual Conference: International Business, Local Developments and Science-Technology Relationships; 13-15 Dec 2007, Catania, Italy.
Petrovic, Jelena (2006) International joint venture (IJV) directors' contribution to board effectiveness: learning from practice. In: European Institute for Advances Studies in Management (EIASM) 4th Workshop on International Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management; 29-30 Sep 2006, Toulouse, France.
Petrovic, Jelena, Kakabadse, Andrew and Kakabadse, Nada (2004) International joint venture (IJV) directors' role and contribution to board effectiveness. In: European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) 2nd Workshop on International Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management; 24-25 Sep 2004, Edinburgh, U.K.