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Dr Andrea North-Samardzic





Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 46805


Andrea North-Samardzic is a Lecturer in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Andrea has been in academia for over 16 years, teaching at universities in Australia and overseas consistently receiving excellent student evaluations. She is currently the Course Director of the Master of Leadership and is actively involved in industry-based Executive Education.  

Andrea received her PhD (Organisation & Management) from UNSW, with her research published in peer-reviewed journals. A regular presenter at international conferences, her areas of expertise include leadership, educational technologies, biometrics and ethics. Andrea has successfully obtained external research grants from the Arts Centre Melbourne, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, and the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management.

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Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Learning Technologies
  • Biometrics


  • Member, Academy of Management.
  • Member, Biometrics Institute.
  • Member, Association of Information Systems.

Teaching interests

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Organisational Behaviour

Media appearances


  • Bhattacharya, S., Cohen, M., Edwards, G. and North-Samardzic A., 'Charisma: beyond love and hate and toward a sense of belonging?', Under review, Journal of Management & Organisations.
  • Le, H., Newman, A., Cohen, M. and North-Samardzic, A., 'Moral disengagement at work: A review and research agenda', Revise and resubmit, Journal of Business Ethics.
  • North-Samardzic, A., 'The ethics of biometric technology', Revise and resubmit, Journal of Business Ethics.
  • North-Samardzic, A. and De Witt, M., 'Designing a people management simulation for student engagement', Revise and resubmit, Journal of Management Education.
  • North-Samardzic, A., 'Audience evaluation and biometric technology: Challenges and opportunities', Revisions underway, Poetics. 
  • .North-Samardzic, A., 'Dispersed leadership and collaborative networks', Working paper. 
  • Patterson, N. and North-Samardzic, A., 'Supporting older people who are disadvantaged with increased access to work through Deakin Professional Credentials', $50,000 Grant received from the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, 2018. 


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Surfacing authentic leadership: inspiration from after life

J Billsberry, A North-Samardzic

(2016), Vol. 15, pp. 1-13, Journal of leadership education, [unknown], C1


Peer mentoring in higher education and the development of leadership skills in mentors

M Cohen, A North-Samardzic

(2016), pp. 273-288, Integrating curricular and co-curricular endeavours to enhance student outcomes, Bingley, Eng., B1


Acceptance and use of Moodle by students and academics

A North-Samardzic, B Jiang

(2015), pp. 1-13, AMCIS 2015 : Blue Ocean IS Research : Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems 2015, Puerto Rico, E1


Organisational learning as an emerging process: the generative role of digital tools in informal learning practices

Stefano Za, Paolo Spagnoletti, Andrea North-Samardzic

(2014), Vol. 45, pp. 1023-1035, British journal of educational technology, Chichester, England, C1


The impact of gender culture on women's career trajectories: an Australian case study

A North-Samardzic, L Taksa

(2011), pp. 196-216, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, England, C1-1


Commitment or even compliance? an Australian university's approach to equal employment opportunity

A North-Samardzic, S Gregson

(2011), Vol. 66, pp. 279-301, Relations Industrielles, Canada, C1-1


A commentary on decision-making and organisational legitimacy in the risk society

S Benn, P Brown, A North-Samardzic

(2009), Vol. 90, pp. 1655-1662, Journal of Environmental Management, United Kingdom, C1-1


Looking back to move forward: the (d)evolution of Australia's EEO regulatory framework

A North-Samardzic

(2009), Vol. 20, pp. 59-76, The Economics and Labour Relations Review, United Kingdom, C1-1


Capital access of nonprofit organisations

M Lyons, A North-Samardzic, A Young

(2007), Vol. 14, pp. 99-110, Agenda: a journal of policy analysis and reform, Acton, A.C.T., C1-1


An empirical study on the influence of context on the nature of prototypes of effective leaders

A North-Samardzic, J Crawford

(2005), pp. 1-13, ANZAM 2005 : Proceedings of the 19th Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Canberra, Australia, E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Innovation and networks in arts organisations

Dr Andrea North-Samardzic

  • 2016: $7,000

Supporting older people who are disadvantaged with increased access to work through Deakin Professional Credentials

Dr Nick Patterson, Adj/Prof Marcus Bowles, Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Ms Jane Fahey, Ms Sophie Lanyon

  • 2018: $50,000


No completed student supervisions to report