Dr Dorota Joanna Bourne

Associate Professor of Coaching and Change Management

Dr Dorota Joanna Bourne

Dr Dorota Joanna Bourne

Programme Area Director for BA Applied Management, Degree Apprenticeships
BY AREA: management, change management, coaching, executive development, leadership, occupational psychology, personal construct psychology
BY INDUSTRY: multinational corporations, automotive, pharmaceutical, healthcare, third sector
BY GEOGRAPHY: global, Europe, UK, Poland, Middle East, developing economies
HBS 226, Whiteknights campus
+44 (0)1491 418819 (ext. 2094)
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Dr Dorota Joanna Bourne is the Associate Professor in Coaching and Change Management at Henley Business School. She 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.

Dr Bourne'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-fulfilment.

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

Programme Delivery

Teaches on the Henley Certificate in Coaching and the MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change.



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)

Bourne, D. (in press) “All That We Know: Book review of ‘Common Knowledge? An Ethnography of Wikipedia’ by Dariusz Jemielniak”. European Management Review.

Raja, J.; 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.

Bourne, D. (2012) “A Dream’s Door: A Case of MNC in Poland.” Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Vol. 2 No. 4 2012, pp. 1-13. (ISSN 2045-0621)

Bourne, D. (2010) “On Identity Reformation and Local Transition: A Case from Poland”. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 23(6), 710-730.

Bourne, D. and Ozbilgin, M. (2008) “Strategies for Combating Gendered Perceptions of Careers”. Career Development International. 13(4), 320-332. (ISSN 1362-0436).

Bourne, D. and Kostera, M. (2007) “The Quest for Quality: Translation of a Mythical Idea in a Global Corporation“. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20(1), 60-73. (ISSN 0953-4814).

Bourne, D. and Jankowicz, A.D. (2006) “Reframing Resistance to Change: Experience from General Motors Poland”. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(12), 2021-2034. (ISSN 0958-5192).

Bourne, D. (2006) “Reverse Knowledge Transfer: Evidence from General Motors in the UK and Poland.” Journal for East European Management Studies (JEEMS), 11(3), 244-266. (ISSN 0949-6181, Internet: 1862-0019).

Bourne, D. and Jankowicz, A.D. (2002) “Knowledge Transfer of the Western Concept of ‘Quality’“. Human Resource Development International, 5(3), 353-367. (ISSN 1367-8868 print, 1469-8374 online).


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

Bourne, D.and Fromm, M. (eds.) (2010) Construing Personal Construct Psychology: New Contexts and Perspectives. Books on Demand GmbH. (ISBN: 978-3839135778)

Bourne, D. and A. Jankowicz (2014) “Construing in Organizations: Theory and Measurement.” Working Paper Series, Heriot-Watt University, Business School.

Aldossari, M. and Bourne, D. (2014) “Nepotism and Turnover Intentions amongst Knowledge Workers in Saudi Arabia.” in Jemielniak, D. The Laws of the Knowledge Workplace. Gower

Bourne, D. and Jankowicz, A.D. (2012) “The Repertory Grid Technique” in Jemielniak, D. Qualitative Research Methods. PWN.

Bourne, D. (2008) “Zarzadzanie Zmiana i Badanie Wartosci Organizacji z Uzyciem Techniki Siatki Repertuaru. (Change Management and Explorations of Organizational Values with the Repertory Grid Technique).” In Kostera, M. (ed.) Nowe Kierunki w Teorii Organizacji i Zarzadzania. (New Directions in Organization Theory and Management). Pages: 458-472. Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne.

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. (ISBN: 0230515711)

Bourne, D. (2007) "O Wizerunku i Tozsamosci General Motors Poland. (On Image and Identity in General Motors Poland.)." In M. Kostera (ed.), Polskie Organizacje: Nowy Ustroj, Nowe Millenium, Nowa Europa? (Polish Organizations: New System, New Millennium, New Europe?). Gdanskie Wydawnictwo Psychologiczne.

Bourne, D. and Jankowicz, A.D. (2003) “How are meanings negotiated? Commonality, Sociality, and the Travel of Ideas” in Scheer, J. (ed.) Crossing Borders, Going Places, Giessen: Fischer-Verlag.

Consulting and Outreach

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.