Dr Patricia Lau

Senior Lecturer

Department of Management

patricia.lau@monash.edu
603 5514 4924
Room 6-5-59

 
 

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 a HR consultant, she has worked with CEOs and HR directors on human resource development/management projects in West and East of Malaysia. Her work has recently been featured in Malaysia SME News on 7 July 2018 on Sustainable Human Resource Management. Her passion leads her to initiate and develop the inaugural HR forum in 2017 and the second HR forum 2018 at Monash University Malaysia. Being a HR scholar, her research articles have been published in prestigious international HR journals that encompass Personnel Review, Human Resource Development International, and Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. She serves as a HR journal peer reviewer including Personnel Review, International Journal of Manpower, and Human Resource Development International.

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 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2011 at 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 faces of people and their cultures.

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (HRD)
Institution University Putra Malaysia
Year awarded 2008
Master of Science (HRD)
Institution University Putra Malaysia
Year awarded 2001
Bachelor of Science
Institution University Putra Malaysia
Year awarded 1999

Membership in Associations and International Bodies

Name of Association/International Body British Academy of Management)
Role Member
Duration of membership 2018-2019

Areas of Expertise

1 Power and Politics
2 Extra roles behaviours and commitment
3 Learning at individual, team and organization levels
4 Program Development and Evaluation

Teaching

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

Scholarly Journals

1Lau, P. Y. Y., Lee, C. K. C., & Ho, C. K. (Forthcoming). University Student Engagement in Learning: Insights from Academic Fieldtrips in the Malaysian Tropical Rainforests. Education + Training.
2Lau, P. Y. Y., Tong, J. L. T., Lien, B. Y. H., Hsu, Y. C., & Chong, C. L. (2017). Ethical work climate, employee commitment and proactive customer service performance: Test of the mediating effects of organizational politics. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 35, 20-26.
3Lau, P. Y. Y., McLean, G. N., Hsu, Y. C., & Lien, B. Y. H. (2017). Learning organization, organizational culture, and affective commitment in Malaysia: A person–organization fit theory. Human Resource Development International, 20(2), 159-179.
4Lau, P.Y.Y., McLean, G.N., Lien, B.Y.H., & Hsu, Y.C. (2016). Self-rated and Peer-rated Organizational Citizenship Behaviour, Affective Commitment, and Intention to Leave in a Malaysian Context. Personnel Review, 45(3), 1-26.
5Lau, P.Y.Y., & McLean, G.N. (2013). Factors Influencing Perceived Learning Transfer of an Outdoor Management Development Program in Malaysia. Human Resource Development International, 16(2), 186-204.

Conference Proceedings

1Lau, P. Y. Y., Lee, C. K. C., & Ho, C. K. (2017). Learning beyond the Classrooms: Insights from Academic Field Trips of Business Management University Students in the Malaysian Tropical Rainforests. British Academy of Management Conference 2017, hosted by University of Warwick from 5th to 7th September 2017.
2 Ng, M. R. H., Lau, P. Y. Y., & McLean, G. N. (2017). The Experiences of Transferring Soft Skills Training in Malaysia. International Conference of the Academy of HRD (USA) at San Antonio, Texas from 2nd to 4th of March, 2017.
3Lau, P.Y.Y., Tong, J.L.Y.T., Lien, B.Y.H., Hsu, Y.C., & Chooi, C.L. 2016. Mediating Role of Perceived Political Reward System between Ethical Work Climate and Employee Work Outcomes in Malaysia. British Academy of Management Conference 2016, hosted by University of Newcastle from 6th to 8th September 2016.
4Lau, P. Y. Y., McLean, G. N., & Park, S. (2016). Learning organization culture and organizational citizenship behavior: Moderating role of team-oriented culture in Malaysia. 2016 AHRD Conference in the Americas proceedings (Symposium #23). Minneapolis, MN: AHRD.
5 Ng, M. R. H., & Lau, P. Y. Y. (2013, November). Power Orientation and Individual Motivation on Transfer of Training. In Y. C. Lin, A. M. Osman-Gani, M.Akdere, W. W. V. Chang, & C. C. R. Yeh (Eds.),12th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter): New Perspectives of HRD and Social Networking in the Globalizing Workplace (pp. 1-22 in Transfer of Training and Learning Theme). Taipei, Taiwan: Graduate Institute of International Human Resource Development, National Taiwan Normal University, and Academy of Human Resource Development.
6 Chong, C. L., Lau, P. Y. Y., & Tong, J. L. Y. T. (2013, November). In Y. C. Lin, A. M. Osman-Gani, M. Akdere, W. W. V. Chang, & C. C. R. Yeh (Eds.), A Conceptual Framework for Proactive Customer Service Performance. Accepted and presented at 12th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter): New Perspectives of HRD and Social Networking in the Globalizing Workplace (pp. 1-26 in Other Relevant Issues Theme). Taipei, Taiwan: Graduate Institute of International Human Resource Development, National Taiwan Normal University, and Academy of Human Resource Development.
7 Ho, C. K., Lau, P. Y. Y. (2013). Self-initiated Expatriate Academics in Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia: an exploratory study. Accepted and to be presented at 2nd Applied International Business Conference, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah from 7 to 8 December 2013.
8 Lau, P. Y. Y., & McLean, G. N. (2012). The Mediating Role of Learning Organization: a Study of Organizational Culture and Affective Commitment in Malaysia. In Yumusak, I.G. (Eds.), 10th International Conference on Knowledge, Economy and Management; 11th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter)& 2nd International Conference of the MENA Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development (pp. 1594-1606 in Organizational Issues & HRD Theme). Istanbul, Turkey : Sera Manyetik Bant San. Ve Tic. A.S.
9 Yee, W. M. T., & Lau, P. Y. Y. (2012). Focus Groups as a Research Method: Youth and Social Capital for Unity. Proceedings for the First International Qualitative Research Conference, Kuala Lumpur, 6 – 7 November, 2012.
10Lau, P. Y. Y., & McLean, G. N. (2011, December). The Role of Organizational Culture and Learning Organization on Affective Commitment: A Preliminary Study in Malaysia. In M. Ismail, A. M. Osman-Gani, & R. M. Rasdi (Eds.), 10th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter): Capitalizing on Human Expertise for Greater Innovation & Creativity (pp. 1-10 in HRD Theories & Practices relevant to Asian and Malaysian context Theme). Minneapolis, MN, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: AHRD and Universiti Putra Malaysia.
11Lau, Y. Y., & Mclean, G. N. (2010). Exploring Organizational Commitment, Organizational Culture and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Malaysia. In J. Huang, & A.M. Osman-Gani (Eds.), 9th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter): Workplace Learning and Sustainable Development for Individual, Organizationa and Society (pp. 1-11 in Training & Organization Development 1 Theme). Shanghai, China: East China Normal University.
12Lau, Y. Y., & Mclean, G. M. (2009). The Role of Leadership Styles on Risk Propensity, Exploring the Mediating Role of Organizational Culture and Organizational Learning. In A.M. Osman-Gani, G. Mclean, & A. Matooq (Eds.), 8th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter) & 1st International of the Academy of HRD (MENA Chapter): Managing & Developing the Workforce during Times of Economic Downturn (pp. 1 – 22 in Organizational Leadership Theme). Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: AHRD and Golden Trust Consulting.
13Lau, Y. Y., & Suandi, T. (2008). The Mediating Role of Participants’ Characteristics in Transferring Management Development Outdoor Program. The 7th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter): Ethics and Quality of Work-life for Sustainable Development. Bangkok, Thailand.

International Teaching Grants

Title University Student Engagement: Insights from Academic Fieldtrips in Malaysia
Investigators Dr. Patricia Lau (PI)
Funding Period 
Funding Body/Organisation MUA

External Grants

Title Adopting Responsible Computer Consumption
Investigators Dr. Patricia Lau (Co-researcher)
Funding Period 2016-2019
Funding Body/Organisation MOHE

Local Grants

Title Green Human Resource Development for Innovative Work Behaviour and Well-being
Investigators Dr. Patricia Lau (PI)
Funding Period Feb 2018 – Dec 2018
Funding Body/Organisation MUSC
Title Test of a Trickle-down Model: Relating Transformational Supervisor to Transformational Lecturers
Investigators Dr. Patricia Lau (PI)
Funding Period Jan 2016 – Dec 2016
Funding Body/Organisation MUSC
Title Organizational culture and Employee Work Outcomes
Investigators Dr. Patricia Lau (PI)
Funding Period March 2011 to Dec 2011
Funding Body/Organisation MUSC
Title Organizational-related Factors on Organizational Citizenship Behavior
Investigators Dr. Patricia Lau (PI)
Funding Period June 2010 – May 2011
Funding Body/Organisation MUSC

Current Supervision

Student Melody Ang
Program of study Professional Identification and Innovative Work Behaviour: The Intervening Roles of Passion, Role Breadth Self-efficacy, and Identity Conflict (PhD)

Complete Supervision

Student Michelle NG
Program of study Experiences of Transferring Soft Skills Training in Malaysia (PhD)
Student Geoffrey Kok
Program of study Perceived Organizational Culture in a Foreign Company based in Malaysia (MBA)
Student Melody Ang
Program of study Lecturers’ and Student’ Perceptions of Innovative Teaching in Private Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia (MIB)
Student Wong Hui Yi
Program of study Validation of Structural Empowerment Instrument in Malaysia (First Class Honours)
Student Michelle Ng
Program of study Organizational and Individual Factors on Transfer of Training (First Class Honours)
Student Chong Chooi Ling
Program of study Effects of Ethical Work Climate, Perceptions of Organizational Politics, and Affective Commitment on Proactive Customer Service Performance: A Study of Retail Industry in Malaysia (First Class Honours)

International Award

Award Name Vice-Chancellor's Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2012
Awarding Body Monash University Australia
Year of award 2012
Project Title Management
Award Name Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching
Awarding Body Monash University Australia
Year of award 2011
Project Title Management

Local Award

Award Name President / Pro-Vice Chancellor awards for Outstanding Teaching and Innovation, Monash University Malaysia
Awarding Body Monash University Malaysia
Year of award Semester 1 2012
Project Title Spanning boundaries: Industry and Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Bridging Teaching and Learning for first-year Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) students
Award Name President / Pro-Vice Chancellor awards for Outstanding Teaching and Innovation, Monash University Malaysia
Awarding Body Monash University Malaysia
Year of award Semester 1 2011
Project Title Applying experiential metaphors by connecting concepts in the Introduction to Management (MGC1010) unit with Green Businesses
Award Name President / Pro-Vice Chancellor awards for Outstanding Teaching and Innovation, Monash University Malaysia
Awarding Body Monash University Malaysia
Year of award Semester 2 2010
Project Title Beyond Classroom Walls: Engaging First Year Students in Critical Thinking Skills Through Integrated Actively Open-minded Thinking and Field-based Learning
Award Name President / Pro-Vice Chancellor awards for Outstanding Teaching and Innovation, Monash University Malaysia
Awarding Body Monash University Malaysia
Year of award Semester 1 2010
Project Title Promoting independent learning and critical thinking through comprehensive teaching strategy: Peer instruction and innovative teaching materials
Award Name President / Pro-Vice Chancellor awards for Outstanding Teaching and Innovation, Monash University Malaysia
Awarding Body Monash University Malaysia
Year of award Semester 2 2009
Project Title An Innovative and Integrative Approach of Interactive Learning with Philosophical Inquiry to Promoting Critical Thinking and Independent Learning.

Local Presentation

1 Co-Chair, HR Forum
2 HR Consulting Works with Industries
3 Sustainable HR management theorized to solve organisational issues @ Malaysia SME News on July 7 - July 20, 2018
4 Five job-hunting tips for fresh grads @ The Sun on October 2, 2018
5 Panduan bagi generasi milenial yang ingin berjaya, tip nombor 4 mungkin ramai tak sedar implikasinya... @ https://kampusuols.com/article/422142/U-In-News/ISU/Panduan-bagi-generasi-milenial-yang-ingin-berjaya-tip-nombor-4-mungkin-ramai-tak-sedar-implikasinya

International Presentation

1 Presented “Learning beyond the Classrooms: Insights from Academic Field Trips of Business Management University Students in the Malaysian Tropical Rainforests” at British Academy of Management Conference 2017, hosted by University of Warwick from 5th to 7th September
2 Presented “Mediating Role of Perceived Political Reward System between Ethical Work Climate and Employee Work Outcomes in Malaysia” at British Academy of Management Conference 2016, hosted by University of Newcastle from 6th to 8th of September 2016.
3 Presented “The Mediating Role of Learning Organization: a Study of Organizational Culture and Affective Commitment in Malaysia” in the 10th International Conference on Knowledge, Economy and Management; 11th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter)& 2nd International Conference of the MENA Chapter of the Academy of Human Resource Development at Istanbul, Turkey
4 Presented “The Role of Organizational Culture and Learning Organization on Affective Commitment: A Preliminary Study in Malaysia” in the 10th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter): Capitalizing on Human Expertise for Greater Innovation & Creativity at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 Presented “Exploring Organizational Commitment, Organizational Culture and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Malaysia” in the 9th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter): Workplace Learning and Sustainable Development for Individual, Organizationa and Society at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
6 Presented “The Role of Leadership Styles on Risk Propensity, Exploring the Mediating Role of Organizational Culture and Organizational Learning in the 8th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter) & 1st International of the Academy of HRD (MENA Chapter): Managing & Developing the Workforce during Times of Economic in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.