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First Name: Tomislav
Second name: Hernaus
Academic title: Ph.D.

Place of employment: Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Position: Senior Research Assistant


2008 - 2010

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, The EDAMBA Doctoral Program in Economics and Business Administration

2007 - 2008

University of Southern California (USC), Visiting Doctoral Scholar at Marshall School of Business

2005 - 2006

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business, Graduate Program "Organization and Management"

2004 - 2005

Leeds Metropolitan University - Professional Diploma in Retail Management

Research interests:
organization design
business process management
work design
Publications (most important/popular):

Books and Chapters

1.     Sikavica, P., Hernaus, T. (2011), Dizajniranje organizacije: strukture, procesi, poslovi, Novi informator, Zagreb (Designing Organizations: Structure, Processes, Jobs - In Croatian)

2.     Hernaus, T. (2012), The Team-Based Face of Organizations. In: Sarlak, M. A. (ed.), The New Faces of Organizations in the 21st Century, Vol. 5, NAISIT Publishers, Toronto, 143-170.

3.     Hernaus, T. (2011), The Process-Based Face of Organizations. In: Sarlak, M. A. (ed.), The New Faces of Organizations in the 21st Century, Vol. 2, NAISIT Publishers, Toronto, 33-80.

4.     Bosilj Vukšić, V., Hernaus, T., Kovačič, A. (2008), Upravljanje poslovnim procesima: organizacijski i informacijski pristup, Školska knjiga, Zagreb (Business Process Management: Organizational and Informational Approach - In Croatian)

5.     Škrinjar, R., Hernaus, T., Indihar Štemberger, M. (2007), SCM Maturity in Central Europe. In: McCormack, K. (Ed.), Business Process Maturity: Theory and Application, DRK Research, Raleigh, 219-236.


Scientific Articles

1.     Hernaus, T. (2011), Business Trends and Tendencies in Organization Design and Work Design Practice: Identifying Cause-and-Effect Relationships, Business Systems Research, 2(1), 4-16.

2.     Hernaus, T., Škerlavaj, M., Dimovski, V. (2008), Relationship between Organisational Learning and Organisational Performance: The Case of Croatia, Transformations in Business & Economics, 7(2/14), 32-48.

3.     Dimovski, V., Škerlavaj, M., Kimman, M., Hernaus, T. (2008), Comparative Analysis of the Organisational Learning Process in Slovenia, Croatia, and Malaysia, Expert Systems with Applications, 34(4), 3063-3070.

4.     Pološki Vokić, N., Hernaus, T. (2005), Interpersonal Relations at Work Perceived by Croatian and Worldwide Employees and by Different Age, Gender, Education, Hierarchical and Company Size Groups - Empirical Evidence, Management: Journal of Contemporary Management Issues, 10(1), 23-49.

5.     Hernaus, T. (2011), Determining a Multilevel Mediating Role of Work Characteristics in Relationship between Macro-organizational variables and Work Performance Outcomes, 4th Annual Conference of the Euromed Academy of Business, 20-21 October, Elounda, Greece.


Finalist of Emerald/EMBRI Business Research Award for Emerging Researchers (October 2011)

PhD thesis evaluated as a distinguished paper on EDAMBA Thesis Competition 2011 (September 2011)

Award for Best Scientific Paper "Comparative Analysis of Organisation Learning Process in Slovenia, Croatia, and Malaysia" at the Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana in the year 2008 (December 2009)

National Science Award of the Republic of Croatia for 2008 (category: Annual Award for Junior Researchers in Social Sciences), Croatian Parliament (July 2009)

Award "Mijo Mirkovic" for published scientific work (textbook "Business Process Management: organizational and informational approach", in Croatian) with original scientific contribution, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb (December 2008)

Best Paper Award at InSite 2007 Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia