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Dr Dorota Bourne

Associate Professor of Coaching and Change Management

Programme Area Director for BA Applied Management, Degree Apprenticeships
Fellow, UK HEA

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  • Change Management, 
  • Coaching, 
  • Leadership, 
  • Occupational Psychology, 
  • Executive Development


Henley Business School building room 226, Whiteknights campus

Dr Dorota Joanna Bourne is an Associate Professor in Coaching and Change Management at Henley Business School.

Dorota holds a PhD in Management and a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Coach and a member of the British Psychological Society's Occupational Psychology and Coaching Psychology divisions.

She works with senior business professionals as well as scholars in order to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and practice. Her expertise lies in change management, organisational development and executive coaching. In her work she is developing approaches based on Personal Construct Psychology and focusing on professional as well as personal transformations through coaching.

Dorota's past clients range from multinational corporations, such as General Motors, to public sector institutions such as the Chinese aerospace industry. Her approach is underpinned by a belief that organisations should be built on shared values, where all individuals can truly belong to find their unique pathway to a personal and professional self-fulfillment.

Her work has won numerous research grants and has been published in various international journals and books.

She has served on a board of the European Personal Construct Association and organised many conferences in her field. She acts as a reviewer for a number of academic journals and is currently an associate editor for the European Management Review and the Journal of Constructivist Psychology.

Reference: Balta, M., Valsecchi, R., Papadopoulos, T. and Bourne, D. J. (2021) Digitalization and co-creation of healthcare value: a case study in occupational health. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 168. 120785. ISSN 00401625 doi:
Reference: Dobosz, D. and Jankowicz, A. D. (2002) Knowledge transfer of the Western concept of ‘quality’. Human Resource Development International, 5 (3). pp. 353-367. ISSN 1469-8374 doi:
Reference: Bourne, D. and Jankowicz, D. (2003) How are meanings negotiated? Commonality, sociality, and the travel of ideas. In: Scheer, J. (ed.) Crossing Borders, Going Places. Giessen: Fischer-Verlag. ISBN 9783898062961
Reference: Dobosz-Bourne, D. and Jankowicz, D. (2006) Reframing resistance to change: experience from General Motors Poland. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17 (12). pp. 2021-2034. ISSN 1466-4399 doi:
Reference: Dobosz-Bourne, D. (2006) Reverse knowledge transfer: evidence from General Motors in the UK and Poland. Journal for East European Management Studies, 11 (3). pp. 244-266. ISSN 1862-0019
Reference: Dobosz-Bourne, D. and Kostera, M. (2007) The quest for quality: translation of a mythical idea in a global corporation. Journal of Organisational Change Management, 20 (1). pp. 60-73. ISSN 0953-4814 doi:
Reference: Bourne, D. (2008) From managers to artists and priests: on transformation and development of organisational leaders. In: Kostera, M. (ed.) Organizational Olympians: heroes and heroines of organizational myths. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 40-49. ISBN 9780230515710 doi:
Reference: Bourne, D. (2008) Change management and explorations of organizational values with the repertory grid technique. In: Kostera, M. (ed.) New directions in organization theory and management. Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne, pp. 458-472.
Reference: Bourne, D. and Jankowicz, D. (2012) The repertory grid technique. In: Jemielniak, D. (ed.) Qualitative Research Methods. PWN.
Reference: Bourne, D. (2007) On image and identity in general motors Poland. In: Kostera, M. (ed.) Polish organizations: new system, new millennium, new Europe? Gdanskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne.
Reference: Bourne, D. , Aldossari, M. and Lewis, C. (2014) Would a rose by any other name still smell as sweet? The importance of authentic leadership in leadership development. In: European Academy of Management Conference, 4-7 June 2014, Valencia, Spain.
Reference: Bourne, D. and Ozbilgin, M. (2008) Strategies for combating gendered perceptions of careers. Career Development International, 13 (4). pp. 320-332. ISSN 1362-0436 doi:
Reference: Bourne, D. J. (2010) On identity reformation and local transition: a case from Poland. Journal of Organisational Change Management, 23 (6). pp. 710-730. ISSN 0953-4814 doi:
Reference: Bourne, D. (2012) The dream’s door: a case of MNC in Poland. Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, 2 (4). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2045-0621 doi:
Reference: Bourne, D. , Fijn van Draat, N. M. and Raja, J. Z. (2015) One step forward, and two steps back: women and career progression in academia during times of uncertainty. In: 15th European Academy of Management Annual Conference, 17-20 June 2015, Warsaw, Poland.
Reference: Aldossari, M. A. and Bourne, D. J. (2014) Nepotism and turnover intentions amongst knowledge workers in Saudi Arabia. In: Jemielniak, D. (ed.) The Laws of the Knowledge Workplace: Changing Roles and the Meaning of Work in Knowledge-Intensive Environments. Gower, pp. 25-34. ISBN 9781472423887
Reference: Raja, J. Z., Bourne, D. , Goffin, K., Cakkol, M. and Martinez, V. (2013) Achieving customer satisfaction through integrated products and services: an exploratory study. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 30 (6). pp. 1128-1144. ISSN 1540-5885 doi:

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