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Dr. Robert Pech

Dr. Robert Pech

Dr. Robert Pech

Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences 

Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (0)2 4018000

Fax: +971 (0)2 447-2442

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Dr. Robert Pech is Dutch-born but a New Zealand National. He has been involved in teaching and learning for 35 years, and has been active as a researcher and lecturer in New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, China and the UAE. Within the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, he has been a management consultant for eight years. 

  • Ph.D. in Management, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia (2006)
  • M.B.S in Management and Human Resource Management, Massey University, New Zealand (1999)
  • P.G. Diploma in Business Administration (majors in Human Resource Management), Massey University, New Zealand (1997)
  • Certificate in English as A Second Language,Canterbury College of Education, New Zealand (1987)
  • P.G. Diploma in Teaching,New Zealand Ministry of Education, New Zealand (1982)
  • M.A. in English Literature, Language; and Tudor History(Hons), University of Aukland, New Zealand (1980) 
  • Management and Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Change Management
  • Business communications
  • Management and Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Change Management
  • Business communications
  • Emiratization
  • Tertiary Education Development and
  • Industrial Relations and Work Engagement

Textbooks

  • Pech, R.M. (2010), Innovation: Pathway to Growth, Cologne: LAP. 
  • Pech,R.J., Pech, R.M. and Tweed, D. (2000). Business Manoeuvre Warfare: Management Strategies for the 21st Century.  Palmerston North: Dunmore Press. 

Chapters in Textbooks

  • Pech, R. (2013), “Innovation and Change” Chapter 11 Extensive Revision, in Jones, G. (2013), Management, Middle Eastern Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York. 
  • Pech, R. (2013), “Emirate and Expatriate Labour in the United Arab Emirates,” in Jones, G. (2013), Contemporary Management, Middle East Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York. 
  • Pech, R. (2013), “You can’t strike. Striking is illegal in this country”, in Jones, G. (2013), Contemporary Management, Middle East Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York. 
  • Pech, R. (2011), “A Stitch in Time”, in Banfield, P. And Kay, R. Introduction to Human Resource Management, Oxford University Press. 
  • Pech, R. (2006). “Andrew Krukziener – Property developer,” in McKenzie, S. and Sheppard, R. Something different – People who think in colour. CPIT and Hazard Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. 
  • Pech, R.M. (2002).  “Rip Curl of Australia: Making waves of their own” in Pech, R.J. (2002).  Making waves: Innovation in Business.  Chapter 5.  Prentice Hall: Auckland. 

Case Studies

  • Pech, R. (2013), “Providing Across the Miles – A Case-Study on Expatriate Labor in the UAE,” in Jones, G. (2013), Management, Middle Eastern Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York. 
  • Pech, R. (2013), “From Pearls to Profits – A Case Study on DP Ports (UAE): Strategy, Innovation and Change”, in Jones, G. (2013), Management, Middle Eastern Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York.

Media Publications

Citations

International Journals and Conference Proceedings

  • Kukunuru, S., Pech, R. and Askary, S. (2013), “An Assessment of Employee Commitment To Work Among UAE Nationals”, Journal of Business Excellence.  Accepted IJBEX#195. 
  • Jabeen, F., Cherian, J. and Pech, R. ( Sept 2012), "Industrial Leadership within the United Arab Emirates: How Does Personality Influence the Leadership Effectiveness of Indian Expatriates?" International Journal of Business and Management. 
  • Pech, R.M. (Dec 2010), Performance Evaluation: A post-recession pro-active initiative, The International Journal of Business and Management Research. 
  • Pech, R.M. (2009). “Emiratization: Aligning education with future needs in the United Arab Emirates.” Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues. Vol 2 Number 1. 
  • Pech, R.M., Pech, R.J. Ding, W. and Hong, S. (2005). “Innovation through acquisition: The Jiangsu Little Swan Group Company in the People’s Republic of China.” European Journal of Innovation Management. REFEREED.
  • Pech, R.M. and Barnes, N. (2002). “Developing a research culture”. Proceedings, Australian and New Zealand Research Council. Christchurch, New Zealand. 
  • Pech, R.M. (2001). “Innovation in new degree creation in New Zealand” in Proceedings of XII World Productivity Congress.  Hong Kong and Beijing.  REFEREED. 
  • Pech, R. and Black, C. (1998).  “Finance Pedagogy at Massey  University”.  Delivered to Small Business and Finance Conference, Chicago, USA.  REFEREED.  
  • Pech, R. (1998) “Effective Teaching on Block Courses.” Massey University: Palmerston North. 
  • Pech, R.M. and White, C. (1997). Facilitating Adult Pedagogy in Tertiary Education. DEANZ: Rotorua, New Zealand. 
  • Pech, R. (1996). (Ed.) Extramural Handbook. Massey University: Palmerston North. 
  • Pech, R.M. (1996). “Motivating Adult Learners through Constructive Assessment”. In Hookham, M. (Ed.) Guide for Sessional Assistants.  Massey University: Palmerston North. REFEREED 
  • Pech, R.M. and Wallace, C. (1995). “Evaluating HRM Programme at Massey University.” In Nunan, T.(Ed). Distance Education in Australasia. University of South Australia: Adelaide. REFEREED. 
  • Pech, R.M. (1995). Semesters 1996 – A Guide to Successful Transition.  The University of Auckland: Auckland, New Zealand. 
  • Pech, R.M. (1994).  Semesters 1995 – A Compilation of Teaching  Resources.  Massey University: Palmerston North.  
  • Pech, R.J., Matthew, A. and Pech, R.M. (1994).  “Training Small Business Owners.”  Occasional Paper #1, refereed paper, Department of Management Systems.  Massey University: Palmerston North.  REFEREED 
  • Pech, R.M. and Wallace, C. (1994). Evaluating courseware in DEANZ Conference Proceedings, Auckland, New Zealand. REFEREED. 
  • Pech, R.M. (1993). Education across the miles. Massey University: New Zealand

Authorship of Websites

  • Pech, R.M. (2000.)  UCOL : Certificate in e-Business, Level 7.  
  • Pech, R.M. (2000.) Short course certificate in Call Centre Training, with ITO Talktactics, Level 3.   
  • Pech, R.M. (2001). UCOL: Module in strategic management in e-business Level 7. 
  • Pech, R.M. (2201). UCOL: Module in change management in e-business Level 7. 
  • Pech, R. Anderson, W., Simpson, M., Chambers, A., and Billany, T. (1998).  WebCT: “A Guide for Academic Staff.” 
  • Pech, R., Billany, T., Suddaby, G., Faconer, K., and Corbett, T. (1999).  “Course Architecture, Layout and Design.”

Massey University Internal Publications for Staff Development

  • Pech, R.M. (1996).  Department of Management Systems: Curriculum Restructuring and Re-Development of Study guides.  Massey University: Palmerston North. 
  • Pech, R.M. (Ed.) (1996).  “Moving Ahead with the Internet.”  Massey News.  Palm North 
  • Pech, R.M. (1999).  “Profile of Writers of our Largest Academic Courses.”  Intranet Publication. 
  • Pech, R.M. (1998, Dec). “Copyright and the Case of Missing Ownership.”  Off Centre.  Massey University: Palmerston North. 
  • Pech, R.M. (1999 April). “Assessment and Feedback to Students.”  Off Centre. .  Massey University: Palmerston North