Researcher biography

Peter Liesch is Professor of International Business at the UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia. He is Discipline Leader of the International Business Group in the UQ Business School. His Ph.D in Economics on the topic of Government-Mandated Countertrade was awarded by The University of Queensland. His research interests are firm internationalization and international business operations in their entirety. He previously held the position of Professor and Head of the School of Management and occasional Acting Dean and Associate Academic Dean, Faculty of Commerce and Law, The University of Tasmania. At The University of Queensland, he championed the formation of the UQ Business School in the early 2000s. He has been a Vice-President (Administration) of the AIB. He is a Fellow of the AIB and an Advisory Board Member of the AIB Research Methods-Shared Interest Group, Professional Member of the Australian Economic Society Queensland branch, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders.

His publications appear in the international business suite of journals, the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, International Business Review, Journal of International Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Management Studies, and others. He was awarded a Fiftieth Anniversary Silver Medal for publications in the Journal of International Business Studies in 2019. He serves as an Area Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies, and has been a Senior Editor at the Journal of World Business and the Australian Journal of Management. He has co-edited Special Issues with the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Management International Review and the Journal of Business Research.

Peter co-authored the textbooks, Dowling, P., Liesch, P.W., Gray, S. and C.W.L. Hill. (2009). International Business, Asia-Pacific Edition, McGraw-Hill, Sydney; and Hill, C.W.L., Hult, T., Wickramasekera, R., Liesch, P.W. and K. Mackenzie. (2017). Global Business: Asia-Pacific Perspective. McGraw-Hill, New York. He was an early adopter of the AIB 39 Country Initiative with a container of textbooks delivered to Riara University, Kenya, 2016, from the UQ Business School. He was seconded to The University of the South Pacific in the early 1980s, in Western Samoa and Fiji, applying his early education in agricultural economics, which he also put to use on his own farm at the time. He has held three Australian Research Council Grants with co-researchers, Institutional logics in organisations: The interplay between managerial and professional logics in hospitals (2009–2015) ARC Linkage Projects; Through the eyes of the Chinese: Attitudes to and opinions of Australia and their influence on Sino-Australian business exchange (2007–2010) ARC Linkage Projects; and A Study of Dynamic Capabilities in Australian and US Born Global Firms (2005–2007) ARC Discovery Projects. He is a partner in a AUD7 million Australian Strategic University Reform Fund Grant in Agri-Food Innovation in Australia, recently (2021) awarded to The University of Queensland, researching agri-food global value chains for Australian firm participation.