An Australian expert in organisation studies recognised as one of the world’s top 200 management gurus has given two guest lectures at RMIT Vietnam.
Professor Stewart Clegg, Research Director at the Centre for Organisation and Management Studies at the University of Technology Sydney, lectured on the characteristics of the British East India Company, comparing it favourably with today’s multinational companies.
Following his research interests in organisation and management theory and the theory of power, Professor Clegg maintained that the British East India Company’s activities foreshadowed global trends such as the shareholder model of operation and modern administrative frameworks.
“It was the first state-backed company to make its mark on the world and shaped the modern world in many significant ways,” he said.
In his second presentation Professor Clegg passed on his wide experience in the publication of academic research to RMIT Vietnam academic staff who are moving towards publishing their own research.
Professor Clegg focussed on methods of good academic research, ways of getting research published and how to ensure high impact research.
He said good writing was a major requirement for academics to succeed in getting work published in journals.
“Writing is a practice and you must practice to succeed,” he said.
Professor Clegg is one of the most published and cited authors in top-tier journals in the field of organisation studies.
Story: Sharon Webb