Dr. Buzady

Dr. Zoltan Buzady holds the position of Professor of Strategy & Leadership. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategy from Budapest University of Economics and Public Administration, an MBA from Cass Business School City University, UK and a Bachelor of Laws from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Guided by the motto “Learning, Leading, Leapfrogging”, Dr. Buzady has over 25 years of experimentation and innovation at the interface of Leadership, Cross-­cultural Management and Strategy. He has authored several award­ winning teaching case studies and has extensive practical experience as a team and executive coach. His current research focuses on Leadership and Flow Theory, combining it with Self­-Development and Change Management ideas, aiming to further Leadership Development as applicable in different cultural and situational contexts. Dr. Buzady has served as the Director of the full-time MBA program at CEU Business School, Hungary. He has also guest lectured at numerous business schools including: Universities in Munich, Research Institute for European Affairs Vienna, Vlerick School of Management, NYU Stern, Kazakh­ British­Technical University, Almaty University of Management, Süleyman Demirel University, KIMEP University, Ablay Khan University and Narxoz Kazakhstan.

Academic Positions Held
  • Professor of Strategy & Leadership, Monarch Business School Switzerland
  • Associate Professor of Management and Organization, Central European University Business School, Hungary
Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D. Budapest University of Economic Science and Public Administration, Hungary
  • MBA, Cass Business School, City University London, UK
  • Bachelor of Laws, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, UK
Awards And Honors
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Management and Business Administration: Central Europe
  • Director of the “Leadership and Flow” Global Research Program and Network
  • Faculty Director of MBA Programs, Curriculum Committee (Chair)
  • Business and Life­Coaching for Managers and Executives
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of East European Management Studies
Main Academic Interests
  • Leadership Development
  • Flow­promoting Leadership
  • ­ Cross­cultural Management in Central Eastern Europe ­
  • Participant-­centered Teaching & Case Methodology ­
  • Business Games & Simulations ­ Design Thinking
Associations And Memberships
  • Member, ACBSP-Accreditation Council For Business Schools & Programs, USA
  • Member, CEEMAN-Central and Eastern European Management Association, Slovenia
  • Hungarian
  • German
  • English
  • Buzády, Z. (forthcoming) HRM Practices in Kazakhstan in: HRM in Transition ­ Practices of MNC­Subsidiaries in CEE and Central Asia, Editor: Jozsef Poor and Chris Brewster, 2017
  • Buzády, Z. (2016) Resolving the Magic Cube of Effective Case Teaching in: Case studies as a teaching tool in management education, IGI Global, Hershey, PA. USA.
  • Buzády, Z. (2016) Talent Management in Central Europe in: Global Talent Management and Staffing in MNEs.: Guo Y., Dowling P., Rammal H. (Eds)., Emerald, London
  • Marer, P., Buzády, Z., Vecsey, Z. (2015, 2nd ed. 2016) Missing Link Discovered ­ Integrating Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow­theory into Management and Leadership Practice by using FLIGBY the official Leadership Flow Game, ALEAS Inc., Los Angeles (www.flowleadership.org)
  • Buzády, Z. (2014) Breaking with the Leadership Fantasy: Adopting a More Realistic Model of Drive and Motivation (chapter 3.5) in: Free Market in Its Thirties, CEU Press.
  • Buzády, Z. (2010) Your Cup of Tea in Budapest (an Entrepreneurial Case Study). In Basic Strategy in Context: European text and cases. Eds. Thomson, Neil and Baden­Fuller, Charles. London: Wiley­Blackwell Publishers, ISBN: 978­1­4051­6108­4
  • Buzády, Z. (2001) Business Strategic Alliances in Central and Eastern Europe. Munich, Germany: Fonda Druck und Verlag, ISBN: 3­927958­29­8, 2001 (Ph.D. dissertation in self­publishing)
Selected and Recent Publications
  • Buzády, Z. (2017) Flow, leadership and serious games ­ a pedagogical perspectiv, World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, Vol. 14 Iss: 2/3
  • Power, J. et al. (2011) Acceptability of workplace bullying: A comparative study on six continents, Journal of Business Research, JBR­07342.
  • Buzády, Z. and Georgiu, A. (2011) Muddling through… a fresh look at motivation (translated title). Harvard Business Review, Budapest, Hungary, Volume 2011,July­August Issue.
  • Buzády, Z. and Georgiu, A. (2011) The Absorption­based Model of Leadership. OD Practitioner, The Journal of the Organization Development Network USA, Volume 42, Issue 5.Buzády, Z. and Marer, P. (2016). Implications of the theory of ‘Flow” for effective leadership. Working Paper 2016:I, CEU Business School, Budapest Hungary. HU ISSN 2416­2663
  • Buzády, Z. et al. (2015) Can CEE Management Compete? The 2015 follow­up Study on 6 CEE Country’s Competitiveness. Publisher: CEU and TARGET, Budapest Hungary
  • Buzády, Z. (2014) Painted into a Corner: Managing the Virtual Sales Team at ColorPlus Industries. 1st Prize winning case study published through Emerald’s Emerging Markets Case Study Collection
  • Buzády, Z. (2013) Cleaning Soiled Shirts ­ Reorienting the Direction of Rugby in Hungary. Case study and Teaching note Buzády, Z. (2011) Teaching Farmers to Hunt – Developing Commercial Skills at BDO Hungary. 1st Prize winning case study published through Emerald’s Emerging Markets Case Study Collection Conference presentations and proceedings (selection)
  • Buzády, Z. (2016) Research and teaching poster session report .24rd CEEMAN Annual Conference, Tallinn, Sept 2016, ISBN: (forthcoming)
  • Buzády, Z. (2015) Maintaining the relevance in research and writing case studies.23rd CEEMAN Annual Conference, Almaty, Sept 2015, ISBN 978­961­93616­5­8
  • Buzády, Z. (2015) Leadership and Flow Research Program: Challenges for Y­Generation. II. Positive Psychology Conference, Budapest, May 2015
    Power, J. et al. (co­authored) (2010) Daring to Face Aggression, Caring to Understand It. The Academy of Management Meeting in Montreal, Canada, August 6­10
Symposiums & Conferences Attended
  • IBM­SEE Conference, May 2016
  • CEEMAN Annual Conferences 2015, 2016
  • Fryday Almaty June 2016
  • eHR Conference Sept 2016
  • OpenConference December 2016
  • StrechCon March 2017
Public Appearances
  • 2016, Nov. The OpenConference, the Diversity and Inclusion Conference for Business Leaders, Panel Discussion with Colleen Bell, US Ambassador to Hungary
  • 2016, Nov. The OpenConference, the Diversity and Inclusion Conference for Business Leaders, Afternoon­ workshop on Diversity Management and Leadership, at Prezi HQ
  • 2016, Nov. Can Central European Management Compete? Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Key­note speech on ‘Results of my cross­-cultural study based on views of 1100+ expat managers in 6 CEE countries’
  • 2016, Oct. eHRM 2016, International Human Resource Managers’ Conference, Workshop session on Serious Games and Talent Management
  • 2016, Sept. CEEMAN Central Eastern European Management Association Network, Annual Conference in Tallinn, Main organizer and Chair of the Poster­Session Serious of “Digitalization of Business Education”