Patricia Lau

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20092020

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Biography

Dr. Patricia Lau has worked in the higher education industry over the last 15 years. Her passion to develop people drives her to pursue her research interest in human resource development/ management. Being an HR consultant, she has worked with CEOs and HR directors on human resource development/management projects in the West and East of Malaysia. Her works have been featured in several local news and public forums. Her passion leads her to initiate and develop the HR forums at Monash University Malaysia. As an HR scholar, her research articles have been published in high-impact international journals that encompass Education+Training, Personnel Review, Human Resource Development International, and Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. She serves as an Editorial Board member for two journals: (a) Human Resource Development International; (b) European Journal of Training and Development.

Her excellence in teaching has been recognized by Monash University Australia as well as Monash University Malaysia.  She is a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2012, Monash University Australia, presented by Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business, and Minister for Tourism and Major Events, The Honourable Louise Asher. She is also a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2011 at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University Australia; and five other awards, namely, President/ Pro-Vice-Chancellor Award for Outstanding Teaching and Innovation, Monash University Malaysia.

During her free time, she loves to travel, see the faces of people and their cultures.

Research interests

  • Organizational power and politics
  • Training and development
  • Organizational culture and climate
  • Employee extra role behaviours and commitment

Monash teaching commitment

  • MGC1010 Introduction to Management
  • MGW1010 Introduction to Management
  • MGW2230 Organizational Behavior
  • MGX5640 Cross-cultural Management Communication
  • MGW2430 Human Resource Management

Research area keywords

  • Organizational power and politics
  • Training and development
  • Organizational culture and climate
  • Employee extra role behaviours and commitment
  • Higher education and lifelong learning
  • Green HRM

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