Congratulations to Professor Peter Liesch for being elected AIB Fellow! The AIB Fellows are a select group of distinguished scholars who have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to AIB and international business.
Peter is Professor of International Business at the UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, Australia. He has a Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Economics, Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics, Masters degree in Economics majoring in Agricultural Economics, and a Ph.D in Economics from The University of Queensland. His research interests are in firm internationalization processes and international business operations in their entirety.
Peter Liesch has published textbooks in international business with Dowling, Gray and Hill. (2009). International Business, Asia-Pacific Edition, McGraw-Hill; and with Hill, Hult, Wickramasekera and Mackenzie. (2017). Global Business: Asia-Pacific Perspective, McGraw-Hill. He has co-edited Special Issues with the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of World Business, Management International Review and the Journal of Business Research.
He is currently an Area Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies, he has been a Senior Editor of the Journal of World Business and the Australian Journal of Management, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of International Management.
His journal publications appear in the Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, International Business Review, Industrial Marketing Management and many other journals. He was awarded a Fiftieth Anniversary Silver Medal for publications in JIBS, 2019.
Previously, he has held the positions of Professor and Head of the School of Management at The University of Tasmania and he initiated and championed the formation of the UQ Business School at The University of Queensland in the early 2000s. He instituted international business programs at these campuses and administered these programs. He has been a Vice-President of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy, and Vice-President (Administration) of the Academy of International Business. He is a Senior Advisory Board Member of the AIB Research Methods-Special Interest Group. He is a Professional Member of the Australian Economic Society, Queensland branch, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders. He was an early adopter of the AIB 39 Country Initiative with a container of textbooks delivered to Riara University, Nairobi, Kenya, 2016, from the UQ Business School.