Research Group

As IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies has over a number of years established outstanding international reputation for pedagogical excellence, it has subsequently introduced the strategic objective of becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions in Central and Eastern Europe for creation of knowledge in the fields of management and leadership studies. 

In pursuit of this aspiration IEDC Faculty build and operationalized a mobile, agile Research Community composed of three primary elements:

  • Registered Research Group of IEDC Faculty
  • International affiliate researcher network comprised of PhD visiting faculty, PhD mentors and research partners
  • PhD students at IEDC Faculty.

Members of the Research Group of IEDC Faculty are:

Researcher

Affiliation

Dr. Ian Sutherland1

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies

Dr. Purg Danica

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies

Dr. Alenka Braček Lalić

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies

Dr. Drikus Kriek

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies

Dr. Arnold Walravens

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies

Dr. Nenad Filipović

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies

Dr. Branko Kalpič

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies, University of Oxford

Dr. Nina Bandelj

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Mary Jo Hatch

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies, University of Virginia

Dr. Mollie Painter-Morland

IEDC-Bled School of Management, Postgraduate Studies, Nottingham Trent University

The Research Group of IEDC Faculty is focused on general management and leadership studies and centred on the following seven core, interrelated areas:

  • Leadership practice
  • Leadership development
  • General Management
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Strategy
  • Sustainability & Ethics
  • Management & Leadership Education

IEDC Faculty approaches each of these areas with a view to practice, connecting the theoretical realm with grounded research to enhance the practices of management and leadership and develop new insights into organizational behaviour. Methodological approaches are diverse, combining expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research designs, as well as engaging with newer methodologies focused on participant generated data.

Dr. Ian Sutherland was part of Research Group at IEDC Faculty from 2013-2016. Currently he is a Dean at School of Music, Memorial University in Canada.

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