Zlatko Bodrožić

Lecturer in Information Management

+44(0) 113 343 1662
Staff, Academic, Divisions, Management
1.13 Charles Thackrah

PhD, University of Helsinki (Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research)

Certificate for Higher Education, University of Hamburg

MSc, University of Hamburg

Dr. Zlatko Bodrožić is a Lecturer in Information Management at Leeds University Business School. As in his dissertation on the evolution of organisational change interventions, his work prioritizes the combination of theory and practice.

As a consultant and business coach, he has addressed complex organisational change projects for various clients (e.g., businesses in various industries, including Airbus and various IT firms, as well as public-sector and non-profit organisations). In parallel with his consultancy work, he has taught at the Universities of Bonn, Hanover and Milan. At the University of Belgrade, he has supported various projects aiming to transfer knowledge of new forms of organising from Western Europe to South-Eastern Europe. Since 2008, he has attracted over £ 200,000 in research funding.

At the European Group of Organizational Studies conference 2019, he acts as co-convenor of the sub-theme "Historical-Evolutionary Organization Studies: Understanding the Past to Shape the Future" (together with Paul S. Adler, Thomas G. Cummings).


Dr Zlatko Bodrožić's research focuses on the evolution of technologies, organisational intervention, organisational paradigms, and management models (see for example Administrative Science Quarterly, March 2018). In particular, he is interested in digital transformation. His current research interests include:

  • The interplay of digital technologies, evolving management and organisation concepts, and the overall institutional framework;
  • The use of engaged scholarship approaches such as the Change Laboratory method to study and support the digital transformation of organisations;
  • The evolution of key concepts that are used to guide technological, organizational, and institutional innovation.

Digital Transformation Management (MSc); module leader;

Global Operations and Information Management (MBA);

Operations and Information Management (Executive MBA);

Economics and Management (Undergraduate);

Introductory Management (Undergraduate); module leader;

Introducion to Management (Undergraduate);

Managing Innovation and Technology (Undergraduate);

Managing in the Digital Workplace (Undergraduate).


Academic journal publications

Spinuzzi, C., Bodrožić, Z., Scaratti, G. & Ivaldi, S. (forthcoming) “Coworking is about community”—but what is “community” in coworking? Journal of Business and Technical Communication.

Bodrožić, Z., & Adler, P. S. (2018). The evolution of management models: A neo-Schumpeterian theory. Administrative Science Quarterly, 63(1), 85-129.

Bodrožić, Z. (2014). Povratak visokoobrazovanih stručnjaka u Srbiju (The return of highly-skilled experts to Serbia). Psihološka istraživanja, 17(1), 55-75.

Bodrožić, Z., & Stepanović, I. (2012). Creating organizational innovations in countries in transition using Finnish Change laboratory: A case study from Serbia. Psihologija, 45(1), 71-94.

Bamberg, E., & Bodrožić, Z. (2000). Über die Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie zur Tätigkeitsgesellschaft?! (Via work and organizational psychology towards the activity society?!). Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 44(2), 109-111.

Monographs and Book Chapters

Bodrožić, Z. (2015). Finska Razvojna laboratorija: Pristup za kreiranje organizacionih inovacija (The Finnish Change Laboratory as a Method for Creating Organizational Innovation). In M. Djurišić-Bojanović (Ed.), Novi pogledi i perspektive u psihologiji rada i organizacija (pp. 251-284). Belgrade: Center for Applied Psychology Press.
Bodrožić, Z. (2008). Post-industrial Intervention. An Activity-Theoretical Expedition Tracing the Proximal Development of Forms of Conducting Interventions. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. (398 pages).
Bodrožić, Z. (2003). Die Cultural Historical Activity Theory als Wegbereiter zum besseren Verständnis von Organisationsberatung (Cultural Historical Activity Theory as a Means for Understanding Consultancy). In C. Kumbruck, M. Dick & H. Schulze (Eds), Arbeit-Alltag-Psychologie. Über den Bootsrand geschaut (pp. 283-298). Heidelberg: Asanger.
Ambos, B., Bodrožić, Z., Bosse, E., & Tepass, S. (2000). Hopikos. Ein Projekt zur Förderung der interkulturellen Kompetenz von Studierenden in Hamburg. (Hopikos: A Project for Enhancing Intercultural Competence of Students in Hamburg). In A. Windisch (Ed.), Ausländerstudium in Hamburg (pp. 141-158). Hamburg: University of Hamburg.

Conference Papers and Presentations

2012-2018 Colloquia of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
2005, 2008, 2011 Conferences of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (ISCAR)
2004, 2007, 2010 Nordic Conferences on Cultural and Activity Research
2005, 2006 German Conferences on Cultural and Activity Research
2003 European Congress of Psychology
2002 Conference of the International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory (ISCRAT)
2002 Zurich Symposium Work Psychology


Bodrožić, Z., & Adler, P. S. (2018, September 20). What explains the evolution of management models over the past two centuries? [Blog post]. 

Bodrožić, Z., & Adler, P. S. (2018, June 06). The Evolution of Management Models: A Neo-Schumpeterian Theory[Blog post]. 

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