Ivana Milosevic, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Address: Beatty Center, Room 336
Office Hours: Contact for appointment
Phone: 843.953.6664 (email preferred)
E-mail: milosevici@cofc.edu
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Ivana Milosevic, Ph.D. joined the College of Charleston School of Business as an assistant professor of management in the fall of 2017. Prior to teaching for the Department of Management and Marketing, Ivana taught various management and leadership courses for the University of Nebraska, Lincoln as well as the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh — where she received the Teaching Award for superior dedication and excellence in teaching. At CofC, Ivana teaches undergraduate courses in organizational behavior and human resource management and serves as class coordinator for MGMT 301: Management and Organizational Behavior. Ivana’s research has been published in management journals including Journal of Management, Business & Society, and Journal of Leadership and Organization Studies. She received several best paper awards in recognition of her work, including 2019 Academy of Management best paper award. In addition, Ivana was 2019 recipient of the REACH program Professor Recognition Award.


University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D., Management (Organizational Behavior), 2014

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
MBA, 2008

European University, Belgrade, Serbia
B.S., Business Administration, 2005 

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • History
  • Organizational Knowledge
  • Process Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Courses Taught

  • Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management

Honors and Awards

  • Academy of ManagementSage Best Leadership Paper Award, 2016
  • Southern Management Association, Best Paper in Track, 2015
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Teaching Award, 2015
  • Midwest Academy of Management, Best Reviewer Award, 2013
  • Academy of Management, Sage Best Leadership Paper Award, 2012


Bass, A. E., Pfarrer, M., Milosevic, I. & Titus, A. (2021). Better to Be Loved by Some? Flaunting to Manage Stakeholder Group Impressions Ahead of Unpredictable Negative Events. Academy of Management Review (In-press).

Milosevic, I., Maric, S., & Loncar, D. (2019). Defeating the toxic boss: The nature of toxic leadership and the role of followers. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

Combs, G. M., Milosevic, I., & Bilimoria, D. (2019). Introduction to the special topic forum: Critical discourse: Envisioning the place and future of diversity and inclusion in organizations. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.*

*Special Issue Editor

Spivack, A. & Milosevic, I. (2018). Perceived location autonomy and work environment choice: The mediating influence of intrinsic motivation. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. 54(3), 325–348

Bass, A. E. & Milosevic, I. (2018). The ethnographic method in CSR research: The role and importance of methodological fit. Business & Society 57(1), 174-215.

Milosevic, I., Bass, A. E., & Combs, G. M. (2018). The paradox of knowledge creation in a high-reliability organization: A case study. Journal of Management, 44(3), 1174-1201.

Milosevic, I., Bass, A.E. & Milosevic, D. (2017). Leveraging positive psychological capital (PsyCap) in crisis: A multiphase framework. Organization Management Journal. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15416518.2017.1353898

Conference Presentations:

Milosevic, I., Bass, A. E., & Schulte, B. When Institutional Logics Conflict and When They Complement: A Comparative Case Study of Sustainability Practices in a Developed Economy and an Economy in Transition. To be presented at 2022 Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, WA*.

*Published in the Proceedings of the 2022 Academy of Management Meeting as one of the best papers accepted to the conference.

Milosevic, I., Bass, A. E., & Zahra, S. Tipping over to Scalable Growth: Examining Micro-Activities in the Growth Dynamic Capability. To be presented at 2022 Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, WA.

Bass, A. E. & Milosevic, I. A Behavioral View of Strategic Leadership: Examining Strategy Making in Healthcare. Presented at the 2021 Southern Management Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

For a comprehensive list of Dr. Milosevic's research, please see her CV.