Position/s

Discipline Leader, HR and Management,
Flinders Business School

MBA Director
Flinders Business School

Convenor, Managing in the Professions Research Group
Flinders Business School

Biography

Greg is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management, Discipline Head of Management and Human Resources, MBA Director and Convener of the Managing in the Professions Research Group at Flinders Business School.   He has worked in a range of academic and research roles at Universities in Australia and Asia. His professional and managerial experience includes human resource management  and program management roles in the private sector, public sector and tripartite industry organisations. He has extensive experience in consultancy, specifically in the areas of strategic human resource management, cross cultural management, managing  diversity, management development, performance management and training and development in domestic and international contexts. His research has appeared in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Accounting Forum, Accounting, Accountability and Performance and Cross Cultural management: An International Journal, and he is a regular contributor to internatoinal and domestic conferences.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Management, Monash University (2005)
Master of Arts in Administration, University of Canberra (1995)
Bachelor of Business, South Australian Institute of Technology (1983)

Key responsibilities

Associate Professor of Human Resource Management
Discipline Leader, Management and Human Resources
Director of Master of Business Administration
Convener of the Managing in the Professions Research Group
at Flinders Business School, Flinders University

Teaching interests

Greg has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Australia, China, Dubai, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.  He is currently teaching postgraduate topics in the Flinders Business School.

Topic Coordinator:

  • BUSN9232  Strategic Decision Making
  • BUSN9239  International Business in the Asian Pacific
  • BUSN9242  International Human Resource Management
  • BUSN9248  Managing People

Topic Lecturer:

  • BUSN9232  Strategic Decision Making
  • BUSN9239  International Business in the Asian Pacific
  • BUSN9242  International Human Resource Management
  • BUSN9248  Managing People

Research expertise

  • Accounting, auditing and accountability
  • Applied ethics
  • Banking, finance and investment
  • Business and management
  • Marketing
  • Other commerce, management, tourism and services
  • Tourism

Research interests

Greg's research deals with the cultural, organisational, and institutional factors that influence decision making in different national contexts and the impact of the decisions in those contexts.  The research focuses on senior and middle managers and professionals.  The specific research themes are:

  • Managing in the Professions, with an emphasis on talent management, mentoring, early career professionals and diversity
  • Leadership, socio-biographical characteristics and emotional intelligence across national and organisational boundries
  • The role of culture and the business environment in human resource management, international management, strategy, financial reporting, corportate social responsibility and ethical decision making
  • Issues in repatriation and expartriation: performance, support and organisational impact.

Supervisory interests

  • Cross-cultural differences in business ethics
  • Diversity management
  • Education, international
  • Emotional labour
  • Foreign ownership in China
  • Human resource management
  • International business
  • International business environment, Asian region
  • International HRM
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leaders and leadership
  • Leadership
  • Leadership and organisational change
  • Management
  • Management development
  • Marketing
  • Mentoring
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Organisational structures and systems
  • Talent management

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Talent Management, Skills shortage (1) ; Business ethics, ethical decision making, ethical intentions (1) ; Managing Indigenous Tourism Alliances (1) ; Mentoring in allied health professionals (1) ; Ethics in banking and finance (1) ;

Completion

Principal supervisor : Performance in multicultural teams ; Career, performance, work-life balance impacts (1) ;

Publications

  • Youngsamart, D., Fisher, G.B. and Härtel, C.E.J. (2010). Diversity Management in Thailand. In Syed, J. & Özbilgin, M., ed. Managing Cultural Diversity in Asia: A Research Companion. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 416-437.
  • Ayoto, O., Hartel, C. and Fisher, G.B. (2004). Communication Competence in Cross-Cultural Business Interactions. In Tourish and Hargie, ed. Key Issues in Organizational Communication. USA, Canada: Routledge, pp. 157-171.
    [Web Link]
  • Birt, J., Sherry, C., Ling, A., Fisher, G.B. and Lee, J. (2004). Expectations of Learning: A New Zealand Perspective. Centre for Research in International Education Research Paper Series, pp. 1-14.
    [Web Link]
  • Ngo, T., Fisher, G. and Mujtaba, B.G. (2013). Ethical decision-making of banking and finance professionals and students. In Proceedings of the 16th IAMB 2013 Conference. USAThe 16th IAMB 2013 Conference. George Washington University, Washington DC. Nov 2013.
  • Ngo, P., Mujtaba, B.G. and Fisher, G. (2012). The influence of communism on ethical decision making. In Watana Patanapongse, ed. International Conference Proceedings on Inclusive Innovation and Innovative Management (ICIIIM-2012) International Conference on Inclusive Innovation and Innovative Management (ICIIIM 2012)
  • Golsby, V., Cavaye, A. and Fisher, G. (2011). Enhancing employability of business students through active learning: An exploration of first year student perceptions. In 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations. Sydney, NSW: arinex Pty. Ltd.. 25th ANZAM Conference. Wellington, New Zealand. Dec 2011.
  • Chou, Y. and Fisher, G.B. (2010). Virtual teams knowledge sharing and performance: The impact of cultural openness, cultural intelligence and self efficacy. In Sid Gray and Catherine Welch, ed. Global Business and Sustainable Development ANZIBA 2010 Conference Proceedings. Sydney, NSW: Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy. Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy Annual Conference 2010. Sydney, NSW. Apr 2010.
  • Jais, J., Fisher, G.B. and Nankervis, A. (2010). Flying Academics: Examining the impact of expatriation to academics. In Sid Gray and Catherine Welch, ed. Global Business and Sustainable Development ANZIBA 2010 Conference Proceedings. Sydney, NSW: University of Sydney. ANZIBA Conference 'Global Business and Sustainable Development' Sydney, NSW. Apr 2010.
  • Salleh, N. and Fisher, G.B. (2009). Knowledge transfer and the traditional expatriate assignment: a literature review and future research directions, in Sustainable Management and Marketing. In Proceedings of the 22nd ANZAM conference. Auckland, New Zealand: AUT University / ANZAM. 22nd ANZAM conference. Melbourne, Australia. Dec 2009.
  • Fisher, G.B. and Hartel, C. (2003). Cross-Cultural Effectiveness of Western Expatriate-Thai Client Interactions: Lessons Learned from HRM Research and Theory. In Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Reflections and New Directions. Melbourne, Australia AIRAANZ/Monash University Clayton. Feb 2003.
    [Web Link]
  • Fisher, G.B. and Richardson, A. (2003). Transparency, culture, and internet communication techniques: a multi-country study of internet business reporting in the Asia-Pacific. In Proceedings of the 14th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) AIS. 14th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) Perth, WA.
    [Web Link]
  • Fisher, G.B., Lee, J., Johns, L. and Adams, W. (2003). Company Turnaround Practices in Australia: A Review of the Priorities of Australian Turnaround Consultants. In Proceedings of the European International Business Academy Conference. European International Business Academy Conference.
    [Web Link]
  • Goh, P. and Fisher, G.B. (2003). Repatriation: The Importance of Repatriate Support Practices in Australia. In Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference. Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference.
    [Web Link]
  • Hartel, C. and Fisher, G.B. (2003). What abilities contribute to intercultural effectiveness of the Western Expatriate working in Thailand? : Refereed Competitive Stream. In Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference. Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference.
    [Web Link]
  • Jennings, M. and Fisher, G.B. (2003). Factors Explaining the Internationalization Process of Australian Franchise Systems. In Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference. Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference.
    [Web Link]
  • Lee, J. and Fisher, G.B. (2003). The Perceived Usefulness of Performance Information in Australian Public Sector. In Refereed proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) conference. Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) conference.
    [Web Link]
  • Fisher, G.B. and Hartel, C. (2003). The Applicability Of The Western Model Of Task And Contextual Performance To The Eastern Business Context: A study of western expatriates working in Thailand. In Refereed Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference. British Academy of Management Conference.
  • Fisher, G.B. and Hartel, C. (2003). The Role Of Culture In Determining Cross-Cultural Effectiveness In Expatriate-Client Interactions. In Refereed Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference. British Academy of Management Conference.
  • Fisher, G.B., Birt, J. and Lee, J. (2002). Differing expectations of international and Australian business students: An exploratory study. In Australian and New Zealand International Business (ANZIBA) Conference 2002: Assessing international business theory and practice. Australian and New Zealand International Business (ANZIBA) Conference 2002. Brisbane. Nov 2002.
  • Fisher, G.B., Lee, J. and Birt, J. (2002). The expectations of Australian and Asian international business students: Moving beyond a prescriptive view of culture. In Proceedings of the European International Business Academy Conference. The 28th European International Business Academy Conference. Athens. Dec 2002.
  • Lee, J. and Fisher, G.B. (2002). Little incentive for the full story: A review of financial and non-financial infrastructure asset reporting in Australia. In Proceedings of the British Academy of Management Conference 2002. British Academy of Management Conference 2002. London.
  • Youngsamart, D. and Fisher, G.B. (2002). Media Policy in Thailand. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Thai Studies. 8th International Conference on Thai Studies. Nakhorn Panom, Thailand. Jan 2002.
  • Fisher, G.B. and Brewer, P. (2002). The role of culture in the international market selection decisions of Australian firms. In Proceedings of the 5th International Business and Economics Conference 2002. 5th International Business and Economics Conference 2002. Wisconsin, USA.
  • Fisher, G.B. and Hartel, C. (2002). The impact of socio-biographical characteristics on perceptions of effectiveness of the Western expatriate working in Thailand. In Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference. Melbourne. Dec 2002.
  • Fisher, G.B., Bibo, M. and Youngsamart, D. (2001). Virtual teams and entrepreneurship: A proposed research agenda. In Proceedings of the Technological Entrepreneurship in the Emerging Regions of the New Millenium Conference 2001. he Technological EntrepreneurshipThe Emerging Regions of the New Millenium Conference 2001. Singapore. Jun 2001.
  • Ngo, P., Mujtaba, B.G. and Fisher, G. (2014). The Influence of Communisim on Ethical Decision-making. Journal of Knowledge Management, Economics and Information Technology, IV(1)
  • McMurray, A., Karim, A. and Fisher, G.B. (2010). Perspectives on the recruitment and retention of culturally and linguistically diverse police. Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 17(2) pp. 193-210.
    [10.1108/13527601011038741] [10.1108/13527601011038741] [Scopus]
  • Lee, J. and Fisher, G.B. (2007). The perceived usefulness of performance information in Australian public sector. Accounting, Accountability and Performance, 13(1) pp. 42-73.
  • Youngsamart, D. and Fisher, G.B. (2006). Governance and administration in a 'new' democracy: the case of formal control of the free-to-air television in Thailand (1997-2006) Journal of Administration and Governance, 1(1) pp. 36-46.
    [Web Link]
  • Lee, J. and Fisher, G.B. (2004). Infrastructure assets disclosure in Australian public sector annual reports. Accounting Forum, 28(4) pp. 349-367.
    [10.1016/j.accfor.2004.08.002] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Goh, P. and Fisher, G.B. (2004). The importance of expatriate and repatriate support in Australia. Journal of Doing Business Across Borders, June
  • Fisher, G.B. and Hartel, C. (2004). Evidence for crossvergence in the perception of task and contextual performance: a study of Western expatriates working in Thailand. Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 11(2) pp. 3-15.
    [10.1108/13527600410797765]
  • Fisher, G.B., Lee, J. and Johns, L. (2004). An exploratory study of the company turnaround in Australia and Singapore following the Asia crisis. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 21(1-2) pp. 149-170.
    [Scopus]
  • Fisher, G.B. and Hartel, C. (2003). Cross-cultural effectiveness of Western expatriate-Thai client interactions: lessons learned for IHRM research and theory. Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 10(4) pp. 4-28.
  • Fisher, G.B. and Bibo, M. (2003). No leadership without representation (a research note) International Journal of Organisational Behaviour, 6(2) pp. 307-319.
    [Web Link]
  • Fisher, G.B. and Beatson, A. (2002). The impact of culture on technology based service delivery in international hotels. International Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Administration, 3(3) pp. 59-77.
  • Golsby, V., Cavaye, A. and Fisher, G. (2011). Enhancing employability of business students through active learning: An exploration of first year student perceptions. In 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: The Future of Work and Organisations. Sydney, NSW: arinex Pty. Ltd.. 25th ANZAM Conference. Wellington, New Zealand. Dec 2011.
  • McMurray, A., Karim, A. and Fisher, G.B. (2010). Perspectives on the recruitment and retention of culturally and linguistically diverse police. Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 17(2) pp. 193-210.
    [10.1108/13527601011038741] [10.1108/13527601011038741] [Scopus]
  • Lee, J. and Fisher, G.B. (2007). The perceived usefulness of performance information in Australian public sector. Accounting, Accountability and Performance, 13(1) pp. 42-73.
  • Youngsamart, D. and Fisher, G.B. (2006). Governance and administration in a 'new' democracy: the case of formal control of the free-to-air television in Thailand (1997-2006) Journal of Administration and Governance, 1(1) pp. 36-46.
    [Web Link]
  • Lee, J. and Fisher, G.B. (2004). Infrastructure assets disclosure in Australian public sector annual reports. Accounting Forum, 28(4) pp. 349-367.
    [10.1016/j.accfor.2004.08.002] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Fisher, G.B. and Hartel, C. (2004). Evidence for crossvergence in the perception of task and contextual performance: a study of Western expatriates working in Thailand. Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 11(2) pp. 3-15.
    [10.1108/13527600410797765]
  • Fisher, G.B., Lee, J. and Johns, L. (2004). An exploratory study of the company turnaround in Australia and Singapore following the Asia crisis. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 21(1-2) pp. 149-170.
    [Scopus]
  • Fisher, G.B. and Hartel, C. (2003). Cross-cultural effectiveness of Western expatriate-Thai client interactions: lessons learned for IHRM research and theory. Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 10(4) pp. 4-28.
  • Youngsamart, D., Fisher, G.B. and Härtel, C.E.J. (2010). Diversity Management in Thailand. In Syed, J. & Özbilgin, M., ed. Managing Cultural Diversity in Asia: A Research Companion. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 416-437.
  • Ayoto, O., Hartel, C. and Fisher, G.B. (2004). Communication Competence in Cross-Cultural Business Interactions. In Tourish and Hargie, ed. Key Issues in Organizational Communication. USA, Canada: Routledge, pp. 157-171.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Academic and Professional Memberships
Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy
Academy of International Business
Academy of Management
Asian Academy of Management
Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management
Fellow of Australian Human Resources Institute

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