He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience accumulated while working for major European universities such as Pompeu Fabra University, LUISS Guido Carli, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, IESE Business School, and the Stockholm School of Economics. His research focuses on entrepreneurship directed at social change and organisational responses to institutional complexity. He earned his PhD in Management from IESE Business School at the University of Navarra, his MBA. from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and his BASc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zagreb.
Until recently, he was a Principal Investigator on two European Commission funded FP7 projects – SELUSI and SEFORÏS – flagship, multi-disciplinary, multi-method international research projects on social entrepreneurship and innovation that have contributed to a better understanding of the role that social enterprises play in the EU and beyond in the development and evolution of inclusive and innovative societies.
Since 2013, he has been a member of the Social Innovation Ambassador Network (SIAN) for the BENISI FP7 project on scaling social innovation. Prior to entering academia, Tomislav held managerial positions in the Canadian financial industry and in the IT and engineering consulting sectors. He also co-founded “All Through The House,” a social purpose initiative of the “St. Christopher House” in Toronto and “Rotman Nexus” consulting, an M.B.A. student-run consulting agency specialising in not-for-profit and social enterprise consulting at the University of Toronto.