Brief CV

Personal details

Name Zlatko J. Kovačić
Contact Email: Professor @; Web:
Present position Associate Professor, Open Polytechnic, Wellington, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand

Academic qualifications

2014 National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 5), The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
1989 PhD (Statistics), University of Belgrade
1980 MSc (Statistics), University of Belgrade
1976 BAppsSci (Economics; major: Cybernetics and Statistics), University of Belgrade


1996-current Associate Professor, Open Polytechnic, Wellington, New Zealand
2006-current Adjunct Faculty, Universitas 21 Global, Graduate School for Global Leaders, Singapore
2011-2013 Statistical Advisor, Open Polytechnic, Wellington, New Zealand
1995-1996 Honorary Visiting Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Auckland University
1990-1996 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
1992-1994 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade
1979-1990 Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade
1989-1995 Adviser, Ministry of Trade, Yugoslav Federal Government
1985-1992 Researcher, Institute of Economic Science, Belgrade
1984-1985 Researcher, Yugoslav Federal Statistical Office, Belgrade

Skills and interests

Consulting Over 30 years consulting experience in industry, regional and national government agencies in time series analysis, forecasting, and econometric modelling.
Research Time series, forecasting, multivariate analysis, general applied statistics, information systems, e-commerce, e-government, learning styles, online education, and financial time series.
Teaching Time series analysis, multivariate analysis, general applied statistics, econometrics, information systems, systems analysis, internet, applications software and programming.
Management Supervision of academic staff, both on campus and adjunct faculty and admin staff.

Refereed publications

Books Five books on time series analysis, multivariate analysis, statistics, econometrics and operation research.
Book chapters Four book chapters on e-government, e-commerce, learning styles and time series econometrics.
Journal articles 20+ journal articles on various topics.
Conference articles 30+ refereed conference articles on various topics.

Membership of professional societies

Statistics Member of the International Association for Statistical Education
Member of the New Zealand Statistical Association
IT & e-commerce Member of the Informing Science Institute
Member of the Working Group 8.4 (Business Information Systems: Multi-disciplinary research and practice), International Federation for Information Processing


October 2014 Al-Quds Open University, Ramallah, Palestine
November 2014 Shanghai Open University, Shanghai, China