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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) 2 501 8521

Fax: +971 (0)2 447-2442

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CV

Dr. Robert Pech earned his PhD on a scholarship from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. He also holds an MA from the University of Auckland in English Literature and Language, and Tudor History as well as an MBS from Massey University in Management and Human Resource Management. His PhD thesis focused on the connections in three case studies between innovation in New Zealand, Australia and China and the entrepreneurial startups which ensued from that innovation after each of those three companies reached the middle of their industrial lifecycles.

Dr. Pech has taught in, and been research-active in, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, China, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He has also been a consultant to more than 20 companies in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, where he has focused on a wide range of aspects related to management, leadership and high performance. He was a full-time senior human resources consultant for the Daryaas Group of Companies in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Pech has been instrumental in curriculum design in universities across the region. He has designed two Bachelor’s degrees and three MBAs and was a contributor to the DBA at Abu Dhabi University.

In 2012 he was awarded “Best Professor” by the American University in Dubai.

  • 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) 

Courses taught:

    • ENGR311 Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Design
    • BUSS301 Corporate Leadership and Human Resource Management.
    • ECON 201 Introduction to Economics.

 

Teaching interests:

  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics
  • Innovation of technology
  • Leadership and ethics
  • Human resource management and performance management
  • Teaching and learning in tertiary institutions with particular focus on curriculum development in business studies.

Books

  • Pech, R.M. (Ed.), (2014), Great Innovators and their Legacies – Inspiring Feats of Engineering and the Impact on Consumer Markets, LAP Lambert Pub., Saarbrucken, Germany. (140 pages).
  • Pech, R.M. (2010), Innovation: Pathway to Growth, Cologne: LAP. (320 pages). https://books.google.com/books?
  • Pech, R.J., Pech, R.M. and Tweed, D. (2000). Business Manoeuvre Warfare: Management Strategies for the 21st Century. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press. (251 pages).

Chapters in Books

  • Pech, R.M. (2014), “Chapter 1: Introduction to Great Innovators and their Legacies – Inspiring Feats of Engineering and the Impact on Consumer Markets, LAP Lambert Pub. Saarbrucken, Germany.
  • 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

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • -Khasawneh, B. and Pech, R.M. (2015), “A Science and Technology Roadmap for Developing Countries: National Initiatives in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan,” Proceedings of Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences, Sydney, April 2015. https://www.aabss.org.au/conference/acbss-2015-sydney/proceedings
  • El-Khasawneh, B. and Pech, R.M. (March 2016), “A Science and Technology Roadmap for Developing Countries: National Initiatives in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan,” International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol.6, No.2.
  • Pech, R. M. and Al Zaabi, M. (2015), “Strategic Corporate governance: Stakeholder Complexities in Strategic Decision Implementation,” Proceedings of Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences, Sydney, April 2015. ” Journal of Developing Areas, Vol.49, no.6, pp.235-247. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/journal_of_developing_areas/toc/jda.49.6.html
  • Lin, B., Yi, B., Chen, C. and Pech, R. (2015), “Dissecting and quantifying a company’s innovative capabilities in a knowledge economy,” The Strategic Management Quarterly, Vol. 3 No. 3. http://smqnet.com/vol-3-no-3-september-2015-current-issue-smq
  • Kukunuru, S., Pech, R. and Askary, S. (Jan, 2014), “An Assessment of Employee Commitment To Work Among UAE Nationals”, International Journal of Business Excellence. Vol.7, No.1, pp.1 – 15
  • 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, Vol.7, No.18, pp.31-40.
  • Pech, R.M. (Dec, 2010), Performance Evaluation: A post-recession pro-active initiative, The International Journal of Business and Management Research, Vol.3, No.1, pp.65-78.
  • 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, pp.57-65.
  • 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, pp.107-119.
  • Pech, R.M. and Barnes, N. (2002). “Developing a research culture”. Proceedings, Australian and New Zealand Research Council. Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pech, R.M. and Wallace, C. (1994). Evaluating courseware in DEANZ Conference Proceedings, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Pech, R.M. (1993). Education across the miles. Massey University: New Zealand. (55 pages.)

Conference Proceedings

  • -Khasawneh, B. and Pech, R.M. (2015), “A Science and Technology Roadmap for Developing Countries: National Initiatives in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan,” Proceedings of Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences, Sydney, April 2015. https://www.aabss.org.au/conference/acbss-2015-sydney/proceedings
  • Pech, R. M. and Al Zaabi, M. (2015), “Strategic Corporate governance: Stakeholder Complexities in Strategic Decision Implementation,” Proceedings of Australian Academy of Business and Social Sciences, Sydney, April 2015. Published in proceedings: https://www.aabss.org.au/conference/acbss-2015-sydney/proceedings
  • Pech, R.M. (2001). “Innovation in new degree creation in New Zealand” in Proceedings of XII World Productivity Congress. Hong Kong and Beijing.
  • Pech, R. and Black, C. (1998). “Finance Pedagogy at Massey University”. Proceedings of Small Business and Finance Conference, Chicago, USA.

Industrial Manuals in the UAE

  • Pech, R.M. (2014), “Staff and Management Policy Manual for Al Mandoos, LLC and the Daaryas Investment Group,” Al Mandoos Pub. Abu Dhabi.
  • Pech, R.M. (2014), “Al Dana Company Code of Ethics and Conduct,” Al Mandoos Pub. Abu Dhabi.

Learning Publications

  • Pech, R.M. (2000.) UCOL: Management: A Certificate Course 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. (2001). 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.” (www.massey.ac.nz).
  • Pech, R., Billany, T., Suddaby, G., Falconer, K., and Corbett, T. (1999). “Course Architecture, Layout and Design.” (www.massey.ac.nz).

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. Intranet Publication. Palm North
  • Pech, R.M. (1999). “Profile of Writers of our Largest Academic Courses.” Massey News. Intranet Publication.
  • Pech, R.M. (1998, Dec). “Copyright and the Case of Missing Ownership.” Off Centre, the Monthly Extramural Magazine. Massey University: Palmerston North.
  • Pech, R.M. (1999 April). “Assessment and Feedback to Students.” Off Centre, the Monthly Extramural Magazine. Massey University: Palmerston North
  • pech, R. (2013), “From Pearls to Profits – A Case Study on DP Ports (UAE) in Chapter 5: Strategy, Innovation and Change”, in Jones, G. Management, Middle Eastern Ed., McGraw-Hill, New York.
  • Pech, R. (2013), “You can’t strike. Striking is illegal in this country”, in Jones, G. Contemporary Management, Middle East Edition. McGraw-Hill, New York.

Editorial Consultant

  • Middle East consultant in Stuart, B., Sarow, M. and Stuart, L. (2007), Integrated Business Communication in a Global Marketplace, Chichester, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
  • Middle East consultant in Henry, A. (2008), Understanding Strategic Management 2e, Oxford University Press.

Media Publications

Citations

  • 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, pp.57-65.

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 

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Manoeuvre Warfare: A New Military Paradigm for Business Decision-Making RJ Pech, G Durden - Management Decision, 2003 - emeraldinsight.com Emphasises the dangers of complacency in business thinking and of the risks associated with strategic decisions that are repetitive and predictable. Introduces a military decision making model termed manoeuvre warfare and its history, successes, and applications ... Cited by 26 Related articles All 5 versions Cite SaveSaved More

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To self-service or not to self-service? That is the question for hotels. An exploratory study of Senior Hotel Managers' perspectives

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Pech, R.J., Pech, R.M. and Tweed, D. (2000). Business Manoeuvre Warfare: Management Strategies for the 21st Century. Palmerston North: Dunmore Press. (251 pages).

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Reflections: Termites, Group Behaviour, and the Loss of Innovation – Conformity Rules! RJ Pech - Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2001 - emeraldinsight.com Authors and researchers have enthusiastically extolled the benefits of innovation for business and other organisations for a number of years. Ironically, although most of today's organisations claim they encourage innovative and creative behaviour, many are in reality ... Cited by 53 Related articles All 6 versions Cite SaveSaved More

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