Gordana Ćorić, M.Sc.
Senior lecturer and Deputy Head of undergraduate study program Entrepreneurship Economics
Gordana acts as a teacher, trainer, mentor, facilitator, researcher and program/project manager. Currently teaches the following courses: Dynamic Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics and Culture, Managing Growing Companies, Business Consulting and Advisory Services, Innovative and Start-up Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation, Business Innovation, etc. Worked at the European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER) in Amsterdam (identifying fast-growing companies, and introducing new teaching methods to teachers of entrepreneurship), the American NGO World Learning (in projects on education of entrepreneurs and economic empowerment of women). She also runs her consultancy and training company Festina lente (business services, counseling, consulting, training programs). Published over 30 professional, scientific and review papers. Cooperates with many CSOs (including IMPACT HUB, TerraHub, Croatian Employers’ Association, Crowdfunding Academy, Reach for Change, HULT PRIZE, Croatian Association for Promotion of Franchising, CEPOR, Social Innovation Laboratory, Regional Foundation for Local Development.
Areas of expertise
Entrepreneurship (dynamic, innovative, social, start-up, women, rural, family-owned, corporate, effectuation, etc.)
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Economic Empowerment of Marginalized Groups, Unemployed, Women, etc.
Growth Strategies for SMEs and Start-ups
Social Innovation, Social Impact, Social Return on Investment
Other Areas (i.e. franchising, regional development, cross-sectoral cooperation, benchmarking, business innovation, design thinking, advocacy, mediation, etc.)
Undergraduate and Graduate Students' thesis Supervision
Doctoral candidate, Entrepreneurship and Innovativeness, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia (in co-operation with: University of Turku, Finland; University of Maribor, Slovenia; University of Klagenfurt, Austria; Durham University, United Kingdom)
M.Sc. (Econ.) Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Economics in Osijek, Croatia
B.Sc. (Econ.) Tourism, Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, Croatia