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Dr Andrea North-Samardzic



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 924 46805


Andrea North-Samardzic is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Andrea has been in academia for over 17 years, teaching at universities in Australia and overseas consistently receiving excellent student evaluations. She is currently the Director of the Master of Business Administration (MBA). 

Andrea received her PhD (Organisation & Management) from UNSW, with her research published in esteemed peer-reviewed journals. A regular presenter at international conferences, her areas of expertise include leadership, educational technologies, biometrics and ethics.

Andrea is an active executive education provider to corporations, as well as foreign government delegations to Australia. She has also secured sizeable government, non-profit and industry-based research funding for a variety of consulting and research projects such as the Ministry of Human Development in the Government of India, the Reece Group, Arts Centre Melbourne, and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. 

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Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Learning Technologies
  • Biometrics
  • Ethics


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

Teaching interests

  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Organisational Behaviour

Media appearances


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Leadership by cavea: The social processes of interorganisational collaborative leadership

Andrea North-Samardzic, Melanie Kan, Gareth Edwards

(2023), pp. 1-17, Journal of Management and Organization, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Entrepreneurship in India

A Newman, A North-Samardzic, M Bedarkar, Y Brahmankar

(2022), Abingdon, Eng., A1


Longing for connection: University educators creating meaning through sharing experiences of teaching online

B Fox, M Bearman, R Bellingham, A North-Samardzic, S Scarparo, D Taylor, M Thomas, M Volkov

(2021), Vol. 52, pp. 2077-2092, British Journal of Educational Technology, C1

journal article

Biometric Technology and Ethics: Beyond Security Applications

A North-Samardzic

(2020), Vol. 167, pp. 433-450, Journal of Business Ethics, C1

journal article

Moral Disengagement at Work: A Review and Research Agenda

A Newman, H Le, A North-Samardzic, M Cohen

(2020), Vol. 167, pp. 535-570, Journal of Business Ethics, C1

journal article

Designing a human resource management simulation to engage students

Andrea North-Samardzic, Marlize de Witt

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 359-395, Journal of management education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Charismatic leadership: beyond love and hate and toward a sense of belonging?

K Parry, M Cohen, S Bhattacharya, A North-Samardzic, G Edwards

(2019), Vol. 25, pp. 398-413, Journal of management and organization, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Asia TOPA: the impact of Asia TOPA on the Victorian Cultural Sector: collaboration and capacity building

H Glow, Katya Johanson, A North-Samardzic, Anne Kershaw, Amanda Coles, Jordan Vincent

(2018), Melbourne, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

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

book chapter

Surfacing authentic leadership: inspiration from after life

J Billsberry, A North-Samardzic

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

journal article

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

Australian Competitive Grants

Women entrepreneurs in Australia and Vietnam: Building capacity, building relationships

Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Dr Huong Le, Prof Amanda Pyman

DFAT Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Grant

  • 2021: $56,160

Women entrepreneurs leading sustainable development across Australia and Latin America

Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Dr Jane Menzies, A/Prof Ambika Zutshi, Dr Rakesh Pati, Dr Arpit Raswant

CAT1-5 DFAT Council on Australia Latin America Relations

  • 2022: $48,206

Industry and Other Funding

Innovation and networks in arts organisations

Dr Andrea North-Samardzic

Victorian Arts Centre Trust

  • 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

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation - General Grants

  • 2018: $50,000

A reimagined Crisis Leadership Programme for the Ukraine response.

A/Prof Max Kelly, A/Prof Maree Pardy, Dr Daniel Mcavoy, Dr Andrea North-Samardzic

The Humanitarian Leadership Academy

  • 2023: $6,926
  • 2022: $366,905


Associate Supervisor

Isuru Ekmini Dharmasiri Kirige

Thesis entitled: Impact of Psychological Capital on the relationship between LMX and Adaptive Performance

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management