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Bernard KC Gan

Bernard Gan - Australian School of Business 
PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia
MEc, University of Western Australia, Australia
BEc (Hons), University of Western Australia, Australia
DipER, Ong Teng Cheong Institute of Labour Studies and Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

Lecturer

Phone:

+61 2 9385 6701 

Fax:

+61 2 9662 8531 

Room:

551 

Address:

Level 5,
Australian School of Business building

Bernard Gan taught extensively across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in organisation, management and International Business. For his commitment and excellence in teaching, he was awarded two prestigious teaching awards in 2007 (at the faculty level) and in 2009 (at the university level). In 2011, he was voted Lecturer of the Year at the University of New South Wales in the Australian university jobs web portal - Unijobs.


Bernard Gan has extensive international corporate experience. He worked for the Port of Singapore, PSA Corporation as an operations manager for 10 years. In 1998, he was posted to Northeast China, as head of operations and business development, managing 400 staff at the Dalian Container Terminal. In 2000, he joined the union movement and was co-opted as an executive member the Port Officers' Union. From 2001 to 2005, he served as the Vice Chair of the Port Officers' Union. At the Singaporean national level, he was the National Trade Union Congress Council Member for Jobs and Productivity Committee, and alternate member of Skills Development Committee and International Relations Committee. As Vice Chair of Port Officers’ Union, he was actively involved in the negotiation of the Singapore Port's first major retrenchment exercise and also, its major wage restructuring exercise.

Publications

Chapters in books

 

  • 2014 (forthcoming) P. Sheldon, B. Gan and G. J. Bamber, 'Collective Bargaining: Globalizing Economies and Diverse Outcomes', ch. 20 in R, Blanpain (ed.), Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies, 11th edn, Kluwer Law International, The Hague
  • 2010 G. J. Bamber, P. Sheldon and B. Gan (2010), 'Collective Bargaining in an era of Financial Crisis', ch. 20 in R, Blanpain (ed.), Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations in Industrialized Market Economies, 10th edn, Kluwer Law International, The Hague
  • 2010 Peter Sheldon, David Morgan and Bernard Gan (2010), 'Governance through Governments: Singapore's transfer of public sector management 'software' to China through joint ventures', in Y. Wang and P. Ramburuth (eds), Thirty Years of China's Economic Reform: Institutions, Management, Organizations and Foreign Investment, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge NY

 

Published conference proceeding

 

  • 2014  Liu, C-H., Ben Nanfeng Luo., and Bernard Gan, 'Complementarity or Damage of Structural Holes for Social Capital on Knowledge Creation Process', Refereed conference paper, Management Theory and Practice Conference, Kitakyushu, April 2014. Awarded Recommended Paper Award
  • 2013 Liu, C-H., Bernard Gan, and Chou, S-F., 'Advantages to Creativity in a Multinational Manufacturing Firm - Perspectives from Knowledge Diversification and Social Ties', Refereed conference paper, Academy of International Business (AIB), Istanbul, July 2013
  • 2013 Liu, C-H., Ben Nanfeng Luo., and Bernard Gan, 'Knowledge Creation Through Social Relations Extension: Evidence From the Scholar Network Activities', Refereed conference paper, Academy of International Business (AIB), Istanbul, July 2013
  • 2013 Liu, C-H., Wei-Long, Lee., Chou, S-F., and Bernard Gan, 'The Management Knowledge Creation Process Through Social Relationship Extension: the Multi-Stage Hypothesis', Refereed conference paper, Academy of International Business (AIB), Istanbul, July 2013
  • 2012 Bernard Gan, David Morgan and Peter Sheldon, 'Business-Government Relations and Institutional Leadership in Singapore'. Refereed conference paper, European Business Research Conference, Rome, August 2012
  • 2012 Bernard Gan, Liu, C-H., Zhang, Y.C And Chou, S-F., ‘Direct and Moderating Effects of Experience and Leadership on Occupying Critical Network Position’. Refereed conference paper, Academy of Management (AOM), Boston, August 2012.
  • 2012 Chou, S-F., Liu, C-H., And Gan, B., ‘The importance of the food quality in determining customer satisfaction: Investigating a mediated model with evidence from mystery shoppers’ evaluation’. Refereed conference paper, APac-CHRIE, Manila, June 2012.
  • 2011 Liu, C-H., Gan, B., And Zhang, Y.C., ‘A Cross-Country Analysis of Knowledge Collaborations’. Refereed conference paper, Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Regional Conference (AIBSEAR), Taipei, December 2011.
  • 2010 Gan, B., Morgan, D. And Sheldon, P., 'For whose sake? The Formation of the SNEF (Singapore National Employers' Federation)'. Refereed conference paper, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney, February 2010

Research interests

  • Singaporean economic development and employment relations
  • Comparative East Asian management and employment relations
  • Employers' associations
  • Organisation studies with a particular focus on East and Southeast Asia
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Social Network

Research grants

  • 2012-2015: Member of the Project team to undertake research on “Corporate Social Responsibility on Employee Attitudes and Behaviour”. Led by Chief Investigator, Professor ZuCheng Zhou, JiaoTiong University, Shanghai, China
  • 2005: Undertook a consultancy project for the Industrial Relations Research Centre. The project produced an evaluation report on the Communications Electrical Plumbing Union (NSW Telecom and Service Branch)'s OH&S Awareness Project

 

Awards

 

  • 2011 Voted Lecturer of the Year at the University of New South Wales in the Unijobs web portal
  • 2009 Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship
  • 2009 Vice Chancellors Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2007 Australian School of Business Teaching Excellence Award in Tutoring

 

Professional activities

 

  • Associate, Industrial Relations Research Centre, UNSW
  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Member, Academy of International Business
  • Associate Member, Asia Academy of Management
  • 2013-2014 Tutor Mentor, School of Management Learning and Teaching committee
  • 2011-2013 Member, School of Management Learning and Teaching committee
  • 2014 Visiting Lecturer, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2013 Visiting Lecturer, National Dong Hwa University, HuaLien, Taiwan.
  • 2012 Visiting Lecturer, AGSM EMBA, Hong Kong, China
  • 2012 Distinguished Lecturing Professor, School of Business, Tianjin University of Economics and Finance, Tianjin, China
  • 2011 Visiting Lecturer, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia
  • 2010 Visiting Lecturer, Tianjin University of Commerce, Tianjin China
  • 2010 Visiting Lecturer, Nankai University, Tianjin China
  • 2008 Visiting Lecturer, Thammasat University, Bangkok Thailand
  • 2004-2005 Adjunct Lecturer, Ong Teng Cheong Institute of Labour Studies, Singapore
  • 2001-2005 Adjunct Lecturer, PSA Training Institute Singapore

 Courses taught

  • MGMT1001 Managing Organisations and People
  • MGMT5604 Asia-Pacific Business and Management
  • MGMT5608 Corporate Strategy in East Asia
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