Professor Peter J. Dowling, Professor of International Management and Strategy at La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia, gave a lecture in the main lecture hall of the EKU Business and Technology Building on Thursday, August 21st at 9:30 a.m.
The one hour lecture was entitled “Emerging Challenges and Trends for the Corporate Human Resources Function in Multinational Enterprises”. Nearly one hundred undergraduate and graduate students joined several faculty from the School of Business in welcoming Professor Dowling to the Eastern campus. His wide ranging lecture covered trends and issues related to asymmetric threats, reconsidering risk return tradeoffs in global value chain activities, rising economic powers beyond China and India and how global human resource activities must be deployed to respond to these trends. Questions were entertained after the lecture.
Dowling is on sabbatical this year and has recently attended the August annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Philadelphia and visited colleagues on the campuses of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cornell and here at EKU.
A long time academic in Australia, he has also held visiting appointments in the United States at Cornell University and Michigan State University and in Germany at the University of Paderborn and the University of Bayreuth. Professor Dowling is a Life Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
Peter is President of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy and a past President of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (IFSAM) and the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management. He is Co Editor of the International Journal of Human Resource Management and has served on the editorial board of a number of prominent journals over the last 25 years. He has published over 50 refereed journal articles since the 1980s.
Professor Lana Carnes, chair of the Department of Management, Marketing and International Business represented the university and gave Professor Dowling a gift to commemorate his visit.