Professor Nada Korac Kakabadse

Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics

Professor Nada Korac Kakabadse

Professor Nada Korac Kakabadse

Marketing & Reputation
Boardroom Effectiveness, Corporate Governance, Leadership, Reputation and Responsibility; Ethics; Policy design; ICT effect on individual, organisation and society, PPP
Greenlands campus
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Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics within the Marketing & Reputation department of the Henley Business School, University of Reading.

She is elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and is their representative in the UK and Brussels. She has also contributed over 96 chapters to international volumes and has published over 200 scholarly articles. She has co-authored 23 books.

Nada has worked for international organisations in Scandinavia, the Middle East and North Africa as well as the Canadian and Australian Federal Governments. Her clients have included Alliance & Leicester, Citigroup, Microsoft, Motorola, Vodafone Australia, GSK, Severstal, NATS, Sanofi, Tate & Lyle and in the public sector a number of UK, Australian and Omani government departments.

Previously, she held the position of Professor in Management and Business Research at the University of Northampton, Business School (UK) and was Senior Fellow, Cranfield School of Management. She earned her PhD in Management at the University of Western Sydney - Nepean (Australia), amongst other degrees.

Nada and her co-authors won the William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award for the best article written by an academic in the journal Public Administration Review (PAR) in 2003 as well as best paper of the year in the Journal of Managerial Psychology (JMP) in 1998.

She is editor of the International Research Journal “Problems and Perspectives in Management

Academic activity

Current project include,

  • Cosmopolitanism and the elite disposition as diversity factors in the development of Entrepreneurship.
  • Cosmopolitan impact on strategic leadership.
  • Nature of conflict in the Boardroom: Study of the Board’s capacity for effective conflict resolution

Co-authored many books (with Andrew Kakabadse), including:

  • Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy and Governance, (2017), (with Mouraviev), (Eds.)
  • Public–Private Partnerships: Policy and Governance Challenges Facing Kazakhstan and Russia, (2017), (with Mouraviev, N.)
  • Global Elites: The Opaque Nature of Transnational Policy Determination (2012)
  • Bilderberg People (2011) (Translated and published in Mandarin, 2013).
  • Rice Wine with the Minister (2010)
  • Global Boards: One Desire, Many Realities (2009)
  • Leading the Board: The Six Disciplines of World-Class Chairman (2008)
  • CSR in Practice: Delving Deep (2007)
  • Governance, Strategy and Policy: Seven Critical Essays (2006)
  • Intimacy (2004)
  • Smart Sourcing (2002)
  • The Geopolitics of Governance (2001)
  • Creating Futures: Innovative Applications of IS/IT (2000)
  • Essence of Leadership (1999)
  • Leadership in Government: Study of the Australian Public Services (1998)

Corporate activity

  • Visiting Professor, Macquarie Graduate School of Management (Australia); was Ulster University Business School (N. Ireland); was Visiting Scholar in Residence, Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management (Arizona, USA), Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business & Management, Ben Gurion University of Negev.
  • Experienced commentator for print, radio and television.