03 September 2010

ASIA@RMIT seminar

A presentation by Dr. Nattavud Pimpa and Associate Professor Christopher Ziguras

RMIT College of Business is pleased to invite you to the third Asia@RMIT seminar for 2010.

The monthly seminar series aims to bring together students and staff from various disciplines University wide, to discuss research being undertaken with a focus on Asia.

Dr.Nattavud Pimpa Senior Lecturer School of Management, College of Business, RMIT University

"Organisational culture and leadership in Thai public sector"

Previous studies in management demonstrate the profound impact of organisational culture on the success or failure of an organisation’s leadership, and that organisational culture and leadership are intertwined. Literature, however, focuses little on leadership styles and national/organisational culture in the public sector system. This presentation identifies organisational culture and leadership styles in Thai public sector. The data was collected from public sector staff in education and finance Ministries in Thailand. The results confirm various leadership styles that suites the public sector culture in the Thai cultural context. It includes communication-oriented style, strategic thinking and planning style, relationship building style, and conflict management style. The roles of leaders in the Thai public sector will also be discussed in this presentation.

View Dr Nattavud Pimpa’s presentation (MS PowerPoint 998Kb)

Associate Professor Christopher Ziguras Senior Fellow (Learning and Teaching), Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Program Director, Bachelor of Arts (International Studies), School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT Unversity

"Changing patterns of intra-regional student mobility within the Asia Pacific: From core-periphery to regional integration?"

Over the past decade there has been a global shift in the patterns of international student mobility with a higher proportion of students studying abroad in their own regions, especially in Asia and Latin America. This paper will outline the changing patterns of student mobility in East Asia and the Pacific, and the growing mobility between Asian nations in particular. Language remains is a key factor in determining where international students can study, and the paper explores the recent development of English language higher education programs across Asia and compares the resulting mobility with patterns of students studying in programs in languages other than English across the region.

Event Details


ASIA@RMIT seminar






12.30 - 1.30 pm (light lunch will be served from 12.15 pm)


RMIT Building 108, Level 15, Room 57 Board Room


Email meredith.blake@rmit.edu.au by Tuesday 7 September 2010

Further details

For more details about this event please email meredith.blake@rmit.edu.au

Please also note that an updated website, containing details of the Asia@RMIT project, research depository and is now available at the Asia@RMIT website.