Department of Strategy and Innovation

  • Center for Corporate Governance
Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.78

Aleksandra Gregorič is currently employed as Associate Professor at Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School.  Aleksandra holds a PhD in Economics from University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and a Master degree in Economics and Banking from University of Siena (Italy). During her studies she spent two semesters at European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics (ECARES), Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and one semester at Stockholm School of Economics. Her research focuses primarily on the design and functioning of corporate governance mechanisms. In her work, she often adopts a sociological perspective to these issues, thus looking at how corporate governance mechanisms and their impact on corporate outcomes (firm internationalization and labour relations in particular) depend on the characteristics of the wider societal context in which firms operate. Her current research involves various topics concerning board of directors and director labour market, such as workers’ participation on corporate boards and gender inequality in the upper echelons.


Primary research areas
  • Gender inequality in the upper echelons
  • Labour participation in corporate governance and decision making
  • Nordic corporate governance model
  • Corporate governance and firm internationalization
Administrative tasks

Curriculum Vitae
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  • Theory of the Firm and Corporate Governance, MSc in Applied Economics and Finance
  • Theory of the Firm, MSc in Finance and Strategic Management

Other teaching activities

Selected publications
  • GREGORIČ, Aleksandra, OXELHEIM, Lars, RANDØY Trond, THOMSEN Steen (2017), Resistance to Change in the Corporate Elite: Female Directors’ Appointments onto Nordic Boards, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 141(2):267-287
  • OXELHEIM, Lars, GREGORIČ, Aleksandra, RANDØY Trond, THOMSEN Steen (2013), On the internationalization of corporate boards. The case of Nordic firms, Journal or International Business Studies, Vol. 44:173-194
  • GREGORIČ, Aleksandra, ZAJC Katarina, SIMONETI Marko (2012), Agent's Response to Inefficient judiciary: Social Norms and the Law in Transition. European Journal of Law and Economics, Vol.34, Issue 1:147-172
  • GREGORIČ, Aleksandra, POLANEC Sašo, SLAPNIČAR, Sergeja (2010), Pay me Right. Reference value and Executive Compensation. European Financial Management Journal, Vol. 16, Issue 5: 718-804
  • GREGORIČ, Aleksandra, VESPRO, Cristina (2009), Block trades and the benefits of control in Slovenia. The Economics of Transition, vol. 17, no. 1: 175-210
Publications sorted by:
Aleksandra Gregorič; Larissa Rabbiosi; Grazia D. Santangelo / Diaspora Ownership and International Technology Licensing by Emerging Market Firms
In: Journal of International Business Studies, 11.4.2020
Journal article > peer review
Aleksandra Gregorič; Thomas Poulsen / When Do Employees Choose to Be Represented on the Board of Directors? : Empirical Analysis of Board-level Employee Representation in Denmark.
In: British Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 58, No. 2, 6.2020, p. 241-272
Journal article > peer review
Aleksandra Gregoric; Marc Steffen Rapp / Board-level Employee Representation (BLER) and Firms’ Responses to Crisis
In: Industrial Relations, Vol. 58, No. 3, 7.2019, p. 376-422
Journal article > peer review
Larissa Rabbiosi; Aleksandra Gregoric; Tamara Stucchi / Diaspora Ownership and Homeland Firms' Internationalization
In: Journal of International Management, Vol. 25, No. 3, 9.2019
Journal article > peer review
Aleksandra Gregoric; Larissa Rabbiosi; Grazia D. Santangelo / Diaspora Ownership and Technological Licensing by Emerging Market
Paper presented at DRUID19 Conference, 2019
Paper > peer review
Aleksandra Gregoric; Marc Steffen Rapp / Board-Level Employee Representation and Firms' Responses to Crisis
Paper presented at IZA Workshop on the Economics of Employee Representation, 2018
Aleksandra Gregoric; Lars Oxelheim; Trond Randoy; Steen Thomsen / Resistance to Change in the Corporate Elite : Female Directors' Appointments onto Nordic Boards.
In: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 141, No. 2, 3.2017, p. 267-287
Journal article > peer review
Aleksandra Gregoric; Thomas Poulsen / The Power of Non-Controlling Stake : Below Parity Representation of Employees on Corporate Boards.
Paper presented at The 3rd Annual ICGS Conference, 2017
Paper > peer review
Aleksandra Gregoric; Jesper Lau Hansen / Women’s Path to the Boardroom : The Case of Denmark.
In: Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Volume 2: Multiple Approaches Beyond Quotas. . ed. /Cathrine Seierstad; Patricia Gabaldon; Heike Mensi-Klarbach. Vol. 2, Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2017, p. 159-181
Book chapter > peer review
Thomas Poulsen; Aleksandra Gregoric; Mette Neville / Kontrol og ledelse i danske SMV'er : Med fokus på virksomhedskarakteristika og bestyrelsens sammensætning.
København : Erhvervs- og Selskabsstyrelsen 2014, 24 p.
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Academic Interests

Research Projects
Outside activities
Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2018, 2019, 2020  HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management  Guest lecturer at the HHL for a 4 day course in Corporate Governance