Before joining the Centre for Workplace Leadership, Dr. Mladen Adamovic was a lecturer in Management at the University of Toulouse 1 Capitole in France, where he also completed his PhD. He also gained work experience in the tourism and shipbuilding sector in Germany. He completed a Master in International Management at the University of Rennes 1 in France and a Master in Business Administration at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel in Germany with semesters abroad in Lisbon and Belgrade.
His research is about the following three topics:
1) Cultural diversity: Integration of low- and high-skilled migrant workers and cross-cultural research about leadership and management topics
2) Social side of the workplace: Leadership, workplace justice, employee well-being, teamwork and workplace conflict
3) Virtual work: Leading teleworkers and global virtual teams
All these topics are important leadership and management issues that characterise the daily work experience of employees and managers. To conduct his research, Dr. Adamovic closely works together with organisations from the private and public sector. He is specialised in survey studies, field experiments and interviews. To communicate effectively his research findings, he writes academic articles and participates in international management conferences.
Besides trying to create better places to work, Mladen is a passionate sports fan and tries to live the Australian dream by improving his surfing skills and exploring the Australian landscape.