Associate Professor Greg Fisher

Academic Status

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce Building (3.52)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Greg is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management 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.

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
Research expertise
Accounting, auditing and accountability
Applied ethics
Banking, finance and investment
Business and management
Other commerce, management, tourism and services
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.
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
BUSN3050 International Human Resource Management
BUSN9242 International Human Resource Management
BUSN2039 International Busines Management
Topic lecturer
BUSN2039 International Business Management
BUSN3050 International Human Resource Management
BUSN9242 International Human Resource Management
Supervisory interests
Cross-cultural differences in business ethics
Diversity management
Education, international
Emotional labour
Foreign ownership in China
Human resource management
International HRM
International business
International business environment, Asian region
Interpersonal skills
Leaders and leadership
Leadership and organisational change
Management development
Organisational behaviour
Organisational structures and systems
Talent management
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Mentoring in allied health professionals (1), Ethics in banking and finance (1), Corporate Social Responsility/International HRM (1), Psychological Contract/Human Resource Management (1), Talent Management/International HRM (1), Professional and Organisational Commitment
Principal supervisor: Career, performance, work-life balance impacts (1), Performance in multicultural teams, Ethics in Banking and Finance (1), Managing Indigenous Tourism Alliances (1)

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